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Issue Date: December 14, 2016
Wolverines Stun STAA
The Crivitz Wolverine girls basketball team had no trouble building an insurmountable lead last Thursday on their home court, taking down the Saint Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers 60-17.
The Wolverines defense was solid all game long holding STAA to 10 first half points.
Three Wolverines made their way into double digits during the evening match up. Chloe Gruszynski led all scorers with 13 points while Sianna Guns and Talor Long added 10 points apiece. Lexi Oyer opened the night with a showcase of her long range accuracy, helping to push the Wolverine's total up with three first half triples.
STAA was led by Millie Benson who tallied 8 points, six of which were obtained from behind the arc. Gabby Beranek added three.
Niagara Doubles Up on Lena
The Niagara Badgers scored just over twice as many points as the visiting Lena Wildcats last Thursday, bagging the win by way of a 41-20 scoring differential.
Sarah Nawn was the evening's leading scorer with 16 points for the Badgers. She also made the only three point buckets of the game, sinking two. Jasmine Gill posted nine points while Gwen Schwerdersky got five.
Ally Demmith got six points while Peterson and Portier added four points.
Crivitz Takes Down Suring
The Suring Eagles hosted the Crivitz Wolverines for an M&O Conference basketball match up last Tuesday, falling to the invading Wolverines 58-48.
The Wolverines were way out ahead by the end of the first half 29-19 due in large part to the play of Sianna Guns, who piled up eight first half point.
During the second half the Wolverines' Taylor Bemis and Chloe Gruszynski stopped up aging on eight points apiece during the closing half.
Sharing top scoring honors were Crivitz's Guns and Suring's Katie Stegeman, both posted 12 points for their teams.
For the Wolverines Gruszynski recorded 11 points while Talor Long, Bemis and Lexi Oyer all chipped in eight points each. Oyer continued to show her prowess from behind the arc with two triples.
Suring's Greta Sleeter chipped in 8 to the Suring total while Blake Seppel, Courtney Heimerl and Jenna Reed all got seven.
Eagles Enter Rangers' No-Fly Zone
The Wausaukee Rangers played host to the Suring Eagles Thursday evening. After jumping out to a 28-20 lead, the Eagles were held to just 11 second half points by the stingy Rangers defense, helping Wausaukee to a 43-39 victory.
Two three-pointers from Greta Sleeter in the first half helped Suring to a 28-20 halftime lead. In the second half, it was all Wausaukee as Alexis Ranallo and Kaelyn Schlies each scored six points in the half to take down the Eagles.
Kaelyn Schlies and Madelyn Schlies each had nine points to pace the Rangers along with eight points each from Ranallo and Courtney Messar. The Eagles were led by Katie Stegeman who had a game-high 11 points and Sleeter and Courtney Heimerl each added nine.
Rangers Round Up Wildcats
The Wausaukee Rangers were welcomed to Lena as they took on the Wildcats Tuesday. Wausaukee out-scored Lena in the first half 31-23 before taking home a 54-41 victory.
The Rangers were powered by spread out scoring in the first half as Madelyn Schlies led with eight, Alexis Ranallo added seven and Courtney Messar had six at the break. By the end of the game, Ranallo led the team with 16 points and Messar finished with 12. Kaelyn Schlies pitched in with 10 points.
For Lena, Ally Demmith paced the Wildcats with 13 points, Maddy Herald added 12, and Kaylee Huberty finished with seven.
Badgers Baffle Cougars
Defense was the name of the game for the Niagara Badgers as they held the Coleman Cougars to just nine first-half points. Niagara also scored aplenty on their way to a 45-30 victory over Coleman.
Sarah Nawn and Maddie West led the Badgers with 13 points each, Jasmine Racine added 10, and Alex Gill pitched in four.
For the Cougars, Mariana Meissner led the way with 12 points, Ashlee Mayer had eight and Kailey Klimek and Kyla Manning each chipped in with four.
Peshtigo Doubles Up on Coleman
The County B rivalry was played in Coleman Thursday evening as the Cougars hosted the Peshtigo Bulldogs. For every point the Cougars could mount, Peshtigo responded with two. At halftime, the Bulldogs were up 34-17, by the end, Peshtigo won by a final of 63-31.
Madi Martin was the leading scorer for the Bulldogs with 16 points. Claire Neumann added 14 points and Hannah Swanson pitched in eight.
No Coleman stats were reported.
Bulldogs Hang On Against
Peshtigo remained unbeaten after a late comeback attempt by the Gillett Tigers Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs took a nine-point lead into the break by a score of 26-17. The Tigers fought back in the second half to outscore Peshtigo 29-26, but fell short by a final of 52-46.
Madi Martin led the Bulldogs with 13 points, Shae Tonn chipped in with nine, Hannah Swanson added eight and Claire Neumann finished with seven.
Gillett was paced by Taylor Yonker with 16 points, Kaitlyn Schaal pitched in 10, and Erin Balthazor ended the game with eight.