No. 13 Cadet girls rip Vikes, Oelwein; Goodman reaches 1,000 points

CRESCO - The Class 3A No. 13 Crestwood girls’ basketball team took care of business against Decorah during a 44-23 win on Jan. 8.
Taking on Oelwein at home on Jan. 11, the Cadets went on a 26-6 run to open the game on their way to an impressive 62-21 win. 
Crestwood junior Sharon Goodman surpassed 1,000 career points late in the first period against Oelwein and finished with 26 points for the game. Goodman, who now has 1,009 career points, is the ninth player in Cadet girls’ basketball history with at least 1,000 career points.
 
Cadets 44, Decorah 23
Playing at Decorah on Jan. 8, the Cadet girls’ team raced to a 15-5 lead after one period and held the Vikings in check en route to a 44-23 victory.
“I was pleased with our overall performance,” Cadet Girls’ Coach Dale Dennler said. “We had eight people score, but we still need to be more efficient on offense, especially when other teams take certain things away from us.  
“When teams do that, we need to be patient with the offense, but we also have to attack the defense, and then find the open player.  Defensively we held them to 11 points in the first half,” Dennler said.
Crestwood statistics
Sharon Goodman led the Cadets as she posted a double-double with 25 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks and one steal. Laken Lienhard had five points, including one three-pointer, three steals, two assists and two rebounds.
Annie Mast tallied three points, one rebound and one assist. Shelby Pisney had three points on one three-pointer, two assists, one steal and one rebound. 
Taylor Shelton had three points on one three-pointer and two steals. Kennedy Gaul and Sam Balk each had two points and two assists. Brooklyn Ferrie had one point, three assists and two retbounds.
Score by quarters
CW   15   13   11   5 - 44
Dec    5     6     6    6 - 23
 
Cadets 62, Oelwein 21
Crestwood nabbed a 20-point lead in the first period and cruised to a 62-21 win over Oelwein to improve to 9-4 overall and 6-1 in the Northeast Iowa Conference.
Goodman paced the Cadets with 26 points, tallied 14 rebounds and had five blocks. While she was excited to surpass 1,000 career points at Crestwood, she was quick to give credit to her teammates and coaches.
“For me to get to 1,000 points, that’s all on my teammates for giving me good passes,” Goodman said. “My teammates give me a boost to my confidence during the games, and the coaches also do a great job. All of my teammates and coaches are awesome.”
Head Coach Dale Dennler gave credit to Goodman and all the Cadets.
“The girls came out strong right away, were aggressive and they made good passes,” Dennler said. “We had 17 team assists. The girls did a good job of finding Sharon in the post.
“That was a big honor for Sharon to surpass 1,000 career points. It takes all five girls on the floor (to be successful). Her teammates made a lot of good passes, and she finished the play. Sharon is a great player, but she always gives credit to her teammates. That shows the character that she has. The reasons I coach are to coach kids like Sharon and teams like this one.
“As a team, we want to continue to keep getting better. We did a good job of finding the open girl on offense and finishing the shots. Our defense also played well, which we take pride in,” Dennler said.
Crestwood statistics
Laken Lienhard posted 13 points, including two three-pointers, had four assists, two steals and two rebounds. Brooklyn Ferrie had seven points, three assists and two rebounds.
Taylor Shelton and Kennedy Gaul each had fourpoints and two assists. Sam Balk posted four points and four rebounds. Mattie Slavin had two points. Annie Mast had two points and two assists.
Score by quarters
Oel    6   4    2   9  - 21
CW 26  18  15   3  - 62
 

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