The Brandon/Evansville girls’ basketball team improved their season record to 12-3 and the Pheasant Conference mark to 6-2 with a 59-39 win over Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Friday night in Brandon.
“We didn't realize it was going to be more of a football game instead of basketball,” said C-G-B head coach Torey Issendorf. “(It was) way too physical.”
This turned out to be another night that the Wolverines struggled shooting the ball. They went 3-for-18 (17%) in the first half and found themselves down 31-11. C-G-B hit a few more shots in the second half, but ended up going 13-for-51 (25%) for the night.
Meanwhile, the Lady Chargers shot 36% (20-55) and made 17-of-24 free throws. Brandon/Evansville also had a slight edge (36-32) on the boards.
“In the second half, the girls picked up their game on both ends of the floor, but we could never cut into the point lead the Chargers had,” Issendorf stated. “The ‘never give up attitude’ this team shows is one huge positive we can use moving forward.”
Emily Friedrich (17 points, 6 rebounds) and Kennedy Lund (11 points, 5 rebounds) led Brandon/Evansville.
Myah Issendorf led the Wolverines’ scoring with eight points, followed by Kenedi Stotesbery with seven. Kaylee Athey, Callie Vold and Kendra Gilsdorf each scored five. Gilsdorf also pulled down 12 rebounds, with Issendorf grabbing eight and Stotesbery recording seven.