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The undefeated Prescott Cardinals ….

The undefeated Prescott Cardinals girls basketball team continues to play high level basketball. Thursday, December 19 the Cardinals hosted the Somerset Spartans, winning 65-37.

Isabella Lenz stuffed the stat sheet, finishing the night with 26 points, seven rebounds and eight steals. Nicole Dalman added 12 points and seven rebounds. Ashley Rieken contributed nine points and led the team with five assists. Mckenna Johnson also kept the statistician busy, recording three points to go along with four rebounds, two assists and five steals. Sydney Matzek netted seven points to go along with five rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block. The Cardinal defense put together a good team performance, not letting any individual opponent score in double figures.

To start the new year, the Cardinals hosted the Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks. Lenz scored 27 points, grabbed nine rebounds, dished six assists and recorded five steals. Dalman had 15 points and four rebounds. The Cardinals won 59-42.

The undefeated Cardinals entered the Division 3 top ten rankings according to the website WisSports after being previously unranked.

Head Coach Robert Radloff has been very impressed with the Cardinals effort on a daily basis.

“Our heart and drive has been the main reason why we haven’t lost,” Radloff said. “These girls hustle and give the team everything they have every game.”

To keep up their high level up play as they continue into Middle Border conference play, Radloff said, “We need to continue to improve. We are constantly working on making things better and take every game seriously.”

Radloff liked how his team adjusted against the Blackhawks, saying, “We made many in game adjustments to find what worked best for us. The girls do a nice job transitioning to each offense I call.”

When Coach Radloff found out about the team entering the rankings, he said, “Rankings are not important to me. It is nice to be recognized but with that recognition comes more pressure. I talked to the girls about it and our focus is putting up more banners in the gym.”

Photos courtesy of Prescott Girls Basketball Facebook page.

January 8, 2020