Final Cowgirl stats show Harle, Kinnetz as leading scorers

This year’s Clarion-Goldfield-Dows girls varsity basketball team finished at 9-13 overall, with a 4-10 record in conference play. Clear Lake finished 14-0, and took the Pride Division with a 6-0 record. Algona was second at 11-3, and won the Tradition Division with a 5-1 record. Third overall was Iowa Falls-Alden at 9-5, followed by Webster City and Hampton-Dumont. Two players, sophomore Courtney Harle and freshman Raven Kinnetz, were named to the All-Conference Third Team.

The team scored 883 total points, making 335 of 1,002 shots from the field for 33.4 percent. They hit on 168 free throws out of 291 for 57.7 percent, and made 45 of 225 three-pointers for 20.0 percent. Harle led in individual scoring, making 230 points on 93 of 219 from the field for an average of 10.5 ppg. Kinnetz scored 225 points on 76 of 206 from the field for 10.2 ppg. Vanessa Kolb scored 113 points on 44 of 101 from the field for 5.1 ppg. Emily Kapka scored 65 points on 29 of 85 from the field for 3.0 ppg. Megan Askelsen scored 62 points on 22 of 104 from the field for 2.8 ppg.

“We improved this year by seven wins with not a lot of varsity experience,” said head coach Kevin Kakacek. “The younger group of kids played well together. I’m very proud of our seniors (Jackson, Frye, Magee and Olson). They were great to the underclassmen coming in to play, and kept a positive attitude throughout the season. This group worked hard, and we got a lot of comments from other coaches and fans about that. This will only help this group in the future.”


For full team stats, see the March 8 edition of the Monitor.