Spartan defense controls Comets

Grundy Center's Maddie McMartin, Sydney Mathews and Brooke Flater (left to right) have BCLUW's Lauren Anderson surrounded under the basket as Anderson falls in an attempt to wrestle a rebound from the Spartans during Friday's game in Conrad. (Jake Ryder/The Grundy Register)

CONRAD – Defensive priorities for the Grundy Center girls basketball team continue to overcome any recent offensive shortcomings, including in Friday's 47-27 win over BCLUW in Conrad.

 

The Spartans (14-1) shot 16 of 45 from the floor on Friday in a below-average scoring game for the eighth-ranked team in Class 2A, but 18 steals, including six from Hailey Wallis, created more than enough scoring chances for Grundy Center.

 

Wallis added a team-leading 12 points. Reegan Zinkula came off the bench for 11 points and Maddie McMartin contributed nine points.

 

"We're doing a lot of great things that don't show up on the scoreboard," Grundy Center head coach Matt Lindeman said. "I feel very good about the execution we're getting on the defensive end."

 

The Comets (7-8) were held to one point in the first quarter and trailed the Spartans 25-9 at halftime.

 

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GC                   10 15 10 12 — 47

BCLUW            1   8   5  13 — 27

   GC–Reegan Zinkula 3 3-4 11, Hailey Wallis 5 0-1 12, Maddie McMartin 3 2-2 9, Sydney Mathews 0 0-2 0, Jessica Ayers 0 0-0 0, Sarah Lindeman 0 0-0 0, Cora Saak 2 0-0 5, Kylie Willis 0 3-5 3, Brooke Flater 3 1-1 7, Brianna Heltibridle 0 0-0 0. Totals 16-45 9-15 47.

   BCLUW–Katie Thompson 0 0-0 0, Kaylee Goecke 2 0-0 6, Bailey Ashton 1 2-2 4, Brooke Aalfs 2 0-0 4, Lauren Anderson 3 1-2 7, Easton Swanson 1 1-1 3, Madison Ubben 1 1-4 3, Lili Wilson 0 0-0 0. Totals 10-33 5-9 27.

   3-pointers: GC 6 (Zinkula 2, Wallis 2, McMartin, Saak); B (Goecke 2). Rebounds: GC 23 (Flater 5, Willis 5, Lindeman 5); B 36 (Anderson 12, Swanson 6, Ubben 6). Assists: GC 9 (Zinkula 2, Wallis 2); B 5 (Ashton 4). Steals: GC 18 (Wallis 6, Flater 4, Willis 3); B 7 (Swanson 2). Blocks: GC 2 (Lindeman, Willis); B 3 (Ubben 2, Swanson). Fouls: GC 9, B 17.