Ozaukee girls do Parents Night right

Warriors bounce back after loss in game of inches at Big East Conference opponent Manitowoc Lutheran
By 
DEB HAMM
Ozaukee Press correspondent

The Ozaukee High school girls’ basketball team dropped another Big East Conference game against one of the league’s tallest teams on Dec. 4 at Manitowoc Lutheran, 67-60.

The week before, Ozaukee lost its first game of the season to undefeated Oostburg.

Dec. 4, the Warriors had to battle talented players and a decided height differential.

“Against, Manitowoc Lutheran, we were at a huge size disadvantage. They had one girls that was 6 feet, 3 inches tall, another that was 6-0 and one that was 5-11,” Ozaukee coach Tim Wolff said.

Despite the size difference, the scrappy Warriors battled back from a double-digit disadvantage and were within three points with less than a minute to play.

“We had a great comeback. We were down 13 points with five minutes to play and actually had the ball and missed a three-pointer when we were down by three with 45 seconds to play,” Wolff said.

“The girls flew around, we pressed them, and I can’t say enough about the effort, but we just need to do better at all the little things.

The Warriors got a double-double from Becca Schauer, who dished out 12 assists and scored 11 points.

Greta Klas led the Warriors with 13 points. Carla Wolff finished with 12 points and Gabby Klas added 11. Abby Miller scored seven.

For the Lancers, Madison Gorte scored 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds. Emily Behnke had 19 rebounds and 15 points. Grace Melso scored 13.

The Warriors celebrated Parents’ Night when they hosted Reedsville last Friday with a 67-25 Big East Conference win.

“It was a good bounce-back game,” Wolff said.

“It was nice to get in the win column and have a comfortable lead in the second half, compared to what we had in a pair of really tough losses recently (Oostburg and Manitowoc Lutheran).”

The Warriors’ offense was operating on all cylinders in the first half, and Ozaukee led, 41-17, at halftime.

“It was Parents Night and everyone got to play and played well. The girls really moved the ball well and we are really turning into an unselfish team,” Wolff said.

The Warriors recorded 18 assists.

“I really like how hard they are playing, and I’m looking forward to a tough stretch here with three away games in a row,” Wolff said.

Schauer led the Warriors with 16 points, eight assists, five rebounds and five steals.Gabby Klas scored 13 points. Cami Miller and Ashlee Mueller had the best games of their varsity career. Miller finished with 10 points and seven rebounds, and Mueller scored eight points.

Reedsville was led by Emma Schneider with eight points.

The Warriors took their 4-2 overall record into a non-conference game at Two Rivers Tuesday. On Thursday, Ozaukee will play a conference game at Hilbert. On Monday, Dec. 17, the Warriors travel to Lomira for a non-conference game.

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