Posted On: 02/12/20 1:54 PM

ROCKFORD-- We took our talents to Rockford to watch some Wright County Conference play between the Rockets and the Wildcats of New London-Spicer. The Wildcats won handily, but we wanted to break down some of their keys to winning and overall takeaways from players we watched from the game.

KEYS TO THE GAME

  • The size difference of the Wildcats played key in the game as Rockford without a player taller than 5'10 struggled to collect boards over the mighty 21-1 Wildcats. Top rebounders were Ava Kraemer (#139, 2021), Grace DeSchepper (2021) and Erin Kinsley (2021) in which Kinsley made rebounding look effortless with 6'2 frame and was the leading scorer with 15 points.
  • The Wildcats were defensively sound and positioned themselves well enough on the court to create a large amount of turnovers from the Rockets. This trended mostly with the guard play of Mackenzie Rich (2021), captain Payton Mages (2020), and forward Emma Hanson (2021) who is also the Wildcats lead scorer and leader in the steals department on the year.
  • The Wildcats were able to keep the Rockets leading scorer on the year,  Sydney Manthana (#74, #2021) in check with 7 points. When you shut down a scorer that's averaging 18 points

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