Algoma Crushes Cuba City To Move On To State Final
3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
By Paul Schmitt With Nick Freimuth
In WIAA Division 4 State Semi-Final Girls Basketball action Thursday night at the Resch Center in Green Bay, the Algoma Wolves dominated the Cuba City Cubans 62-39. The game was broadcast on 104.1 FM WRLU and is now archived on DoorCountyDailyNews.com. To listen back click on the listen on demand tab on the left hand side of our home page then scroll back to 03/14/13 to revisit the game on WRLU.
Algoma got off to a fast start with a 10-0 run in the first four minutes. Freshman center Anna Dier scored six of her game-high 18 points in the first quarter as the Wolves used their “Buzz” pressure defense forcing turnovers and frustrating the over-matched Cubans. Dier said as soon as Cuba City's starting center got into foul trouble, the inside opened up in a big way.
Anna Dier Comments On Cuba City's Foul Trouble.
Cuba City never got closer than 12 points after trailing 30-18 at halftime and shot only 25% from the field for the game.
Senior point guard Taylor Schmidt had another stellar floor game for Algoma with 13 points, eight assists, six rebounds and two steals. Kennedy Blahnik chipped in with 13 points and ten rebounds.
Dier dominated inside finishing nine for ten from the field with five blocks and four steals on the defensive end. The freshman post player said the Wolves now must finish the job Saturday.
Anna Dier Says Algoma's Goal All Season Has Been To Win A State Title.
Algoma now advances to the State Championship game Saturday afternoon against Colfax who defeated Racine Prairie 42-41 in the other Division 4 semi-final game. Join Nick Freimuth, Paul Schmitt and Brad Jossie at 12:15pm for the pregame with tip off set for 1:05pm on 104.1FM WRLU.