Bulldogs Beat Wolverines in Non-Conference Play

Bulldogs Beat
Wolverines  in Non-
Conference Match-Up

Peshtigo suffocated the Crivitz offense in a 51-18 non-conference win on Saturday.
Both teams started slow on offense, and things stayed slow for the Wolverines, as they would put up just seven points in the first half, trailing by 22 at the break.

“Points were hard to come by in the first eight minutes. With 10 minutes left in the half we began to hit some shots,” Peshtigo coach Jeff Sunstrom said. “Defensively we were very good from the opening tip. We played our 2-1-2 bump zone very well the entire time we played it during the game.”

Akira Smalls had 15 points on 6-15 shooting to pace the winning Bulldog effort. Allison Peters scored nine and Rylie Ellie scored eight.

Jaci Tonn had five points and five rebounds and Brooklyn Phillips scored six points with six rebounds.

“We did rebound the ball well as a team. We are making progress in that part of the game,” Sunstrom said.
Seven points from Megan Pusick led the Wolverines, followed by Lucy Gruszynski’s six.

Marines Use Pressure
Defense To Bring
Down Comets

Marinette rode the highs and lows of Tuesday’s game against Waupaca to a 57-44 win over the Comets when all was said and done.

The Marines stormed out to a 22-19 lead in the first half, with Chloe Seymour and Kaya Bodam doing much of the scoring.
In the second half, Marinette built the lead to 25 on a 3-pointer from Mackenzie Hebert, but a long 13-1 run by the Comets cut it to 15, then nine. Ultimately, it was too little, too late for Waupaca, as the Marines held on to win.

When the Marines were hot, they were hot, and they were able to weather a couple of cold spells to get the win.

“When we’re executing on the defensive end and we hit some shots, we can put up points quickly, and then also have those lulls where we can go six to eight minutes without scoring,” Marinette coach Zac Barker said. “I think this game we had three lulls where we went five-plus minutes of not scoring and it definitely hurt.”

Still, any time you win a conference game by double digits, it’s a good night.

“Waupaca is a physical team. We’d foul them and they got some offensive rebounds to keep it close,” Barker said. “I think we executed well, just not consistent.”

Riley Kieffer scored 14 points, Seymour scored 13, and Bodam finished with 10. Olivia Hanson added six.
Marinette (12-6 overall, 8-4 North Eastern Conference) faces Oconto Falls (4-7 NEC) on the road Friday night at 6 p.m.

Brooks Leads Lena
Past Crivitz 50-22

Eva Brooks’ 25-point performance led Lena past Crivitz on Tuesday evening.

Brooks went 11-16 from the field and added 11 rebounds and six blocks to her statsheet in a big performance.

Whitney Potter scored seven with five rebounds and two assists. Chaela Rabas had three points, four assists, and six rebounds.
Tayah Werner’s seven points were a Wolverine-high.

Crivitz (3-12 overall, 2-8 M&O Conference) faces Oneida Nation, also 2-8 in the M&O, at home Thursday at 7:15 p.m.
Lena (14-2 overall, 9-2 M&O) heads to Gillett (5-4 M&O) on Thursday at 7:15.

Bulldogs Sneak
Past Eagles 40-39

Games don’t get much closer than Monday’s 40-39 Peshtigo victory over Southern Door.

Just two points separated the teams at halftime, 25-23, and the second half was a tight, low-scoring affair, with just 31 points scored between the teams.

Peshtigo coach Jeff Sunstrom credited 6-foot-1 Southern Door forward Allianna Dufer with doing a good job at the base of the Eagles’ 1-3-1 zone. She also scored 13 points to lead Southern Door.

“She really did a nice job defensively in their 1-3-1 zone. She took our post play away while she was in,” Sunstrom said. “We did a nice job taking her post up game away. Allison Peters was outstanding on the defensive end for us. We played our 2-1-2 zone in the first half but switched to a 1-3-1 in the second half with great success.”

Peshtigo also switched to a man-to-man defense for the final possession, where Southern Door had the ball under the hoop trying to put the ball in the basket and escape with a win.

The defensive change worked and the Bulldogs improved to 9-6, including eight wins in their last 10.
Brooklyn Phillips’ 13 points were a Bulldog-best. She made three 3-pointers in the first half.

“Brooklyn Phillips had a great game for us both offensively and defensively,” Sunstrom said.

Akira Smalls scored nine and Rylie Ellie got seven. Jaci Tonn added five.

“We had a tough night shooting the ball but defense was the name of the game,” Sunstrom said.

Next up for the Bulldogs is Sturgeon Bay (0-9 Packerland Conference) at home at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Badgers Rough Up
Rangers 64-38

Niagara held down the Wausaukee Ranger offense in a 64-38 win on Monday night.

Only four Ranger players scored in the game, led by Rachel Schlies’ 15, Lydia Schaal’s 10, and nine from Sparrow Luccarini. Melody Schaal added four.

For Niagara, Josie Rock scored 23. Morgan Borchardt scored 12, Mallory Sanicki scored nine, and Erin Lukowicz got eight. Samantha Oratch scored four.

Niagara (11-4 overall, 8-2 M&O Conference) hosts Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy (0-8 M&O) at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday.

Wausaukee (4-10 overall, 3-7 M&O) can do Niagara a favor in the conference title chase Thursday when the Rangers welcome undefeated Coleman to town for a 7:15 p.m. tip on Thursday.

