The Caledonia girls battled through a couple of tough basketball games last week scratching out a 60-55 win at Fillmore-Central Jan. 20 and dropping a 76-72 decision at Rushford-Peterson Jan. 23.
The Warriors now stand at 4-10 overall on the season going into Tuesday night’s game at Kingsland, who beat the Warriors 61-60 Dec. 5.
At Fillmore Central, Caledonia coach Kevin Klug said, “I thought we did a good job guarding their bigs in the post. We were able to hit seven 3s and get them to go away from their zone defense. Then in the second half we were patient and able to go by them and get layups. We shot 13-19 from the line compared to their 2-9 and that was the difference.”
Mariah Schroeder led Caledonia with 15 points, Tracy Felten had 11 points and Brenna Werner chipped in 9 points.
The Warriors then dropped a four-point decision at Rushford-Peterson with Sam Schroeder pouring in 25 points in the loss. Klug said, “We took care of the ball a lot better than the first time we played them. I thought we played hard as a team – with 1:30 left in the game we were down 9 then went on a 8-0 run in 50 seconds but just couldn’t finish. Rushford is a good team, and I was happy with how we played on the road.”
Mariah Schroeder added 15 points and Jordyn Krause 10.
The Warriors host Southland Thursday night, and on Feb. 1 the team travels to Waukon for a non-conference tilt.
– Brady Ambrose