No. 2 Crestwood girls bounce Waukon, MFL, No. 1 Lyle-Pacelli


CRESCO - Another strong start led to success by the Class 3A No. 2 Crestwood varsity girls’ basketball team on Dec. 12 as the Cadets routed Waukon, 66-37.
Facing MFL-Mar-Mac at home on Dec. 15, the Cadets raced to a huge 29-9 lead after one period on their way to a 76-25 rout over the Bulldogs.
On Saturday at Luther College, the Cadets defeated Minnesota’s Class 1A No. 1 Lyle-Pacelli, 65-53, to improve to 8-0.
Cadets 66, Waukon 37
Playing against Waukon on Dec. 12, the Cadets took a 40-20 halftime lead and never looked back during a 66-37 win over the Indians to improve to 3-0 in the Northeast Iowa Conference.
“We jumped out to a big lead early and played well throughout the game,” Cadet Coach Doug Sickles said. “Our defense really sparked us against Waukon. Sharon Goodman and Shannon Pisney both had good games on offense, and Ellie Friesen finished with 13 assists.”
Sharon Goodman led the Cadets with 26 points, had nine rebounds and four blocks. Shannon Pisney had 19 points, including one three-pointer, had 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals. 
Ellie Friesen had 12 points, including four three-pointers, six rebounds, 13 assists and three steals. Brynn Bodermann had seven points, including one three-pointer, four rebounds and two assists. Emily Friesen had two points, six rebounds and three assists.
Score by quarters
CW   24   16   15   11 - 66
Wak  14    6    13    4  - 37
Cadets 76, MFL 25
Crestwood raced to a 20-point lead in the first period and built a 55-15 halftime lead en route to an impressive 76-25 win over MFL-Mar-Mac Friday at home.
“Our defense played well and we shot the lights out during the first half,” Coach Sickles said. “When we share the ball and shoot the ball as well as we did tonight against MFL, we’re a tough team to beat.
“We are not sticking to one single offense right now. Emily Friesen hit four three-pointers during the first half, which sparked us. MFL was trying to take Sharon Goodman away (with our offense), but she still finished with 24 points. This was an overall good team win. We know that MFL is an athletic team, and we know that we need to be solid in our fundamentals. Our kids were outstanding,” Sickles said.
Sharon Goodman led the Cadets with 24 points, had seven rebounds and two blocks. Shannon Pisney had 19 points, including one three-pointer, three rebounds and four assists. Emily Friesen had 14 points, including four three-pointers and three rebounds. 
Ellie Friesen had eight points, six rebounds, 12 assists and three steals. Kaylee Thomas tallied eight points, including two three-pointers. Taylor Shelton had three points on one three-pointer. Laken Lienhard had three rebounds and five assists. Brooklyn Ferrie had three rebounds and four assists.
As a team, the Cadets made 33 of 53 field goals, including eight of 17 three-pointers, had 27 rebounds and 27 assists.
Score by quarters
CW   29   26   13   8 - 76
MFL  9     6     2    8 - 25
Cadets 65, Lyle-Pacelli 53
After falling behind early, Crestwood rallied back strong to earn a 65-53 win over Minnesota’s No. 1-ranked Lyle-Pacelli on Saturday at Luther College.
L-P took an 18-14 first quarter lead before the Cadets went on a 25-10 second quarter run to take a 39-28 halftime lead. Crestwood led 53-43 after three periods.
“Even though Lyle-Pacelli jumped out to an early lead, we didn’t panic,” Sickles said. “I think that was a big key for us. Our girls made some good defensive adjustments during the game. 
“Another key for us was going on a run in the second quarter and hitting our shots. We had some good inside and outside shooting. Our defense and Brynn Bodermann hitting a couple big three-pointers gave us a spark. We played well at both ends of the court,” Sickles said.
Shannon Pisney finished with 22 points. Ellie Friesen had 17 points, including five three-pointers. Sharon Goodman had 13 points. Brynn Bodermann had 11 points, including three three-pointers. Emily Friesen had two points and seven assists.

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