space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* From our readers
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Three New Trails For Hikers, Bikers In Wisconsin
* Deer Advisory Councils Provide Opportunity For Local Input
* Ardent Fisherman Objects To Proposed Pan Fish Rules
* Cougars Off And Running
* Town of Peshtigo Fire Dept. Hosts Golf Outing Sept. 12

space
Peshtigo Fire
space
e-Edition
Now Available
For more information
click here
dot
THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
space
dot
space

Menominee Slips Past Marinette In Overtime

The Menominee Maroon girls basketball team slipped by host Marinette 49-48 Friday night in game stacked with story lines and more than a little bit of drama over four quarters and an overtime session.

For starters, this latest installment of the cross-river squabble featured the first matchup between new Marinette coach Lukas Maulding and his old team, now led by head coach Lucas Chouinard.

Would Maulding’s familiarity with the Menominee system make up for what looked, on paper anyway, to be a lopsided matchup, with the Maroons victorious in all but one of their games this season while the Marines had managed just one win? Could the Marines handle the paint presence of Amanda Pedersen? Could Menominee contain the always hot-handed Amanda Lesandrini?

The homecourt fans were smiling early as the Marines opened up a 3-1 lead but a drive into the lane by Menominee’s Allison Barley that went for a bucket and another point from the line put the Maroons up by one.

And the race was on.

Barley made it 6-3 Menominee shortly after with a pull-up jumper from 15 feet out and then extended her team’s lead even further with a drive to the hoop that saw the 5’3 guard score despite close coverage by two Marinette defenders.

Down 8-3, the Marines needed a spark. And that is when Lesandrini made her first bit of noise in what would turn out to be a very loud evening of scoring by nailing a three to get Marinette to within a field goal at 8-6.

The Maroons answered with another bucket from Barley but they couldn’t keep their once-comfortable lead as Lesandrini closed the game’s opening quarter with another three pointer as the buzzer blared to bring the score to 10-9.

“Our offense finally showed up,” said Maulding. “We had been averaging around 26 points a game so to come out and put up 48 in this one was really nice. Everything was clicking tonight and it was good to see the girls playing with a lot of confidence.”

Marinette began the second quarter with a statement play on defense as Keisha Stuart stole possession away from the Maroons and broke for the other end of the floor. Stuart wasn’t able to convert the free throw attempts that ensued, the Marines had trouble at the line all night and finished 13 of 21 from the stripe, but her steal set the tone for Marinette’s push for the lead.

Lesandrini’s ridiculous outside shooting touch added yet another layer to her team’s confidence level moments later when she spotted up right in front of the Menominee bench and hit a three to put Marinette back in the lead at 12-10. Up next was more tenacious play from Marinette as a Lesandrini steal turned into a pull up jumper for teammate Cassandra Hilbert at the other end, drawing a timeout whistle for Menominee as the Maroons walked back to their bench staring up at a 14-10 deficit.

But the dramatic theme of this game took a turn in Menominee’s favor to close out the half as the Maroons went to work on offense. The visiting team got scores from Karli Barley, Samantha Krah and Pedersen to get back on track and head into the locker room at halftime with the score tied at 16.

It was more of the same in the second half. Menominee bolted ahead to a 25-18 lead, highlighted by some nice shooting from Courtney Conery before Lesandrini put an end to the drought with yet another shot from outside that cut Menominee’s advantage to 25-21.

The Maroons tightened up on defense and finished the third period ahead 33-24.

In what felt like a must-score possession to start the fourth for Marinette, Stuart delivered with a strong drive into the lane that went for two despite the fact that she had a pair of defenders in her face. The Maroons, keeping their cool throughout all of this highlight-reel scoring from the home team, answered with an Allison Barley basket to stretch their lead to 35-26.

Marinette needed another big play at this point and another big play is what it got from Lesandrini as the senior guard banked in another shot from long distance, cutting the deficit to six. From there, it was Marinette’s Alexandria Cording providing the fireworks the team needed to get back into it. The sophomore guard scored on a jumper, making it 39-37 before adding a steal to her stats that ended up in more Marinette points as Hilbert converted one free throw at the other end to get it to within one.

To say that the rest of regulation play was nail-biting would be putting it pretty mildly.

After a Menominee timeout at 39-38, the Maroons found themselves up by three with less than a minute to go thanks to a pair of clutch free throws by Allia Stewart.

