Nekoosa Girls’ Slow Start Key in Loss to Mosinee

Mosinee (OnFocus) – A tight game in the first half saw Mosinee zoom ahead behind a ferocious defense, as the Indians downed the Papermakers 77-24.

With the game tied at 9 with ten minutes remaining in the first half, Mosinee’s full court defense kicked in, propelling the Indians’ onslaught. Mosinee’s 68-15 advantage the rest of the way all stemmed from that defense, said Nekoosa Head Coach Scott Linzmeier.

“The game was very close the first 10 minutes as the game was tied 9-9 with 9 minutes to go in the half. Mosinee’s high pressure defense and full court press then took over, and we struggled.”

Kiya Kolo led Nekoosa with 15 points, all on three-pointers.

“Mosinee created so many turnovers and converted them into easy baskets,” Linzmeier shared.

Nekoosa 11 13 24
Mosinee 40 37 77
Nekoosa (24) Kiya Kolo 15, Nakia Wiesen 4, Madison Bills 2, Kaelyn Chasenah 1, Anna Schaefbauer 2
Mosinee (77) Freibroth 15, Kramer 4, Selenske 13, Danobutia 2,  Lehmar 7, Sirny 2
Gowzales 10, Fitzgerald 13, Martin 4, Sondelski 2, Showowski 5, Shape 1
Freethrows 
Nekoosa 1/8
Mosinee 11/20
Nekoosa travels to Wautoma Friday night, a doubleheader. Girls’ game at 6, boys to follow.
David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]