Wild Rose’s Anna Caswell drives around from a Oshkosh Lourdes Academy defender in second half girls basketball action on Feb. 13. Caswell finished the game recording 8 points. The Wildcats fell to Lourdes Academy, 55-39.

Wildcats lose to Lourdes Academy

The Wild Rose girls basketball team took a 55-39 loss against Oshkosh Lourdes Academy during the Feb. 13 non-conference home game.

“The effort for 36 minutes was outstanding I thought,” stated Head Coach Jeff Murphy. “I thought the girls gave 100 percent energy, and they gave a heck of a fight to the fourth ranked team in the state tonight. Playing a tough non-conference schedule all year allowed us to improve and compete at a higher level all season. We’ll continue to get better and improve every day.”

Lourdes Academy had the upper hand in the first half of play with six scorers getting on the board, while the Wildcats had five scorers. Addy Lauritzen led the Wildcats in the first half with 7 points, going 3 of 4 from the free throw line, followed by: Anna Caswell, 5 points, 3 of 4 free throws. The hosts found themselves tailing 25-18 at halftime.

The teams worked hard in the second half, with Wild Rose not giving up. Lourdes Academy did, however, extend the lead. Wild Rose used the scoring efforts of seven players to try to stay in the game.

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