Spartans hold off Southern Door

Luxemburg-Casco beat Southern Door, 71-57, in a non-conference game Tuesday. (Doug Ritchay/WLUK)

LUXEMBURG (WLUK) -- When opponents play the Luxemburg-Casco girls basketball team they know they have to contend with two talented players in Cassie Schiltz and Jenna Jorgensen.

This junior duo each average at least 15 points per game and if you're going to beat the Spartans, you need to contain them. However, when a third player gets into the act, L-C is a nightmare.

Tuesday night, Schiltz poured in 27 points and Jorgensen added 16, but Mary Cravillion added a season-high 18 points as the Spartans started off the new year in style, holding off Southern Door, 71-57, in a non-conference game.

"It was important to get the win after not playing for two weeks," Schiltz said. "We had a lot of people step up and we just came together in the end."

Photos: Southern Door at Lux-Casco

Schiltz and Jorgensen entered Tuesday averaging more than 15 points per game each and their presence on the court makes a difference. They are the main ball handlers and try to create points for each other, in addition to themselves.

"Jenna's my best friend on and of the court," Schiltz said. "She's always there for me on the court. It's just awesome to have her."

"Cassie and Jenna have done so much for the team this year," coach jeff Jodar said. "Not just scoring; they take care of the ball for us, they're excellent passers. They make plays for us defensively. I couldn't be ore happier about their play this season."

After losing their first two games of the season to Bay Port and Wrightstown, L-C has won seven straight games.

"This team is playing smarter than we did last year, they take care of the ball," Jodar said. "They don't force as much, they let the game happen and that's important for us."

L-C is one game behind Wrightstown in the North Eastern Conference and still has eyes on the conference title.

"The first goal for us every season is to win the conference," Jodar said. "We still have a shot to do that."

"Our goal is is still to win conference," Schiltz said. "We lost to (Wrightstown) at the start of the season. We're going to get them when we play them next time."

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