Warriors top Cardinals

Sophomore guard Jenna Shadoski got a steal and scored the go-ahead basket in transition with 33 seconds remaining as the Lakeside Lutheran girls basketball team ended a five-game losing streak, defeating host Columbus 63-58 in a Capitol North game on Tuesday.

Junior forward Lily Schuetz scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and senior guard Maya Heckmann scored all 15 of her points from beyond the arc for Lakeside (6-6, 2-2 Capitol North).

"The energy and enthusiasm was huge. We just love how the girls are on the sideline," Lakeside Lutheran girls basketball coach Andy Asmus said. "They are cheering for teammates. Our main focus was to galvanize and come together. We wanted to come together to overcome what we had been experiencing here of late with a lot of near misses. The girls were extremely determined tonight to get back on a winning way."

Heckmann hit two of the team's 10 3-pointers in the early going while Columbus was in a 2-3 zone.

The Cardinals (7-8, 1-3) switched from zone to man-to-man periodically and led 43-35 early in the second half after trailing by three at the break.

Warrior senior guard Morgan Slonaker's 3-pointer squared it at 55 with two minutes remaining.

Columbus led 57-56 with under a minute remaining and was looking to run clock before Shadoski nicked the ball just enough to jar it out of the ball-handlers grasp. Shadoski then scooped it and scored on the break to give the Warriors a 58-56 lead they never relinquished. Lakeside knocked down five free throws from there to help seal it.

Shadoski finished with nine points, senior guard Olyvia Uecker scored all six of her points from 3-point range and Schuetz went 11-for-15 from the free throw line. Lakeside was 17 of 26 at the line as a team and Asmus credited the team's perseverance, which was talked about in the team's pregame devotional, in helping come away with a victory.

Senior guard Jordan Link led four Cardinals in double-figures scoring with 16.

The Warriors host Kettle Moraine Lutheran in a nonconference game today at 7:30 p.m.

LAKESIDE LUTHERAN 63, COLUMBUS 58

Lakeside Lutheran  28  35  —  63

Columbus  25  33  —  58

LAKESIDE LUTHERAN (fg ft-fta pts) — Slonaker 2 0-0 5, Heckmann 5 0-0 15, Schuetz 2 11-16 15, Gnabasik 1 0-0 3, Shadoski 3 2-4 9, Raymond 1 0-0 2, Uecker 2 0-0 6, Liddicoat 0 1-2 1, Neuberger 1 3-4 5, 33 1 0-0 2. Totals 18 17-26 63.

COLUMBUS — Link 6 1-1 16, A. Olson 1 0-0 3, Kahl 2 1-2 5, Theilen 4 2-3 11, Boettcher 0 2-2 2, Paulson 4 0-0 11, Dornaus 4 2-2 10. Totals 21 8-10 58.

3-point goals: LL 10 (Heckmann 5, Uecker 2, Slonaker 1, Gnabasik 1, Shadoski 1); C 7 (Link 3, Paulson 3, Theilen 1). Total fouls: LL 12; C 17.

Kettle Moraine Lutheran 35

Lakeside Lutheran 27

Baskets were not easy to come by for either side and both teams were playing for the second time in as many days.

Kettle Moraine Lutheran did connect on eight 3-pointers and held off the host Lakeside Lutheran girls basketball team 35-27 in a nonconference game at LLHS on Wednesday.

“We’re proud of holding them to 35 points as they have the potential to light it up,” Lakeside Lutheran girls basketball coach Andy Asmus said. “Elle Truckenbrod had four 3s and she’s a 5-foot-9 guard/forward that can go to the rim and get 3s. She did that tonight.”

Junior forward Lily Schuetz led Lakeside with eight points, also grabbing 10 rebounds.

“We were unfortunately not hot from the outside like we were last night (versus Columbus),” Asmus said. “Our girls continue to play hard, but we didn’t clean up on the glass. After an emotional win like we had last night, buckets were hard to find. We had to strap it on and try our best. We kept it close and they stretched it out late.”

Kettle Moraine Lutheran (9-6) led by five at the halftime break after holding the Warriors to one basket, a 3-pointer by senior guard Maya Heckmann, in a 10-plus minute span before stretching their lead to 12 points in the second half. Lakeside (6-7) wasn’t able to make it less than a two-possession game down the stretch.

Truckenbrod scored a game-high 13 points, 10 of which came in the second half for the Chargers. KML has won five straight in the annual series, including last season’s regional semifinal.

The Warriors play at Poynette on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

KETTLE MORAINE LUTH. 35,

LAKESIDE LUTHERAN 27

Kettle Moraine 19 16 — 35

Lakeside Luth. 14 13 — 27

KETTLE MORAINE LUTHERAN (fg ft-fta pts) — Kudek 1 0-0 3, Truckenbrod 4 1-2 13, Schwalenberg 1 0-0 3, Strohm 1 0-2 3, Thistle 4 0-0 9, Knoll 1 0-2 2, Poehlman 1 0-0 2. Totals 13 1-6 35.

LAKESIDE LUTHERAN — Heckmann 1 0-0 3, Schuetz 1 6-8 8, Gnabasik 1 0-0 3, Shadoski 0 2-3 2, Uecker 1 0-0 2, Liddecoat 1 0-0 2, Neuberger 1 0-0 2, Riesen 1 0-0 2, Murray 1 1-2 3. Totals 8 9-13 27.

3-point goals: KML 8 (Truckenbrod 4, Kudek 1, Schwalenberg 1, Strohm 1, Thistle 1); LL 2 (Heckmann, Gnabasik). Total fouls: KML 15; LL 10.

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