Whippet Basketball Opens Against Cambridge

The Whitewater Girls’ Basketball team played their season opener against the Cambridge Bluejays on Tuesday night, November 15, at home.

Kindyl Kilar

The Whippets got off to a slow start on offense, but got a spark on defense forcing some turnovers and closing the scoring gap to within 1 point with just over 5 minutes left in the first half, trailing by one, 13-14. 

Cambridge then got their spark, outscoring the Whippets 0-7 in the last 2 and a half minutes of the first half, putting them in the lead, 13-21. 

In the second half, the Whippets offense picked up, scoring nearly even with Cambridge with 23 to their 25 points. The final score was a loss for the Whippets, 36-48. 

Defensively, the Whippets forced 29 turnovers overall, including 3 ten-second violations in the backcourt. 

Statistical leaders included Kindyl Kilar with 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals. Cali Kopecky shot 50% from the field with 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 steal. Zoe Kohl added 5 points and 2 steals. 

The Whippets will travel to McFarland Friday for their first conference matchup.

Article Submitted by Kristen Lippens
Whitewater High School Head Girls’ Basketball Coach
Photo Courtesy of Bob Mischka 

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