Girls Basketball: Goodhue falls at home to K-MTurnovers hurt the Goodhue girls basketball team in a 77-65 loss to Kasson-Mantorville in Goodhue.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Turnovers hurt the Goodhue girls basketball team in a 77-65 loss to Kasson-Mantorville in Goodhue.
The second-ranked Wildcats (21-5, 10-2 HVL Blue) committed 26 turnovers in the regular season finale between two up-tempo teams at the top of their respective Hiawatha Valley League divisions.
“That was the real difference,” Goodhue head coach Josh Wieme said of the giveaways. “Usually we win that battle.”
Sophomore Mikayla Miller led the Wildcats with 27 points, 12 rebounds and four steals. Sophomore Mikayla Tipcke added 14 points and five assists. Sophomore Meridith Watson finished with seven points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Kali Ryan had six points and five rebounds.
The KoMets (24-1, 11-1 HVL Gold) put on a balanced scoring display, with five players scoring in double figures and another player scoring nine points. Erin Schlotthauer scored 17 points and Abby Manitz contributed 16 points to lead K-M.
Wieme said the KoMets used their depth to press Goodhue on both made and missed shots, something his team doesn’t see very often.
“At times, it got a little ragged,” he said.
The Wildcats trailed 39-30 at halftime.
Goodhue connected on 7 of 19 3-pointers and made 16 of 24 free throws. K-M shot 50 percent from the field and 20-for-29 from the free-throw line. The KoMets committed 19 turnovers.
The top-seeded Wildcats will play Friday in Goodhue against the winner of eighth-seeded Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton and ninth-seeded Glenville-Emmons in the Section 1A West subdivision playoffs.