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Issue Date: December 14, 2017
Peshtigo Folds In Overtime Loss
The Peshtigo Bulldogs were put in a tough spot Tuesday night when they took on the home court Wittenberg-Birnamwood Chargers who took the win in overtime 43-38.
The Chargers took the the Bulldogs by surprise to start the contest, as Peshtigo struggled to keep their scorers at bay. Peshtigo trailed exiting the first half 24-18.
Though they fell behind a bit in the beginning thats not to say that Peshtigo didn't look tough over that opening frame. Especially Hannah Swanson who fired in three long range buckets for her team.
The Peshtigo defense dug in over the second half, holding the Chargers offense to a mere nine second half points which gave the Bulldogs the opening they needed to meet the Chargers lead.
But a 10 point push by the Charges in overtime was met by only five Peshtigo points, effectivly giving the hard fought win to Wittenberg-Birnamwood.
Swanson eared top scoring honors for the Bulldogs with 17 total points while teammate Shae Tonn chipped in 11, Alexis DeBriyn posted five points on the evening.
Cougars Begin To Show Strengths
The Coleman Cougar girls basketball squad is starting to etch a name for themselves this season on the M&O standings. After taking a nice win last week the Cougars showed that they are starting to get into a winning groove with a big 66-47 win over Lena
The win was keyed by the performance of two Cougars. Cameron Compe and Mikey Zeitler. The standout Cougar crew blasted their way to a combined 37 points over the game with Compe taking the bigger piece of the pie with 20 points.
Lena's Ally Demmith refused to call it quits in this one and the score sheet bore this out. She ended the night with 18 points with six of them coming in the first frame.
As mentioned earlier Compe was the game's top performer with 20 points thanks to a triple helping of three point buckets, four in close shots and a three of four showing at the line. Zeitler added 17 off two free throw points, one three pointer and six inside the arc buckets.
The two saw teammate Maria Nowak follow up with nine points.
After Demmith came Brianna Sylvester, Kaylee Huberty and McKenna Portier on the scoring sheets. All three produced eight points a piece.
Gillett Bounces Wausaukee In
The Gillett Tigers showed a little bit of what they can do when they are clicking Thursday night as they defeated the visiting Wausaukee Rangers 63-46.
Gillett was on top from the start, showing that they had the right stuff to bag the win with a stupendous first half that saw them ahead 32-15. They carried that lead over the second for the win.
Gillett's Kaitlyn Schaal started strong with six points and finished even stronger with a nine point second half to lead all scorers with 15. Faith Sorlie added on 10 while Taylor Yonker and Karissa Schaal both found their way to eight points each.
Wausaukee was led by Madelyn Schlies with 12 points while Courtney Messar and Natalie Schroeder both added 10 points each.
Suring Slams STAA
The String Eagles took down the home court St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers Thursday night 59-25.
After one half of play the Eagles had the lead firmly in their hands 26-15. STAA's 10 point second half proved to be way too little too late as the Eagles finished strong with 33 second half points.
Leading all scorers was Suring's Paige Krueger with 19 points. Teammate Wylee VanBellinger got 11 on the night while Kylee Stelzer chipped in 10 to the effort.
STAA's Alexa Pristelski gave her Cavvies 15 points while Millie Benson followed up with seven.
Gillett Blanks Coleman
The Gillett Tigers brought the heat last Tuesday night when they took on the visiting Coleman Cougars 78-31.
Gillett started with a burst of points from Kaitlyn School, Aubrey DeBauch, Taylor Yonker and Karissa Schaal who all chipped in to the 45 point first half effort.
Coleman stumbled over the most of the game posting only 18 over the first half, far to few to compete against the high powered Tigers.
Kaitlyn Schaal led all scorers with 18 points while Yonker fired in another 16. DeBauch got 11 on the night.
Coleman was led by Cameron Compe with nine points. Hailey Ziemer got eight while Michaela Zeitler scored five.
Wausaukee Secures Win Over Suring
The Wausaukee Rangers looked tough Tuesday night when they crushed the String Eagles under a 31 point spread 65-36.
The Rangers' Natalie Schroeder started the game off with a bang, firing in 13 points to help jump start the Rangers offense. By the end of the evening Schroeder was nearly perfect at the free throw line with an eight of nine performance.
Suring did find some gains over the second half as Kylee Stelzer and Paige Kruger combined for 13 points.
But another 29 point performance over the second half would give the Rangers more than enough to take the cruise control win.
Schroeder was the evenings top scorer with 18 points. Courtney Messar posted 14 while Maddison Renikow fired in eight points.
Krueger led the way for the Eagles with 15 points. Stelzer got 10 while Wylee VanBellinger was held to four points.
Peshtigo Girls Clip Clippers
Peshtigo moved to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the conference with a win over winless Sturgeon Bay 49-32 on Friday, Dec. 8.
Peshtigo got 20 points from senior Emma Fredrickson. She was the only Bulldog in double figures as Alexyss DeBriyn and Madi Martin, both seniors, scored six and seniors Hannah Swanson and Shae Tonn scored five. Junior Sidney Gullickson scored four and senior McKenna Berth added three.
The Bulldogs held Sturgeon Bay without a single player in double figures. Sarah Bridenhagen, Riley DeGrave and Andie Rockendorf each scored seven to lead the team.
The Bulldogs were defeated in overtime Tuesday, dropping 43-38 by Wittenberg-Birnamwood.
Swanson led the team in scoring, getting almost half the team's points, finishing with a total of 17. She made four shots from downtown. Shae Tonn scored 11 points, making 5-9 shots at the free throw line. DeBriyn scored five.
Wildcats Wrangle Win Over Patriots
The Lena Wildcats took on the visiting Goodman-Pembine Patriots Tuesday night, handedly defeating the invading forces 62-42.
It was Ally Demmith's night during this one as she was near unstoppable in the paint. Along with going three for three from the free throw line Demmith fired in 10 two point buckets to bring her grand total for the night to 23, enough to share top scoring honors with Goodman-Pembine's standout baller Morrison who also finished the night with 23 points.
Lena's Herald also did some work on the court as she finished the game with 14 points. Brianna Sylvester posted nine.
Goodman-Pembine's Nelson chipped in 10 points to the Patriot total.
Lady Badgers Dig Up Win Over Oneida
The home court Niagara Badgers posted a solid win Tuesday night when they defeated the Oneida nation Thunderhawks 52-32.
The Badgers were ahead from start to finish leading the first half tally 12-9 and further improving the mark over the second by way of 20 additional points.
Yehli Rodriguez took top scoring honors for the Thunderhawks with 13 while teammates Jacobs and Schumann both tacked on 12.
Niagara was led by jasmine Racine with 12 points and Maddie West with eight. Jessica Oratch got four points.
Menominee Survives Iron Mountain
Traveling to Iron Mountain Tuesday night the Menominee Maroon girls were happy to see their season get off to a great start as they defeated Iron Mountain 45-43.
Menominee maintained a small lead going into the half and protected it with great defense over the second to take the win.
Leading Menominee was Emma Anderson who posted 15 points while Sarah Barrette chipped in 12.
The Mountaineers were led by Riley Poupore with 15 points and Taylor Swartout with 13 points.
Crivitz Defeats STAA
The Crivitz Wolverines took on the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers Tuesday night, defeating them 68-31.
Again it was Chloe Gruszynski's night as she exited the game with top scoring honors with 25 points. Kieran Gribben chipped in 10 while Sianna Guns posted 6.
For the Cavaliers Alexa Pristelski got 14 whie Millie Benson secured 13 points.