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Niagara is Sole Survivor in Regional Action
Issue Date: March 5, 2020
Niagara Advances With Win Over Three Lakes
The Niagara Badger girls took on the Three Lakes girls last Friday evening and handed the visiting Three Lakes girls the 71-62 loss in WIAA regional playoff action.
The win saw the Badgers fire in more than enough over the first frame. After the first minute had expired the Badgers were firmly in contour of the scoreboard 43-20.
The second half however saw a complete turn around in the scoring. Nearly replicating Niagara's mark from the first half the Three Lakes girls posted 42 closing frame points while the Badgers hit for 28, enough to keep the win their hands.
Alyssa Cretton led the way for the Badgers with 16 points while Cassie Gill added up 14 points. Jessica Oratch and Jasmine Racine both posted 13 points each.
Three Lakes was led by Kara Sowinski with 18 points and Olivia Terlizzi with 14 points. Kortnie Volk posted 10 on the night.
Wausaukee Gets Regional Victory Over Laona/Wabeno
The Wausaukee Ranger girls' season isn't over yet. Last Friday evening they proved to have the right stuff to get the win as they set down their Regional opponent the Laona/Wabeno Rebels 57-51.
A close game it was for the Rangers who found themselves on the wrong end of the lead after one half of play.
Starting the first half the Rangers quickly found out they needed to make a few adjustments as the Rebels shot their way to 32-25 first half lead.
A big part of how the Rebels got ahead was the shooting of Rebel E. Harris who shot her way to three triples over the first.
Wausaukee however was able to recover after the break as Madelyn Schlies and Steph Murray found a way through the tough Rebels defense. The two Ranger shooters combined for 21 second half points.
By games end the Rangers were led by Murray with 19 points and Kaelyn Schlies with 17 points. M. Schlies recorded 12 points on the night.
The Rebels were led by Harris with 21 points and E. Krawze with 10 points.
Wolverines Wrangle Up Regional Win
The Crivitz Wolverines posted a solid WIAA Regional win last Friday night in crivitz when they took down the visiting Shiocton Wolves by way of a 65-51 final verdict.
The Wolverines, behind a handful of three pointers and some great defense were able to stop the Wolves at 28 points while scoring 31 of their own for the first half lead.
During the first half Wolverine Chloe Gruszynski fired in two three pointers to go along with her four free throw points.
Emalee Johnsen kept the scores coming for the Crivitz girls as she hit seven points over the first before finishing strong with seven second half points.
Gruszynski led the way for the Wolverines with 22 points on the night. Johnson followed up her high scoring teammate with 14 points while Bailey Bemis chipped in nine to the effort.
Shiocton was led by Skylar Bruns with 22 points and Larissa Young with eight points. Ari Stingle added on seven.
Gillett Continues Down Tourney Trail With Win Over Gibraltar
The Gillett Tigers who proved to be tough competition this year, kept their post season hopes alive last Friday evening when they faced off against the Vikings of Gibraltar who they repelled from the hardwood of Gillett with a close 59-56 final tally.
The Tigers weren't by any mean handed the win, they had to fight tooth and nail for it., After the opening frame of play the Tigers found themselves quickly falling behind 28-18.
But thats not to say they couldn't make up that ground, doing so in the second frame with a 41-28 second half scoring differential.
That big second half saw Gillett's Karissa Schaal open things up for the Tigers with an 16 point effort.
Leading the way for the Tigers Schaal posted 16 points on the night while Aubrey DeBauch followed up with 15. Sydney Young added 14 to the tally.
The Vikings were led by Abbi Sitle with 15 points and Sage Krause with nine points. Sophia Alexander got 12.
Wolverine Post Season Ends in Bonduel
The Crivitz Wolverines who had to fight for every inch this season found themselves on the wrong end of a final verdict last Saturday when they fell to the home court Bonduel Bears 70-52 in regional basketball action.
The loss saw the Wolverines stumble in the first half, letting the Bears work their way top a 34-25 first half lead.
That lead proved to be a bit too much for the Wolverines to adjust to over the second half as the Bears held onto the lead not allowing the Wolverines to surpass them.
By games end the Wolverines were led by Chloe Gruszynski with 21 points and Sianna Guns with 12 points. Morgan VanLanen chipped in five to the effort.
"Our game wasn't excited tonight," said Crivitz Head Coach Brett Meyers. "At times we were playing true to the plan but other times it looked like we abandoned it."
Bonduel was led by Troxel with with 19 points and Robaidek with 16 points. Hoffman posted 13.
Menominee Girls Finish Season 20-0 with Win Over Marquette
The Menominee girls took a very important 54-43 win over the Marquette Redmen last week. The win effectively ends Menominee's regular season, giving Menominee a perfect mark on the year 20-0. The first time a Maroon girls basketball team has done so since 2000.
Menominee knew this win was important and it showed as the girls fought their way to the early 26-18 lead which they had no trouble holding onto over the second half.
By games end the Maroons had seen Emma Anderson post a 23 point game to lead the way while Paige Barrette added on nine to the winning effort. Hoffer chipped in five to the win.
Marquette finished the night with Milado as their top performer with 12 points. Michelin added on seven while Carter posted seven.
Menominee's Perfect Season Ends in District Playoffs
The Menominee Maroons who posted their first undefeated season since 2000 found their perfect season come to an end in the Michigan district one playoffs where they were defeated by the Gladstone Braves 46-45.
"I just thought we weren't as poised as we needed to be, said Menominee head coach Lucas Chouinard. "We were trying to look for the home run. We needed to be better on turnovers tonight too."
The extremely close loss saw the Maroons leading by nine at the half 29-=20 before falling behind in the second frame.
Menominee was led by Anderson with 11 and Wellner who also got 11. Barrett added on six while Olsen posted six as well.
The Braves were led by Crow with 18 points and Balenger with 11. Ahlgren posted eight.