GIRLS: Wynot avenges loss to Lindsay Holy Family in semifinal

2011-03-04T19:39:00Z 2011-03-04T23:35:08Z GIRLS: Wynot avenges loss to Lindsay Holy Family in semifinal

By Jason Cowley

jcowley@siouxcityjournal.com‌

Sioux City Journal

LINCOLN – Wynot’s depth finally got the best of Lindsay Holy Family Friday afternoon at Pershing Auditorium.

The Blue Devils kept rotating in fresh players throughout the Class D2 semifinal, wearing down a taller Holy Family squad, coming away with a 53-44 victory to advance to the state championship game for the second straight year.

Wynot, in the process, avenged a setback in last year’s title game to Holy Family as the Blue Devils will take a 24-2 record into Saturday’s 9 a.m. championship wake-up call against Hay Springs (22-4) at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

“That’s one area (depth) we got a lot of good kids that understand their roles, they love to play the game,” said Wynot coach Steve Wieseler, who had played 11 girls by the end of the first quarter. “Sometimes we’re subbing for defensive purposes and sometimes for offense.”

“We have a good team because of our bench.”

Shelby Wieseler led a balanced attack for Wynot with 13 points, while Maggie Schulte, a 6-0 freshman, added 11 points and five rebounds.

“We challenged them from yesterday,” coach Wieseler said. “Whoever is going to win this will have to be relentless on defense.”

The Blue Devils were just that, forcing 23 turnovers while limiting the Bulldogs to just 20 attempts from the field for the entire game.

Kaylee Jensen, a bruising 6-2 freshman post player, led Lindsay Holy Family, scoring 15 points in a reserve role for coach Travis Friesen’s club.

Taylor Bender, a 6-0 junior, added 11 points and five rebounds while Wynot limited the Bulldogs’ leading scorer Andrea Weeder, averaging 13 points a game, to just five.

Weeder was saddled with foul trouble, picking up her fourth 30 seconds into the third quarter and fouling out with 6:33 to go in the contest.

Lindsay Holy Family was also playing without starter Stacey Beller, a senior, who suffered an injury to her fingers on her left hand prior to the state tournament.

Wynot will be looking for its second state title, winning it all in 2005, in only its fourth appearance in the state tournament.

WYNOT (53)

Haley Gowery 1-1 3-4 5, Maggie Schulte 2-5 7-10 11, Shelby Wieseler 3-7 5-10 13, Kattie Savoy 1-6 5-9 7, Bailey Kuchta 1-2 2-2 4, Kelsie Higgins 1-2 2-2 4, Ashley Heine 2-3 2-4 6, Britney Heine 0-4 0-0 0, Erica Burbach 1-1 0-0 3, Heidi Klug 0-0 0-0 0, Samantha Wieseler 0-0 0-0 0, Zoey Heimes 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 12-32 26-41 53

LINDSAY HOLY FAMILY (44)

Breanna Korus 0-0 0-1 0, Andrea Weeder 1-3 3-4 5, Victoria Wiese 1-2 1-4 3, Tessa Kurtenbach 1-2 7-10 9, Taylor Bender 4-6 3-6 11, Kaylee Jensen 5-5 5-7 15, Melissa Schumacher 0-1 0-0 0, Leah Frauendorfer 0-1 1-2 1, Ashley Preister 0-0 0-0 0, Nicole Herchenbach 0-0 0-0 0, Melanie Fehringer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 12-20 20-34 44.

Wynot 7 14 16 16 – 53

Lindsay Holy Family 7 9 9 17 – 44

Three-point goals - Wynot 3-14 (S. Wieseler 2-5, Burbach 1-1, B. Heine 0-3, A. Heine 0-1, Savoy 0-3, Schulte 0-1), Lindsay Holy Family 0-1 (Frauendorfer 0-1). Fouled out - Weeder (6:33, 4th); Kuchta (1:03, 4th); Wiese (1:01, 4th). Rebounds - Wynot 23 (Schulte 5), Lindsay Holy Family 18 (Bender 5). Turnovers - Wynot 18, Lindsay Holy Family 23. Total fouls - Wynot 22, Lindsay Holy Family 28.

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