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Crivitz Falls to Oneida; M&O Lead Reduced to one half Game
Issue Date: January 31, 2018
Oneida Surprises Crivitz With Upset Win
The Oneida Nation thunder hawks, who have been in the title hunt all season long, showed that they have what it take to defeat the top of the rankings as they slammed Crivitz with a 60-45 loss.
Oneida took an earlier lead over the first half thanks to a exemplary effort from M'Kenzey Ackley who fired in 10 points. Sadie Schuman also did her part with seven points while Malie Jacobs scored four of her six free throws.
Though Crivitz stumbled over the first half they woke up over the second as they fired in 31 points, unfortunately for the Wolverines the Thunderhawks had made all they needed in the first half, scoring another 32 over the second for the 60-45 win.
Jacobs led the way for the Thunderhawks and achieved top scoring honors with 17 points. Ackley chipped in 16 while Schumann followed up with 15.
Crivitz's normally high scoring attack was held at bay as Sianna Guns was stopped at 13 and Chloe Gruszynski at 11. Kieren Gribben added on six to the effort.
Florence Takes Down Goodman-Pembine
The Florence Bobcats took a 61-36 win over the Goodman-Pembine Patriots Thursday night.
Even though the Patriots took the loss, they had a few starters put in some really solid minutes. Cassie Larson led the way for the patriots with 15 points and nine rebounds while Jordyn Springer gave her team 11 points and three rebounds. Kathleen Selden chipped in 10 points to the effort.
Coleman Takes Hard Fought Win Over Suring
The Coleman Cougars hosted the String Eagles Saturday afternoon for a conference match up that saw the Cougars victorious by way of a 51-43 verdict.
Coleman took a ten point led exiting the first half ahead 25-15 thanks to great efforts by many of the Cougars. Maria Nowak checked in six points over the first half while Cameron Come posted 10 and Hailey Ziemer four.
Compe continued to dominate over the second half with an additional 10 points.
Suring's shooters warmed up over the second half as Wylee VanBellinger got eight and Paige Krueger nine.
Compe was the games top performer with 20 points on the evening. Teammate Now chipped in nine while Kailey Klimek posted eight.
Suring was led by Krueger and VanBellinger with 10 points each while Kylee Stelzer added on eight to the 43 point total for the Eagles.
Cavaliers Feel Eagles Talons
The Suring Eagles played host to the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers Thursday night and sent them packing by way of a 73-49 final verdict.
The Eagles took flight early, going ahead 32-17 before the first buzzer. Wylee VanBellinger was the main reason the score was so lopsided over the first as she sunk four three pointers and two in close buckets.
Suring held STAA's top scorer at bay over the first half but failed to stop her over the second. That scorer Alexa Pristelski, who has led the way all season for her Cavaliers fought for 18 second half points, 15 of which came by way of the three pointer. She ended the night as the games top scorer with 25 points.
Pristelski was followed by Millie Benson with 12 points and Halle Beranek with 10 points.
VanBellinger led the way for the Eagles with 18 points. Kelsey Smith posted 16 while Kylee Stelzer added on 15 points.
Wausaukee Bags Win Over Gillett
The Wausaukee Rangers hosted the Gillett Tigers Thursday night for an M&O conference contest that saw the Rangers victorious 67-53.
It was a high scoring first half for both teams as Wausaukee battled its way to the 39-30 lead at the half. The lead had everything to do tight the effort put forth by the entire Wausaukee squad, who spread the scoring across seven players.
Gillett's Taylor Yonker found her groove over the the first half with three three point buckets.
It was a great night for Wausaukee's Kaelyn Schlies who fired in 11 first half points before adding on seven ver the second half for the game high 18 points.
Madelyn Schlies chipped in 17 while Natalie Schroeder added on 12.
Yonker led the way for the Tigers with 12 points, Kaitilyn Schaal got nine while Karissa Schaal, Willow Pecha and Aubrey DeBauch all posted seven points apiece.
Rangers Rout Cavaliers
In an M&O conference match up the Wausaukee Rangers handedly defeated the home court St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers 41-19.
STAA had troubles finding an opening in the Wausaukee defense and it showed as Millie Benson piled up 11 points to led her team. Teammate Alexa Pristelski added on six and Livi Benson two for STAA's 19 point grand total.
Wausaukee on the other hand scored at will. Firing in 31 points over the first half. Nearly every single player on the bench contributed to the Ranger win with Kaelyn Schlies topping all Wausaukee scorers with nine points. Natalie Schroeder posted eight while Courtney Messar added on six. Maddison Renikow, Kayla Backhaul and Madelyn Schlies all added on four points each.
Wildcats Wrangle Up Win Over Cougars
In a battle of our area big cats the Coleman Cougars fell to the Lena Wildcats in Lena Thursday night 63-53.
After one half of play it was still anyones game as the Wildcats held the slight edge 29-27.
The Wildcat lead was built upon great first halves by Lena's Brianna Sylvester, Kyle Huberty, Ally Demmith and McKenna Portier. Sylvester and Demmith both posted seven while Huberty got six and Portier five.
Coleman kept pace with some good three point shooting over the first half with Cameron Come, Kyla Manning, Maria Now and kailey Klimek all hitting from behind the arc.
But an fiery second half by the Wildcat would prove to be the decider in this one as Lean outscored Coleman 34-26 over the closing frame.
Demmith found a way to step her game over the second half, firing in 14 points to secure top scoring honors with 21. She was followed by Sylvester with 12 and Huberty with 10. Portier needed the game with nine to her name.
