Lady Warriors fall to Cougars


Becca Franzen (l) and Megan Elsbernd stick to the Cougar player like glue on a end-line trap early in last week’s conference competition between South Winn and Sumner-Fredericksburg. (Becky Walz photo)



Lady Warriors fall to Cougars



Becky Walz
News Editor



It’s a common phrase: You win some; you lose some. The Lady Warriors don’t just want some, they want all, but free throws stood between them and the “W” last week in conference action.

vs. Sumner-Fred.

It was a slow start for South Winn at Sumner-Fredericksburg on Tuesday, Jan. 7, as the Cougars sprinted out to a 12-5 in the opening stanza.

That lead was extended to 25-12 at halftime in spite of Payton Poshusta’s trey and short bucket. Brittany Shindelar was the only other Lady Warrior to score in the paint.

In the third quarter, South Winn kept pace with the Cougars, narrowing the margin to 44-35, due in part to P. Poshusta’s trio of long shots. Micole Lansing added a pair of treys in the Lady Warrior effort, as well.

With the margin closer, South Winn continued to push the Cougars to the free throw line and trailed merely by four points, 46-42, with 3:09 remaining. S-F connected on nine of 10 charity tosses in the closing two minutes to take the conference win, 59-44, from the Lady Warriors.


1 2 3 4 Final

SW 5 7 15 17 44

SF 12 13 13 21 59

SW (44) – P. Poshusta, 22; Lansing, 8; Shindelar, 8; DeVilbiss, 3; Franzen, 2; Schwartzhoff, 1. Rebounds – P. Poshsuta, 6; Franzen, 5; Shindelar, 5; DeVilbiss, 2; Schwartzhoff, 2. Assists – Lansing 6; Franzen, 4; DeVilbiss, 3. Steals – P. Poshusta, 5; DeVilbiss, 1; Franzen, 1; Schwartzhoff, 1; Shindelar, 1.


After just one quarter on Saturday, South Winn could tell that the Riceville Wildcats didn’t pose a threat on the court, holding a 18-9 advantage.

Despite being held to Brittany Shindelar’s two buckets in the second stanza, the Lady Warriors remained confident as they held the Wildcats scoreless in the final three quarters of the nonconference game. South Winn danced away with the 52-9 nonconference win.


1 2 3 4 Final

SW 18 4 21 9 52

R 9 0 0 0 9

SW (52) – Game statistics unavailable at press time.


The Lady Warriors will have a trio of games this week, including one last night (Tuesday, Jan. 14) on the road at Central Elkader. Game scores and statistics were unavailable at press time.

Later this week, South Winn will host a pair of quadrangular games beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday versus Ed-Co and again Saturday at 2 p.m. in a rescheduled matchup with North Fayette Valley.

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