Cold shooting ends Wrightstown's season in semifinals
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The Wrightstown girls basketball team entered Thursday's state semifinal having scored at least 50 points in every game this season, but the Tigers were facing a different opponent in Edgewood.
The Crusaders are led by 6-2 Stanford recruit Estella Moschkau and her size certainly impacted how Wrightstown attacked.
The Tigers opened a 7-0 lead but crumbled after that, shooting 25 percent for the game as the Tigers' season ended with a 60-38 loss at the Resch Center.
"They packed it in and every time we drove they had people there and we weren't finishing and we got a lot of open looks on threes but we didn't hit them," Wrightstown coach Mike Froehlke said. "We made 5 of 23 on threes. I don't think they were bad shots, we just didn't knock them down.
"The thing I didn't see was us scoring 38 points. If you look at our season, we're scoring 50, 60 points, shooting a lot better than we did tonight."
Wrightstown's super senior backcourt duo of Danielle Nennig and Alisha Murphy never got going, combining for 21 points on 6-of-25 shooting.
"We definitely could've drove more than we did," Nennig said. "Since they were packing it in we tried to get the shots from outside , but things weren't falling today."
Wrightstown scored just 16 points in the first half as after its hot start Edgewood (24-3) outscored the Tigers (23-4), 27-9, to finish the first half. Wrightstown never was able to cut the lead to less than double digits in the second half as Wrightstown's first trip to state since 2004 ended in a tough fashion.
"The disappointing thing for our team is we feel like it just wasn't how we played all year," Froehlke said. "We just had a hard time putting the ball in the hole."
Nennig finished her career as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,141 points and afterwards she talked about reaching the state tournament.
"It was definitely our goal to get to state, the experience, the atmosphere was out of this world," Nennig said. "I couldn't have asked for a team to play with. Growing up with all these seniors, it's going to be hard not playing with them anymore. It was awesome, it was awesome."
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