No. 1 Crestwood girl cagers hammer Comets, Tigerhawks


CRESCO - The Class 3A No. 1 Crestwood varsity girls’ basketball team had another strong week on the hardcourt.
The Cadets crunched the Charles City Comets, 72-15, Friday on the road; and they smashed the North Fayette Valley Tigerhawks, 76-25, Saturday at home to improve to 15-0 overall (8-0 NEIC).
The No. 1 Cadets will host No. 3 Clear Lake Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.
Cadets 72, C. City 15
Playing at Charles City Friday, the Cadets exploded out of the gates as they took a 27-5 lead after one period on their way to a 72-15 thumping of the Comets.
Crestwood went on a 24-0 run in the second period to push the lead to 51-5 at halftime, and the Cadets led 68-9 after three periods.
Shannon Pisney led the Cadets on offense with 23 points, including one three-pointer, had five rebounds and two steals. Sharon Goodman posted a double-double with 17 points, 11 rebounds, two steals, one block and one assist. Brynn Bodermann had nine points, including one three-pointer, had two steals, one assist and one rebound.
Ellie Friesen had eight points, including two three-pointers, and tallied 13 assists. Emily Friesen had six points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists. Laken Lienhard had five points, three rebounds and two steals. Kennedy Gaul and Kaylee Thomas each had two points. Sam Balk had one steal and one rebound. Annie Mast had one assist. Brooklyn Ferrie had one rebound.
Score by quarters
CW   27   24   17   4  - 72
CC     5     0     4    6  - 15
Cadets 76, NFV 25
Facing North Fayette Valley in a non-conference game Saturday at home, the Cadets built a 25-5 advantage after one period on their way to a 76-25 win.
Crestwood went on a 19-8 run in the second period to take a 44-13 halftime lead. The Cadets went on a 24-5 run in the third to push the lead to 68-18 going into the fourth.
“One of the keys for us was the way we shared the ball,” Cadet Head Coach Doug Sickles said. “We finished the game with 22 total assists. The girls are willing to make the extra pass and be active.
“I was more happy with our defense during the second half of the game. In the first half, we allowed (NFV) too much dribble penetration to the basket. 
“Our team doesn’t care who scores. NFV was taking away Ellie Friesen at the three-point line, so other kids stepped up, including Brynn Bodermann, Shannon Pisney and Sharon Goodman. Even with NFV trying to take away Ellie, she still finished with seven assists. Our team is doing a good job of trying to figure out what our opponents are trying to do to us, and we play well as a team,” Sickles said.
Shannon Pisney posted a double-double with 23 points, including two three-pointers, had 13 rebounds, five assists and three steals. Ellie Friesen had 14 points, including four three-pointers, seven assists and three steals. Sharon Goodman tallied 15 points, four rebounds and one steal.
Brynn Bodermann had eight points, including two three-pointers, six rebounds and one assist. Emily Friesen had four points, including one three-pointer, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. 
Annie Mast had four points and one rebound. Brooklyn Ferrie had four points, one rebound and one assist. Kaylee Thomas had two points and two assists. Laken Lienhard had two rebounds, one assist and one steal. 
Score by quarters
CW   25   19   24   8 - 76
NFV  5     8     5    7  - 25

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