Wausaukee Holds Half Game M&O Lead; Race to Be Decided This WeekIssue Date: February 14, 2019
Peshtigo Gets Past Gibraltar in Overtime
Peshtigo defeated Gibraltar 47-42 in overtime on Friday.
Peshtigo trailed 22-16 at the halftime break after a six-point run by Gibraltar heading into the break.
By 10:08 left, Peshtigo had taken a 29-26 lead in what was a low-scoring start to the half.
Gibraltar tied things up a minute later at 29. Peshtigo took a 35-29 lead on two Lianna Baxter free throws and it looked like it was going to pull away, but Gibraltar wouldn't go away and Peshtigo didn't score in the final two minutes and 30 seconds. The game was tied at 36 after regulation play.
In overtime, Gibraltar couldn't unlock a stingy Peshtigo defense. With three minutes left, Gibraltar scored for the period's first points, but Peshtigo knocked down nine of 10 free throws in the final three minutes to get the win.
Sidney Gullicksen and Baxter were big down the stretch, with Gullicksen knocking down six free throws and Baxter making three of four.
Baxter finished with 16 points and Gullicksen had 11. Gabby Perry added 7.
"Sidney Gullicksen just did a great job of handling the ball the whole game and making the free throws at the end," Peshtigo coach Bruce Parkovich said.
He also credited, Perry, Allison Dudka and Grace Wickman, who each knocked down 3-pointers in the second half.
"Sometimes they hesitate, but not the second half, they didn't, so I give them credit," Parkovich said.
For Gibraltar, Payton Pluff had 21 points, including 12 in the second half on 10 made free throws.
"Pluff is a real good ball-player, no doubt," Parkovich said.
Wausaukee Weathers Storm To Take Down Lena
The Wausukee Ranger girls braved the drive before the storm last Monday to meet the Lena Wildcats in Lena, defeating them 61-18, before winter storm Destiny struck.
The Rangers had something in common with the weather Monday night, when it started, it really came down, as the Rangers snowed in the Wildcats under a 33-5 first half readout.
During that first half of play the Rangers saw Kaelyn and Madelyn Schlies combine for 16 points.
Lena's McKenna Portier showed a spark in the second half when she fired in nine points.
Madelyn and Kaelyn Schlies, along with Stephanie Murray all shared the top scoring spot with 12 points each. Natalie Schoreder pitched in eight to the effort.
Lena was led by Portier with 12 points, enough for her to share in the top scoring honors for the night, while teammate Potter pitched in four points.
Coleman Shutsdown STAA
The Coleman Cougar girls took a solid win over the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers Friday night 61-43.
Though STAA was the eventual loser of the match, they started strong and took the lead going into the half 25-24.
The first half lead was built upon a great first half from the Cavvies Alexa Pristelski who punched the ticket on nine first half points.
Cameron Compe fired away during the first for the Cougars, hitting a triple helping of three pointers.
A 37 point effort over the second half outweighed STAA's 18 point effort.
That great second half was keyed by Coleman's Kyla Manning and Hailey Ziemer. Manning piled up 13 points before the closing buzzer while Ziemer fired in 10. Manning and Compe shared in the leading their Cougars with 16 points each while Manning followed up with a superlative 15 points.
Pristelski took the evenings top scoring spot with 23 points, while teammate Halle Beranek chipped in 10. Livia Benson posted eight.
Florence Falls To Crandon
The Florence Bobcats took a hard loss ton the Crandon Cardinals Friday night 72-45.
Cassie Larson did all she could for the Bobcats posting 14 points on the evening while teammate Jordan Springer followed up with 10 points. Jenna Springer got nine.
Kewaunee Takes Oconto By Strom
The Kewuanee Storm girls where not going to be denied a victory Friday night when they visited the Oconto Blue Devils who they shot down 61-32.
Though things got out of hand for the Blue Devils over the second half, the first was a real dogfight with both teams taking turns chasing each others tails. At the first buzzer the score was tied 22-22.
But thats when the game took a serious turn for the Blue Devils as the Storm readjusted to make more gains. And they did as they out scored the Blue Devils over the closing frame 39-10.
