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Crivitz Takes Half Game Lead Into Final Week

Tigers Top Wolverines In M&O Showdown

In a match that both team wanted to win and sorely needed to win the Gillett Tigers topped the number one ranked Crivitz Wolverines 59-44.

Then Tigers were focused and it showed as they jumped to a 25-19 lead at the half.

During that first half Gillett's Taylor Yonker decided she was going to live and die by the three and boy she lived, getting a triple helping of three pointers. Teammate Kaitlyn Schaal was also on point hitting for seven points.

The Wolverines who usually employ a very balanced attack saw their leading scorer Chloe Gruszynski carry the bulk of the scoring over the first with 11 points.

Yonker continued to enjoy success from long range over the second half with two more three point buckets add up for a 24 total on the day, enough for top scoring honors. Aubrey DeBauch chipped in nine to the Tiger effort while Kaitlyn Schaal hit for eight.

Crivitz was led by Gruszynski with 19 points and Lexi Over with five. Emalee Johnsen, Kieren Gribben and Morgan Vanlanen all posted four point each.



Wausaukee Girls Post Win Over Oneida

The Wausaukee Rangers faced off against the Oneida Nation Thunderhawks Tuesday night and took the home court win 59-55. The Wausaukee win wasn't an easy one as the Oneida Nation girls have proved themslesv one ofnthe conference best teams.

Madelyn Schlies got the Ranger scoring machine moving with 13 first half points while Maddison Renikow chipped in six to the 24 point first half effort.

Oneida was the leader coming out of the opening frame and it had everything to do with M'Kenzey Ackley, Yelhi Rodriguez and Sadie Schuman who all combined for 25 of the 27 points the Thunderhawks amassed.

Though both teams fought hard over the closing minutes it was the Rangers that were victorious. Over that closing half Renikow fired in 10 more points while Madelyn Schlies added nine.

Madelyn Schlies led the Rangers with 22 points. Renikow followed up with 16 while Courtney Messar and Natalie Schroeder both chipp[ed in seven points each.

Schuman led all scorers with 23 points while Ackley added on 10 along with Rodriguez who added 10.



Crivitz Gets Back on Winning Track

The Crivitz Wolverines took a 68-34 victory over the visiting Coleman Cougar girls Tuesday night.

Desperately needing a win to keep themselves on top of the M&O conference the Wolverine girls certainly looked as if they had a point to prove.

That point came in the way of a 34-19 lead at the intermission. The scoring frenzy saw Chloe Gruszynski hit for 11 first half points while Taylor Bemis added on seven.

The Cougars, who struggled to keep pace fell even further behind over the second half as the Wolverines outscored them 34-15.

Gruszynski topped all scorers with 13 points while Kieren Gribben added 11 onto the Wolverine total. Bemis and Lexi Oyer both chipped in 10 point each.

Coleman was led by Kailey Klimek with nine points and Maria Now with seven. Cameron Compe and Abigail Nowak both added six each.



Thunderhawks Shock Cougars

The home court Oneida Nation Thunderhawks posted a solid win Thursday night when they took down the visiting Coleman Cougar girls.

The Thunderhawks were quick to score in this one and were able to build a lead that more than double that of the Cougars over the first half 38-16.

Oneida stellar first half was keyed in by Sadie Schuman and M'Kenzey Ackley. Schumann and Ackley both struck early and often for 12 points each.

Coleman managed to fire in 27 points over the second half but so did Oneida, giving the Thunderhawks the win.

The Thunderhawks 27 points second half was led by Malia Jacobs who managed to hit for nine points. Schuman had a great second half at the free throw line hitting all but two of her eight shots.

The Cougars were led by Kailey Klimek with nine points. Cameron Compe

with seven and Abigail Nowak with six. Kyla Manning also posted six point on the evening.

Leading scorer for the night was Oneida's Schuman who put together a 20 point evening. Ackley tacked on 18 while Yelih Rodriguez chipped in nine.



Tough Gillett Edges Niagara by Four

The Gillett Tigers hosted the Niagara badgers Tuesday night and barley survived the brutal showdown 49-45.

At the end of the first half Niagara was in the lead 25-22 but thanks to a 7 point differential in the scoring over the second the Tiger were rewarded with a win.

Maddie West led the Badgers with 17 points while Jasmine Racine added on 10.

Taylor Yonker was the viewings top scorer with 19 points and was followed by teammates DeBauch and Karissa School with eight points each.



Wausaukee Girls Get Win Over Lena

The Wausaukee Rangers girls basketball team took a nice 53-42 win over a competitive Lena Wildcats squad.

Lena Looked amazing in the second half but the same couldn't not be said of their first half performance. With the Rangers shooting out the lights for 28 first frame points the Wildcats struggled leaving only eight points on the board over the first half.

Madelyn Schlies helped the Rangers get ahead early with 10 points to open the game while Kaelyn Schlies fired in eight points.

Over the second half the Wildcats found some life in the shooting of Ally Demmith who made a 14 point second half push helping to add up 34 points to close the game for the Wildcats.

Madelyn Schlies never skipped a beat in this game , firing in another 12 points over the closing frame.

Madelyn Schlies led the way for the Rangers and topped all scorers with 22 points. Kaelyn Schlies chipped in 14 while Kalia Backhaul scored five.



Bobcats Bounce Rebels

The Florence Bobcat girls took a 52-46 win over the loan/Wabeno Rebels Thursday night.

Leading the way for the Bobcats was Jenna Springer who was able to post 15 points and 11 rebounds on the night. Jordyn Springer followed her up with 14 points and five rebounds while Alicia Genlhoff posted seven points and three rebounds.



Badgers Dig Up Win Over STAA

The Niagara Badgers girls basketball team bagged a 59-27 win over the the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers Thursday night.

Thanks to a good start the Badgers cruised their way to the win. Over the first the Badgers paced their way to a 21-9 lead.

The Second half wasn't all too different as the Badgers battled out a 38-18 differential with the Wildcats.

Jasmine Racine was the evenings top scorer with 16 points for her Badgers. Teammate Maddie West fired in 13 while Jessica Oratch gave the team 12.

Alexa Pristelski led the way for the Cavaliers with 10 points. Halle Beranek scored eight.



Wausaukee Posts Win Over Laona/Wabeno

The Wausaukee Ranger girl's basketball team took a 57-41 victory over the visiting Laona/Wabeno Rebels Friday night.

Wausaukee led exiting the first half which had everything to do right some hard fought basketball by all involved. The Rebels were no exception they stayed right with the Rangers the for nearly three quarters of the game.

Wausaukee fired in 25 to start things up while The Rebels kept on their heels with 20 points, on both side of the court the teams got multiple players involved in the scrum.

Whatever it was that head coach Dave Messar said over the intermission it must have worked because the rangers hit the court a different team both offensively and defensively.

On the offensive side the Rangers were able to fire in 32 more points while holding the Rebels to just 21 second half points for the win.

The Rebels' leading scorer was Kylie Higgins with 15 points and top scoring honors. Teammates Hannah Christiansen, H. Babich and Emma Harris all attacked the net for seven points each.

Leading the Rangers was Natalie Schroeder with 13 points and Maedlyn Schlies who also posted 13 points. Kaelyn Schlies registered 11 on the night.



Oconto Defeats GB NEW Lutheran

The Oconto Blue Devil girls took a 50-39 victory over the visiting Green Bay NEW Lutheran Blazers.

Oconto held the edge after the first half with 24 points to the Blazers' 20.

Oconto's Sydney Koch led the way for the Oconto girls over the first half with 10 points.

Oconto's defense did a great job shutdown the Blazer's over the second half holding the visitors to 19 points while adding another 26 of their own.

Koch led all scorers with 19 points while Teammate Mara Allen Chipped in eight.



