Girls’ hoops drops pairThe Raider girls’ basketball team outscored Red Wing 41-34 in the second half last Tuesday in Red Wing. Unfortunately, the 48-19 hole Hudson found itself in at halftime was too steep to overcome and the Wingers posted an 82-60 victory.
By: Bob Burrows, Hudson Star-Observer
The Raider girls’ basketball team outscored Red Wing 41-34 in the second half last Tuesday in Red Wing. Unfortunately, the 48-19 hole Hudson found itself in at halftime was too steep to overcome and the Wingers posted an 82-60 victory.
Saturday night, Jan. 7, the Raiders and Warriors went back and forth in Rice Lake before the host team held off the visitors for a narrow 48-47 big Rivers Conference win.
Hudson, now 0-3 in BRC play, 3-4 overall, will host Eau Claire North (4-0, 4-5) this Friday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m. and has a week off before returning to action Friday, Jan. 20, at Chippewa Falls (3-1, 9-1).
Las Tuesday in Red Wing, the Wingers jumped out to a big lead early and were able to hold off the Raiders in the second half.
“That’s a competitive team,” Hudson coach Ed Johnson said about Red Wing. “They made it to the state tournament in Minnesota last year. It was a good challenge for us, unfortunately they got off to a very good start.”
Kindra Witthus led the Raiders with 16 points and Maddie Drewiske added 12 while Jessie Kirkwood finished with 11.
“Our offense did some decent things, even in the first half, we just missed some opportunities” Johnson said. “In the second half we knocked down some open shots but their lead was just too big.”
Saturday night at Rice Lake, the Raiders trailed 37-33 at the end of three but came up one point short despite outscoring the Warriors by three in the fourth quarter.
“That was a very competitive game,” Johnson said. “I thought we played our most competitive game of the year. We all believed we would win. It was back and forth with multiple lead changes. We had an opportunity at the end but didn’t get off a shot.”
Witthus finished with 12 points in the loss while Kirkwood had 11. Drewiske scored eight points and Maggie Koehler and Sarah Krier had five each while Katy Fox and Jordan Huber each scored three.
Johnson said the team had a full week of practice this week before Friday night’s game against the Huskies, and will have another full week off before traveling to Chippewa Falls Jan. 20.
“We’ll have lots of practice time to work on things and get better,” he said.