By Brandon Enroth
Rebounding from road losses this season hasn’t been a problem for the Gibraltar Girls basketball team. They traveled to Kewaunee earlier in the year losing 56-19, then rebounded by beating last year’s conference champion Algoma at home in overtime the following week 58-54. The team will try to repeat that trend Tuesday night in Fish Creek as the red hot Oconto Blue Devils travel up the peninsula for another fantastic Packerland conference matchup.
After a frustrating loss on Friday to GB N.E.W Lutheran, Head Coach Josh Kropuenske was frustrated with the 29 turnovers the Vikings committed which helped GB N.E.W Lutheran pull away late in the second half. Coming into this matchup, he says he wants one thing from his team.
Coming into this game, the Vikings currently sit behind Oconto within Packerland conference rankings. Oconto holds a (2-1) record while Gibraltar sits two slots below at (1-2). The Blue Devils are riding a two game winning streak beating Wabeno/Laona 53-42 before beating Sevastopol this past Friday night 82-52. The Blue Devils are led by senior forward Alyson Nerenhausen who on the year is averaging over 15 points per game. Complementing Nerenhausen is fellow senior forward Becky Berth who averages over 8 rebounds and 8 points per game.
Gibraltar and Oconto are scheduled to tip off at 7:30 pm at Gibraltar High School.