Hawks fall short of Clay Central-Everly
REMSEN — A late surge by Remsen St. Mary’s fell just short for the second time in as many games as the Hawks fell to Clay Central-Everly 50-46 on Tuesday, November 28.
Trailing by 11 with five minutes left, RSM fought back with an increased focus on the press and strong outside shooting including a pair of threes down the stretch from Sydney Schorg. The senior led the team with 16 points and five steals, but it wasn’t quite enough to pull out the victory.
Even though the Mavericks made just 32 percent of their free throws, they made it to the line 28 times which proved to be the difference in the game according to RSM Head Coach Scott Willman.
“We also had a free throw discrepancy in although both teams had 19 fouls, they were at the line 28 times compared to our 11,” Willman said. “So we need to reduce some of the types of fouls we were making.”
Another area Willman said the team needs to focus on is taking care of the basketball.
“As far as game play we need to make the ball more precious and take care that we commit less turnovers,” Willman said.
The Mavericks capitalized on 23 steals as Audrey Ruda had 13 of those for CC-E.
Lexi Harpenau led RSM with four assists and also picked up seven points as she drained a pair of 3-point baskets.
Freshman Sydney Schroeder came off the bench and scored 11 points, second-most on the team with a pair of rebounds, assists and steals.
Olivia Schroeder pulled down a team-best seven rebounds and scored four points in the game.
RSM (0-2) will host South O’Brien (2-0) on Friday, December 1.
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