Chatfield’s Shelby Isensee, back in uniform after some time out, takes a shot in the game at Pine Island. She scored seven points.
LEIF ERICKSON/CHATFIELD NEWS
Chatfield’s Shelby Isensee, back in uniform after some time out, takes a shot in the game at Pine Island. She scored seven points. LEIF ERICKSON/CHATFIELD NEWS
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Chatfield played one of its better games of the season against state-ranked Caledonia last week in girls basketball, but came up short, losing to the Warriors 49-40. 

The gals were only down two at halftime, 24-22, and then went ahead 25-24 in the early minutes of the second half.  The score was tied again at 30-30 on a three-point basket by Macy Pederson, but then the Gophers fell behind and could never catch up again. 

“We had three straight possessions with under three minutes to play, down 43-39, but missed the front end of one and ones, twice, and had a turnover,” said coach Brian Baum.

Caledonia went on to make four free throws and a basket to secure the win.  Caledonia (13-4) is the No. 20 ranked team in the state in Class AA. 

Alanna Goetzinger had her biggest point production of the season with 18 points, hitting eight of 11 field goals and collecting a pair of free throws.  She also had a team high seven rebounds and one steal.  Pederson was about on average with nine points.  She also had five rebounds, two steals and two assists. 

Kaci Goldsmith, Belle Berg and Megan Hopp each scored three points, Sarah Baum had two points and Grace Friederichs and Silja Erickson each had a free throw for one point.  Berg pulled down four rebounds and Erickson had three.  Britney Fretland led the team with four assists.

Last Thursday, the gals lost a non-conference game with Pine Island 72-42.  Pederson led the team in scoring with eight.  Shelby Isensee was back in a Chatfield uniform and scored seven for the Lady Gophers.  Berg also had seven points. 

Others getting into the scorebook were Friederichs (one), Hopp (two), Fretland (three), Erickson (three), Goldsmith (five) and Goetzinger (five).  Chatfield had five three-pointers in the game: Pederson (two), Berg, Fretland and Goldsmith.  Chatfield was seven for 14 at the free throw line and the Lady Gophers trailed by four at the intermission, 29-25.  Information on the PI game came from the Rochester Post Bulletin. 

Tuesday night the gals were scheduled to host La Crescent (3-14, 2-9) and Friday night they travel to Southland (3-10, 3-8).  Chatfield beat Southland 51-42 back in late November.