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Lady Cardinal 2012-2013 Opener
November 28, 2012Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School
The Lady Cardinals opened the 2012-2013 Girl's Basketball Season on the road against the Crimson Streaks of Fremont St. Joseph. Starting a Senior, Junior, Sophomore, and two Freshman. The young Lady Cardinals battled the Streaks throughtout the first quarter where both teams traded baskets but the Lady Cardinals gave up a put back at the end of the quarter to find themselves down 13-10. The Cardinals kept battling but found themselves down 28-18 at the half.
The Cardinals regrouped at halftime and came out inspired to open the third quarter, playing better defense and running the floor for fast break opportunities and were able to cut the Streaks lead to one point late in the quarter. An opportunity to take the lead late in the quarter rolled off the rim, and the Cardinals found themselves down 42-39 to close the thid quarter. Sophomore Cecelia Gozdowski (8 pts.) and Freshman Maggie Merren (6 pts) led the third quarter assault that produced 21 points. The Cardinals went cold in the fourth quarter unable to convert on eight attempts from the field, and fell in their opener 52-43.
The Lady Cardinals were led by Senior Abby Mass (10 pts) and Freshman Maggie Merren who worked hard chipping in 10 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Caty Rieker added 8 points and Sophomore Cecelia Gozdowski contributed 8 points before fouling out. Freshman Kali Hardy had 4 points, but more importantly limited Streaks point guard (who scored 20 points the night before) to one field goal. Junior Rosa Mondragon and Senior Olivia Latz closed the scoring with 2 and 1 respectively. The Lady Cardinals hope to bounce back on Thursday (11/29) at home against the Lady Rebels of Bowsher. Freshman at 4:30, JV at 6:00, and Varsity to start 20 minutes after the completion of the JV game.