Knight B-squad wins a pair

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 3, 2006

ALDEN &045; After starting its season with three straight wins followed by three straight defeats, the Alden-Conger B-squad girls’ basketball team bounced back with victories over Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton and Medford.

In the win over JWP, the Knights executed their zone offense to near perfection, as they shot 48 percent for the game en route to a 48-30 victory on Dec. 22. Krista Mathiason scored 12 to lead the Knights. Haley Johnson and Nadean Krueger each added 10, Jessie Bolinger had nine, Deanna Bruzelius added five and Kelly Tomschin put in two.

Playing with only six players due to injuries, the Knights hung on to defeat Medford 32-31 on Dec. 29. Krueger led the Knights with 14 points, Haley Johnson added 12, Bolinger four and Tomschin two.

Knight head coach Tom Jones had special praise for first-year player Justine Johnson off the bench.

“She was our only player to give our girls a break and did an outstanding job, grabbing three rebounds and disrupting many shots near the basket. Without her, we probably wouldn’t have had a game,” said Jones.

The Knights will face Martin County West tonight and travel to Martin Luther, Friday.