Quick Links

Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Main Navigation



Sign up for the News Update.

Sub Navigation



Home > breadcrumbs: High School > breadcrumbs: Athletics > breadcrumbs: Basketball >


Ajax Loading Image


Girls’ BB Falls in Sub-district Final, Earns Substate Wildcard

March 01, 2021

By: Makenna Held, a junior at Leigh High School


The start of a whole new part of the season was near as the Patriots started subdistricts. The first matchup for Clarkson-Leigh would be the Stanton Mustangs. The games were held in Clarkson as the top seed earns the right to host. 

            The Patriots had played the Mustangs a short five days before the subdistrict game. They knew a lot about their opponents, including exactly how the Mustangs were going to play. The game started out awfully slow for both teams though on the offensive end, keeping the score to a low 15-6, Patriots ahead. 

            After half things started to fall into place. Shots were going in the hoop and outstanding defense was played on the opposite end. The Patriots had the Mustangs right where they wanted them. By the end of the night, there was no doubt in the Mustangs mind as to who the better team was. The Patriots pummeled the Mustangs with a final score of 41-16. 

            Emily Loseke, senior at Leigh said, "We've been improving throughout the year, and I'm so proud not only of our record but of the hard work we've put in.  I'm thankful for this opportunity to show what we can do in the postseason.”

            The second opponent though, would not be as easy as the first. The Patriots knew going into the championship that the Norfolk Catholic Knights would be extremely physical and of a much larger size. The game started off pretty evenly matched and at the end of the first quarter the Knights were only ahead by 5, but things started immediately going downhill after that. The Patriots took a fall and were down by 12 points heading into the locker room at halftime. 

            Determined to make a comeback, the Patriots tried everything in their might to put up some buckets and make something happen on offense, but despite their efforts, nothing would fall. By the end of a long third quarter, scoring 0 points, the Patriots were down 13-33. The fourth quarter shots finally started to fall, but it just wasn’t enough to dig them out of the hole they had put themselves into. At the end of the game, the score was 27-45, Patriots defeated. 

            Thankfully, the Patriots would get a chance to redeem themselves. Clarkson- Leigh clinched a wildcard because of their 20-2 record and success in the regular season.

            Jennifer Remmereid, assistant coach said, “The Patriots played hard in subdistrict play. The win versus Stanton on Tuesday helped us engrain some defense and offensive tactics that we will see throughout the postseason. Norfolk Catholic was a physical team and showed us that we can grow in that area to be able to compete moving forward. 

“I really like how the NSAA has the power point system set up right now. Our girls have competed well throughout the season and will have another chance against Bridgeport in the sub-state game. Bridgeport is another physical team like Norfolk Catholic but we are adjusting some things in practice and doing more game planning with the players to be ready to compete.” 


Game Stats:

                            Q1       Q2       Q3       Q4       Final

C-L                    10         5          15        11         41

Stanton             6          0           6          4          16


(Points, rebounds, assists, steals)

Chloe Hanel—14, 3, 4, 9; Makenna Held--- 2, 4, 0, 0; Kennedy Settje—7, 2, 1, 2; Faith Indra—1, 2, 0, 2;  Jessica Hoffman--- 0, 3, 0, 0; Bailey Lemburg—2, 0, 1, 0; Korbee Wendt--- 0, 3, 0, 1; Cassidy Hoffman—5, 5, 0, 3; Alissa Kasik—10, 1, 1, 2 


Game Stats:

                                      Q1       Q2       Q3       Q4       Final

C-L                                 10        15        8         12         45

Norfolk Catholic            5         8          0        14         27


(Points, rebounds, assists, steals)

Chloe Hanel—4, 6, 0, 2; Kennedy Settje—3, 2, 0, 1; Bailey Lemburg—3, 1, 0, 1; Cassidy Hoffman—2, 3, 0, 2; Alissa Kasik—16, 2, 2, 0; Kayden Schumacher—2, 2, 1, 2



Back To Top