New London 79, Clintonville 22
Clintonville hung tough in the game’s first five minutes and faced just a two-point deficit, before New London would go on a large scoring run to take a commanding halftime lead. Overall, it was the inexperience of Clintonville that reared its head again in a tough environment on the road. The New London press created numerous turnovers on consecutive possessions, which never really allowed the Truckers to find a rhythm offensively. Leah Porath scored her average after 10 games this season, which was 21 points, 13 of which came in the second half. The defensive intensity by Clintonville’s Catherine Morse proved to be effective, as it took Porath a while to find her comfort zone. It was a balanced scoring effort for the Bulldogs, with five players reaching double figures. In addition, to Porath, Lauren Winkler scored 15, knocking down four three pointers. Freshman Samantha Pfefferle added 13 points, while Kate Christian and Jessica Halvorson scored 11 points a piece. Catherine Morse led the Truckers with 13 points.
Shawano 54, Antigo 41
Shawano was able to take control early and fought through a physical game with Antigo, ending 2016 with a 54-41 win. The Hawks led by 12 at the break and never surrendered the lead. 40 fouls were called and Antigo scored almost half of their points from the free throw line.
“The game was called tight, and we needed to adapt” said Coach Ryan Koenig. “We did not do a good job with that and gave them many opportunities from the free throw line.”
With the large number of fouls, Antigo ended up 18 of 29 from the line and Shawano had Hannah Wendorf foul out before the end of the game. Tori DePerry and Hailey Bushman each hit a three point shot in the second half that kept Shawano in control. De Perry had 15 points to lead the way, while Buschman and Brandi Gueths both had 13. Koenig said having the balanced attack with high scoring has been something the Hawks have done well. ”I am proud of them for gutting this one out despite the fouls and turnovers.”
Koenig said a couple of players came off the bench and contributed some big minutes to help the team. Shawano has a long layoff before their next game on January 6th.
De Pere 47, Ashwaubenon 37
De Pere took the FRCC lead with a 47-37 win over Ashwaubenon. Lizzie Miller led De Pere with 15 points. Maddie Koch led the Jaguars with 15 points.
Hortonville 70, Oshkosh North 45
Morgan Allen’s 24 points helped lead Hortonville to a 70-45 win over Oshkosh North. The Polar Bears led 43-18 at the break.
Appleton East 60, Kimberly 53
Fond Du Lac 68, Neenah 63
Appleton West 50, Kaukauna 35
Bowler 50, Tigerton 39
Almond-Bancroft at Gresham
Bonduel 47, Suring 40
Bonduel was able to hold on to a slim lead for most of the game, and topped Suring 47-40. Becca Carpenter and Emily Sorenson both scored 10 points to lead the way in scoring.
Luxemburg-Casco 69. Southern Door 55
Cassie Shiltz, Mary Cravillion and Jenna Jorgenson all scored 18 points to lead Luxemburg-Casco over Southern Door 69-55.
West De Pere 70, Denmark 35
Liz Edinger scored 24 points and Brehna Evans added 20 points to lead West De Pere to a 70-35 win over Denmark.
Bay Port 61, Marshfield 42
Maddi Re had a double-double to lead Bay Port to a 61-42 win over Marshfield. Re ended the night with 17 points and 13 rebounds in the non-conference win.
Xavier 56, Fox Valley Lutheran 48
St. Mary Catholic 46, Iola-Scandinavia 40
Grafton 50, Green Bay East 27
Shiocton 67, Wautoma 34
Wittenberg-Birnamwood 80, Wausau East 42
Waupaca 80, Berlin 70
Peshtigo 55, Little Chute 54
Gibraltar 70, Crivitz 41
Oostburg at Sheboygan North
Notre Dame 68, Green Bay Preble 57
Kaukauna 101, Appleton North 76
Eric Carl had eight three pointers and led Kaukauna to a 101-76 win over Appleton North. Kaukauna scored 53 points in the second half.
Neenah 63, Oshkosh West 60 OT
New London 70, Freedom 62
New London’s early lead was enough for them to hold on for a 70-62 win over Freedom. Kyle Wolf led the way with 21 points. Will Wohlt added 16 points.
Green Bay Southwest 61, West De Pere 53
Green Bay Southwest used a balanced scoring attack to top West De Pere 61-53 in a non-conference battle. The Phantoms led 30-28 at the break, but the Trojans outscored West De Pere by 10 points in the second half to claim the win.
Xavier 97, Fox Valley Lutheran 75
Hunter Plamann led Appleton Xavier with 25 points in the Hawks 97-75 win over FVL. Five players reached double digit scoring for Xavier.
Plymouth 80, Green Bay East 58
Grafton 69, Green Bay West 49
Fond Du Lac 74, Menasha 48
Wild Rose 54, Iola-Scandinavia 46
Rosholt 53, Wisconsin Lutheran 42
Mosinee 65, Weyauwega-Fremont 45
Kimberly 65, Bay Port 57
Marinette 79, Menominee Michigan 76
Neenah 63, Oshkosh West 60
Monona Grove 87, Little Chute 67
Peshtigo 61, Bonduel 38
Florence at St. Thomas Aqauinas
Kaukauna 67, Appleton North 8
Appleton North gave Kaukauna an early battle and trailed 6-5 after two matches, but would only win one more match the rest of the way. Kaukauna ended the night with ten matches all ending in pins.
Bonduel 54, Crivitz 18
In a night consisting of many forfeits, Bonduel made the most of their opportunities winning four matches, all by pin.
De Pere 54 Green Bay United 15
Wautoma/Wild Rose 57, Amherst 15
Green Bay Preble 35, Kewaunee 34
Wrightstown 62, Chilton 6
Gillett/Suring 51, Oconto 24
Menominee Indian 63, Menominee Michigan 18
Menominee Indian took an early 46-0 lead and rolled to a 63-18 win.
Menominee Indian 54, Florence/Niagara 15
Menominee Indian pinned their way to a 54-15 win over Florence/Niagara.