Carlton overpowers FDL's Iron 6


February 10, 2023

Dave Harwig

Fond du Lac Ojibwe School's Kiara Cloud moves the ball up the court while being chased by Carlton's Korah Crane (2) and Eliza DeCaigny.

When the Carlton and Fond du Lac girls basketball teams hit the court on Monday, the Ogichidaa got off to a quick start and had the Bulldogs out of sorts for a moment. Ultimately, Carlton was able to right the ship and pull away to a 60-27 road win.

"We got out of the gates a little slow and they came out and hit some deep 3-pointers right away," said Carlton coach Brian Hey. "They were playing with only six players, so they started to slow down a bit as the game wore on."

Eventually, the Bulldogs pulled out to a 24-9 halftime lead and never looked back.

"Our girls played hard and we got off to a good start," said FDL coach Stacie Marsolek. "We had just six players and then we got in foul trouble, so we had to back off on defense and that made things even tougher."

Carlton decided to push the pace with their guards Maddie Asleson, Megan Matarelli and Korah Crane handling those duties. They started looking inside to Eliza DeCaigny, who finished with 16 points and led both teams in scoring.

"Eliza always plays hard for us and is our rock on offense, but she also is so good on defense and on the boards," Hey said. "We really worked on moving the ball around and looking for a good shot and we were able to do that most of the game."

Dave Harwig

Carlton's Michaela Sundeen looks for a shot while being guarded and eventually fouled by Fond du Lac Ojibwe School's Callie Misquadace during Monday's basketball game.

Joining DeCaigny in double-digit scoring for Carlton were Maddie Asleson and Korah Crane with 11 points each and Megan Matarelli with 10. Kennedy Siiter scored four points, while Michaela Sundeen, Myleena Ojibway, Sara Cid and Ava Jenne each recorded two points.

Natalea Reynolds led the Ogichidaa in scoring with eight points, Sadie Buckanaga had six, Nevaeh DeFoe and Kiara Cloud each had five points, and Alayna Smith recorded three.

Fond du Lac is a very young team and started two eighth-graders, two ninth-graders and a junior.

"Natalea has stepped up and can play anywhere for us," Marsolek said. "Navaeh is a great shooter and she has some real potential for such a young player. I give all our girls credit that they stayed out there and kept working. Once we got into foul trouble it was pretty tough."

The loss dropped the Ogichidaa record to 0-7 while the win improved Carlton to 5-14 on the season.


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