Oconto was led by Jenna Hornblad with 10 points and Aubrey Bucheger with eight points. Ellen Sohrweide, Maggie Sohrweide and Mara Allen all posted four points each.
Top scoring honors went to Kewaunee's Sara Dax who posted a whopping 25 point readout. Mac Tlachac added 20 points while K. Metzler added 10.
Tigers Trounce Cougars
Saturday afternoon the Gillett Tigers hosted the Coleman Cougars and it was the girls in black and red that were the victors after 24 minutes of game time, 70-48.
From the get go the Tigers started spacing themselves from the Cougars, going up 32-17 by the half.
Over the second half the Tigers' Aubrey DeBauch could not be stopped as she fought her way to a 19 point second half readout. By games end she had amassed the most points of any participant with 26 as a final. Teammate Sydney Young also had a whale of a game as she hit for 20 points. Kris Schaal followed up with 12 points.
Cameron Compe led the way for the Cougars with 18 points while Kyla Manning chipped in 12.
Niagara Posts Win Over STAA
The St. Thomas Aquinas girls played a tough game with the Niagara Badgers in Marinette last Friday but fell short to the invading Badgers 64-51.
Like many games this season the Cavvies didn't control the score board at the final buzzer, but they did however have the evenings top scorer. Alexa Pristelski again showed just how fiery she can be as she amassed a 30 point total for her Cavvies.
Niagara shared in their teams top scoring spot as Jessica Oratch posted 18 points along with Cassie Gill who also posted 18.
For the Cavvie Halle Beranek also had a superlative game, making it to 15 points by the final buzzer.
Wausaukee Posts Easy Win Over Suring
The Wausaukee Ranger girls had little troubles Saturday afternoon as they blasted the ghosting Suring Eagles 54-29.
From the tip off it was all Rangers basketball all the way as the girls in red and white controlled the game pace. Wausaukee kept consistent all night and scored 27 points in both halves of play.
Suring tried to keep pace, as was seen in the effort by Paige Krueger who fired in 15 second half points, but were unable to meet the fast striking Ranger offense.
That fast hitting attack was led by Kaelyn Schlies who earned top scoring honors with 24 Ranger points. Steph Murray piled on 13 to the total while Madelyn Schlies got seven.
Following Krueger on the score sheets for Suring was Linzy Runge with four points and Ryan Wagner, Kylee Seltzer and Huth with two points.
Gibraltar Hands Crivitz Non-Conference Loss
The girls of Gibraltar handed the Crivitz Wolverines a non-conference loss Sunday afternoon 48-32.
The close loss for the Wolverines was keyed by Gibraltar's Payton Pluff who amassed an 18 point effort.
Crivitz's Chloe Gruszynski did all she could to stem the Viking attack, hitting for 15 points while teammate Emalee Johnsen helped out with 11 points.
Pluff was followed by Karlee Kita with 10 points and Abby Sitte with eight.
Oneida Nation Finds Win Over Coleman
The Oneida Nation Thunderhawks, who have an eye on the conference title, kept their championship hopes alive Monday afternoon with a 59-44 handling of the home court Coleman Cougars.
It was a 35 point first half effort that would leave the Cougars reeling over the second half, as they fired in 26 points to help narrow the lead.
Oneida had four of their starters shine during the game. Sadie Schuman and Naomi House led the way for their team with 13 points each while Malia Jacobs posted 12. Yelih Rodriguez tallied 10.
Coleman was led by the evenings top scorer Kyla Manning with 15 points. Cameron Compe posted nine.
Wausaukee Leaves Lena in the Dust
The Wausaukee Ranger girls posted a quick win over there hosting Lena Wildcats Monday night 61-18.
Wausaukee was led by Steph Murray, Madelyn Schlies and Kaelyn Schlies who all post6ed 12 points each. Lena was led by Portier with 12 points.
Kewaunee Pulls Away From Oconto in Second Half
Kewaunee defeated Oconto 61-32 on Friday.
The teams were tied at 22 at halftime, but Oconto scored just 10 points in the second half, while the Storm finished with a 39-spot in the half.
Sara Dax led all scorers with 25 points and Mac Tlachac had 20.
