Written by DEBBIE HAMM
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 16:01
A career-best performance by Emma Yanke wasn’t enough to carry the Ozaukee girls’ basketball team to an upset win last Friday night.
Yanke, a junior guard, scored a game-high 15 points, but the host Warriors couldn’t overcome a first-half deficit in a 49-43 loss to Sheboygan Christian.
Ozaukee held an 11-9 lead after one quarter, but Christian used a 17-6 run in the second period to take control.
The Eagles, who improved to 4-0 in Central Lakeshore Conference play, stretched their 26-17 halftime lead to 40-29 after three quarters.
Although Ozaukee pared the margin in the final period, it wasn’t able to make a serious comeback.
Yanke’s output included four three-point baskets. The Warriors (0-3) also got nine points from Lizzie Janke and seven from Jessika Dieringer.
Christian was led by Carissa Wisse’s 15 points.
Oostburg 46, Ozaukee 32
A sister act was too much for the Warriors in a CLC home loss Dec. 10.
Maranda Huibregste scored 18 points, and Maria Huibregste added 11 for Oostburg, which dominated the first half.
The Lady Dutch raced to a 19-2 lead by the end of the opening quarter and held a 31-10 advantage at halftime.
Ozaukee made things interesting with a rally that cut the deficit to eight points with three minutes left in the third period. However, Oostburg regained control and
took a 40-26 lead into the final eight minutes.
“It was a good rally in the second half,” Ozaukee coach Emily Wesley said. “It showed me a lot about this team’s fight and potential.”
Dieringer, a junior forward, led the Warriors with 12 points, and Yanke added eight.
This week, Ozaukee (1-3 overall) will continue CLC play Thursday when it hosts Random Lake at 7:30 p.m.
Image Information: A LONG REACH allowed Ozaukee’s Morgan Bichler to pull a rebound away from a Sheboygan Christian player during a Central Lakeshore Conference game last Friday. Photo by Sam Arendt