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Peshtigo, Coleman Keep Rolling
Top 2 Teams Claim Easy League Wins
It was an easy week for the top two teams in the M-O Conference as Peshtigo and Coleman rolled to lopsided wins. The league leading Bulldogs improved their league mark to 7-0 with a 58-32 thrashing of Lena while Coleman (6-1) rode a 27 point performance from Abby Bieber to a 59-19 road rout of Wausaukee.
Third place Suring improved to 5-2 with a 38-29 victory over Oconto County rival Gillett.
The M-O girls slate will feature double duty with 4 games on Friday, January 24 and 4 more on Tuesday, January 28. Peshtigo will put its perfect mark on the line entertaining Crivitz then heading to Suring to begin the second half of league play.
Coleman will host STAA Friday before getting a bye.
Bulldogs Too Much
For Lena Cagers 58-32
The Peshtigo girls headed to Lena Friday night and were not gracious at all, roughing up their hosts for a convincing 58-32 M-O victory to stay atop the standings.
Peshtigo used an 18-5 third quarter to put the game out of reach.
The winners were paced by a fantastic 19-point performance from Carly Dietrich, followed up by 11 from Amanda Majewski and eight from Nicole Motkowski.
Connecting for 12 baskets and 3-7 free throws, Abby Bieber outscored the entire Wausaukee team with a 27 point performance. Bieber did most of her scoring damage in the first half with 8 points in the opening frame and 10 more in period two.
Makenzie Sadowski followed with 14 points and Tori Bushmaker 6.
Coleman claimed a 14-6 first quarter lead only to see the Wausaukee gals cut the deficit to 14-12 midway through period two. That was as close as the Rangers would get with Coleman finishing the half on a 12-0 run for a 26-12 spread.
The Cougars continued to dominate in the second half with a 33-7 scoring edge.
Kaylor DeLaet topped Wausaukee with 8 points and Alexis Ranallo added 5.
Coleman also won the jayvee game 35-19.
Suring Takes Care
Of Gillett 38-29
Gillett got 10 points from Rebecca Wolfe and another nine from Kara Brennan but they couldn't solve the Eagles in Suring as the home team held on for the 38-29 victory.
Leading the way for the winners was Kelsey School with 12 points, followed by 10 from Erin Fisher and nine from Breanna Tienor.
The Crivitz girls lost a heartbreaker Thursday on their home floor as Niagara came to town and denied the Wolverines their third win of the season, escaping with a 35-34 victory.
Coach Joe Eastman's gang, which had battled all the way back from a 16-7 deficit at halftime, were led by a big 16 point performance from Jennifer Kempka and got another eight ticks from Victoria Neumann.
Niagara got 15 each from Brooklyn Wolosyn and Maria Miller.