GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lena keeps perfect record intact

Bonduel comes from behind to beat Wittenberg-Birnamwood
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NEW Media Staff

Saturday, Jan. 20

Gillett

Gillett topped Northland Pines 53-40 in a non-conference game. The victory improved Gillett’s overall record to 7-8.

Lena

It was a non-conference win, but Lena’s 60-50 victory over Florence kept the team a perfect 16-0 overall this season.

Eva Brooks led the Wildcats with 20 points. Madilyn Thomson poured in 14, and Whitney Potter added another 13.

Lena led 26-22 at the break and won the second half 34-28.

Friday, Jan. 19

Pulaski

Pulaski fell to 6-4 in Fox River Classic Conference play after its 91-29 defeat at the hands of 10-0 Notre Dame De La Baie Academy.

Olivia Sprangers scored 10 points for the Red Raiders.

Notre Dame led 55-15 at the break and won the second half 36-14.

Pulaski fell to 8-8 overall.

Shawano

A second-half comeback looked promising for Shawano, but they couldn’t overcome their first-half deficit as they lost 65-52 in West De Pere in a Bay Conference matchup.

West De Pere led 25-14 at the break. Shawano fought back, but its 40-38 shortfall in the second half, although strong, wasn’t enough.

Leah Nordin scored 30 of the Hawks’ points, and Ella Stuber added 10. Abby Bystol chipped in seven, Marissa Tomashek and Natalie Bystol each scored two, and Braylyn Babino had one, as all six players scored.

Shawano is 2-4 in conference action and 12-5 overall.

Thursday, Jan. 18

Bonduel tops Wittenberg-Birnamwood

Bonduel’s perfect Central Wisconsin East Conference record was in danger when Wittenberg-Birnamwood visited last week.

The Chargers held a 29-17 lead at the break, but Bonduel’s 33-17 second-half comeback was just enough to pull out a 50-46 win.

The Bears sit atop the conference at 7-0 (14-2 overall), while the Chargers are in second place at 5-2 (12-2 overall).

“This game was the tale of two halves,” Chargers coach Nick Mechelke said. “The girls executed our game plan to a ‘T’ in the first half. I couldn’t have been prouder for that. Bonduel is good and well-disciplined. They held their composure and battled back into the game. They forced some big turnovers and took advantage of it and came out on top. I hope this game was a step in the right direction for us that we can learn from.”

Rory Salvesen paced the Chargers with 20 points, and Melaina Granquist contributed 16.

Granquist grabbed 15 boards, Salvesen had two assists, and Granquist had five steals.

Gillett

Hope Soper scored 10 points in Gillett’s 44-32 loss to Crivitz.

The other five Gillett players also scored, with Audrey Pate and Sophie Limberg each dropping in six, Maggie Kaczmarek getting four, and Lily Hansen and Clara Shaal each sinking three.

Lena squeaks by Gresham

Eva Brooks scored 29 points and Madilyn Thomson added 13 as Lena slid past Gresham 54-50 in a non-conference game.

The Lena Wildcats led the Gresham Wildcats 28-25 after the first half and won the second stanza 26-25.

Brooks led Lena with 10 rebounds. Hannah Thomson, Kali Fischer and Whitney Potter each had three assists. Alabama Lambert, Brooks, Thomson and Potter each had three steals.

Gresham was led by Madelyn Haffner’s 15 points and Janay Pecore-Kirkland’s 14.

Marion

The Mustangs improved to 2-3 in Central Wisconsin North Conference action with their 59-2 win over White Lake.

Menominee Indian

Menominee Indian used a 29-0 first half to claim a 43-39 win over Iola-Scandinavia in Central Wisconsin East Conference action.

The Eagles improved to 2-4 in league play and 5-9 overall.

Urijih Reeves led Menominee Indian with 12 points.

Natalie Peters and Aaliyah Corn each had 10 rebounds. Corn had four assists, as well as six steals.

Oconto Falls

Oconto Falls’ two-point loss to Luxemburg-Casco knocked them down from second to fourth place in the North Eastern Conference.

The Panthers’ 35-33 loss dropped them to 6-4 in league play and 10-5 overall.

Rylie Shallow and Kati Raddatz each scored 13 points.

Oconto Falls trailed 19-16 at the break, and their 17-16 second half wasn’t enough to lift them past Luxemburg-Casco.

Suring

Suring lost 54-53 to Oneida Nation in Marinette & Oconto Conference action, dropping the Eagles to 2-7 in conference action and 4-12 overall.

Tuesday, Jan. 16

Bowler

Bowler nabbed a 52-44 win over Nekoosa and embarked on its third two-game winning streak of the season. Bowler improved to 8-6 on the season.

Lena

Every girl scored as Lena dumped on St. Thomas Aquinas Academy 77-12 in Marinette & Oconto Conference play.

Eva Brooks led the way with 18 points, and Madilyn Thomson dropped in another 17. Also scoring were Abby Kostreva and Whitney Potter with eight each, Kali Fischer with seven, Hannah Thomson with six, Maddy Kushner with five, Alabama Lambert with four, and Karli Fischer and Haley Van Ark with two each.

Brooks led the team with eight rebounds, Potter had four assists, and Brooks had seven steals.

Lena held a 33-4 lead at the half and outscored their guests 44-8 after the break.

Lena is now 9-0 in league action and 14-0 overall.

Oconto Falls

Like Lena beating St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, Oconto Falls had no trouble downing Little Chute in a North Eastern Conference game. The 52-10 final score improved the Panthers to 6-3 in the conference and 10-4 overall.

Pulaski

The Red Raiders moved above .500 on the season with its 61-47 win over Sheboygan South in Fox River Classic Conference play. Pulaski is now 6-3 in league play and 8-7 overall.

Shawano

The Hawks dropped to 12-4 overall with a 53-48 loss to Menasha in a non-conference home game.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood

Any worries that coach Nick Mechelke had going into the Central Wisconsin East Conference game against Amherst were quickly put to rest.

“I was little nervous how we were going to come out tonight since we haven’t played for 12 days, but we came out very well,” the Chargers coach said. “We came out up 14-0 and finished up 42-16 at the half. We got great play from many girls tonight, but I was really happy for Harper Rogowski. She played exceptional on offense tonight.”

The Chargers would go on to win 71-45.

Rogowski’s 17 points included four 3-pointers.

Rory Salvesen led Wittenberg-Birnamwood with 23 points, and Melaina Granquist scored 22.

Ava Brie, Brie Ladika and Faith Resch each had three assists, Resch led with six rebounds, and Brie had five steals.

The Chargers improved to 5-1 in conference action and 12-1 overall.

Monday, Jan. 15

Bowler

A 64-44 win over Northland Lutheran helped keep Bowler near the top of the Central Wisconsin North Conference. The Panthers stayed in second place with a 3-1 mark, while improving to 7-6 overall.

Gresham nips Gillett

Gresham topped Gillett 50-45 in a non-conference matchup. Gresham improved to 11-3 overall, while Gillett fell below .500 at 6-7.

Marion

The Mustangs had a scoreless first half and trailed Port Edwards 25-0 at the break in a non-conference game. Despite Marion, 2-12 overall, outscoring their hosts 23-22 in the second half, Port Edwards won 47-23.

Oconto Falls

Oconto Falls sat at 9-4 overall with a 52-39 non-conference win over Southern Door.