The Nokomis Lady Redskins traveled to Cowden on Feb. 6, to battle the Lady Wildcats of the Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City co-op for their last regular season game.
The Redskins knew they were up against a quick team who would take advantage of every fast break they got. The Wildcats captured the jump ball and proved to the Redskins that it was going to be a fast-paced game.
Both teams found it was going to be difficult for them to score. It was the Lady Redskins’ suboptimal defense and lack of rebounding that allowed the Wildcats to shoot wide open layups and threes.
CHBC’s intensity was finally met by the Redskins in the final minutes of the second quarter as they cut into the Wildcats’ lead.
It was a turnover-filled game for both teams as they both had over 15 turnovers in the first half. Despite the struggle from both teams, it was only a five point game at half, 20-15, as the Redskins trailed the Wildcats.
Coming out at half, the Skins needed to handle the ball better and slow their game down in order to come out on top. Unfortunately for the Skins, CHBC found their groove in the second half and picked up the intensity. The Redskins’ lack of rebounding allowed the Wildcats to grab an even larger lead.
The Skins continued to be outworked in the second half, causing them to be defeated 45-36.
Audrey Sabol led the team with 11 points and six rebounds. The Lady Redskins will be hosting regionals this week. They play Calhoun on Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m.
February 6 at Cowden
Nokomis 8 7 6 15 36
CHBC 13 7 14 11 45
Nokomis (36) - Audrey Sabol 11, Hailey Engelman 6, Mia Fesser 6, Emma Sneddon 5, Addison Dangbar 4, Macee Eisenbarth 4. Totals: 11 11-19 36.
Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City (45) - Carsen Burks 13, Lauren Wojcik 9, Mackenzie Bunch 8, Hallye Morrison 4, Sydney Lorton 4, Gracie Heckert 3, Jaelyn Robertson 3, Madison Cherry 1. Totals: 17 5-14 45.
Three-point field goals: Nokomis 3 (Engelman 1, Fesser 1, Dangbar 1); Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City 6 (Wojcik 3, Burks 2, Heckert 1).
Records: Nokomis (12-19); Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City (20-8).
1A Nokomis Regional
Monday, February 10
Game 1 at 7 p.m. - #7 Sandoval vs. #11 Lincolnwood
Wednesday, February 12
Game 2 at 6 p.m. - #2 Christ Our Rock Lutheran vs. Winner Game 1
Game 3 at 7:30 p.m. - #3 Hardin Calhoun vs. #5 Nokomis
Friday, February 14
Game 4 at 7 p.m. - Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3