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CG-Belgium girls bow, but boys grab two wins PDF Print E-mail
Written by MITCH MAERSCH   
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 17:50

A strong first half by the Cedar Grove-Belgium girls got spoiled by a stronger second half by Howards Grove last Friday.
The Rockets were only behind, 21-17, at the break at home, but lost, 53-42, to their Big East Conference opponent, snapping a two-game winning streak.
“We were winning a good portion of the first half.  We did a good job limiting their shots and getting rebounds. Second half we had a tough time scoring,” Cedar Grove-Belgium coach Jason Jones said.
“Credit Howards’ defense for stepping up. Toward the end of the game we ended up finding ways to score, but it was too much to overcome.”
Ellie Felsinger led the Rockets with 19 points on 6-for-13 from the field. She made seven of 11 free throws.
Amanda Meerdink had eight points on 2-for-6 shooting. She made all four of her free throws.
Meerdink and Amy TenHaken tied for the team lead in rebounds with six each. Alex Mentink, Lauren Holzberger and Maycie Navis had four each. Navis dished out a team-high four assists.
“Ellie had a good game.  She did a really good job finding ways to get to the basket and finishing,” Jones said.

“Amanda also had a good game. Points as well as tied with Amy for leading the team in rebounds.”
The Rockets struggled shooting from the outside, going 1-for-10 on three-pointers.
Guard Mackenzie Holzwart led the Tigers with 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Maddy Near had 13 points, and Leah Parnitzke had 11.
“Howards has some nice young players and they played well on Friday,” Jones said.
The Rockets slipped to 2-6 in the Big East and 5-6 overall. The Tigers went to 5-3 in the conference and 7-4 overall.
The Rockets were scheduled to play Ozaukee (5-3 Big East) on Tuesday and at Kohler (5-3) on Friday.
Young Rocket boys win two straight
Jordan Villa scored 17, Jason von Heimburg 16 and Cameron Kirst scored 11 as the Cedar Grove-Belgium boys held off Sheboygan County Christian, 62-58, at home on Monday.
The game was tied at 58-58 with eight seconds left when Villa got fouled and hit both free throws.
With three seconds left, Von Heimburg drew a charge on Eagles’ leading scorer Levi Modahl and made two more free throws to ice the game.
“It was good to see us finish it out,” coach Josh Ketterhagen said. “Christian’s a quality team. They play fundamental. They play strong.”
The Rockets moved to 3-4 in the Big East and 4-6 overall. Christian went to 1-5  and 2-8 overall.
After starting the season 1-5, the Rockets — who came into the season with only two players with varsity experience — have now won three of their last four.
“We’ve been growing every day. It doesn’t always end up in a win,” Ketterhagen said.
On Jan. 2, the Rockets beat Reedsville (1-4 Big East), 65-54, at home. Villa scored 14, and Aaron Veldhorst and Michael Navis 12 each. Villa had five assists, Veldhorst had eight rebounds and Navis made five steals.
The Rockets play at Howards Grove (7-0 Big East) on Thursday and host Kohler (5-1) on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

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