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Fennimore girls fall short against River Ridge

Sophomore Skylar White scores 16 to rally Timberwolves in the final eight minutes

Fennimore girls fall short against River Ridge

Brynlee Nelson layup - Photo by John Linden

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POSTED November 30, 2017 10:50 a.m.

The Fennimore girls held a slim lead with 8:30 left in last Tuesday’s non-conference game against River Ridge, but couldn’t hold on.

Sophomore Skylar White scored 13 of her game-high 16 points in the second half to rally the visiting Timberwolves to a 47–33 victory.

Allison Ploessl scored eight of her 10 points in the second half for the winners, and Maria Breuer also scored in double figures with 10 points.

Fennimore played stellar defense in the first half and held the ‘Wolves to 15 points, but trailed by three at the half.
The Golden Eagles pulled ahead midway through the second half, but River Ridge outscored Fennimore 26–10 over the final eight-plus minutes.

“We played a pretty good first half, but missed some opportunities,” said Fennimore head coach Kevin Everson. “We were up with eight or nine minutes left in the game, but then we turned it over way too much. We didn’t do a good enough job keeping them off the offensive glass and gave up too many second-chance points.”

Freshman guard Brynlee Nelson led the team with 10 points, four assists and three steals.

Sophomore center Alexis Adkins finished nine points and two rebounds, and senior Grace Faulkner scored six points.
Junior Ashley Lang had four points and team-high eight rebounds.

“Offensively, we struggled to get quality shots against their pressure defense,” said Everson. “We had to juggle some foul trouble, but girls played hard and kept battling, just came up short.”

The Fennimore girls fell to 1–2 on the season with a 43–34 non-conference loss at Highland on Monday night. More info on that game will be available in next week’s Fennimore Times.

NEXT: The Golden Eagles (1–2) will host Iowa–Grant Friday night to begin conference play before hosting Boscobel on Tuesday night.

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