One tight win, one blowout loss

CG-Belgium remains one game from .500 in Big East

CEDAR GROVE-BELGIUM’S Shelby Cooney has been a leader on defense this season and also contributed on offense. Photo by Sam Arendt
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MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

The Cedar Grove-Belgium High School girls’ basketball team bounced back for one victory last week but wasn’t able to do the same against a tougher opponent.

The Rockets beat Reedsville, 53-50, on the road on Feb. 4 before losing at Kohler, 54-29, on Friday.

Against Reedsville, the Rockets were down 30-26 at halftime and fell behind by as many as nine in the second half.

A switch from a man-to-man to zone defense made the comeback possible, coach Jason Jones said.

“We were getting some pressure on the guard and sliding into position to stop passes,” he said.

Reedsville scored a late bucket to cut a five-point Rocket lead to three. The Rockets inbounded the ball to end the game.

Alyssa Mentink scored 14 points and went 3-for-8 on three-pointers. Alexis Bahar had 10 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Shelby Cooney scored eight points and had seven steals. Amy TenHaken scored six points and Anna Claerbaut and Ellie Dirkse each had five.

For Reedsville, Alayna Peterson scored 14 points, had seven steals and six rebounds.

Against Kohler, the Rockets fell behind, 30-8, by halftime and never made a run.

“They were playing pretty good defense. We had some really good looks. We just didn’t put them in,” Jones said.

“We got kind of frantic and panicky. In the second half we played better but weren’t able to make any ground on them.”

Statistics weren’t posted.

The Rockets, 7-8 in the Big East Conference and 8-10 overall, play at Sheboygan Christian (2-14) on Thursday, at Howards Grove (15-0) on Saturday and host Mishicot (12-2) on Tuesday, Feb. 18. They close the regular season at nonconference foe St. Mary Catholic (13-5 overall) on Friday, Feb. 21.

 

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