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Lady Bucs Earn Split
The UW-Marinette Lady Bucs came up with a hardwood split this past week, rallying past Fox Valley Tech 66-53 Wednesday before falling to UW-Fox Valley 85-77 Monday. The split leaves Marinette with a 2-4 record for the season heading into a November 20 clash at Marshfield.
The Bucs did not play on Saturday due to the fact that Washington has decided to cancel the womens season. UW-Barron has also dropped the womens program but Marinette managed to add Gogebic to its schedule.
For Lady Bucs
The UW Marinette lady cagers overcame a sloppy start Wednesday and came away with the 66-53 win over Fox Valley Tech.
Inconsistent play early on from the Bucs led to the Fox Valley gang taking a 30-27 lead into intermission. It was during the break that the team got some strong motivational words from the coaching staff, words that seemed to fire the team up heading into second-half action.
Guard Paige Vincent (54) turned into a human highlight reel; stealing, dishing, shooting, playing smart defense. She came up with two baskets in the third quarter, a long distance shot that touched nothing but a bit of cord followed by a sweet drive to the bucket that paid off for two points, to spark a Marinette run that propelled the local gang to a 45-37 lead with just over nine minutes left to play. The team was never really challenged again from that point on.
Vincent finished with 14 points, seven boards and three steals. Shannen Ganter, freshman guard from Peshtigo High, chipped in 12 points and three steals while teammate Gloriann Waube turned in 10 points and four rebounds.
Lady Bucs Fall To
Fox Valley 85-77
Former Peshtigo standout guard Shannen Ganter had a breakout game, scoring 18 points and pulling down four rebounds, but it wasn't enough to get the Lady Bucs ahead of the UW-Fox valley crew as they lost 85-77 on Monday night at Max E. Peterson Field House.
Early on, it looked like the local ladies were going to cruise to victory, jumping out to a 24-7 lead, only to completely let off the gas from there and watch the Cyclones catch up to and then roar past them for what ended up being a lopsided result going the other way.
For Marinette (2-4), Lindsey Krajewski had 18 points and nine rebounds while Amanda Lesandrini chipped in nine points and four boards.
Fox Valley (3-1) got a combined 55 points from Cheyanne McFarlin and Jess Runge as they took control of the contest.