THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wausaukee Gets Jump Start on Season; Undefeated in Non-Conference Play
Issue Date: December 5, 2019
Wausaukee Keeps Rolling in Win Over Green Bay West
The Wausaukee Rangers girls' basketball squad had a fantastic night Tuesday evening when they took on home court Green Bay West who they defeated 49-34.
Steph Murray, Madelyn Schlies and Rachel Schlies all had a great first half to help propel the Rangers to an early lead. Murray tossed in eight first half points while M. Schlies gave the Rangers five in the opening frame. R. Schlies shot her way to six first half points.
After the 27 point rally to start the game the Rangers stayed pretty consistent with another 22 points to close the match.
Green Bay West was able to manage 17 points in the first half thanks to a eight point effort from Taeja Morrow.
M. Schlies kept the Rangers well ahead in the second half with six points while Kaelyn Schlies picked up any slack that was there with eight points.
By games end Green Bay West's Morrow had amassed 19 points for the evenings top scoring honors. Teammates Keysha Allen and Abby Hynek both tacked on five point each.
Kaelyn Schlies and Madelyn Schlies both added up 11 points each while Steph Murray and Rachel Schlies both got 10 points each.
Niagara Gets Conference Season on Track With Win Over Coleman
The Coleman Cougar girls hosted the Niagar a Badgers and were overwhelmed by the Badgers experience and size as the Badgers came away with the 64-38 victory.
"This is team basketball and you have to have a team," said Niagara head coach Karl Lamoreaux. "We had four players with double figures tonight which was great. Alyssa Cretton and Jessica Ortach all have the size they need to make steals and turnovers which we did well tonight."
Niagara sought to get the lead early and did so with a 34 point effort over the opening Frame. The Badger defense did a great job as well holding the Cougars to 18.
"A lot of mental mistakes were made," said Coleman Head Coach Todd Olsen. "We got in foul trouble right away. Before the ten minute mark I had nearly all my starters in foul troubles. Niagara has some good athletes with good size."
With the lead in their hands at half the Badgers crushed to victory, posting 30 second half points to Coleman's 20.
Niagara was led by the evening two top scorers Jessica Oratch and Jasmine Racine who both post 16 points each. Alyssa Cretton and Jadi Maki both added 11 points each.
Coleman was led by Aubrey Blintz with 11 points.
"We have eight seniors on this team, "said Lamoreaux "That was a good team we just beat. I am very happy with the way our girls played. I think our veteran players were the difference makers in this one."
Coleman Takes Loss to Oconto
The Oconto Blue Devil girls had their hands full against the Coleman Cougars Tuesday evening when they faced the tough Cougar squad at home, taking the loss 44-26.
The Cougars were quick hitting from the start, piling up 23 points while their tough defense stood its ground holding the Blue Devils to just 26 total points.
Coleman superlative first half effort was led by Cameron Compe who hit a three and made seven free throws for 10 first half points.
The Cougars kept the score coming with a fantastic second half that saw them roll to 21 more points while employing a very well rounded attack, in fact nearly everyone on the roster score at least once in that closing frame.
Compe took top scoring honors for the Cougars with 13 points while teammate Hailey Ziemer chipped in nine points. Michaela Heitler added eight to the total.
Oconto was led by Aubrey Bucheger with seven points and Hannah Moe with seven points. Jenna Hornblad and Hallie Wusterberth both gave their team four points each.
Florence Defeats St. Thomas Aquinas
The Florence Bobcats pulled together a 48-24 win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers Monday night.
STAA struggled to get much going over the first half as the Bobcats went wild for a 33-4 lead.
After a short break in the locker room the STAA girls were able to muster a 20 point effort while the Bobcats held their lead comfortably with 15 additional points.
Jordyn Springer and Madison Neuens both took top scoring honors for the Bobcats with 11 points each. Lacey Enders and Jenna Springer both got nine points on the evening.
Wausaukee Gets Early Season Win, Defeats Three Lakes
The Wausaukee Rangers are looking like they may be the team to beat this season amongst the M&O area. Monday night they continued to show thinner strengths with a commanding 44-36 win over the visiting Three Lakes girls.
The Wausaukee girls looked to score early and often doing so with a 23 point readout over the first half. During that superlative first half effort the girls in red looked to Madelyn Schlies to carry the bulk of the scoring as she shot her way to 10 of those 23 points.
Three Lakes' 13 point effort was keyed in by S. Lurvey who hit two three point buckets as well as two free throws.
Wausaukee kept Three Lakes at bay 21 more points in the second half. M. Schlies continued to show success for her team with eight more points while K. Schlies fired in eight second half points.
M. Schlies took top scoring honors for the Rangers with 18 points on the night while K. Schlies chipped in 12 to the winning effort.. Steph Murray added up seven.
Three Lakes' Lurvey shot her way to 11 points while T. Kolling got nine.
