Wausaukee and Oneida Share M&O PenthouseIssue Date: January 23, 2019
Rangers Get Defensive In win Over Cougars
Wausaukee continues to roll in the M&O Conference, winning 58-31 over Coleman on Thursday.
The Rangers led 31-20 at the half and locked things down defensively to seal a comfortable win. The Cougars finished with just 11 points in the second half. They tried to shoot more three-pointers than in the first half, when the gameplan was to run and gun a bit more, but the shots weren't falling.
The Cougars weren't helped by Cameron Compe getting into foul trouble. She has been the most consistent offensive force in Coleman green this season, but she finished with two points in the game.
"We had a gameplan. A lot of our shots didn't go in and Cameron got into foul trouble, unfortunately, because she's one of our better shooters and one of our higher scorers," Coleman coach Glen Ziemer said.
Hailey Ziemer finished with nine points to lead Coleman, making all of her shots from deep, while Kyla Manning had eight points.
"Defense has been kind of our motto all year. That's a really good team and we held them to 31 points and I think defensively, I don't think we're giving up 40 points on average for the year," Wausaukee coach Dave Messar said. "There are nights, no matter how good of a shooter you are, that rim is tiny, but if you can play that defense, you're going to be in every game and the girls have bought into it and they love to play defense. Kids coming off my bench would sooner just play the defensive role, so that's encouraging."
Wausaukee's top scorer was Madelyn Schlies, who had 18 in the game. Kaelyn Schlies wasn't far behind, as she chipped in 13. Natalie Schroeder got into double figures with 10 and Stephanie Murray had six.
Messar compared Coleman to his own team a couple years ago.
"That's a really good team. They are where we were two years ago," he said. "Nothing will replace them but more playing time and we've acknowledged that and earned our stripes to get to where we are."
Messar was obviously happy with his team's effort in its 11th win of the season.
"I had to go to my bench early on and we only have seven true players but we used them all and they know their role," he said. "They don't care if it's two minutes here or there or it's eight. They all come in positively and hustle. It's a great tribute to those kids."
Gladstone comes From Behind Late ot Nip Menominee
On a cold snowy night outside, the Menominee Maroon shooting went cold against Gladstone on Tuesday as the Maroons dropped a 40-36 Great Northern Conference contest.
With 30 seconds to go in the game, Gladstone's Alaina Trudeau hit a three-pointer to give the Braves a lead and the Braves held on for the win.
The Maroons just couldn't find their shooting stroke in the game, but they kept attempting quite a few deep shots.
"Ball movement, I thought, was very good for us offensively. We were able to get those open shots but tonight they weren't falling," Menominee coach Lucas Chouinard said. "We need to do a better job realizing when shots aren't falling, we have to take the ball to the basket and try to get them in a little bit of foul trouble. Second half, we didn't do a good job of that."
Menominee had a 21-20 lead at the halftime break and a 29-28 lead after three quarters. Gladstone's offense wasn't elite, but it was just enough to get them over the hump Tuesday night as they beat the Menominee zone for 12 points to the Maroons' seven.
"We tried to throw them off a little bit. We thought based on matchups we could maybe get some easy steals and I thought we were able to create some pressure, we were able to get some deflections," Chouinard said. "Unfortunately, we were not able to get the amount of steals we would like, but at the same time, we made them speed up, but they did a good job adjusting, finding the open holes and they made the open shots."
Emma Anderson was the only Maroon in double figures on the offensive end. Erin Barrette had six and Jenna Nolde added five, with nine Menominee players getting on the scoresheet.
Gladstone's Megan Crow had a game-high points and Trudeau scored 11 including her late three-pointer.
Gillett Gouges STAA In Win
The Gillett Tigers were all over the court Thursday night as the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Cavalier's found out, falling by way of a thirty point spread 63-33.
It was pretty much all Tigers all the way as a 37 point first half effort shadowed STAA's 18 opening half points.
Though they fell hard the Cavaliers' Alexa Pristelski still looked like one of the best players in the confence as she posted a team lead 19 points on the night. Livia benson posted eight while Halle Beranek got six.
Top scoring honors however went to Gilett's Aubrey DeBauch who posted 25 points on the night. Karissa Schaal followed with 11 points while Sydney Young posted 10 on the night.
Wolverine Girls Building Up Steam
The Crivitz Woverine girls basketball team is begeingin to pick up some momentum going into the later portions of the season and last Thursday they showed what they could do with a resounding win over the visiting Lena Wildcats 76-31.
Talk about a good start, the Wolverines tore loose from the starting gates and left the Wildcats eating dust as the first half readout wrapped up at 45-17.
During that first half Crivitz's Emalle Johnsen fired in 10 points while Morgan Vanlanen, Sianna Guns and Chloe Gruszynski all pitched in eight points each.
Bailey Bemis took the initiative during the second half, sinking two behind the arc buckets while hitting for another six points. by the end of competition Bemis had earned top scoring honors for the night with 16 points. Guns followed with 14 points while Gruszynski piled up 13 on the night.
Lena was led by the efforts of Madysen Herald who posted 11 points. McKenna Portier got 10 while Jordan Dolata secured seven.
Niagara Gets Past Suring in Overtime
The Niagara Badgers girls basketball team had to stay tough for both halves as they held on to defeat the visiting Suring Eagles 60-49.
The 11 point victory wasn't built till late in the game. Suring in fact controlled the scored board over the first half as they shot their way top a 25-21 lead. But a 26 point effort by the Badger offense and a defensive push that kept the Eagles to 22 second half points would send the game into overtime.
