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home : sports : sports April 16, 2014

2/4/2014 6:26:00 PM
Cobra girls have tough week

By Ruth Hanson

After taking a 10-5 lead, the Cobra girls fell behind 47-13 at the half of their home game with Kenyon-Wanamingo on Tuesday, January 28.

They lost 65-33.

"A great Kenyon-Wanamingo team came to play,"

Coach Peggy Moran said. "I was very disappointed in our first half effort. We discussed our effort at half time and I was proud of how well the girls responded. We played much harder and played a little more confidently. We won the second half 20-18. We need to work on coming out confident from the start."

Mateah Lamoree led Triton's scoring with 10 points and 5 rebounds. Haley Staffon added 7 points. Emily Hodgman scored 4 points and made 4 rebounds.

It was a tough couple of games for the Cobra girls basketball team, as they went on the road Thursday and Friday, January 30 and 31, and lost both games.

"Thursday we traveled to Zumbrota-Mazeppa and lost 58-38," Coach Peggy Moran said. "We really struggled rebounding that night. As a team we only collected 15 rebounds for the game, which is usually the number you want at the half. We did a nice job with our defense on first possessions; then, once the shot went up and missed, we gave up too many rebounds which led to us being in our scramble defense. That gave Zumbrota-Mazeppa the nice chances for finding open players. If we could finish out some of those defensive possessions, it would give our offense more opportunities."

Haley Staffon led Triton's scoring with 10 points. Piper Yankowiak added 9; Emily Hodgman, 7 and Lexi Melder, 6.

"On Friday we played a very good Goodhue team," Coach Moran said. "Miller averages 26 points for them and we held her under her average, so that was good. Turnovers plagued our first half. We committed 21 turnovers in the first half and only four in the second. The girls know they can take care of the ball better than they did tonight. Goodhue did play a very aggressive trap press, so we need to be ready to help out our teammates more. We did a nice job rebounding on the night and out-rebounded the Wildcats."

Goodhue led 49-12 at the half and 75-33 at the end.

"Haley Staffon did a nice job Thursday and Friday offensively," Coach Moran said. "She was really aggressive, attacked the defense and got some great offensive looks. We really need her to continue to be aggressive offensively. Mateah Lamoree and Alycia Bond led us on the offensive boards with 7 rebounds each."

Haley Staffon led Triton's scoring with 8 points. McKenzie Standinger added 5 and Emily Hodgman, 4.

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