Elk Mound’s Morgan Radtke is no slouch when it comes to scoring baskets.

She set the bar quite high on Thursday during the Mounders’ season-opener, scoring 26 points in their dominating 63-35 victory over the Crickets in Fall Creek. She went above and beyond her last season average of 11 points per game and also scored six points beyond her highest scoring game(s) last season.

She scored early and often, racking up 18 points in the first half alone. All of her points came from the field, including four freebies.

The Mounders led 33-18 at halftime and kept a similar pace throughout the second.

“It was a good start to our season,” head coach Jordan Kongshaug said. “I appreciated our girls’ efforts. I thought we moved the ball well offensively and played hard.”

Crista Sweeney followed Radtke in scoring with nine points, including two 2-pointers in each half and sank one of her two free throws. Ashley Gunderson-Morris ended the night with seven points, Allie Weber added six and Hannah Cedarblade and Madysen Borofka each contributed five points apiece.

This could very well be just a taste of what is to come for the Elk Mound team this season.

The Mounders continue on the road next week when they meet with Bloomer before the holiday break. They return to host St. Croix Central for their home-game opener on Monday.