Suring experienced a power hiccup over that overtime period and saw the Badgers out pace them 13-2.
Leading all scorers for the night was Niagara's Jessica Oratch who found her way to a 19 point serving. Jasmine Racine gave a great effort as well, shooting her way to 17 points. Alyssa Cretton, Jaida Maki and Cailin Hagerty all chipped in six points each.
Suring's Kylee Steelier got 16 points to lead the Eagles while Wylee VanBellinger added on an additional 15 points. Paige Krueger got seven.
Florence Wins Barn Burner Over Laona/Wabeno
The Florence Bobcat girls and the Laoan/Wabeno Rebels treated their fans to quite a defensive battle Friday night in Florence as the two teams slugged it out over both halves for a 37-33 readout in favor of the Bobcats.
Close from start to finish, no doubt, as the Rebels were near at the half 22-20.
Florence outdid the rebels over the closing frame 15-13.
Kathleen Selden led the way for the Bobcats with 12 points while Jordan Springer chipped in 11. Jenna Springer got six.
Crivitz Defeats STAA
The St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers hosted the Crivitz Wolverines Friday night and the game quickly divulged into a blowout.
Though the Cavaliers have a hard time going this season they certainly can put up points, just not enough of them. It seems almost every game this season has seen one Cavalier posts great number while the other struggle to get into a groove.
This night it was Halle Beranek's turn to take the lead, doing so with 18 points on the night. enough for top scoring honors.
The Wolverines saw Chloe Gruszynski lead the way with 16 points while teammate Emalee Johnsen got 15. Riley Mueller posted nine.
Suring Secures Win Over Coleman
The Suring Eagle girls, who have all the ability to put games away earlier, did so Monday night on their home court when they took down Coleman 65-48.
The opening frame saw one Eagle go crazy from behind the arc. Kyle Stelzer was the Eagle and 12 points were the reward. All of which made their way in from behind the arc.
Coleman certianly wasn't disheartened by all the three, in fact they battled back and found themselves just a short bit behind the lead 31-27.
But a 34 point offenivse effort by the Eagles and a 21 point stand by their defense secured the win for the Eagles.
Wylie VanBellinger went on to take top scoring honors with 15 points. She also struck four time from behind the arc. Steelier followed up with 12 points while Paige Kruger added on 10 points.
Niagara Posts Second Win Of Week Over Lena
The Niagara Badgers had a nice week of play, defeating first Suring then Lena 60-38 Monday night in Lena.
Leading the way for the Badgers was Jasmine Racine who earned top scoring honors with her 16 points. Jessica Oratch added on 15 points while Jaida Maki chipped in 10.
Maddy Hearald led the way for Wildcats with 14 points.
Wausaukee On A Scoring Roll
The Wausaukee Ranger girls have been unstoppable the past week at the hoop. In their earlier game they scored as much in one half as their opponent did all game. Well they did it again, This time over the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers who they put away with a 66-32 final readout.
Wausaukee was again able to outscore their opponents final score with a first half score, well almost, one point short.
Stephanie Murray and Kaelyn Schlies combined during the first half for 19 points.
By the end of the game Murray had amassed enough points for top scoring spot with 15 points. Kalyn Schlies got 14 points while Madelyn Schlies chipped in 12. Natalie Schoreder ended the night with 11 points.
Leading the Cavvies was Alexa Pristelski with 13 points and Halle Beranek got nine while Livia Benson posted eight.
Menominee's Comeback Falls Short in Loss to Kingsford
Menominee fell 55-48 to Kingsford in the Great Northern Conference on Friday.
The Maroons were down 18-15 at the end of the first quarter and 26-22 at the half following a slow-moving second quarter. The Maroons couldn't finish with a win in the second half. They trailed by 11 at the end of the third quarter and made a late comeback, but it wasn't enough.
The Maroons were led by Emma Anderson, who had 14 points. Emma Hofer scored 12, Erin Barrette had six and the pair of Sarah Barrette and Jenna Nolde each scored five.
Kingsford's Olivia Allen scored 17 points to lead the Flivvers.
Maroons Slip Past Panthers in Overtime
Menominee topped Oconto Falls 57-54 in overtime in an interstate battle Monday night.
Menominee led 26-23 at the halftime break. The teams were knotted up at 47 heading into overtime, where Menominee came away with the win.
Jenna Nolde led the Maroons with 17 points. Emma Anderson had 16 points and Emma Hofer had 11.
Oconto Falls got 12 points from Natalie Brauer and Katie Albrecht had 10 points.
The Maroons went 17-for-22 at the free throw line in the game.
Kitzinger Leads Marinette Past Waupaca
Marinette defeated Waupaca 61-55 on Friday behind a strong performance from Katelyn Kitzinger.
She scored 29 points to lead Marinette to a win in the game and stop a losing streak.
At the halftime break, Marinette trailed 22-20, but the Marines scored 41 in the second half to come away with a mark in the win column.
Marinette got 11 points from Mady Sims and eight from Cora Wendt.
Gillett Upsets Oneida
The Gillett Tigers had a big game last Monday night against the league leading Oneida Nation Thunderhawks. Well after the dust settled the Tiger were on top 53-42.
It was Aubrey DeBauch's night as she bagged an overwhelming amount of the points. She ended the game as the nights top scorer with 29 points. Teammate Karissa Schaal chipped in 11 while Cameryn Long scored eight.
Oneida was led by Sadie Schuman with 13 points.
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