Wildcats on a rollThe hot streak continues for the Goodhue girls basketball team with a 55-36 victory over Cotter Friday in Winona.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
The hot streak continues for the Goodhue girls basketball team with a 55-36 victory over Cotter Friday in Winona.
It was the seventh consecutive victory for the second-ranked Wildcats (8-1) who overcame 21 turnovers.
Goodhue senior Erica Tipcke scored a team-leading 17 points and sophomore Mikayla Miller supplied 12 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore Mikayla Tipcke had seven points and five steals.
Cotter’s leading scorer was Kathleen Bowlin who had 11 points as the only player in double figures for the Ramblers. Cotter committed 23 turnovers in the game.
“We just dictated, we set the tempo, we set the pace,” Goodhue head coach Josh Wieme said. “A variety of people were scoring and that’s always going to be good. It was our defense leading to our offense.”
Wieme said the play got sloppy at times but the fast pace of the game led to all the turnovers. The Wildcats led 35-15 at halftime.
“We played a fantastic first half,” Wieme said. “There were times when it was a really up and down game.”
Goodhue held Cotter to 33 percent shooting and the Wildcats connected on 45 percent of their shots but Cotter cut the lead near the end of the game. Wieme said he was happy with the way his team played down the stretch.
“They came after us in the last couple minutes,” Wieme said. “We had to dig in a little bit.”
Goodhue hosts fourth-ranked Spring Grove Thursday.