Falteisek nets pair of double-doubles for Abbotsford 6th graders at Tomah tourney

By David Keech

February 10, 2018

Tomah— The Abbotsford 6th grade girls basketball team competed in its second tournament in as many weeks, and against top-caliber competition, came away with a 3rd place finish, going 1-2 in the tourney.

In their opening game, Abbotsford started out slow, trailing 13-6 before storming back to take a 17-15 halftime lead. After halftime, the Falcons  blitzed Tomah with a full court press that paid immediate dividends, causing turnovers and leading to easy baskets, and picked up a 42-30 win.

Sydney Falteisek led Abbotsford with 23 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 2 steals. Briseida Escalera had 10  points, and Hannah Hoffman had 5 rebounds.

Abbotscord scoring vs Tomah: Calley Ruesch 1, Sydney Falteisek 23, Briseida Escalera 10, Sommer Broadhagen 10, Hannah Hoffman 4

In the Falcons’ second game, Abbotsford played a tough traveling squad from Winona, dropping a 34-20 decision. Falteisek had 9 rebounds, 5 steals, and 4 rebounds.

Escalera had 5 points, Broadhagen had 2 points and 6 rebounds, and Hoffman added 4 points.

In the final game of the day, Abbotsford played a close game with Neillsville throughout, falling in the final minute, dropping a 35-32 decision.

Falteisek had 23 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocks, with Broadhagen adding 4 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals for the Falcons.

Hoffman added 2 points and Escalera had 1 point in the loss.


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