NORFOLK — One game away from a spot in the Class C-2 State Basketball Tournament, Elgin Public-Pope John saw their season come to a sudden end as Crofton claimed a 55 to 29 victory to end the Wolfpack’s season.
“We got off to a slow start and could not match their intensity,” Coach Randy Eisenhauer said about the loss. “They (Crofton) did a good job of getting us out of our offense in the first half. We continued to battle throughout the game and did not quit. The girls did an excellent job getting this far and earning district runner-up.”
Having lost just four times during the course of the season, Crofton jumped on the Wolfpack early and never let up in posting the victory.
Allison Arens had five points and Bridget added four in the first six minutes of the first quarter to help give the Warriors a 14 to zero lead.
The Wolfpack finally got on the scoreboard when senior Kelsie Kuhlman scored a two-pointer at the 2:18 mark. The reason for the Wolfpack’s inability to score in the early going was Crofton’s size and defensive pressure which negated many scoring opportunities. Under the basket the Warriors had a decisive edge in rebounding early on.
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