GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lena stays perfect with win over Gillett

NEW Media Staff

Oconto Falls’ girls basketball team won 63-32 in a non-conference victory over Peshtigo on Dec. 16. The Panthers are 5-2 overall.

Bonduel leads conference

In a battle for the lead in the Central Wisconsin East Conference, Bonduel declared victory and first place Dec. 15 with a 57-31 win over Weyauwega-Fremont. The Bears improved to 4-0 in the conference and 6-2 overall.

Bowler defeats White Lake

Bowler embarrassed White Lake on the Lakers’ home court Dec. 15 with a 77-12 Central Wisconsin North Conference win.

White Lake scored six points in each half, while Bowler ran up 40 in the first half and 37 in the second.

Isabella Stevens set the pace with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Natalie Rickert scored 22 points. Weengeetah Mohawk scored 13 points and led the team with five steals. Bertina Dodge added 10 points, had 10 rebounds and led with six assists. Paige Treptow rounded out the scoring with seven points.

Bowler is 2-0 in conference action and 5-3 overall.

Lena beats Gillett

Lena kept its perfect season intact with a 44-24 win Dec. 15 over Gillett in Marinette & Oconto Conference action.

Lena was led by Eva Brooks’ 18 points, Madilyn Thomson’s 14 and Kali Fischer’s 10. Whitney Potter scored the team’s other two points.

Brooks led with 13 rebounds, Fischer led with three assists, and Thomson, Fischer and Potter each had three steals.

The Wildcats improved to 5-0 in conference action and 9-0 overall. Gillett is 2-3 and 3-4.

Chargers clip Eagles

Wittenberg-Birnamwood improved to 3-1 in Central Wisconsin East Conference action with a 66-51 win Dec. 15 over Menominee Indian.

Rory Salvesen and Melaina Granquist each scored 24 points for the Chargers, and Faith Resch scored 10.

Granquist led with 12 rebounds, Harper Rogowski led with four assists, and Resch led with six steals.

The Chargers are 3-1 in conference action and 8-1 overall. The Eagles are 1-3 in conference play and 3-6 overall.

Pulaski falls to GB

A six-point first half spelled defeat for Pulaski, as the Red Raiders lost 42-20 to Green Bay Southwest.

Trailing 19-6 at the break, Pulaski was also outscored 23-14 in the second half. They fell to 2-2 in conference action and 3-6 overall.

Ellie Mangold scored eight points.

Shawano beats Marinette on road

The Hawks traveled to Marinette on Dec. 15 and returned home with 66-36 non-conference win. Shawano improved to 8-2 overall.

Leah Nordin scored 25 points, while the Hawks’ defense forced more than 20 turnovers.

Suring falls to Niagara

Suring dropped to 2-4 in Marinette & Oconto Conference action with a 50-33 loss to Niagara on Dec. 15.

Suring trailed 19-10 after the first half and was outscored 31-23 in the second half.

Bunny Cramer led the home team with 12 points.

Marion loses to Northland Lutheran

Marion’s girls lost their second game of the week Dec. 14, a 49-13 defeat at the hands of Northland Lutheran.

The loss drops the Mustangs to 1-3 in the Central Wisconsin North Conference standings and 2-6 overall.

Marion is on a break now until Jan. 4, when they will host Elcho.

Bonduel defeats Amherst

Bonduel remained tied for first place in the Central Wisconsin East Conference standings after its 45-30 win over Amherst on Dec. 12. The Bears are 3-0 in league play and 5-2 overall.

Gresham dominates Marion

Gresham had little trouble Dec. 12 in earning its 73-23 win over Marion in Central Wisconsin North Conference action.

The victory improved the Wildcats to 2-0 in league, alone at the top of the standings, at 7-1 overall. The Mustangs are 1-2 in conference action and 2-5 overall.

Lena thwarts Oneida Nation

Eva Brooks led Lena with 20 points en route to the team’s fourth Marinette & Oconto Conference win and eighth overall Dec. 12. Lena defeated Oneida Nation 60-41 to move to 4-0 in conference play and 8-0 overall. The Wildcats led 36-18 at the half and won the second half as well, 24-23.

In addition to Brooks leading her team in points, she also led with 17 boards and eight assists. Brooks and Whitney Potter each had three steals.

Madilyn Thomson scored 14 points, with Potter contributing 10.

Menominee Indian defeated

A strong second half wasn’t enough for the Eagles to claim victory as they lost to Manawa 69-56 in Central Wisconsin East Conference action Dec. 12.

Down 39-23 at the half, Menominee Indian outscored their guests 33-30 in the second half, but that still left them short of a win.

Urijih Reevis led the Eagles with 16 points. Adding to the total were Ayanna Smith with 13, Aaliyah Corn with 12 and Anisa Peters with 10. Natalie Peters scored five.

Reevis grabbed 11 rebounds, and Lena Wausau had 10. Smith and Wausau each had two assists, while Reevis and Smith each had three steals.

Pulaski beats Sheboygan

Pulaski squeaked by Sheboygan North 34-31 on Dec. 12 to improve to 2-1 in the Fox River Classic Conference standings. The Red Raiders are 3-5 overall.

Hawks take down Robins

In non-conference action, Shawano didn’t hold back Dec. 12 as the Hawks crushed the Antigo Red Robins 63-27. The improved Shawano’s overall mark to 7-2.

Leah Nordin scored 27 points, and Trinity Popelka added 11.

Suring falls to 1st place team

Suring’s 55-42 loss to Coleman on Dec. 12 put their hosts at a perfect 5-0 record in the Marinette & Oconto Conference, as Coleman is all alone in first place.

Coleman led 26-21 at the half and won the second half as well, 29-21.

All Suring girls scored in the game. Birdee Cramer led the Eagles with 13 points, followed by Bunny Cramer with 10. Claire Pommerich, Emily Peterson and Hailey VanRens each scored five, and Paige Pommerich and Emma Kristof each scored two.

Witt-Birn defeats Iola-Scandinavia

Wittenberg-Birnamwood hit the gas pedal to open the Dec. 12 game against Iola-Scandinavia and never let up as the Chargers won 73-24 on their home court.

Witt-Birn led 42-11 at the half and outscored their guests 31-13 in the second half to improve to 2-1 in the Central Wisconsin East Conference and 7-1 overall.

“I really liked our effort tonight and how well we played on the defensive end,” coach Nick Mechelke said. “One of our keys tonight was to finish our opportunities, and we shot well.”

Rory Salvesen’s 25 points alone were enough to top Iola-Scandinavia’s total. Melaina Granquist added another 15, and Faith Resch scored 12.

Oconto Falls beats Waupaca

The Oconto Falls girls dispatched Waupaca with little resistance, 71-29, in North Eastern Conference action Dec. 11.

The victory moved the Panthers to 3-2 in league play and 4-2 overall. Oconto Falls led 39-20 at the half and outscored Waupaca 32-9 in the second half.

Kati Raddatz led the Panthers with 23 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Rylie Shallow scored 12.

Raddatz also led her teammates with eight rebounds. Bailee Gorman had five assists, and Shallow had seven steals.