Nora Kiesler is normally the focus for Assumption’s opponents, but the 6-foot-6 junior usually has no problem fighting through that.
However on Thursday night, Manual wrote a text book on how to stop Kiesler when it defeated the Rockets 47-23 in a rematch of last season’s Seventh Region championship game.
“They did figure out Nora,” said Assumption assistant coach Eric Browning, who ran the team while head coach Steve Small sat out with bronchitis. “We didn’t do a very good job of handling their pressure with our guards out front. We struggled with that a little bit. I didn’t think Nora played that bad, but we didn’t get her the basketball in the spots we needed to get her the basketball.”
Kiesler scored only one point t