WolfPack women survive adversity to win 2 games

Clarion Staff Report

The last two games have made one thing clear – the Madison College women’s basketball team knows how to rebound from a humbling loss.

Since suffering a 36-point loss to Sauk Valley on Nov. 16, the WolfPack women have responded with a pair of wins that showcased their ability to overcome adversity.

Madison College defeated Olive- Harvey College, 72-64, on Dec. 3, ral- lying to victory with a 43-point second half.

Tanya Kaufmann led the WolfPack with a season-high 23 points and seven rebounds. The sophomore guard entered the game averaging just over 7 points a game.

Fellow guard Thresia Elskamp also had a big game for the WolfPack, added 18 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals.

Hannah Schwartzer was the only other Madison College player to score in double figures, added 12 points.

On Nov. 22, it took a big game from guard Kinsey Mace to help the WolfPack overcome 33 turnovers in its 74-53 win over Highland Community College.

Mace posted a double-double, scoring 17 points and adding 12 rebounds. She was aided in her efforts to lead
the WolfPack to victory by Elskamp, who scored 14 points, and Kaufmann, who had 12 points.

Elskamp has been the model of con- sistency for the WolfPack this season, scoring in double figures in every game and averaging 15 points a game.

Usually 33 turnovers will spell doom for a team, but Madison College managed to force Highland into 30 turnovers and converted them into 31 points.

Madison College (5-1) travels to Rochester Community and Technical College for a game on Dec. 6, before returning home on Dec. 8 to host UW-Waukesha. The WolfPack’s final game before the holiday break will be on Dec. 17 at Western Technical College in La Crosse.