Girls Basketball: Goodhue eases past Cannon FallsThe Goodhue girls basketball jumped ahead of Cannon Falls early in the first half and coasted to a 59-25 victory in Cannon Falls.
By: Chris Harrell, The Republican Eagle
The Goodhue girls basketball jumped ahead of Cannon Falls early in the first half and coasted to a 59-25 victory in Cannon Falls.
Sophomore Mikayla Miller led the second-ranked Wildcats (11-2, 2-1 HVL Blue) with 22 points. She also added eight rebounds and five steals. Senior Erica Tipcke scored 10 points and had 10 rebounds while senior Allison Cordes had another seven points in the win. Goodhue led 28-10 at halftime.
“We were able to get up pretty much right away,” Wildcats’ head coach Josh Wieme said. “I thought our defense played really well.”
The Bombers (1-11, 0-2 HVL Blue) was led by sophomore Maggie Rutter’s eight points. Senior Natalie Reinardy contributed five points, four assists and four steals in the loss.
It continues to be a trying year for the Bombers as leading scorer MaKenzie Franklin stepped away from the team last week to pursue volleyball and sophomore Courtney Woodcock is dealing with an injury that has kept her out of 7 of 12 games. In 12 games, Cannon Falls head coach Eric Mace said he’s put together at least 10 different starting lineups.
“There’s just no consistency,” he said. “We’re trying to stick it out and hopefully get some positives at the end of the year … our offense is completely stagnant right now.”
The Bombers made 10 of 36 shots and 4 of 11 free throws. Cannon Falls committed 30 turnovers but 10 of them came when the game was already out of reach in the final five minutes, Mace said.
“We took care of the ball a whole heck of a lot better than we have been,” he said.
Goodhue made 19 of 34 free throws and 20 of 52 shots in the game.
The Bombers host Pine Island Friday and the Wildcats travel to Faribault to take on Bethlehem Academy Thursday.