Crivitz Tightens Grip on M&O Conference TitleIssue Date: January 24, 2018
Bulldogs Power Past Pioneers
Peshtigo played stifling defense to defeat Sevastopol 58-37 on the road on Tuesday, Jan. 23.
The Bulldogs led 30-17 at the break, and continued their dominance into the second half, holding Sevastopol to 20 points.
Shae Tonn and Madi Martin led the Bulldogs with 13 points each. Martin had 10 points in the first half.
Emma Freederickson had 10 and Hannah Swanson had eight for the Bulldogs, who bounced back after a tough loss last week to Oconto.
Grace Brauer led the Pioneers with 10 points, eight of which came in the second half. Amber Roalkvan had seven points.
Rangers Post Win Over Cougars
The Wausaukee Rangers hosted the Coleman Cougars Thursday night for an M&O Conference showdown that saw the Rangers take an early lead and hang on for the 59-42 victory.
After the Rangers took the court the Cougars were ready to do battle, keeping pace to the half where Wausaukee led 27-26. The first half saw Kaelyn Schlies open up the Cougar defense a bit with eight points while Coleman's Cameron Compe fired back with 13 points for her Cougars.
The heated first half cooled down over the second, at least it did for the Cougars who were only able to muster a 16 point closing push. The Rangers on the other hand began building up a head of steam, piling on 32 more points to their first half total.
Over that second half Wausaukee's Natalie Schroeder found her rhythm with nine points while Maddison Renikow backed her up with six more points.
Compe was thew evening's top scorer with 13 points while the next nearest scorer, Kailey Klimek produced six. Michaela Zeitler got five.
Wausaukee was led by Kaelyn Schlies with 12 points, Renikow with 11 and Schroeder and Madelyn Schlies with nine points.
Tigers Too Much for Cavaliers
Gillett came out firing to take a 43-3 halftime lead over St. Thomas Aquinas on Thursday, Jan. 18, coming away with a 61-16 win.
"It was just playing sound, proper defense and falling back into the man-to-man," Tigers Coach Justin Dual said after the game. "All five on the court played well. You can't ask for more than to give up only three points in the first half."
Nine players scored for the Tigers, with Kaitlyn Schaal's 11 leading the way. Camryn Long had nine and Sydney Young finished with seven for the Tigers, who had a very balanced scoring attack.
"They're well-coached, they're much-improved," Dual said, adding that his team was able to prepare more for the Cavs this time around. "The girls probably took care of the game themselves."
Millie Benson led the Cavalettes with eight points and Alexa Pristelski had seven.
Niagara Nips Suring
The Niagara Badgers traveled to Suring Thursday night for a contest with the Eagles which they took by way of a 42-33 differential.
The relatively low score ring match up was highlighted by a 20 point push by the Badgers over the first half. that push was led by Cassie Gill who who put up nine points to get her Badgers on the move.
Suring's Wylee VanBellinger and Paige Krueger did all they could to keep the Badgers at bay over the first as the two combined for 12 of their teams 17 first half points.
By the end of the night Niagara's Gill topped the scoring charts with 17 points. Jessica Oratch posted 11 while Ki' Eircidy Hannah added on seven.
Oconto Smothers Sevastopol
The Oconto Blue Devils had no issue handling the competition Friday night as they crushed the visiting Sevastopol Pioneers 59-33.
A huge first half by the Blue Devils, which saw them go up 21-12, was built thanks to a top notch effort by Mara Allen. She went wild over the opening minutes bagging 15 points.
Sevastopol's Lexie LeClair fought back over the second half with 12 points but an amazing effort fro the Oconto bench ensure that no comeback was possible.Over the second half Oconto's Sydney Koch fired in three three pointers.
By the end of competition Oconto's Allen had amassed a outstanding 30 points. Koch followed up with 15.
Vikings Capture Cougars
The Gibraltar Vikings hosted the Coleman Cougars Saturday afternoon for a non-conference match that saw the Vikings victorious 67-33.
It was a tough night for the Cougars, who struggled to keep up with the basket hungry Vikings. After one half of play the Vikings enjoyed a hefty 35-19 lead thanks to a fantastic free throw line performance by Payton Pluff who was nearly perfect with a seven of eight readout.
A 14 point effort by the Cougars would be far fewer points than needed as the Gibraltar girls piled on another 32 to close the game.
Viking Raina Haleen was the games top performer with 15 points. Plus posted 13 while Kayla Follingstad got 10 points.
Coleman was led by Hailey Ziemer with nine points while Michaela Zeitler and Cameron Compe added six points each.
Florence Falls to Three Lakes
The Florence Bobcats couldn't come up with enough to out do the Three Lakes girls as they fell behind a 70-37 readout.
Leading the way for the Bobcats was Kathleen Selden with 10 points and Savannah Vassar with eight. Cassie Larson posted six on the evening.
Florence Takes Win Over Phelps
The Florence Bobcats got to add a "W" to their schedule for this season as they pulverized the Phelps girls 63-35.
It was Jordyn Springer's night as she fired off 25 points for her Bobcats. She was followed by Cassie Larson with eight points and Kathleen Selden with eight points as well.
Niagara Slides By Norway
The Niagara Badger girls basketball squad came away fro their contest with the Norway Michigan girls with a 32-29 victory.
Low scoring was how the game began as Norway held the slight advantage going into the intermission 13-11. That changed over the second half as the Badgers hit the court running, passing Norway with a 21-16 second half readout.
Top scoring honors were shared between Niagara's Ki' Ercidy Hannah and Norway's M. Clifford who both managed to post 11 points.
Niagara was also led by Jasmine Racine with 10 points and Jessica Oratch with five.
Menominee Falls To Gladstone
The Menominee Maroon Girls were faced with a loss Tuesday night when they took on the hosting Gladstone Braves, who took the win 41-33.
The close contest as a real barn burning for nearly all the game, minus the third quarter where the Maroons experienced a bit of a break down. During the quarter the Maroon scoring machine slipped and the Braves took the advantage.
Maroons Come Up Short Against Flivvers
The Kingsford Flivvers used a 16-point third quarter to pull away from the Menominee Maroons on Friday, Jan. 19.
Kingsford led 25-24 at the half, but a 16-9 third quarter was too much to overcome, as the Maroons fell, 50-40.
Emma Anderson led the Maroons with 17 points, and she was the only Maroon in double figures and the games' leading scorer.
Kingsford's Renee Roberts had 14.
Mustangs Charge Past Marines
The Little Chute girls pulled away in the second half for a 61-43 home win over Marinette on Thursday, Jan. 18.
Hannah Vandenberg had a game-high 25 for the Mustangs, while Marinette was led by McKenzie Bebo, who scored 16. Katelyn Kitzinger had nine, while Auburn Waloway and Mady Sims had six points each.
The Marines fell to 2-10 overall.
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