Bulldogs capitalize on turnovers
By John Faucher
The New London girls’ basketball team added to its winning column this week with victories over Menasha and Fond du Lac.
The girls hosted the undefeated Fond du Lac Cardinals in a non-conference match-up on Monday, Jan. 11. New London defeated the Cardinals 45-40 to give them their first loss of the season.
“It was a great team effort in getting the win over a very good Fond du Lac team,” said New London Coach Troy Krause.
“The girls did a great job executing the game plan and staying composed even when Fond du Lac took a late lead. We were able to get some key defensive holds down the stretch and turn them into some big baskets,” said Krause.
The victory puts the Bulldogs record at 8-4 overall.
Menasha 25, New London 47
On Friday, Jan. 8, the Bulldogs hosted the Menasha Blue Jays.
New London jumped to an early lead, putting up 16 points in the first 11 minutes of the game while holding the Blue Jays scoreless.
Menasha scored some quick baskets to bring the game within 10 points with four minutes to go in the first half.
“It was a bit of a struggle throughout the game. We had a difficult time scoring the basketball and played a little careless with the ball,” Krause said.
Defensively the Bulldogs capitalized on several turnovers.
“The girls defended well and forced Menasha into numerous turnovers, which allowed us to get some easy baskets on the other end,” said Krause. “To the girls’ credit, they found a way to be successful even though they didn’t play their best game.”
New London put up 24 second-half points while holding the Blue Jays to 13.
Kali Rohan lead New London’s scoring with 14 points in the game. Marina Solberg had 11. Rohan lead the team in steals with four. Rohan pitched in six rebounds and Solberg had five.