Liz Tieskoetter puts up a shot contested by a pair of Central defenders Tuesday night. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Liz Tieskoetter puts up a shot contested by a pair of Central defenders Tuesday night. (Photo by Becky Walz)

Facing the other Warrior squad of the conference, the South Winn girls’ basketball team (0-10, 0-9 UIC) fell to Central Elkader (10-2, 6-2 UIC) at home Tuesday night, 50-19.

South Winn handled the press provided by Central while keeping the visiting Warriors’ offense to a minimum, finishing the first quarter trailing, 6-5. Central poured on the pressure as SW tired in the second as the visitors held a 17-7 lead at halftime. However, Central went on a roll from there, putting up 23 points in the third frame and 10 in the fourth to get the easy win.

“That was the best first half of basketball I’ve seen from the girls all year. The girls played solid defense majority of the game and hustled nonstop. A few of the younger girls are starting to speak up and lead their teammates on the court. This is the most I’ve seen them play as a team with togetherness this season and it makes me very proud,” said Coach Kayla Ross.

Six Warriors scored at least one point, led by Liz Tieskoetter’s 11-point effort. Active under the basket, Mary Frana and Janessa Zweibahmer hauled in nine rebounds apiece. Coming away with four steals each were Clare Courtney and Tieskoetter.

South Winn pays a visit to Kee Friday, Jan. 10, for a UIC battle at 6:15 p.m. Next week begins with another showdown versus MFL MarMac on the Lady Warriors’ home court Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m.