Lady Norse Stumble

One bad quarter. That seems to be the theme for the Northfield Lady Norse lately as they stumbled in the first quarter and fell victim to Madison Grant 47-36 Thusrday night.

Madison Grant come out in a zone that was designed not to let the Norse shoot from the outside. That zone confused the Lady Norse in the first quarter as they worked the ball for a shot, connecting on four, all within 8 feet. Northfield fell behind 19-10 after one and was forced to play catch up.

The second quarter went stagnant for both teams, neither being able to find the bucket. Sidney Reed scored the first bucket of the quarter at 2:24 left, which would be Northfield’s only bucket of the quarter. Reed hit two free throws to scoreĀ  all four of Northfield’s points in the quarter. Madison Grant lead 25-14 at the half.

The two teams played to a 9-9 tie in the third quarter. Morgan Peas hit two free throws to start the quarter, but the Norse had trouble finding the basket. Sydney Eltzroth drained a three midway through the quarter and Katie Stephan and Eltzroth hit a bucket each at the end of the quarter. Madison Grant lead 34-23.

Northfield scored 13 points in the fourth quarter, but the only buckets came from Eltzroth. Eltzroth hit three, three pointers in the quarter and scored 10 points, but the Norse could never close the gap.