Nashua-Plainfield basketball

Austin Lines, Nashua-Plainfield’s lone senior at the end of the season, drives to the basket.
Don’t get Justin Eiffler wrong, the Nashua-Plainfield boys basketball coach didn’t want his team’s season to end last Thursday night.  Yet, the Husky coach could not have been more proud of the way his team played in a 57-40 loss to seventh-ranked Don Bosco in a Class 1A district quarterfinal game...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Sierra Fisher (left) and Britney Holthaus battle for a loose ball during the Huskies’ regional game against Waterloo Columbus on Saturday night.
Forget the record, Nashua-Plainfield coach Josh Smith knows Sierra Fisher, Abby Lumley and the rest of his players are all winners.  Yes, the Huskies’ season ended Saturday night with a 3-20 record after a 70-31 loss to Waterloo Columbus in a Class 2A regional opener in which Nashua-Plainfield...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Isaac Chambers gets loose underneath the hoop for an easy basket in Monday night’s game against Clarksville.
The play called for Isaac Chambers to use a screen from teammate Dawson Schmitt and get a short jumper.  Instead, the Nashua-Plainfield sophomore improvised just a bit.  “I saw I had a pretty clear path to the basket and the way my jumper had been falling — or not falling — I went with it,”...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Dawson Schmitt puts up a shot in a game played earlier this season.
If there’s one lesson Justin Eiffler wants his young Huskies to take from the 2016-17 season, it is this: Slow starts are costly.  The Huskies re-learned that lesson again last week in a 61-45 loss to North Butler and to a lesser degree on Monday in a 68-47 loss to St. Ansgar that dropped Nashua-...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Sierra Fisher shows the grit she’s known for during a game played earlier this season.
In a year where wins have been hard to come by, Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball coach Josh Smith continues to find positives.  And despite losing three games — 46-31 to North Butler, 73-43 to MFL-Mar-Mac and 47-34 to St. Ansgar — he believes his Huskies are heading in the right direction.In two...
Dayton Hansen slips through the opposition defense when the Huskies played at Rockford earlier.
    A fun run usually comes during cross country meets. But Nashua-Plainfield coach Justin Eiffler wants his boys basketball team to have one.    “As a team we are just trying to click as one heading down the stretch of the season,” he said after a win over Clarksville and losses to Osage and...
Mckayla Lebeck pulls in a rebound for the Huskies earlier this season. Against Clarksville, her 3-point shot was instrumental in the Huskies’ securing a win.
While team consistency is still not a strength for Nashua-Plainfield’s girls yet, there are plenty of individual accomplishments to talk about.    Like Sierra Fisher’s double-double against Osage, and another for her against Garner-Hayfield/Ventura. Or maybe Abby Lumley’s five steals against G-H/V...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Abby Lumley gets into the lane for an open shot against Rockford on Monday night.
Persistence finally paid off for Nashua-Plainfield’s Britney Holthaus last week as she pulled herself out of a season-long offensive funk and scored 36 points in a pair of games.  While the Huskies came up short in both games — losing to Mason City Newman 77-37 and Central Springs 75-41 — Holthaus...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Austin Lines (on the floor) and Luke Cerwinske battle for a loose basketball during Monday night’s game at Rockford.
Nashua-Plainfield coach Justin Eiffler’s oft-stated goal for his team this year is to get 1 percent better each day.  For the most part, the Huskies have achieved the goal.  There have been blips — a cold start last Thursday night in a loss to Mason City Newman and a tough night Monday against...
Maybe it wasn’t a win, but Nashua-Plainfield’s 54-36 loss to Northwood-Kensett Friday sure beat the alternative.  It beat the heck out of the Huskies’ performance the night before when Osage rolled to a 73-15 victory over Nashua-Plainfield.  “I was really happy with the way we played for the most...

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