But the Marines got it back to even at 41 on another three from Lesandrini that took its time getting through to the bottom of the cords, bouncing around on the rim several times, every fan in the building on their feet with both hands on their head, before falling with 15 seconds showing on the clock.

But Menominee’s Stewart put the home court crowd back into their seats six seconds later when she catapulted her team into the lead once again with a great drive to the bucket, drawing the foul, which converted for the extra point.

Eight and a half seconds remaining and a three-point gap on the scoreboard. And, given the way this contest had played out so far, what happened next was probably inevitable.

Hilbert had the ball up high on the wing and, naturally, it was looking like the Marines were trying to get Lesandrini loose for the tying shot. But, with time running out, Hilbert ended up dishing it to Stuart, who was way beyond the line at the top of the arc and open.

Stuart let it fly and the shot banked in to tie the score at 44 just as the horn sounded on the fourth quarter.

The back and forth continued in the 4 minute overtime frame as neither team seemed to be slowing down. The Marines made up an early two-point deficit with a bucket from Stephanie Corry down low, only to have Menominee answer with a jumper from Conery. Marinette got a glimpse at double overtime when Hilbert scored on a drive to the lane and got fouled in the process. She missed the free throw but the Marines got the board and called a timeout.

This set up another opportunity for drama as Lesandrini, who tallied a career-high 21 points in the game, would fire a deep three pointer but come up short with the clock winding down. Taylor Roman came away with the rebound on Lesandrini’s missed shot and the Maroons were able to make the trip over the bridge with a victory in the bag.

“We played great defense tonight and that helped keep us in it,” said Maulding after the game. “We’ll be able to build from this performance. The only way to go from here is up for us.”


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
08-27-2014Sports
Three New Trails For Hikers, Bikers In Wisconsin

08-27-2014Sports
Deer Advisory Councils Provide Opportunity For Local Input

08-27-2014Sports
Ardent Fisherman Objects To Proposed Pan Fish Rules

08-27-2014Sports
Cougars Off And Running

08-27-2014Perspectives
From our readers

08-27-2014Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

08-27-2014Perspectives
Country Cousin

08-27-2014Obituaries
Elizabeth Warschkow

08-27-2014Obituaries
Coralie J. Rutke 

08-27-2014Obituaries
Theresa Pucel

08-27-2014Obituaries
Alice F. Mross

08-27-2014Obituaries
Susan P. Mittlestaedt

08-27-2014Obituaries
Robert P. Micoley

08-27-2014Obituaries
Mary Maske

08-27-2014Obituaries
Glenn D. Garvey

08-27-2014Obituaries
Michael J. Dobbins

08-27-2014Obituaries
Charles H. Dettman, Jr.

08-27-2014Obituaries
Lucille M. Charapata

08-27-2014Obituaries
Daniel Bugarsky

08-27-2014Obituaries
Bonnie J. Alswager

08-27-2014Obituaries
Loren C. Schwartz

08-27-2014Obituaries
Ethel M. Schwartz

08-27-2014News
Live Pro Wrestling in Suring Labor Day Weekend

08-27-2014News
Centennial Seeks Slogan, Vendors

08-27-2014News
Wausaukee Legion Picnic Sept. 13

08-27-2014News
Middle Inlet 141 Work Starts Sept. 2

08-27-2014Community - Wausaukee
Seek Crafters, Vendors for Wausaukee Festival

08-27-2014Community - Wausaukee
Registration for New Students

08-27-2014Community - Wausaukee
First Presbyterian Church Marks 125 Years Sept. 7

08-27-2014Community - Wausaukee
T/Wausaukee Is Updated On Garbage Pickup, Mobile Homes

