SPRING VALLEY, WI - Discovering new roles and new players gaining experience on the floor can often take plenty of time for teams that have had a lot of turnover from one season to the next.

The girls’ basketball team in Spring Valley is experiencing that right now, with many players trying to figure out their role on the floor, others just trying to get their feet under them.

“The girls’ continue to give great effort every game,” said Head Coach Sean Hoolihan. “I think it’s just going to take them some time to work some things out and figure out what they need to do out there, as opposed to in practices, but we will get there.”

The Cardinals dropped to 0-3 on the season with a pair of losses, one just before Thanksgiving, and another just after it.

Clear Lake 62, SV 38
The Cardinals fell behind early, struggling to take care of the ball consistently. Clear Lake jumped out to a 37-16 halftime lead and never really looked back.

The second half was more of the same for the Cardinals as ninth ranked Clear Lake continued taking advantage of the Spring Valley mistakes.

Valley committed 27 turnovers in the game, had just two steals, and shot 36% from the floor (14 of 39). Conversely, Clear Lake shot 44% (25-of-57), had 15 steals and only 12 turnovers.

Junior Sandy Bune led the Cardinals with 14 points and nine rebounds.

Juliana and Maggie Rosen led the Warriors with 18 and 14 points respectively in the winning effort.

Colfax 64, SV 14
This was a tough game for the Cardinals as Colfax has a good solid team. They aren’t ranked #4 in the state for nothing.

The Vikings held the Cardinals in check while running the floor at will and using their bench with almost no let-up in the tempo of their play.

Colfax jumped out to a 31-4 halftime lead and just kept their foot on the gas the rest of the game too.

Bune and sophomore Jasmine Ortner led the Cardinals with four points each. The team struggled with ball control again, mounting up 28 turnovers in the game. It was also a rough shooting night as Valley made just 14% of their shots from the field for the game (4-of-28).

Colfax had balance in their scoring. Rachael Scharlau led the Vikings with 11 points, but they had 12 players in all reach the scoring column. Colfax was 21-for-55 shooting from the field for 38% in the win. They also had 22 steals in the game and committed just 12 turnovers.

The Cardinals played at Mondovi this past Tuesday and hosted Elk Mound Thursday night. This week the 0-3 Cardinals will travel to Durand on Thursday, December 13 for their lone game of the week. Valley is 0-1 in conference play and 0-3 on the season.