Norwalk's win streak reaches nine games

Truckers top Edison for non-league win.
Zoe Greszler
Jan 30, 2014

The Norwalk Lady Truckers pushed ahead of the Edison Lady Chargers Wednesday night to win another a game in non-league basketball action, 68-29.

With the win, the Lady Truckers improved to 12-4 overall and raised their winning streak to nine games.

Meanwhile, the Lady Chargers dropped to 3-12 overall.

“For the most part I thought that we did pretty well,” Norwalk coach Brock Manlet said.

“We made some good shots. We’re a very unselfish team and passed the ball around a lot,’’ he added. “However, I was disappointed with the first half. I thought that we reached too much.”

In a close first quarter, Norwalk scored 18 points to Edison’s 10, but came to close the first half with the score at 35 -13.

Edison’s coach Tracey Moyer liked her team’s start, but felt the game went downhill from there.

“We played well for the first quarter, but then we started missing shots and we lost it,’’ she said. “After that we let them dictate the rest of the game.”

Norwalk went through the game scoring at least 16 points per quarter, with each team member present making some shots.

“We’re usually pretty balanced,” Manlet said. “Like I said we’re a very unselfish team. They find an open player that they are able to get the ball to and they pass it to them. They’re very good about that.”

Each player scored a minimum of two points.

Sydnie Fetherolf led the way at 17 points.

“(Fetherolf) has been coming off scoring more points lately,” Manlet said. “Usually, she would come off really well on defense. Lately she’s been able to hit a lot of shots too.”

The Norwalk senior scored seven field goals during Wednesday night’s game.

Mallorie Gregory and Adrianna Rodriguez also played well. They each scored 10 points, making four and five field goals, respectively.

Liz Hill paced Edison with seven points.

“She has done a nice job all year,” Moyer said. “Scoring has been a weak point this whole year. But she has been scoring pretty well and has done everything I ask her. She will drive to the basket. She looks out for her teammates. She has been a very bright spot this year.”

Hill scored seven points, including five of the team’s nine free throws.