Lady Dutch rally past Elkhart for CLC win

GIRLS BASKETBALL


RACHAEL FLORA of Elkhart Lake shoots over Oostburg’s Meghan Batzner during Thursday night’s CLC basketball game. – Photo by Mike McGill RACHAEL FLORA of Elkhart Lake shoots over Oostburg’s Meghan Batzner during Thursday night’s CLC basketball game. – Photo by Mike McGill ELKHART LAKE – The Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Resorters got off to a fast start but faded in the second half as they lost a hard-fought battle to Oostburg, 48-41, in a girls basketball game here Thursday night.

Oostburg, the defending Central Lakeshore Conference champion, upped its CLC record to 2-0 (2-3 overall). The Resorters slipped to 1-2 in the league (1-3 overall).

Elkhart jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first quarter but the Lady Dutch rallied to within 12-11 after one quarter and grabbed a 28- 25 halftime lead.

Oostburg outscored EL-G 11-6 in the third quarter to take the lead for good, 39-31.

“Elkhart is a good, scrappy team that really hustles on the defensive end of the floor. I was re- ally impressed with their intensity and I was equally happy to see our girls fight through that and find some composure to get the victory,” said Oostburg head coach Lisa Immel.

“Oostburg just slowly kept building on their lead [in the second half]. We played real hard and gave a good effort,” said Resorter head coach Donny Kulow.

“I am proud of the way we battled against Oostburg.”

Senior forward Mariah Ausloos led Elkhart in scoring with 16 points and steals, three. Ausloos was 4-for-6 from three-point range. Sonia Schubert had a teamhigh seven assists. Rachael Flora led in rebounds with six.

“All the girls gave a solid effort and we are looking to build on it,” said Kulow.

“Aimee Bichler [sophomore forward] did a nice job for us in the middle, both offensively and defensively. The team did a nice job of not letting their slow start lose the game for us,” Immel said.

OOSTBURG 48
ELKHART LAKE 41

Score by Quarters

Oostburg................11 17 11 9 – 48

Elkhart Lake...........12 13 6 10 – 41

Oostburg scoring: Talia Hranicka 11, Keri Hartmann 1, Kimberly VanStelle 12, Meghan Batzner 4, Aimee Bichler 18, Ashlea Haag 2. Three-point goals: VanStelle 4, Batzner 1.

Elkhart Lake scoring: Emily Holzmann 2, Camrie Schmitz 3, Claire Feldmann 5, Mariah Ausloos 16, Sonia

Schubert 2, Emma Feldmann 7, Rachael Flora 6. Three-point goals: C. Feldmann 1, Ausloos 4, E. Feldmann 1.

Field goals: Oostburg 17-49, 36%; Elkhart Lake 15-49, 31%. Free throws: Oostburg 9-18, 50%; Elkhart Lake 5-8, 63%.

Rebounds: Oostburg 36, Elkhart Lake 29. Turnovers: Oostburg 13. Elkhart Lake 13.


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