by Bruce Strand, Sports editor
A lopsided win that left their coach somewhat surprised was posted by the Spectrum Sting girls basketball team on Saturday.
The Sting (2-1) defeated Brooklyn Center 53-23 at home, led by Noelle Diekman with 18 points.
Coach Lenny Sedlock expected an uphill battle because when the same two teams met last year, the Centaurs won easily.
“That was a junior varsity game, because Brooklyn Center had only JV last year due to low numbers,” said Sedlock, “but the lineups were identical for both teams, except that we didn’t use Rachel Stevenson in that game. So I don’t know what happened with their team. I expected a real tight game.”
While Diekman, a sophomore, had a big game down low, the Sting also got 11 points from Stevenson, a guard, the team’s lone senior.
Other scoring was Macie Burns 5, Kassidi Robbins 4, Katelynn Bozich 3, Elizabeth Hackbarth 3, Rachel Goldsmith 2, and Lorna Bechtel 2. Bechtel led with 6 rebounds, and Sedlock credited her with a good defensive job on the BC player who led with win over the Sting last year.
“We are starting to look better each year,” said Sedlock. “We still only have one senior.”
The Sting will play at St. Agnes on Tuesday.