New Holstein girls basketball .500 after 'road trip'

New Holstein High School's Brianna Guelig finds a baseline opening at Brillion.

The opening season road trip is over for the New Holstein High School girls basketball team and it has to be called a big success.

Having to play four games away from home—all conference matchups—to begin 2020-'21, the Huskies came away with a split of the four games and have nearly matched last season’s win total.

At Sheboygan Falls, NH put a damper on the Falcons’ season opener as the Huskies prevailed 65-39 behind the shooting of Ava Heise who had a game-high 15 points with four three-pointers. Falls had to forfeit its first three conference games because of players in COVID contact.

Grace Schisel tossed in 12 points while Brianna and Cami Guelig both had six rebounds as New Holstein enjoyed a commanding 42-18 edge on the boards. Payton Grenzer and Karly Schmitz added five rebounds and Lauren Danes had three steals.

The Huskies just never got going in a 47-24 loss at Two Rivers. New Holstein was held to just eight first-half points and never threatened the Purple Raiders. Schisel had 10 points for NH and Heise had seven.

New Holstein has its first home games the next seven days. Chilton was at NH this past Tuesday (Dec. 15) and Sheboygan Falls visits Friday evening (Dec. 18) before a nonconference home game with Campbellsport this Monday (Dec. 21).

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