08-27-2014Community - Crivitz
Old Toys Topic at Loomis Days

08-27-2014Community - Crivitz
LNRD Meets Aug. 30

08-27-2014Community - Crivitz
Crivitz VFW Auxiliary Announces Five Contests

08-27-2014Community - Crivitz
Crivitz School District Passes 2014-15 Budget

08-27-2014Community - Coleman
Senior Club to Meet Sept. 8

08-27-2014Community - Coleman
North Kickers To Give Dance Lessons

08-27-2014Community - Coleman
Coleman Village Board Sept. 2

08-27-2014Community - Coleman
Close Coleman Library for 2 Weeks for Repairs

08-27-2014Front Page
Epic Journey Ends For Old Diplomas

08-27-2014Front Page
Wastewater Treatment Plant Electric Bills Show Savings

08-27-2014Front Page
Crivitz School Gets $170,000 Sparsity Aid, Gives 2% Raise

08-27-2014Front Page
County Removes Squad Cars, BearCat From Borrowing List

08-27-2014Front Page
25,000 Attend Marinette County Fair Aug. 21-25

08-20-2014Sports
Town of Peshtigo Fire Dept. Hosts Golf Outing Sept. 12

08-20-2014Sports
Demeny Racing Has Trouble On Crandon’s Short Track

08-20-2014Sports
Crews Will Survey Stream For Lampreys

08-20-2014Sports
Bulldogs Look To Retain Top Spot In Loop; Coleman, Crivitz, Wausaukee Hope To Be In The Mix

08-20-2014Perspectives
Country Cousin

08-20-2014Perspectives
From our readers

08-20-2014Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

08-20-2014News
Cedar River Bridge Walk Royalty Aug. 31

08-20-2014News
Dog Orientation Night Sept. 9

08-20-2014News
Area Students Get Honor Scholarships

08-20-2014News
Pichette Earns Honors

08-20-2014Obituaries
Gerald Wright

08-20-2014Obituaries
Dale L. Wright

08-20-2014Obituaries
Rev. Warren W. Worden

08-20-2014Obituaries
Craig Richlen

08-20-2014Obituaries
Joseph F. Steiner

08-20-2014Obituaries
Rand Lange

08-20-2014Obituaries
Peter C. Kaufman

08-20-2014Obituaries
Hattie Jarmolowicz

08-20-2014Obituaries
Jeffrey A. DesJarlais

08-20-2014Obituaries
Nicholas J. Berkebile

08-20-2014Obituaries
Marilyn R. Becker

08-20-2014Obituaries
Richard S. Zielski

08-20-2014Obituaries
Donald E. Schneider

08-20-2014Obituaries
June E. Peot

08-20-2014Obituaries
Madeline L. Milheiser

08-20-2014Obituaries
Audrey J. Hranach

08-20-2014Obituaries
Alice E. Bowman

08-20-2014Obituaries
Anne M. Apanasiewicz

08-20-2014Obituaries
Rita R. Adkins

08-20-2014Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane Awards County Bid For Perch Lake Road

08-20-2014Community - Wausaukee
Presbyterian Women Oct. 18 Fall Supper

08-20-2014Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Legion Picnic Sept. 13

08-20-2014Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Oktoberfest at Veterans Park Sept. 20

08-20-2014Community - Crivitz
Old Toys Topic at Loomis Days

08-20-2014Community - Crivitz
Legion Trap/22 Shoot Aug. 30

08-20-2014Community - Crivitz
Crivitz School Budget, Annual Meeting Aug. 26

08-20-2014Community - Coleman
20 Area Packer Fans at Hall of Fame Banquet

08-20-2014Community - Coleman
Brazeau Services Sweepstake Winners

08-20-2014Community - Coleman
CCBA Business Showcase Oct. 25

08-20-2014Community - Coleman
Coleman School Board Two Meetings Aug. 25

08-20-2014Front Page
St. Augustine Church Will Mark 125 Years on Sunday

08-20-2014Front Page
Grants Help Middle Inlet Redo 11 Roads

08-20-2014Front Page
Finance Committee Recommends $37,335,000 Borrowing Resolution

08-20-2014Front Page
Sheriff Again Warns of Scams

08-20-2014Front Page
Fun, Entertainment, Rides At County Fair Aug. 21-25

08-13-2014News
Seek Crafters For Fall Fair

08-13-2014News
KC Brat Fry at Lee’s Foods

08-13-2014News
Wagner Centennial Seeks Slogan, Vendors

08-13-2014Sports
Slate Waterfowl Season Guidelines

08-13-2014Sports
2014 Crossbow Deer Season Approved By Natural Resources Board

08-13-2014Sports
Race Like A Girl Night At UPIR

08-13-2014Sports
Redbirds Fight Their Way Through Two Tough Opponents To Claim Latest Wishigan Crown

08-13-2014Perspectives
Country Cousin

08-13-2014Perspectives
From our readers

08-13-2014Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

08-13-2014Obituaries
Tracey Rae Vandeveer

08-13-2014Obituaries
Jeannette O. Peterson

08-13-2014Obituaries
Elerine T. Lampinen

08-13-2014Obituaries
Joan Kapitz

08-13-2014Obituaries
Todd E. Johnson

08-13-2014Obituaries
Arvilla Johnson

08-13-2014Obituaries
Phillip A. Giese

08-13-2014Obituaries
Michael J. Gardon

08-13-2014Obituaries
Lucille R. (Baumler) Beyer

08-13-2014Obituaries
Christopher J. Wold

08-13-2014Obituaries
Roy H. Willmann, Jr.

