Lackawanna League wins have been few & far between thus far for Western Wayne's girls basketball team. Coach Colleen Kloss' girls are playing hard and hoping for a spot in the District Two tournament.
Western Wayne’s girls varsity hoops team struggled mightily in the first half.
However, Coach Colleen Kloss feels her Lady ‘Cats are on track for a District Two playoff bid.
“I really couldn’t ask for a better bunch of girls,” she told TWI Sports. “They play hard, they practice hard... and, win or lose, the conduct themselves with class.”
Western Wayne posted a 1-6 mark in first half Lackawanna League action, but there were more than a few bright spots along the way.
Courtney Kromko has emerged as one of the top scorers in Division II. A senior center, Kromko is averaging just under 14 points per game.
“Courtney has come so far in the last couple of years,”?said Coach Kloss. “She was always a leader, but she’s much more vocal now..and, she’s always upbeat and positive.”
Abby Carmody, Kacie Urian, Brianna Vinton and Ellen Clauss have also matured into solid all-round ballplayers.
Unfortunately for Varden fans, Western Wayne opened the season’s second half Wednesday night with another tough loss.
The Lady ‘Cats trekked to Taylor for a battle with Riv-erside and suffered a 57-38 setback. With this loss, the local lasses fell to 1-7 in Lacka-wanna League action.
Next on the agenda for Western Wayne is an away game at Carbondale. That contest is set for a 7:15 p.m. start in the Pioneer City.
Morgann Haduck and Lisa Sochovka paced Riverside on Wednesday.
Haduck, a senior guard, scored a team-best 14 points on the strength of three field goals, two treys and a 2-for-2 stint at the stripe.
A senior power forward, Sochovka muscled her way to 10 points in the paint.
The Vikings held Western Wayne to single digit scoring in each of the first two quarters. This resulted in a 15-7 lead after one and a 32-16 bulge at halftime.
The Lady ‘Cats came to life after intermission... thanks in large part to another stellar effort from Kromko. Courtney once again led her team in scoring, pouring in 14 points.
Carmody also made her presence felt at the offensive end. Abby tallied 10 points, including a long-distance trey and two free throws.
Sarah Wildenstein contributed several key plays to the cause. The Lady ‘Cat senior, who just recently returned to the squad after a stint with the indoor track &?field team, finished with five points.
“It’s nice to have Sarah back with us,”?Coach Kloss said. “She’s working hard in practice and is really starting to come around.”
Clauss chipped in with four points. Sarah Lutat and Urian rounded out the Lady ‘Cat scoring with a bucket apiece.
Score by Quarters...
WW (1-7) 7 9 14 8 - 38
RIV (5-3) 15 17 19 6 - 57