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M&O Basketball - Area Teams Start Season with Wins
Crivitz Goes Off in Season Opener Over Florence
The Crivitz Wolverines weren't going to waste anytime getting their 2016-17 basketball season moving Thursday night as they plowed over the visiting Florence Bobcats 73-28.
Much of the lead had to do with the efforts of a new face to the Wolverine squad. Freshman Chloe Gruszynski was never far from the action in this one, bagging 16 points over the course of competition to lead the evening's scoring list. Taylor Bemis also more than did her part for the Wolverines, plugging out 14 points while CeCe Johnsen chipped in another 10 points to help bolster the lead.
After the first half of play the Wolverines needed only flip on the cruise control, enjoying a 35-8 lead.
Florence was led by Sidnie Steber with seven points. Salena Burkart added six.
Suring Falls at the Hands of Rosholt
The Suring Eagles hosted the Rosholt Hornets Thursday evening. In a tough battle, Rosholt held on for a 45-37 victory. Suring held a one point lead at the halftime break, 18-17. Rosholt made their adjustments at the break and outscored the Eagles 28-19 in the second half.
Greta Sleeter led the way for the Eagles with 16 points, including five three-pointers. Katie Stegeman pitched in with eight while Courtney Heimarl added six.
Niagara Buries Florence Under 28 points
The Niagara Badgers girls basketball team secured a 60-32 win over the visiting Bobcats Monday night.
It didn't take too long for the Badgers to exert dominance on the court, entering the intermission with a 27-11 lead. Florence battled back over the second half but still trailed in the scoring column 33-21.
Niagara was led by the efforts of Sarah Nawn who led all scorers with 26 points. She sunk 10 two point buckets while going six of six at the free throw line. Jasmine Racine was deadly as well, scoring 11 points off three point blank buckets and five of her seven free throw attempts.
Florence was led by Sidnie Steber with 11 points. She was followed by Shayla Mclain with eight points and Brie Winney and Sacannah Vassar with five apiece.
Wausaukee Starts Season On Winning Note
The Wausaukee Rangers came away with a clean 69-49 win over the visiting Elcho Hornets last Monday.
It wasn't an easy battle though, as the Hornets held a slight advantage at the intermission 32-30.
Thanks to a great second half by Sam Zlomaniec who bagged 10 points the Rangers were able to propel themselves to the lead.
Elcho's Jessica Slowik was nearly unstoppable, shooting her way to 24 Hornet points to lead the games scorers. She had a double helping of three pointers, four inside baskets while also making 10 of her 15 free throws.
Zlomaniec led the Rangers with 22 points off 10 in close field goals and two free throws. Madelyn Schlies had 10 points while Kaelyn Schlies bagged nine.