Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball

Nashua-Plainfield senior Katie White brings the ball up the floor during a recent game.
When Nashua-Plainfield’s girls basketball season came to an end last Thursday with a 48-29 loss to North Butler in the Class 1A regional tournament, Huskies coach Josh Smith had two messages for his team. “I told them the will was definitely there,” he said, “but we have to make some significant...
Brianna Bienemann puts up a shot in a Nashua-Plainfield game earlier this season.
Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball coach was asked in an email about his team’s practice schedule the past couple of weeks because of the winter weather and array of makeup games. His response: “It. Has. Been. A. Struggle.” The Huskies lost four days of school last week to the weather and then...
Nashua-Plainfield's defense plays against Northwood-Kensett in a home game earlier this month.
Dreadful starts in at the start of both halves cost the Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball team dearly last week in a 68-21 loss to Mason City Newman. The Knights jumped out to a 26-7 first quarter lead, extended the advantage to 38-13 at halftime and then outscored the Huskies 24-4 in the third...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Abbie Hyde gets a late-game steal for the Huskies against Northwood-Kensett’s Clara Davidson during Friday’s game.
The Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball team may not have gotten wins last week, but the Huskies found some positives in losses to Rockford and Northwood-Kensett. Start with the bench players, who scored 20 points in a 52-36 loss to Rockford. “We definitely got some solid production off the bench,...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Shaylee Hansen drives to the basket during a game played earlier this season.
The Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball team endured another tough week as the Huskies closed out the 2018 portion of their schedule with two losses. A slow start cost Nashua-Plainfield in Tuesday’s 58-36 loss to North Butler as the Bearcats jumped out to a 16-3 first quarter lead and extended the...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Jennah Carpenter comes up with a steal during a game against Mason City Newman earlier this month.
Not only did the Nashua-Plainfield girls embark on one of the more hectic portions of its schedule last weekend, it did so against two outstanding teams. The Huskies started a four-game, seven-day stretch with a 71-23 loss to Class 3A third-ranked Osage on Friday and then fell to Class 1A’s eight-...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Faith Carpenter goes past a Mason City Newman defender as she brings the ball up court during last Tuesday night’s Top of Iowa Conference game.
For Nashua-Plainfield’s girls basketball team to turn the proverbial corner, the Huskies have to overcome one issue — the number of turnovers they commit. Those miscues cost Nashua-Plainfield dearly in its most recent two games a it fell to Mason City Newman 55-17 last Tuesday and to St. Ansgar 51-...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Libby Fisher scores a basket during the Huskies’ season-opening game with Tripoli.
Win or lose last Friday, the Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball team would have come back to practice on Monday ready to go to work. Not that the Huskies’ 33-25 victory over Northwood-Kensett wasn’t savored; it just wasn’t a must-win situation, at least as far as coach Josh Smith was concerned. “I...
Brianna Bienemann fires up a 3-point shot during a game played against Central Springs during the first week of January.
The game plan in some ways was simple — get the ball inside and limit turnovers — and it proved to be a pretty good one Friday night for the Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball team. Libby Fisher scored 16 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked five shots and the Huskies turned the ball over a...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Sierra Fisher drives to the basket during Monday’s season opener against New Hampton.
Given two options — open the season with a “cupcake” or take on an experienced, solid opponent — Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball coach Josh Smith would take the latter.  And although Monday night’s 56-19 loss to New Hampton was painful at times, Smith still feels that way.  “I’d rather us open...

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