GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lena girls keep up with their winning ways

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NEW Media Staff

Jan. 5

Gresham

Gresham was never threatened by the Northeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschoolers Athletic Association (NEWCHAA), as the Wildcats won with ease, 70-20 on Jan. 5. Gresham imported to 9-3 overall.

Marion

Marion’s losing skid extended to a fifth game with a 41-31 loss to Tri-County. The Mustangs are 2-9 overall.

Oconto Falls

Oconto Falls moved ahead of Denmark in the North Eastern Conference with a 42-30 win. The Panthers are 5-3 in conference play (8-3 overall), while Denmark fell to 4-4 in league action.

Rylie Shallow and Maddy Maloney each scored 11 points for the Panthers.

Oconto Falls led 19-12 at the break and extended their margin of victory with a 23-18 second half.

Jan. 4

Gillett tops Suring

Going into their Jan. 4 game, Gillett and Suring were tied at 2-4 in the Marinette & Oconto Conference. After Gillett’s 43-28 win, they improved to 3-4 (5-6 overall), while Suring dropped to 2-5 (4-10) overall.

Lena

Keeping its perfect record alive, Lena finished on top of Coleman 53-47. Lena is 7-0 in Marinette & Oconto Conference and 12-0 overall.

Eva Brooks led all scorers with 20 points. Kali Fischer added 13, and Whitney Porter scored another 11.

Brooks also led with 11 rebounds and four assists. Alabama Lambert and Madilyn Thomson each grabbed three steals.

Lena led 26-15 at the break, while Coleman won the second half 30-27.

Menominee Indian

Even though four of its six players scored in double digits, Menominee Indian came up short, losing a 54-51 game to Amherst. The Central Wisconsin East Conference loss dropped the Eagles to 1-4 in conference action and 4-9 overall.

Ayanna Smith and Lena Waukau each scored 13 points, and Urijah Reevis and Aaliyah Corn each scored 10. Anisa Peters chipped in three, and Natalie Peters added two. Waukau sunk three 3-pointers, while Smith and Corn each had two.

Corn led the team with 10 rebounds and four steals, Reevis had three assists.

Pulaski

The Red Raiders improved to 5-2 in the Fox River Classic Conference with a 53-45 victory over Green Bay Preble. Pulaski is 7-6 overall.

Olivia Sprangers led all scorers with 24 points. All six of her teammates also scored, although none did so in double digits.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood

The Chargers kept themselves in the mix near the top of the Central Wisconsin East Conference standings with a 73-41 thumping of Manawa.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood improved to 4-1 in conference play and 11-1 overall.

“We played really aggressive tonight on both ends of the court,” coach Nick Mechelke said. “Defensively, we forced a lot of turnovers and finished well around the basket. Kit Stewart finished well, shooting 83% from the field. We knew Manawa was going to press the whole game, and our guards took advantage and saw the court well.”

Rory Salvesen was Witt-Birn’s scoring leader with 23 points, followed by Melaina Granquist with 17 and Stewart with 12.

Granquist pulled down 13 boards and had seven steals, while Salvesen contributed with six assists.

Jan. 2

Bonduel

Ella Hischke dropped in 12 points and Hailee Thompson added 11 to lead Bonduel to a 55-36 win over Auburndale in non-conference action.

Hailey Zernicke was all over the place as she pulled down 10 boards. Hischke led the team with six assists, and Audrey Weier, Tatum Sporisky and Thompson each had two steals.

Gillett

Gillett ended its three-game losing streak with a 44-41 win over Sturgeon Bay in non-conference action.

Shawano

Shawano picked up after the holidays in the same place as they were before – with another win.

The Hawks defeated Waupaca 67-38 in a non-conference game at home.

Leah Nordin had 23 points, and Trinity Popelka scored 11.