The New London Lady Bulldogs defeated Little Chute on Tuesday, Nov. 30, but fell to Freedom on Saturday, Dec. 4.
The Lady Bulldogs played 4 strong quarters of basketball to earn a 61-29 win over Little Chute. New London got off to a hot start with Kayla Schuh sinking a 3-pointer on the Lady Bulldogs first possession. They held a 19-8 lead after one quarter. The lead would be extended 33-15 at halftime.
The Lady Bulldogs also played great defense and outscored the Mustangs 13-2. With a 46-17 lead in the fourth quarter this allowed to bring in the subs to earn some playing time and continued to put up points to end the game in convincing fashion.
Two players were in double digits in the point column with Tara Knapstein leading the way with 13 followed by Paige Schlieve with 10. Kayla Schuh followed by with nine. The team also shot 9-for-17 on free throws for 52 percent and finished with four 3-pointers.
On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs overcame a slow start but ended up falling to the Irish 31-37. Down 4-16 early in the game the Lady Bulldogs came back late in the first quarter to get within seven by the quarter’s end.
In the second quarter the Lady Bulldogs found a rhythm and outscored the Irish 12-3 to earn a 21-19 halftime lead. The Lady Bulldogs were able to hold onto the lead until late in the fourth quarter when fouls became trouble for the Bulldogs and poor shooting from the field took a toll. New London was outscored 4-14, and nine of those 14 points came from the charity stripe.
Paige Schlieve and Bridget Pethke led the Lady Bulldogs with seven points apiece. Freedom was able to contain top scorer Tara Knapstein to only three points. The team finished with three 3-pointers and shot 6-for-11 for 54 percent on the charity line.
With the loss the Lady Bulldogs fall to 3-1 and will travel to Hortonville on Thursday.