Senior Kennidee DeVilbiss drives on MFL’s Hayley Vogt during the first half of Tuesday night’s contest in Monona. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
The South Winn girls basketball team (5-6, 4-4 UIC) had a chance to pick up a conference road win Tuesday; however, the Warriors couldn't get it done, falling 56-60 to MFL (8-3, 6-3 UIC).
The Warriors took a first quarter lead, 12-10. The threes began falling in the second frame for both teams. However, the Bulldogs were able to capitalize on more possessions, taking a 31-28 lead at the half.
In the third, the Bulldogs went up by as many as five before the Warrior pressure on inbounds plays led to several turnovers and easy buckets. At the end of the third, the Warriors led 44-43.
MFL tied the game at 48-all with 5:35 remaining. South Winn took a three-point lead at 53-50 with three minutes left. After a bucket and then a three, MFL led 55-53 with 90 seconds remaining. MFL added to the lead with two free throws, but a three by Payton Poshusta off a steal by Brittany Shindelar made it 56-57 with 16 seconds remaining. MFL missed both free throws, giving South Winn a chance. However, a three-point attempt was missed as the Bulldogs went on to win.
P. Poshusta was the lead scorer with 17. Abby Phillips put in 11, Micole Lansing 9, Megan Elsbernd 6, Kennidee DeVilbiss 5, Becca Franzen 4, and Jordan Poshusta and Shindelar with 2 apiece.
"We did better not turning the ball over as much on Friday and did well on the defensive boards, but again sent the opposing team to the free throw line too much.," said Coach Sherry Poshusta. "Abby and Megan did a great job coming off the bench and were big contributors both offensively and defensively."
The Warriors are at Postville Friday, Jan. 24, at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, they host North Fayette Valley at 5 p.m. The game with Decorah, originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25, is now Thursday, Feb. 13