Irish girls put up good fight against Kimball, Pierz

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On Tuesday, February 8, the Irish traveled to Kimball for their second conference match-up with the Cubs.
The Irish, one of the shortest teams in the conference, needed to play well against the strong post play of the Cubs in order to put themselves in a position to win, and indeed they did just that.  
“We needed to keep their big girls off the glass, and for the most part we did,” said Head Coach Adam Ronnenberg. “It helped that one of their post players got into foul trouble thanks in part to our aggressive play around the basket.”  
The Irish were once again playing short-handed since senior Alyssa Redemske was sidelined with an ankle injury last week. Despite the adversity, the Irish led at the half by 2 points, 22-20.  
After starting in man-to-man defense the Irish adjusted to a 2-3 zone to force long jump-shots. It paid off as the Irish led most of the second half and even got up by 7 (40-33) with six minutes left to play.  
The Cubs, however, came charging back and finished the game on a 20-3 run. The final score was 53-43, in favor of the Cubs.
Rachel Latour went seven-of-eight from the free-throw line, and added four assists and two steals. 
On Tuesday, February 8, the Irish traveled to Kimball for their second conference match-up with the Cubs.
The Irish, one of the shortest teams in the conference, needed to play well against the strong post play of the Cubs in order to put themselves in a position to win, and indeed they did just that.  
“We needed to keep their big girls off the glass, and for the most part we did,” said Head Coach Adam Ronnenberg. “It helped that one of their post players got into foul trouble thanks in part to our aggressive play around the basket.”  
The Irish were once again playing short-handed since senior Alyssa Redemske was sidelined with an ankle injury last week. Despite the adversity, the Irish led at the half by 2 points, 22-20.  
After starting in man-to-man defense the Irish adjusted to a 2-3 zone to force long jump-shots. It paid off as the Irish led most of the second half and even got up by 7 (40-33) with six minutes left to play.  
The Cubs, however, came charging back and finished the game on a 20-3 run. The final score was 53-43, in favor of the Cubs.
Rachel Latour went seven-of-eight from the free-throw line, and added four assists and two steals. More information and stats appear in this week's Messenger.
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