Coleman was led by Compe with 17 points, thanks to a triple helping of three point buckets. Klimek followed with 12 while now needed the evening with seven.
Wausaukee Survives Florence
The Wausaukee Lady Rangers took a 37-39 home court win over the visiting Florence Bobcats Friday night.
Behind six point first half performances by Madelyn Schlies, Kaelyn Schlies and Natalie Schroeder, the Rangers were able to build a 25-19 first half lead.
Florence's Jenna Springer fired in two three pointers to help her Bobcats keep their stride.
The Rangers out dod the Bobcats over the closing Frame with 22 points to the Bobcats 20. Over that second half Kaelyn Schlies went wild, scoring nine more points for a game leading 15 points. She was followed by Madelyn Schlies with 11 and Maddison Renikow with 10.
Springer led the Bobcats with 10 points while Savannah Vassar posted eight.
Gillett Shutsdown Coleman
The Gillett Tigers bagged a 68-25 win over the hosting Coleman Cougars Tuesday night.
Coleman could muster little in the way of points as the Tiger defense stopped the Cougars at 12 first half points.
Gillett on the other hand could not be stopped. Taylor Yonker fired in a couple three pointers on her way to a 10 point first half total helping to bring her team to a 35-12 lead at the half.
Yonker continued to shoot well over the second half, bagging three more long range buckets to bring herself to a game leading 23 points.
Karissa School added on 10 points to the Tiger total while teammates Willow Pecha and Aubrey DeBauch both posted six points each.
Coleman was led by Cameron Compe and Kyla Manning with seven points each. Kailey Klimek got three points.
Maroons Fall To Redettes
The Menominee Maroons fought hard but fell behind as then took a loss to the Marquette Redettes 48-30
Menominee's Emma Anderson led the way for the Maroons with 13 points while Avery Led led the Marquette girls with 12.
Crivitz Regains Composure With Win Over STAA
The Crivitz Wolverines who were handed a their first loss of the season at the hands of the Oneida Nation Thunderhawks, got back on the right track Tuesday night when they obliterated the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers 71-43.
Behind a 10 point first half from Chloe Gruszynski the liveries were able to build up a substantial lead at the half 34-21.
Alexa Pristelski led all scorers with 30 points on the evening. She was followed by Millie Benson with eight.
Gruszynski led the way for the Wolverines with 27 points. Lexi Over fired in 17 points thanks to a five three pointer performance. Sianna Guns added on 14 points.
Suring Takes Win Over Wausaukee
The Suring Eagles took a 45-36 win over the hosting Wausaukee Lady Rangers Tuesday night.
Suring jumped to an early lead going up 10 points before Wausaukee began to make their move. By the end of the half the Rangers had nearly made up all the ground but still trailed 21-19.
Courtney Mesaar battled hard over the first half, leading her team with eight points.
A 24 point second half eclipsed Wausaukee's 17 second half points to give Suring the victory.
Maddison Renikow found a few openings over the second half as she gave her Rangers 10 points.
Renikow took top scoring honors during the game with 13 points. She was followed by Messar with 10 and Natalie Schroeder with six.
Suring was led by Kylee Stelzer with 12 points and Wylee VanBellinger who posted 10 points.
Thunderhawks Roll to Win Over Badgers
The Oneida Nation Thunderhawks who have proved their standing as a true threat in the M&O this season bagged another win Tuesday night when they took on the home court Niagara Badgers for a 42-37 win.
At the half the Thunderhawks held the slight edge 17-14 and continued to hold that edge over the second half where they outscored the badgers 25-23.
Oneida's Sadie Schuman led the way for the Thunderhawks and secured top scoring honors with her tally of 18 points. That 18 had four three pointer in it as well. Teammate Malie Jacobs added on nine as well as M'Kenzey Ackley who also tacked on nine.
Niagara was led by Jasmine racine with 13 points and Cassie Gille with eight. Allison Wells posted five.
Peshtigo Slips By Bonduel
The Peshtigo Bulldogs had a real fight on their hands Tuesday night when they took on the hosting Bonduel Bears. After two very close halves of play the Bulldogs were victorious 45-40.
Peshtigo took the slight edge in the first half, which proved to be very important as they entered the locker room ahead 19-14.
The second half was very close in the scoring as the Bulldogs were outscored 27-26.
Shae Tonn led all scorers with 11 points. Hannah Swanson posted nine while Sidney Gullicksen added seven.
Bonduel was led by Jessie LaBerge with nine points.
Marinette Defeats Oconto
The Marinette Marines bagged a 60-54 win over the Oconto Blue Devils in Marinette Friday night.
Where it not for a superlative effort from Marinette's Kaetlyn Kitzinger the game could have turned out much differently. Kitzinger battled her way to a whopping 27 points to lead all scorers during the game.
Oconto led early but a determined Marine crew would not be denied. The Blue Devils built a big lead in the first going up 19-6 before Marinette began to level the field going into the locker room behind 26-18.
Joining Kitzinger on the top scoring list was Sims with nine points and McKenzie Bebo with eight.
Peshtigo Falls to First Place Southern Door
Peshtigo couldn't buy a bucket against Southern Door on Monday, Jan. 29, dropping a home game 41-31 to the Eagles.
Peshtigo put themselves in a 23-15 hole at the half and weren't able to dig out of it, making just one shot from the field in the second half, though they did make 12-14 free throws in the half.
Hannah Swanson and Shae Tonn led the team with nine points each, with Swanson making six free throws in the second half and Tonn making the team's only shot from the field in the second half. Madi Martin had six.
The Eagles' Meghan La Crosse was the game's high scorer, finishing with 12.