Ozaukee girls take Big East lead

Schauer sets school assists record, flirts with quadruple-double as Warriors win 14 straight; league showdown with Oostburg set for Thursday

OZAUKEE’S BECCA SCHAUER, seen here earlier in the season, was one assist from a quadruple-double on Feb. 7. Photo by Sam Arendt
By 
DEB HAMM
Ozaukee Press correspondent

The Ozaukee High School girls’ basketball team stretched its winning streak to 14 last week and vaulted into first place in the conference, much thanks to Becca Schauer.

The senior point guard and one of the Warriors’ all-time greats, broke the school career assists record in a 52-42 Big East Conference win over Kohler on Feb. 4.

On Feb. 7, Schauer was one assist away from a quadruple-double in a 69-53 win at Sheboygan Christian in another conference victory.

The Warriors beat visiting Lomira, 73-66, in a nonconference game on Feb. 3.

The Warriors are 13-3 in the Big East South Division, a half game over 12-3 Oostburg, which lost to third-place Random Lake (9-6) last Friday, 54-51.

The Warriors host the Lady Dutch on Thursday in a game that will go a long way in determining the North Division champion.

 Oostburg won the first meeting of the season, 59-47, on Dec. 5.

“We are looking forward to a big, big game against Oostburg,” coach Tim Wolff said.

Schauer’s big week left her with the career assist record at 431. The record was held by Kaitlyn Thill, who had 418.

Wolff praised Schauer’s ability and ongoing leadership.

In the biggest statistical game of her career, Schauer posted 19 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals and nine assists in Ozaukee’s win over Sheboygan Christian. She did not commit one turnover for the entire game.

As a team, the Warriors got a solid effort.

 “I thought we played decent,” Wolff said.

“We were a little sluggish at the start. Our shooting wasn’t the best, but once we got going, it was a decent performance.

“All the girls got to play. It is always good to keep building up their skills.”

Sisters Greta and Gabby Klas each scored 10 points. Mallory Miller scored nine points and Cami Miller grabbed nine rebounds. Sophie Uhlenberg scored seven points.

Schauer broke the record on her second assist at Kohler. She finished with seven assists and a team-high 21 points.

The Warriors took a 31-15 halftime lead on hot shooting.

“We had a little cold spell in the second half, and they got hot. They got it close. I have to give our girls credit. They withstood their run, and kept playing. We built the lead back up, and won by 10.  We executed well on both ends of the court at the end of the game,” Wolff said.

“Becca and Greta had really good games. They both had to play a lot. I really liked what I got from Sophie Uhlenberg from the bench.”

Gabby Klas scored 14 points. Greta Klas had seven and Uhlenberg had six. Izzy Clark pulled down six rebounds.

On Feb. 3, Schauer poured in 32 points, and added seven assists, six rebounds and four steals to lead her team.

“I have to say that Becca had an unbelievable game getting to the basket and really putting pressure on their defense,” Wolff said.

“I thought the girls did a really good job getting out on them, and making it hard on them getting to the basket. We built up a really nice lead and got everybody in the game.”

The Warriors were up at one point in the second half, 54-27, but Lomira cut the lead to as few as six.

“I was a little disappointed that we gave back a lot of the lead. We have to keep working to get better,” Wolff said.

The Warriors close out their regular season with three Big East Conference games.

After Oostburg on Thursday, Ozaukee travels to Reedsville (3-12 Big East) Saturday. On Feb. 18, the Warriors complete their regular season by hosting undefeated Howards Grove, 15-0 in the Big East North Division.

Aside from the Ozaukee game, Oostburg was to play at Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah (3-12) on Tuesday, host Manitowoc Lutheran (7-9) on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and play at Hilbert (4-11) on Friday, Feb. 21.

 

 

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