Marinette Gets Solid Win Over Green Bay East
The Marinette Marine girls took a more than solid win over the Green Bay East Girls last Monday night, defeating the Green Bay squad 50-35.
The rout was highlighted by a great second half by the Marines offense and defense.
Marinette started the game tough, getting 23 points off some great play from Katelyn Kitzingen and Auburn Waloway. Kitzinger led the way in the first half with nine points while Waloway kept the scores coming with eight points. Sam Pieper chipped in a three pointer over the first.
GB East however was only able to manage 19 first half points and things only got worse for them as they were held to just 16 points by Marinette's stalwart defense.
Marinette pushed their game tally up to 50 over the second half thanks to a nine point effort from Kitzinger and two points from five of her team mates. Waloway hit a three pointer in the closing frame as well.
Kitzinger led all scorers during the match with 18 points to her name. Walkway ended the night with 10 points while Pieper got seven.
GB East's Tatiana Gonin got 13 points for her team while Judi Munoz-Lopez pitched in 10 to the effort.
Gillett Takes Down STAA
The Gillett Tigers gave the St. Thomas Aquinas girls a hard loss as they shellacked their way to a 69-35 win over the visiting Cavaliers Tuesday night.
It was Karissa Schaal's night for the Tigers as she fired her way to a game high 26 points. Aubrey DeBauch got 14 points while teammate Long added eight.
STAA was led by Pristelski with 15 points and Knox with five. Livia Benson chipped in four.
Unstoppable Wausaukee Gets Win Over Lena
The Wausaukee Lady Rangers are looking like they can't be stopped as they shutdown the visiting Lena Wildcats in M&O conference play 64-22 Tuesday night.
For Wausaukee its been all about the defense and it really is starting to show. Many of their games this season have seen them hold opposing teams in just around 30 points. Last Tuesday they bettered that mark by holding the Wildcats to just 22. by seasons end they just might be shutting teams out.
Over the first half the Rangers plowed their way to 34 points while that stalwart defense kept Lena away from the hoop with only seven point show show for their efforts.
Madelyn Schlies did her part over the first half with eight points while Rachel Schlies chipped in seven points.Allison Versaskas added five over the first half.
Lena's C. Rabas hit a three pointer over the first while Lillian Sellen and C. Potter both chipped in two for that seven point first half readout.
Murray increased her pace over the second half for the Rangers, shooting her way to eight points while R. Schlies added seven more points.
Lena desperately tried to make up ground over the second half as N. McNurlen hit for two three point buckets.
At games end McNurlen led the way for the Wildcats with six points while B. Spreatlin and C. Potter both got four points.
The rout was led by the evenings top scorer R. Schlies with 14 points. Murray and M. Schlies both added 12 points each to the tally while A. Edelbeck, Kaelyn Schlies and Versaskas all chipped in seven points each.
Florence Continues Winning Ways over Norway
The Florence Bobcat girls posted a strong win over the Norway girls Tuesday night, defeating them by way of 42-27 final readout.
Playing Michigan rules the Bobcats played a four quarter game which saw them lead out of the first quarter 10-4 and entering the half 22-12.
The Bobcats kept consistent with 12 points over the third and closed with eight points in the fourth as the Norway girls posted a nine point fourth quarter.
Jenna Springer led the way with 16 points while Jordan Springer chipped in 10 points. Madison Neuens got eight on the night.
Oneida Nation Defeats Crivitz in Conference Play
The Crivitz Wolverines had to face off with a M&O conference rival Tuesday night as the Oneida Nation Thunderhawk girls rolled into town. The Tough Thunderhawks proved that they are a force to be reckoned with as they defeated Crivitz 46-39.
Straight out of the gate the Thunderhawks started to roll and found themselves in the lead at the half 24-19. Leading the charge over the first half for Oneida Nation was Malia Jacobs who fired in two three pointers as well as a two for her eight first half points. Apparently the Thunderhawks have some long range shooters as Sadie Schumann hit one over the first along with M'Kenzey Ackley who hit one.
Oneida Nation was able to keep ahead during the second half as well as they outscored Crivitz 22-20.
Though the Wolverines took a loss they did have the evening's top scorer Chloe Gruszynski, who fired in 17 points. Sienna Guns added six while Morgan VanLanen got four.
The Thunderhawks were led by Schumann with 16 points and Jacobs with 12 points. Ackley posted 11 points.
STAA Defeats Twin Cities for First Win of the Year
The Twin City Eagles basketball squad took on the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers who defeated them 59-18.
It was all STAA all the way as the St. Thomas girls went wild over the first half of their game with the Eagles. Halle Beranek shot the lights out for 13 first half points, helping to propel her Cavvies to a 29-7 halftime lead.
An additional 30 points were scored over the second half for the Cavies While the Eagles picked up the pace just a bit for 11 points.
Beranek took top scoring honors for the Cavvies with 21 points. Livia Benson posted 10 points while Addison Pristelski got seven.