08-13-2014Obituaries
Ron G. Whiting

08-13-2014Obituaries
Mary A. Wenzel

08-13-2014Obituaries
William H. VonBlaskewicz

08-13-2014Obituaries
Philip K. Radtke, D.D.S.

08-13-2014Obituaries
Bonnie J. Peterson

08-13-2014Obituaries
Eugene Pawlowski

08-13-2014Obituaries
Alice Rouer

08-13-2014Obituaries
Kathleen B. Olson

08-13-2014Obituaries
Ernest J. Olivares

08-13-2014Obituaries
Orin E. Kirchner

08-13-2014Obituaries
Elaine M. Jorgensen

08-13-2014Obituaries
Sandra K. Jagielski

08-13-2014Obituaries
Alfred Edward Hoffman

08-13-2014Obituaries
Doris M. Gustafson

08-13-2014Obituaries
Albert D. Enderby

08-13-2014Obituaries
Phyllis M. Dixon

08-13-2014Obituaries
Edward J. DesJardin 

08-13-2014Obituaries
Patricia A. Cornejo

08-13-2014Obituaries
Donna M. Chaltry

08-13-2014Obituaries
Roger W. Carriveau

08-13-2014Obituaries
Robert Bartz

08-13-2014Obituaries
Harriet Angelich

08-13-2014Community - Crivitz
Ski Cats Perform Final Show Aug. 16

08-13-2014Community - Wausaukee
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

08-13-2014Community - Wausaukee
Silver Cliff Fire, Rescue Big Fundraiser Winners

08-13-2014Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee School Packets Available

08-13-2014Community - Crivitz
49 Golfers Take Part In Doug Kwiatkowski Memoria

08-13-2014Community - Crivitz
Town Asks County To Allow ATV Trail on Bit of County X

08-13-2014Community - Crivitz
Twin Bridge Ski Finale Aug. 16-17

08-13-2014Community - Coleman
Fall Fest Set at Coleman Legion

08-13-2014Community - Coleman
Alyssa Gasser Earns Pharm.D

08-13-2014Front Page
Law Enforcement Committee Requests Two More Deputies

08-13-2014Front Page
2 Area Men Were Also Candidates

08-13-2014Front Page
Burke vs Walker In Governor Race

08-13-2014Front Page
Lakari, Johns Resign Twin County Airport Positions, Judge Rules Anderson On

08-13-2014Front Page
Break Ground For Koehne New Dealership

08-06-2014Sports
Racquetball Lessons At Bond Center

08-06-2014Sports
Peshtigo Youth Football Sets Registration Dates

08-06-2014Sports
Seek Input On New Pipeline Proposal

08-06-2014Sports
Racing Returns To UPIR Track With Features And Accidents


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Do you think the Green Bay Packers will make it to the Super Bowl this season?
space Yes
No
Undecided
space
TO VOTE CLICK
YES, NO or UNDECIDED

Suggest a Question
space .
space
FRONT
space
.
space
CLASSIFIEDS
space
.
space
COMMUNITY
space
.
space
GUEST BOOK
space
.
space
NEWS
space
.
space
OBITS
space
.
space
PERSPECTIVES
space
.
space
SPORTS
space
.
space
SUBSCRIBE
space
.
space
.
space
PESHTIGO FIRE
space
.
space
CUSTOM PRINTING
space
.
space
TIMES' SAVER
space
.
space
Click for Peshtigo, Wisconsin Forecast
FORECAST
space
Quick...
News or Ad Search
Enter News key words.
Enter Ad key words.



Peshtigo Times
841 Maple St
PO Box 187
Peshtigo, WI 54157
Phone: 715-582-4541
Email:
News@
PeshtigoTimes.com

space
Fax: 715-582-4662
© 2000-2014
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites