Crivitz & Wausaukee Grab Key Wins/ Peshtigo Stops Oconto in O.T.Issue Date: January 16, 2019
Crivitz Pulls Away From Suring on Gruszynski's Big Night
Chloe Gruszynski's 24 points were more than enough to get her over the 1,000-point mark on Friday, as her Crivitz Wolverines defeated the Suring Eagles 71-50.
Crivitz led 39-26 at the half and kept things going in the second half for the 21-point win.
"We were doing well on defense and we just needed to wait after the first pass to find the open cutter or be more patient on our shots," Gruszynski said of her team's halftime adjustments.
In addition to her 24, Sianna Guns had 13 points and Emalee Johnson scored 18.
Gruzynski, who hit the career mark in the first half, said it wasn't her career goal to hit 1,000 points when she started out, but it grew through the years and became something she was working toward.
"That wasn't my main goal. My main goal was just to be an asset to the team, not only scoring, but defense and assisting my team," she said. "It feels great. It took a lot of hard work and a lot of time in the gym and that pays off. If you have a bad day at the gym shooting, you have to keep going and working hard to achieve what your goal is and mine was 1,000 points."
Suring got 16 points from Kylee Stelzer, 13 from Paige Krueger and a 10-spot from Wylee Van Bellinger.
Rangers Pull Away With Big
2nd Half, Stop Badgers 55-38
The Wausaukee Rangers defeated Niagara 55-38 on Friday, with three players having big second halves.
Wausaukee led 25-22 at the half, but it pulled away with a 30-point second half, while holding the Badgers to 16. Madelyn Schlies, Courtney Messar and Stephanie Murray had 23 of the team's 30 points in the second half to lead the way.
Schlies had 17 points total, Messar had 13 and Murray chipped in 10.
Niagara was led by Jasmine Racine, who had 12 points, making two three-pointers in the game. Jaida Maki and Cailin Hagerty had seven and six respectively.s
Bulldogs Top Blue Devils
In Overtime 51-46
A balanced scoring attack keyed the Peshtigo Bulldogs to a 51-46 overtime win over I-41 rivals Oconto on Monday.
With seconds to go, Jenna Hornblad knocked down a deep three-pointer to tie the game at 39 following a missed free throw.
Peshtigo coach Bruce Parkovich said he was hoping the ball wouldn't fall to Hornblad after the free throw, but it did and she dribbled all the way down the court to hit the shot that took things to overtime.
"From where I was standing, I could tell it was right on line but it hit the backboard and went in. She had it pitch perfect there to get it up there. Of course, it was parents night over there. The crowd went pretty wild. I just had to tell the girls "we're still in the game,'" Parkovich said. "Going into overtime, we had confidence that we were going to be all right."
The Bulldogs have struggled to get consistent scoring outside of freshman Lianna Baxter this season, but the Bulldogs got points from up and down the bench Monday with a couple of players fouled out.
Baxter got her usual points, scoring a game-high 21 points. Grace Wickman scored 11, with seven in the second half and Mikennah Reek stepped up for a key seven points. Sidney Gullicksen and Gabby Perry, who have each proven they can be second options at times this season, had four apiece.
Parkovich said the Bulldogs had "a lot of different people" make big contributions in the game. On Reek, Parkovich said "they kept fouling her and she kept making them. I give her credit. Coming off the bench is tough and she really came through."
Hornblad had 13 points and Mara Allen had her usually solid performance from the center position, scoring 18.
The Coleman Cougar girls were out matched last Tuesday when they took on the Bonduel Bears who had little trouble surpassing the Cougars, doing son with a 76-42 final verdict.
Bonduel was strong from the start and held the advantage going into the half 34-25.
Leading the Cougars was Cameron Compe who poosted 13 points. Bailey Ziemer bagged 11 points while Kyla Manning chipped in seven.
Bonduel was led by the evening top scorer Kara Troxel who went wild for 27 points. Kylie Guenther scored 14.
Bobcats Take Win Over Three Lakes
The Florence Bobcats held strong and defeated Three Lakes 68-57 Thursday night.
Leading the efforts for the Bobcats was Jenna Springer who amassed 24 points. Savannah Vassar chipped in 12 while Jordan Springer added on 10 points.
Niagara Slams Coleman
The Niagara Badger girls basketball team took a nice and easy win over the Coleman Cougars last Thursday when they handed the Cougars a 74-45 final readout.
Niagara, behind the scoring push of Jasmine Racine found themselves in the lead at the half 36-20 and they never looked back.
By the end of the night Racine had earned top scrounging honors with 19 points. Jessica Oratch chipped in 13 while Caitlyn Huberty added up 11 points.
Coelman's Cameron Compe kept things lgoing for the Cougars with 12 points while Hailey Ziemer and Michaela Heitler both got eight point each
Lena Defeats STAA
The Lena Wildcats took a close victory over the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Cavalier Thursday night 44-40.
STAA trailed at the half 25-19 but returned fire over the closing frame with a 21-19 point differential.
Lena was lewd by Maddy Herald with 17 points and Portier with 11 points.
STAA's Alexa Pristelski led all scorers with 19 points while Hallie Beanek chipped in 13 points.
Gillett Secures Win Over Lena
The Gillett Tiger girls took a nice conference victory over the hosting Lena Wildcats Monday night 55-22.
At the half Gillett pretty had this contest put away, as they held a 31-12 point edge.
Leading the Wildcats was Maddy Herald with 11 points and Portier with seven.
Gillett was led by a couple 20 point scorers. Aubrey DeBauch led the way for all scorers with 22 points while Karissa Schaal got 20 points for her Tigers.
Offensive Minded Gibraltar Out Scores Coleman 80-55
Coleman fell to a high-scoring Gibraltar team on Friday, allowing 80 points.
The Cougars didn't have a bad offensive output at 55 points, but they couldn't hang with the offensive prowess of Gibraltar.
Coleman was led by Cameron Compe, who dropped 27 points in a losing effort. Hailey Ziemer had 12.
Gibraltar got 33 points from Payton Pluff, who lit up the scoreboard throughout, helped by three teammates in double figures. Kayla Follingstad had 11 and both Karlee Kita and Abbi Sitte had 12.
Niagara's Offensive Outburst Leads Them Past Coleman
Niagara racked up the points over Coleman in a 74-45 win.
Jasmine Racine led with 19 points, followed by three other double-digit scorers. Jessica Oratch had 13, Cassandra Gill scored 12, and Caitlyn Hagerty posted 11. Alyssa Cretton and Jaida Maki each posted six as Niagara jumped out to a 36-20 lead at the half.
Coleman got 12 from Cameron Compe and eight from the pair of Hailey Ziemer and Michaela Zeitler. Madelyn Hoida had six and Mackenzie Champagne scored five.
Anderson Leads Maroons Past Marines in M&M Game
Menominee sophomore Emma Anderson dropped 31 points on the Marinette Marines Friday to lead the Maroons to a 59-43 win.
She scored over half of her team's points in the win after heading into the break down three points.
Behind Anderson, Erin Barrette had 11 and Emma Hofer chipped in nine.
Lost a bit in Anderson's performance was Katelyn Kitzinger's 21-point performance for the Marines. Mady Sims scored eight.
Menominee Tops Escanaba in Tough Defensive Battle
In a low-scoring game, Menominee defeated Escanaba 41-34 on Monday.
The Eskymos trailed 21-18 at the half and sputtered a bit in the second half as well, scoring 16 points.
Menominee's Emma Anderson scored 14 points to lead the visiting Maroons in the game.
Nicole Kamine had 16 points in the loss for Escanaba.
Mustangs Pull Away From Marines with Second Half Run
The game was close at half, but the Little Chute Mustangs trampled the Marinette Marines in the second half on Friday.
At the half, Marinette trailed by just one, 23-22. The second half didn't go as well, as Little Chute outscored Marinette 40-11 to get a 63-33 win.
Abby Wingender scored 12 to lead Marinette. Katelyn Kitzinger had seven and Cora Wendt scored nine.
Little Chute's Hannah Vandenberg had 21 to lead the way for the Mustangs, while Aubrie Hermsen chipped in 15 to help the team to a 30-point win.
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