Kenyon-Wanamingo Puts On Defensive Clinic
The Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights appeared to play tight in their Section Tournament games and started that way in their quarterfinal round contest against the Cardinals of Redwood Valley on Wednesday. Coach Brent Lurken told KDHL the MIlo Peterson Ford keys to the game would be ball pressure and rebounding. The ladies listened. The Knights allowed just five first half field goals and only 12 in the game en route to a 64-31 running time victory. Kenyon-Wanamingo outrebounded Redwood Valley of Redwood Falls 30-18, led by Siri Sviggum’s 6 rebounds and 23 points. Brittany Flom added 14 points and Meg Clark 11 in the lopsided win and they were our Held Bus Service Knights of the game. K-W had 24 points in the Jerry’s Ace Hardware paint…22 points off of Shane Electric turnovers, shot 54 percent from the field, 47 percent from three point range with 7 of them and connected on 15 of 19 free throws. Redwood Valley was just 4 of 8 from the line, shot 33 percent from the field and were 3 of 10 from beyond the arc. The Cardinals finished their season 19-10 and the Knights play 8pm Friday night at Williams Arena in the semi-finals against the surprising Esko Eskomos. Esko knocked off the third seeded New London-Spicer by slowing the game down and limiting their possessions. The final score was 39-35. The Eskomos were not rated in the final state coaches poll in Class 2A and are now 26-5 on the season. The Cougars were ranked 5th in the state and end their season with a 24-6 mark. Junior forward Ashley Bergerson led Esko with 12 points on 4 of 7 shooting from three point range and New London-Spicer’s all-time leading scorer Taylor Thunstedt led all scorers with 24 points on 9 of 28 shooting from the field. The future University of North Dakota basketball player was 3 of 14 from three point range. The 6pm Semfinal matches defending state champion and unbeaten New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. The K-W game is on KDHL Radio, 920AM. Remember you can also listen on your favorite mobile device by downloading the free Townsquare media mobile app Radio Pup.