Jenna Hornblad finished with 10 points for Oconto and Aubree Bucheger scored 8.
Menominee Downs Kingsford With Strong Second Half
Menominee's girls defeated Kingsford 52-42 on Monday.
The Maroons got 16 from Emma Anderson, while Erin Barrette had 15 and Jenna Nolde scored 10. Menominee led by just a point at the half, but the Maroons played a strong second half to win by double digits.
Kingsford's Brooke Kriegl had 17 points to lead all scorers.
Marinette Goes On Win Streak With Win Over FVL
The Marinette Marine girls posted thier second straight win Tuesday night when they defeated Fox Valley Lutheran 47-46.
The Marines overcame an 11 point defcicit at the intermission to secure wthe win in the final moments of the game.
The Marine defense, with less than 15 seconds remaining held strong, forceing FVL to make some untimley mistakes leading to the victory.
Abby Wingender led the Marines with 17 points while Katelyn Kitzinger posted 12 points.
Marines Edge Panthers in NEC Match Up
As they say, basketball is a game of runs.
On Friday, Marinette made its run and refused to let Oconto Falls really make one of its own in a 65-62 win.
With just seven seconds to go, Marinette led 65-62. The Panthers couldn't find a shot in the final seconds and Marinette escaped with a win. Getting to that point was a back-and-forth battle.
Marinette took a 24-22 lead into the half, but it looked like they would run away with it. With 13 minutes to go, the Marines led 40-31, but Katelyn Kitzinger picked up her fourth foul with about 12 to play.
"If she gets her fifth foul that early, it's over from there on," Marinette coach Bob Smith said. From there, it was about withstanding the Panthers' run. Oconto Falls picked up its scoring, but Marinette seemed to match it at every step, not allowing Oconto Falls to get an 8 or 10-point run.
"I told the girls, "they're going to make their runs. They get their run, just match it. It's a game of runs. If they get a stop, we have to get a stop. If they get a score, we have to match it,'" Smith said.
The Marines did that for the most part, keeping their offense strong in the second half with a big game from Mady Sims, who scored a team-high 19 points. Auburn Waloway chipped in 9.
What stuck out was the Marines' passing through the Panther zone, according to Smith.
"We have a couple nice shooters, but it's just hard for us when they're in a zone like that or even when they're pressuring man to man, we struggle making good passes, so I thought we did really well tonight with our passing," he said. "We had a couple that were a little iffy, but other than that, I was very pleased with how they worked and they kept fighting the entire second half."
While some coaches have bemoaned the canceled games due to the weather, Smith said his Marines spent the last two weeks working on the press break, which paid off late in Friday's game.
"I knew the kids were getting sick and tired of it, but it showed tonight where we ran our press break," Smith said. "We knew right where to go, we knew what they were going to try to do, so that helped having two weeks off."
Oconto Falls got 21 points from Kari Albrecht, Sammy Shallow had 11 and Morgan Helmle added 10.
Bulldogs Jump on Pioneers Early, Coast to 46-33 Win
You don't lose many games when you allow only seven points in a half, which is what the Peshtigo Bulldogs did against Sevastopol on Saturday.
Peshtigo led 19-7 after one half, with Lianna Baxter leading the way. She outscored Sevastopol by herself, scoring 12 in the period.
She finished with a game-high 18 points and 17 rebounds in the 46-33 Peshtigo victory.
Gabby Perry scored all 11 of her points in the second half to help Baxter on the offensive end and Grace Wickman finished the game with six points.
Sevastopol's Zoe Kuehn did get rolling in the second half, scoring 15 of her 16 to spur an offensive outburst, but the Bulldogs comfortably held on for the win.
Menominee Uses Defense to Get Win Over Wabeno/Laona
Menominee used a good third quarter on the defensive end to take a win over Wabeno/Laona on Saturday, 46-37.
Leading 24-22 at the half, Menominee put the clamps on to hold Wabeno/Laona to just four points and take an eight-point lead into the final quarter, where it held on for the nine-point win.
Keagan Monroe led Menominee with 22 points. Aidan Bellisle and Dante Sartorelli scored 8 apiece and Brock Barrette chipped in 6.
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