Higgins and Frederick Set Scoring Bar High On Opening Night
Fox Valley Lutheran 54, New London 47
FVL handed New London their first loss of the season with a 54-47 season opening win. The Foxes were able to handle the Bulldogs pressure, and made some key defensive stops down the stretch to hold on for the victory. New London got the game to within a possession in the final minutes, but could not take the lead. Kate Christian led the way with 18 points for New London. Leah Porath had 10.
Marinette 58, Green Bay East 54
Winneconne 56, Menasha 49
Sadie Kosciuk scored 17 points to lead the Winneconne over Menasha in a tightly contested matchup. Menasha picked up 29 fouls in the came and Winneconne shot 20-of-39 from the stripe.
Bonduel 60, Clintonville 28
Bonduel improved to 2-0 with a win over Clintonville in the Truckers’ season opener. The Bears led throughout the game, and took advantage of 31 Trucker turnovers. Emily Sorenson led Bonduel with 14 points. Becca Carpenter and Katlyn Bohr led Bonduel in the post with seven points each. Bonduel led 32-14 at the half.
Gillett 40, Weyauwega-Fremont 25
Erin Balthazor paced Gillett with 15 points, as the Tigers bounced back from an opening night loss on Tuesday to earn their first victory on the year. Weyauwega-Fremont was led by Hailey Krause with 8 points. With a 15-10 halftime lead, Gillett outscored Weyauwega-Fremont 25-15 in the second half.
Wittenberg-Birnamwood 64, Medford 33
Kristen Clark led the Chargers with 25 points, 6 assists, and 8 steals, while Taylor Nier added 11 and 4 rebounds. Wittenberg-Birnamwood led 34-15 at halftime and didn’t look back. They shot 6-of-19 from downtown for 31 percent, which was a higher mark than their free throw percentage. They converted just 6-of-26 for just 23 percent. The Chargers did, however, shoot 45 percent from the field.
Tri-County 64, Manawa 45
Menominee Indian 51, Oneida Nation 44
Leading scorers for Menominee were Faith Munson 11 points, Kendra Webster had 8 points. Tiarra Barber with led Oneida Nation with 12 points.
Princeton 55, Almond-Bancroft 28
Bowler 42, Wabeno/Laona 38
Nekoosa 47, Port Edwards 24
Pulaski 73, Wausau West 69
Emily Higgins opened her season as strong as she could with a 31 point performance that helped lead Pulaski past Wausau West 73-69. Higgins was strong from the start, with 15 first half points. While Higgins added 16 second half points, it was Madi Winter who put the game away with 10 points in the second half, ending the night with 16.
Wrightstown 68, Ashwaubenon 62
Bridget Froehlke, Danielle Nennig and Kailee Van Zeeland paved the way offensively for the Wrightstown Tigers. They scored 15, 14 and 13 points, respectively, as the Tigers picked up a tough non-conference win to open their year. Wrightstown shot 48 percent and defensively held Ashwaubenon to 36 percent shooting. The team also shot 14-of-21 from the line. Ashwaubenon’s Autumn Schlader scored 18 points, while Megan Servais had 13 with 10 rebounds.
Green Bay Preble 40, Algoma 30
Brynne Luther and Alysse Kott each scored nine points as the Hornets.
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Antigo 40, Oconto Falls 32
The Antigo Red Robins girls basketball team won their season opener on Thursday night, downing Oconto Falls in a non conference game at the Shelden Fieldhouse, 40-32. Both teams struggled with turnovers and shooting early on, until Laurissa Belott got things going for Antigo. Belott scored 13 of her team high 15 points in the first half, as the Robins led 18-6 at the break. Hannah Zenkovich took her turn carrying Antigo’s offense in the 2nd half, with 9 of her 11 points coming after the intermission. Oconto Falls senior Jennifer Krueger got things going for the Panthers in the 2nd half, after spending the majority of the first half in foul trouble, Krueger scored all of her game high 21 points in the 2nd, as Oconto Falls got the deficit to as close as 6, before Zenkovich scored on a key drive to the hoop, and Antigo would do just enough to hold on for the duration of the contest.
Crivitz 73, Florence 28
Chloe Gwiszynski scored 16 points and Taylor Bemis had 14 points on the way to a home win.
Rosholt 45, Suring 37
Rosholt received a lot of production from their sophomores. Taylor Krogwold, Ashley Studzinski, and Kenzie Stalter with 14 points, 11 points and 7 points, respectively. Studzinkski chipped in 5 assists and 3 steals, while Stalter grabbed 6 rebounds. Rosholt moves to 1-0 and will play Pacelli on Tuesday.
Wausaukee 69, Elcho 49
Despite a halftime deficit, Wausaukee picked up the 20-point win behind Sam Zlomaniec’s 22 points. Madelyn Schlies had 10.
Lena 45, Goodman/Pembine 23