Wildcats News · Wildcats sweep Bloomington Jefferson


Waconia had their first sweep of the season by winning in Bloomington Jefferson today. The wildcats shot the ball very well, attacked in the open court, and all players on the roster contributed great things to a 103-45 win. We play our best when we play for each other, create for each other, and run the floor with pace, and we were able to do that tonight. Stats are still being tabulated, but we shared the ball well, and had balanced scoring, with all but one player on the roster scoring – Stier 18, Swanson 14, Lenz 12, Zimmer 8, Salzer 8, Meath 6, Johnson 6, Olson 9, Honnold 4, Williams 3, Roitenberg 5, Bruggemeier 2, Dykstra 2, Amundson 4, Machacek 2. Our balance is our strength – as long as we keep a team-first attitude, play for each other every possession, and keep working and communicating our intentions for how we want to play, we’ll keep getting better every day! Rebounding-wise, Sauce had 6, Aud. had 5, and Schmaeve had 5 as well; Assists-wise, Zim and TJ had 4 each, Salzer had 3, and Jay had 2; Steals – Swanny and TJ had 4 each, and Salsa had 3 – Steals are a testament to pressuring the ball and playing team defense, so it’s good to see those numbers. Lastly, Free-Throw-wise, we were 23 for 26 (88.5%), which is spectacular – if we can maintain anything close to that percentage, the way we attack the rim, we will be a tough team to beat when trying to close out games! We’ve got to shoot the Free Throws well down the stretch, so that was great to see. We are now 3-2 on the year, and are pumped about it, our schedule being as tough as it is- we continue the gauntlet with games against top-rated AAAA teams STMA on Tuesday in our first home game, and Chaska next Thursday, the 19th.
JV Wildcats win 58-36. They battled all game, and everyone contributed in another team-oriented effort. Sizzle had 19 (Kiley Sazema), Gabby Newlin Bellenger got her first bucket, and our defense was great throughout. The JV continues to push each other every day in practice, and they’ve been our loudest supporters during Varsity games as well, and that’s the kind of culture and investment that we love to see. We want to consider ourselves one team, and they are a group that has been the epitome of that team-first attitude. We love it.
The 9th grade squadron won 50-29. Katie Mielke and Becca Harmon both got their first buckets of the season (one on a prized and-1 opportunity!) and Bella Hoxie dominated the paint, and the mid-range game, with 12 points. Our 9th graders have only gotten 2 games thus far (!!!), so they are ready and primed to take on a challenging STMA team this coming Tuesday at our first home game of the season! Hope to see you all there!