Lena girls basketball team finds little resistance in recent games

NEW Media Staff

Gresham defeated Tri-County 62-33 in non-conference action Dec. 9.

The Wildcats, 6-1 overall, were never in danger as they led 37-16 at the half and outscored Tri-County 25-17 in the second half.


Leah Nordin scored more than half of Shawano’s points, as the Hawks held on Dec. 9 to beat Green Bay Preble 65-63.

Nordin scored 34 points and was the only team member to score in double digits. Ella Stuber was next best with nine points.

Shawano held a 34-21 first half lead, but while Green Bay Preble won the second half 42-31, it wasn’t enough.

The Hawks improved to 6-2.

Bonduel tops Witt-Birn

The Bears improved to 2-0 in the Central Wisconsin Conference-East Division on Dec. 8 while Wittenberg-Birnamwood fell to 1-1 with Bonduel’s 51-36 win.

Melaina Granquist led the Chargers with 14 points. She also set the pace with 12 rebounds, more than half of the team’s 22. Rory Salvesen had five assists, and Faith Resch and Salvesen each had three steals.


Three Panthers scored in double digits as Bowler topped Wausaukee 53-42 in non-conference action Dec. 8. Wausaukee led 21-18 at the break, but Bowler’s 35-21 second half led them to a comeback victory. Isabella Stevens scored 17 points, while Natalie Rickert added 14 and Paige Treptow had 12. Treptow also had a pair of 3-pointers.

Stevens pulled down 17 rebounds and also led the team with five assists and four steals.


Marion earned its first CWC-North win and kept White Lake to single digits in each half if its 33-13 win Dec. 8.

The Mustangs downed the Lakers 15-8 in the first half and 18-5 in the second. Marion imported to 1-1 in league play and 2-4 overall.


Audrey Pate scored 14 points to lead Gillett past Wausaukee 30-27 on Dec. 7. Gillett led Wausaukee 16-12 at the break, and despite Wausaukee outscoring the visitors 15-14 in the second half, Gillett went home with the win.


Eva Brooks dropped in 25 points and Madilyn Thomson scored another 20 as Lena improved to 7-0 on Dec. 7 with a 62-39 win over Crivitz.

Brooks also grabbed 23 rebounds for the Wildcats. Thomson led with five assists, and Thomson, Kali Fischer and Whitney Potter each had two steals.

Lena is now 3-0 in Marinette & Oconto Conference action.

Menominee Indian

Urijah Reevis set the pace for the Eagles on Dec. 7 as Menominee Indian defeated Iola-Scandinavia in 57-47 in a CWC-East game.

Reevis scored 20 points. Others scoring in double digits were Lena Waukau with 13 and Ayanna Smith with 11.

Waukau led her team with eight rebounds, Reevis and Anisa Peters each had two assists, and Waukau had five steals.

The Eagles improved to 1-1 in conference play and 3-4 overall.

Oconto Falls

Oconto Falls fought back in the second half Dec. 7, but it wasn’t enough as the Panthers lost 42-33 to Marinette in a North Eastern Conference game.

Marinette led 21-13 at the half and outscored Oconto Falls 21-20 in the second half.

The loss dropped the Panthers to 2-2 in league play and 3-2 overall.


A 57-17 thrashing Dec. 7 at the hands of Notre Dame De La Baie Academy left Pulaski at 1-1 in the Fox River Classic Conference at 2-5 overall.

The Red Raiders were down 35-8 at halftime and did little better in the second half, as they were outscored 22-9.

Maggie Lardinois led Pulaski with six points.


West De Pere handed Shawano a loss in its Bay Conference opener Dec. 7, as the Hawks were defeated 71-26. Abby Bystol led Shawano with seven points.


Suring improved to 2-2 in the Marinette & Oconto Conference standings with a 53-13 trouncing Dec. 7 of St. Thomas Aquinas Academy. The Eagles are now 3-4 overall.


Bonduel crushed Peshtigo 63-24 in a non-conference tilt Dec. 5 . The Bears improved to 3-2 overall.

Menominee Indian defeats Bowler

The Eagles came within a basket of a three-digit score as Menominee Indian soundly defeated Bowler 99-36 on Dec. 5.

Ayanna Smith led the Eagle with 36 points, including four 3-pointers, followed by Urijah Reevis with 25 and Keira Nacotee with 10. Lena Waukau and Natalie each scored nine, while Mylee Dixon and Aaliyah Corn each contributed five. Nacotee and Corn each pulled down 13 rebounds, with Peters grabbing 12 more and Reevis getting 11. Corn led with six assists, and Reevis had five. Reevis led with five steals, and Nacotee nabbed four.

Menominee Indian led 58-16 at the half and outscored Bowler 41-20 in the second half.

Bowler was led by Isabella Stevens’ 15 points and Natalie Rickert’s 13.

Stevens led the Panthers with nine rebounds, two assists and three steals.


Marion earned its first win of the season Dec. 5 with a 38-16 victory over Faith Christian (Wausau). The Mustangs are 1-4 overall.

Oconto Falls

Oconto Falls improved to 3-1 overall with a 40-27 win over Fox Valley Lutheran in non-conference action Dec. 5.

Shawano downs Pulaski

Shawano moved to 5-1 overall Dec. 5 with a 61-37 non-conference win over Pulaski. The Red Raiders have an overall record of 2-4.

The Hawks were led by Leah Nordin with 17 points, Ella Stuber with 12 and Brynlie Boyles with 10.


A strong second half by Gillett propelled the Tigers to a 38-32 M&O win Dec. 4 over Oneida Nation.

Trailing 23-15 at the break, Gillett fought back to outscore their guests 23-9 in the second half to earn the win.


The Tigers continued their winning ways with a 48-39 non-conference victory Dec. 4 over Iola-Scandinavia.

Gresham, 5-1 overall, led 27-12 at the break but were outscored 27-21 in the second half. The resurgence by Iola-Scandinavia wasn’t enough for them to win, though.


The score was relatively low, but Lena’s 33-25 win over Niagara on Dec. 4 was enough to move them to 6-0 on the season.

Eva Brooks led Lena with 13 points, followed by Madilyn Thomson with seven. Brooks also had 16 rebounds and six steals. Two assists were each registered by Brooks, Kali Fischer and Whitney Potter.

The host Wildcats outscored Niagara 15-9 in the first half and 18-16 in the second half.


Suring earned its first Marinette & Oconto Conference win of the year with a 45-38 victory Dec. 4 over Wausaukee. The Eagles moved to 1-2 in league play and 2-4 overall.


Rory Salvesen scored 24 points and Melaina Granquist scored 13, and each alone was more than enough for Wittenberg-Birnamwood to declare victory over Three Lakes/Phelps on Dec. 4.

The Chargers easily defeated their hosts 63-12 in non-conference action.

“We played really good team defense tonight and got a lot of easy baskets off of it,” coach Nick Mechelke said. “I was pleased how well we shot from the floor, especially from the outside.”

Salvesen had three 3-pointers, with Brie Ladika dropping in a pair of them as part of her eight points. Faith Resch scored nine points.

Granquist and Kit Steward each had eight rebounds, and Resch had seven. Ladika, Heather Rogowski, Resch and Granquist each three assists. Resch led with four steals, while Ladika and Granquist each had three.