STAA Falls To Stockbridge

The St. Thomas Aquinas girls fell to stockbridge in Marinette Tuesday night 51-37.

Biggest difference maker in this one? 27 first half points from a balanced attack from the Stockbridge girls. STAA posted 18 over the first half while adding on 19 over the second.

Were it not for the efforts of the evenings top scorer Alexa Pristelski things could have been much worse. Pristelski never quit and ended the night with 23 points. Millie Benson did her part with nine.

Rhonda Cole led Stockbridge with 16 points while Grace Vereehey added on 11.

Suring Slaps

Lena With Loss

The Suring Eagles stole the show in Lena Tuesday night as they took down the Wildcat girls 53-35.

The game was firmly in the grasp of the Eagles from start to finish as Suring held the 26-17 edge at the half.

Over the second half During was able to keep things pretty much the same as the differential played out 27-18.

Lena was led by Ally Demmith with nine points and Huberty with seven.

Suring's Kylee Stelzer led all scorers with 16 points while Paige Krueger added on 14. Wylee VanBellinger got eight.



Peshtigo Falls to Kewaunee in Defensive Battle

Peshtigo fell to Kewaunee 38-27 on Monday, ending its home schedule on a sour note after a tough offensive night.

The Bulldogs fell behind 16-11 at the end of the first half and weren't able to come back. Senior Emma Frederickson led the Bulldogs on senior night with nine points. The senior-heavy Bulldogs struggled offensively at the end of the season, but Hannah Swanson, who averaged over nine points per game this season, believes the team can right the ship before postseason play.

"We have good hopes of improving our offensive outcomes in time for the postseason," Swanson said. "We have been working on more offensive strategies and more shooting-focused drills."

Senior Madi Martin finished with eight points. The team has six seniors who have been playing together since they were young.

"All of us seniors have had an amazing time playing together throughout the years," Swanson said. "We have grown not only as a team but as great friends too."

Sara Dax led Kewaunee with 14 points, while Moc Tlacha had 12.



Maroons Fall to Flivvers

The Kingsford Flivvers took down the Menominee Maroons on Monday, Feb. 12, 60-48.

The Flivvers had a 15-8 lead after the first quarter, taking a 33-26 lead at half. A 16-10 third quarter was enough to close off the Maroons.

Kingsford's Jordyn Kriegl had 19 points to top all scorers, while Brooke Kriegl and Sam Cross each had 12.

Emma Anderson's 13 was the Maroons' best, while Emma Hofer and Erin Barrette had 10.



Marinette Claims Conference Win at Clintonville

Marinette got its second North Eastern Conference win of the season against Clintonville on Thursday, Feb. 8, 41-33.

The Marines led 18 to 14 at the break after a low-scoring first half, though they put up 23 points in the second half.

McKenzie Bebo scored 15 points to lead the Marines, while Mady Sims dumped in 10 and Maddie Schultz had six.

Clintonville's leading scorer was Abby King with 11 points. Lizzy Weatherwax added eight.



Marines Sneak Past Waupaca

Marinette squeaked out a close one against Waupaca on Saturday, Feb. 10, winning 55-53, their second win of the week.

Katelyn Kitzinger had 16 points for the Marines, while Abby Wingender contributed 11 and Maddie Schultz got 10. Mady Sims finished with seven.

Emma Smidt had 29 for Waupaca, who have just one win this season and hold a 1-19 record overall.



Peshtigo Stumbles on the Road at Gibraltar

Gibraltar defeated Peshtigo 42-33 on Friday, Feb. 9 on another tough night for the Bulldogs offensively.

The Bulldogs were down 21-18 at the half, and couldn't get things going in the second half.

Shae Tonn and Hannah Swanson each scored eight points for Peshtigo, while Madi Martin and Emma Frederickson each had six.

Payton Pluff led Gibraltar with 12 points, while Riley Haleen put in 10.


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