Blue Devils Clip
Clippers 88-31

Oconto dropped 88 points in a huge win over Sturgeon Bay on Monday night.

The Blue Devils picked up a 57-point win behind 20 points by Addisyn Viestenz, 18 from Rylie Shallow, and 12 from Anna Vandenlangenberg.

Natalie Schlueter scored 11, and both Gracie Simon and Hanna Thomson scored eight. Kelly Vizer added six points.

Oconto moves to 12-5 overall (7-2 Packerland Conference). The Clippers are still looking for their first win in conference play.
Next on the Blue Devil schedule is Algoma on Friday night. Opening tip at Oconto High School is at 7:30 p.m.

Bobcats D-Up in Win
Over Thunderhawks

Defense was the name of the game for Florence in a 45-32 win over Oneida Nation on Friday.

The Bobcats didn’t have their best shooting night, making just 15 of 56 field goals and two of 17 3-pointers, but they held the Thunderhawks to 32 points to get the win.

Isabella Millan scored 26 on 7-23 shooting to lead Florence. Kamdan Johnson got 14 on 6-13 shooting. They had seven and eight rebounds, respectively.

The rest of the Bobcat squad was 2-20 from the field and scored five points.

Cougars Cruise Past
Thunderhawks 71-41

Coleman’s girls kept things rolling with a 71-41 win over Oneida Nation on Monday.

Four Cougars scored in double figures, led by Aubrey Bintz with 15 points. Madelyn Hinther and Kiersten Jensen each scored 12, and Cameron Zeitler added 11. Bre Hanrahan scored seven.

The Thunderhawks’ scoring leader was Mariah Cloud with 19 points.

The win keeps the Cougars undefeated in conference play at 9-0. Next up for Coleman is a trip to Wausaukee (3-7 M&O Conference) on Thursday at 7:15 p.m.

Foxes Run Away
From Marines 58-42

Riley Kieffer’s 19 points weren’t enough to push Marinette past a tough Fox Valley Lutheran side on Friday, as the Marines fell 58-42.

Kieffer made five 3-pointers on her way to 19 points, but Lauren Riesop scored 19 on the other side to propel FVL to a win.

“We started well in the first half defending FVL’s 3-point shooters with strong defensive rebounding,” Marinette coach Zac Barker said. “In the second half they were able to make five 3s. The difference in the game was FVL shot 43% from the field and were +8 in the turnover battle.”

Beyond Kieffer’s 19, Marinette got seven from Chloe Seymour.

Maroons Split a Pair
at St. Ignace Tourney

St. Ignace slipped past Menominee 43-41 in the first game of the St. Ignace tournament on Saturday.

Addison Cullen led all scorers with 14 points for St. Ignace. Cadence Cullen scored eight and Jillian Fraser got seven.

For Menominee, Kamryn Olson scored 10 and Anna Axtel got nine. Gianna Coduti and Hanna Drifka scored six apiece.

Menominee ended the weekend in St. Ignace on a high note with a 62-31 win over Pickford.

Anna Axtel poured in 21 points, Gianna Coduti scored 12, and Hanna Drifka scored 11. Kamryn Olson chipped in nine in the win.
Pickford’s Madison Thurmes scored 11 to lead her team.

Maroons Slip Past
Braves With Second
Half Rally

Basketball is a game of runs. On Tuesday, Menominee’s second-half run was just a little bigger than Gladstone’s in a 39-38 Maroon win.

Gladstone started the game hot and led 17-9 following the first quarter. The second quarter saw just 11 points scored, and Gladstone led 23-17 at half.

Menominee’s third quarter set the Maroons up for the win, as they started the quarter on a 13-0 run to lead 30-23. After three quarters, it was 33-26 Menominee.

Gladstone’s fourth quarter began with a 9-0 run to take back a 35-33 lead, but Menominee scored six of the final nine points to hold onto victory.

Anna Axtel led all scorers with 20 Maroon points. Gladstone’s Lillie Johnson scored 17.

Tigers Maul Short
Handed Cavaliers

Gillett beat a short-handed Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy team 51-9 on Monday night.

The Cavs had just five players available on the night, and the game belonged to the Tigers from the start, as they scored the first 25 points of the game.

Cilena Guns finished with 15 points and Carleigh Kaczmarek scored 12.

“We’re playing with a little more confidence on the offensive end,” Gillett coach Gary Regal said. “We played this past Saturday and our emphasis was to get it to the elbow, and ball-reversal, swing the basketball. I believe we did a much better job at that tonight. We got it, weren’t hesitating, turned and looked, and we were shot-ready, so I was happy with our offensive ball movement.”

Meanwhile, STAA’s leader was Emily Peters with four points.

“We’re getting better at certain things,” STAA coach Cindy Powers said. “Every game is something different, so hopefully it will start to come all together. I think some of them are getting more confidence.”

Wildcats Rally in
Second  Half
to Beat Eagles

The Lena Wildcats held off Suring 42-36 on Monday night after an impressive second half.

Trailing 20-16 at the half, Lena would hold the Eagles to just five field goals in the second half.

On the other side, the Wildcats went to the free throw line for 19 attempts, making 13, a big step up from the first half, when they went 3-10.

Kali Fischer made three 3-pointers and two free throws to score 11 points. Eva Brooks scored 10, including eight in the second half, and both Whitney Potter and Claire Brooks scored nine.

Suring’s leader was Mackenzie Bailey with 14 points. Christine Sleeter added nine.


Subscriber Login