Led by 22 points from Mariah Schroeder and 10 more from fellow freshman Sam Schroeder, the Caledonia girls got a nice road win when they beat Waukon, Iowa, 59-56 at Waukon Feb. 1.
The win snapped a stretch of eight days without playing a game for the Warriors, who last played Jan. 23 at Rushford-Peterson. The game also was the sixth of eight straight road games for Caledonia, who will travel to Dover-Eyota Friday after playing at Lewiston-Altura Monday night.
“The girls played extremely hard and got a good win on the road. I’m proud of how they are competing and starting to get better offensively,” coach Kevin Klug said.
The Warriors led 38-36 at the break and held on for the three-point win, hitting six 3-pointers in the game, including three from Alexis King, two from Mariah Schroeder and one from Jordyn Krause.
“They had two 6”1’ seniors that we did pretty good against, but we still need to do a better job being physical down low on rebounds,” Klug said. “Alexis King hit three 3s in the first half that kept us in it, and Jordyn made one late that was huge for us. In the end, we hit our free throws. Mariah was 10-12, and we were 13-16 as a team.”
The win improved Caledonia’s record to 5-10 overall, with the Warriors going 3-2 in their last five games. On Monday the team traveled to Lewiston-Altura and will play at Dover-Eyota Friday night. Next week the Warriors begin a marathon stretch of five home games in six days, hosting Chatfield Feb. 10, P-E-M Feb. 11, Southland Feb. 13, Wabasha-Kellogg Feb. 14 and Cotter Feb.15 at 6:30 p.m.
– Brady Ambrose
CALEDONIA 59, WAUKON 56
Caledonia – 38 – 21 — 59
Waukon – 36 – 20 — 56
CALEDONIA (5-11): Lydia DeMorett 4, Tracy Felton 7, Mariah Schroeder 22, Brenna Werner 2, Jordyn Krause 6, Alexis King 9, Sam Schroeder 10.
WAUKON: Ally Schwartz 4, Chea Meyer 4, Lydia Bowman 1, Krista Christianson 13, Alyssa Collins 24, Jackie Welch 2, Ashley Fahman 8.