THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Coleman Tops Gillett in M&O Showdown
Issue Date: December 29, 2020
The Coleman Cougar girls had some serious competition in the home court Gillett Tigers last Tuesday as they barely overcame the Tigers 69-61.
"Rebounding was great tonight too," said Coleman Head Coach Todd Olsen. "The girls just played great basketball tonight. It was well played and hard-fought."
The seven-point victory was held through most of the game as the Cougars controlled the scoreboard over the first half 39-32.
"I can't complain after tonight," said Olsen. "We have been working very hard in practice on getting our shots to land. We emphasized our defense as well and tonight we saw some great press break."
What made Coleman's attack so impressive was that three players all lead the way with identical score tallies. Aubrey Bintz, Hailey Zimmer, and Cameron Compe all added up 17 points each with some pretty hard-hitting play.
"I thought we played well over the first half," said Gillett Head Coach Justin Daul. "We did pretty darn good in the second half as well. We've got some talent but so does Coleman. We play them again in 10 days and I know that game is just as good."
Gillett was led by Aubrey DeBauch with 25 points and Karissa Schaal with 15 points. Macy Franti chipped in 11 points.
"It was a great battle," said Daul. "We hit a good amount of shots and played great the whole way through. It's one of the best basketball games I've seen in a while."
Crivitz Outlasts Florence
The Crivitz Wolverines took a 35-27 victory over the Florence Bobcats Tuesday night after going shot for shot with them over the first half.
The Wolverines certainly didn't run away with the matchup as the Florence girls kept pace over the opening minutes entering the locker room ahead 18-17. But a tough and scrappy Wolverine squad was able to fire back over the second half with 18 points to the Bobcats nine.
Leading the way for the Bobcats was Isabella Milan with 13 points and Lacey enders with eight points. Paige Uren finished with four.
Marinette Gets Beaten by Denmark
The Marinette Marine girls took a 60-49 loss to the Denmark Vikings last week.
Leading the way for the Marines was Pieper with 27 points and Chenier with 14 points. Renikow posted three on the night.
Denmark was led by Schott with 20 points and Hermans with 14 points.
Lena Goes Wild on Goodman-Pembine
The Lena Wildcats certainly wanted the win Monday night when they took on the Goodman-Pembine Patriots who they handedly defeated 47-20.
The win was highlighted by an amazing start by the Lena girls who fired in 31 points while holding the Patriots at just five points.
That differential was just too much for GP to overcome as they shot for 15 more points in the second half while Lena crushed its way to another 16 points.
Lena's Cheala Rabas earned top scoring honors for the Wildcats with 14 points while Kennedy Marquardt chipped in 11 points to the effort. Breanna Koslowsky got seven on the night.
The Patriots were led by Colette Gilbert with eight points and Cate Gilbert with seven points.
Marinette Gets Shutdown by Wrightstown
The Marinette Marines were hard-pressed to get the offensive wheels turning Monday night as they took on the Wrightstown Tigers who defeated them by a large 62-24 margin.
Marinette's Hannah Chenier did what she could to stop the Tiger advance, getting six first-half points while Matti Renikow posted a basket along with Jordan Boettcher for all of Marinette's first-half points.
By the game's end, Chenier led the Marines with 11 points while Renikow followed up with four points. Pieper bagged three points while Boettcher, Kacalo, and Wingender all finished with two points each.
Niagara Defeats Wausaukee
The Niagara Badgers blasted the Wausaukee Ranger girls last week in Niagara on Tuesday night with a 52-29 final verdict.
Niagara got ahead early and never looked back as they held the distinct edge going into the locker room 24-13.
Another 28 Niagara points helped to push the Badgers way past the Rangers who could only muster a 16 point second half.
Top scoring honors were shared between Niagara's Alyssa Cretton and Wausaukee's Rachel Schlies who both posted 16 points for their teams.