Wausaukee off to Fast Start for 2018-19 SeasonIssue Date: December 6, 2018
Wausaukee Annihilates STAA
The Wausaukee Rangers took no prisoners last Monday when they defeated the visiting St`. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers 69-19.
After the first half the Rangers were way out ahead of STAA 37-13 and it only got worse as the Rangers stopped STAA at six second half points.
Leading all scorers during the game was Wausaukee's Madelyn Schlies who posted 18 points. Natalie Schroeder got 15 points on the night while Murray chipped in 10 points.
Alexa Pristelski led the way for STAA with 11 points.
Gillett Pressure Leads to Win Over STAA
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy was out-manned by Gillett on Friday, falling 68-24.
The Cavalettes have just five players on the roster, while Gillett has 11. By halftime, Gillett led STAA 38-15.
STAA had just three players score. Olivia Benson finished with a team-high 14 and Alexa Pristelski put up eight. Hallie Beranek had a bucket.
"We had a difficult time with Gillett's size and strength. With only five girls we tend to get worn down," STAA coach Mark Simon said. "Lily LeFebvre played much better and more aggressive on the boards tonight. She's only in her second year of basketball and getting better all the time. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season."
Meanwhile, Gillett put four players in double figures. Aubrey DeBauch had a game-high 16, while Karissa Schaal and Grace Wickman posted 13 each and Sydney Young scored 11.
Wausaukee Breezes by Coleman 79-39
Wausaukee doubled up Coleman on Friday, 78-39.
The high-flying Rangers scored 35 in the first half, but led by just 12. In the second half, they kept the pressure on and turned on their defense, holding Coleman to 16 in the period.
Kaelyn and Madelyn Schlies had 20 and 19 points, respectively. Courtney Messar had 13 and Emily Shaw got eight.
Coleman got 14 from Hailey Ziemer and Kyla Manning had nine.
Wolverines Hand Wildcats Loss
The Crivitz Wolverines were near unstoppable against the Lena Wildcats Monday night when they took down the Wildcats 65-42.
The huge win was built upon a great first half by the Wolverines who found themselves ahead of the curve at the half 33-17.
Lena made some considerable improvements over the second half, scoring 25 points to the Wolverines 32, but were unable to hold the Wolverines back with that 32 point effort.
Lena's Portier scored 19 points on the night to lead all scorers while teammate Alyana Peterson posted seven points while Spratlin got six.
The Wolverines had four scorers in double digits. Chloe Gruszynski and Richlen both posted 14 points each while Jose Bemis and Emalee Johnsen added 11 points each.
Coleman Falls In Close Battle
The Coleman Cougars feel to the Suring Eagles Monday night when the Eagles handed the Cougars a 46-40 loss.
It was Suring's 25 point first half that would ultimately spell defeat for the Cougars. In that first half Suring wads able to muster 25 points while holding the Cougar offense to just 12 points.
Coleman returned fire during the second half, scoring 28 to Suring's 21.
Suring was led by the efforts of Kylee Steelier who posted 12 points. Ryan Wagner and Paige Krueger both tacked on 10 points each.
Coleman was led by Hailey Zimmer and Cameron Compe with 10 points each and Kyla Manning with eight.
Niagara Slams Lena With Loss
The Niagara Badgers played some tough ball last Monday when they took down the Lena Wildcats 56-36.
Niagara was able to find some considerable wiggle room over the first half, outscoring the Wildcats 21-11.
The Wildcats had a better second half, getting 25 but the Badgers would not be denied another 35 points to bring them to that 20 point lead.
Cassie Gill led all scorers for the Badgers with 17 points on the night while Jasmine Racine chipped in 14 points.
Maddy Herald led the way for the Wildcats with 11 points while Alyana Peterson posted nine.
Laona/Wabeno Defeats Florence
The Laona/Wabeno Rebels took a 56-49 victory over the Florence Bobcats Monday night.
Florence was led by Jenna Springer with 15 points and Jordyn Springer with 10 points.
Big First Half Pushes Oneida Nation Past Gillett
Gillett outscored Oneida Nation in the second half on Monday, but it wasn't enough to overcome a rough first half, as the Tigers fell 73-54.
Oneida Nation led 42-20 at the break, limiting the effect of Gillett's 34-31 second half.
Gillett's Aubrey DeBauch had 17 points, while Karissa Schaal had 12 and Sydney Young contributed 11.
The Thunderhawks were led by Sadie Schuman, as the junior dumped in 25 points, the most of any player in the game.
Oneida Nation has established itself as a force in the M&O Conference, starting the season 5-0. Gillett is 5-1.
Bulldogs Pull Away From Pioneers in Second Half
Peshtigo defeated Sevastopol 50-38 on Thursday with a strong second half.
The Bulldogs led 21-19 at the midway point, but the offensive found more of a groove in the second half, scoring 29 to get the win over Sevastopol's 19.
Lianna Baxter wrote another chapter in her early career history, as the freshman dumped in 25 points, making 13 of 21 free throws and scoring six buckets from the field. Grace Wickman was the next-highest scorer on the Bulldogs with eight, while Sidney Gullicksen had six.
Sevastopol's leading scorer was Amber Roalkvan, who had 19 points with four three-pointers.
Peshtigo's JV team won 32-9. Four Bulldogs had six apiece.
Hot Shooting Eagles Too Much for Bulldogs
Things didn't quite come together for the Peshtigo Bulldogs against Southern Door on Tuesday, as they fell 61-39.
In the blink of an eye, the Bulldogs were down 25-8, with a couple of three-point shots helping push SD to the early lead. At the half, the lead was 37-21.
With a six-point run, the Bulldogs cut the lead to 10, but it didn't get any closer than that. Southern Door countered with its own six-point run and the Bulldogs couldn't keep it close, falling by 22.
Three-pointers and offensive rebounding hurt Peshtigo on the night.
"They're probably one of the better three-point shooting teams in our conference and certainly they showed that to us tonight. Between missing shots and then they get the rebound and put it in and three-point shots, that really hurt us and put us in a hole," Peshtigo coach Bruce Parkovich said. "It almost looked like they had a lot of layups and three-point shots the whole first half, hardly anything else in between. They're a good team, I know they're the second-best team in the conference, so we have our work cut out for us."
Coming off a 25-point night, freshman Lianna Baxter didn't have a night like she was accustomed to in the early part of the season, scoring four points. Sophomore Grace Wickman scored 11 points to lead the team.
"She always can drive, but tonight she made some outside shots and she made 3-for-4 free throws too, so it was a nice night for her," Parkovich said. "Only a sophomore and hopefully we can get some consistent scoring from her."
Gabby Perry had seven points off the bench and Sidney Gullicksen had six. The Bulldogs lost almost every main contributor from last season, so there's a bit of a learning curve, even for the coaching staff.
"I have to understand, too, that we've got a lot of young girls playing and almost all of them have never played varsity before, even our seniors, so it's a learning experience," Parkovich said. "This is only the fourth game and we're going to have to go slowly with some of these girls. Eventually, I'm sure that they're going to want to work and get better and we can be competitive against a number of teams then."
Southern Door scored seven three-pointers on the night.
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