Cougars Increase M&O Lead With Win Over Wildcats

Coleman took a huge step toward winning the M&O Conference title with a 44-31 win over Lena on Friday night.
The Cougars moved to 8-0 and dropped the Wildcats to 7-2 with the win.
The game was tight early. After the Cougars took a 14-8 lead on a steal and score by Aubrey Bintz, Lena countered to take an 18-16 advantage on an Eva Brooks basket, but Coleman led 25-20 at halftime.
With Lena leading 28-27, the Cougars scored the next seven points, including an and-one basket by Calle Compe to take a 34-28 lead they would never relinquish.
They added to it until it was a 13-point advantage, where it would finish. After calling a timeout up 40-30 with three and a half minutes to play, the Cougars would let Lena score just a single point through the remainder of the game.
Injuries didn’t do Lena any favors in combating Coleman’s defensive pressure. Whitney Potter and Breanna Koslowsky were both hurt and limited and the team’s main ball handler, Natalie McNurlen, finished with four points after leaving the game injured.
“They definitely took us out of our offense,” Lena coach Tim Goldschmidt said. “When you don’t have your full crew out there and you’re playing reserves, your offense kind of goes by the wayside and kids get a little frustrated, but I was very happy that we stuck as close as we did. I’m proud of the girls.”
The Cougars’ Bintz and Cameron Zeitler scored 11 points apiece and Kiersten Jensen got 10. Compe scored six.
Six Coleman players scored in the game, but coach Todd Olson has a deep bench that allows him to keep the pressure high throughout the game.
“We’re able to do that because we have great team depth,” Olson said. “We have 14 girls on this varsity roster and we have 14 great athletes we can put out there. It helps when you have a bench that deep.”
Lena’s Brooks scored a game-best 16 points but no other Wildcat eclipsed four points.
“They lost their best ball-handler, so our full-court ball pressure got to them. That’s what it boils down to,” Olson said. “They couldn’t handle that and that’s our style of play.”

Bulldogs Sail Past
Storm 47-34

After starting the season 1-4 overall, the Peshtigo Bulldogs hit 7-6 with a 47-34 Packerland Conference win over Kewaunee on Monday night.
Akira Smalls hit two 3-pointers in the first half and had eight total points at the half. She played the entire game and finished with a game-high 15 points along with six steals.
“We asked a lot of her this evening and she delivered,” Peshtigo coach Jeff Sunstrom said.
With Peshtigo playing without key rebounder Jaci Tonn, Maysen Brissette had 10 points and six rebounds, Allison Peters scored eight with 16 rebounds, and Brooklyn Phillips had eight with 10 rebounds.
Peters’ place in the middle of the Bulldog defensive zone put her in position to rebound the ball and also record three steals and two blocks.
“We played our 2-1-2 bump zone and we had a great deal of success with it,” Sunstrom said. “Allison really dominated the middle of it. She had a great game.”
Kewaunee’s leading scorer was Jade Kroll, who scored 14.
With the win, Peshtigo is up to 6-2 in Packerland Conference action and remains in the title hunt, though Sevastopol sits undefeated at the top of the league.
The Bulldogs will have a chance to break open the Pioneers’ loss column in the teams’ matchup Thursday night, which tips at 7:30 p.m. in Peshtigo.
The last time they met was on Nov. 29, a 55-34 Sevastopol victory in which the Pioneers hit nine of 17 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc.

Wolverines Beat
Vikings in Non-
Conference Play

The Crivitz Wolverines put together their second consecutive win in a 43-32 defeat of Gibraltar on Monday night.
After beating Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy on Friday, the Wolverines kept things rolling with a defeat of the Vikings.
The Wolverines held Gibraltar to 12 points in the first half and led by five at the break.
Lucy Gruszynski scored 17 to lead Crivitz. Megan Pusick got 13 and Taryn Tracy added seven.
Crivitz (3-10 overall) is back to M&O Conference action Thursday at home against Lena. The Wildcats are 11-2 overall and 7-2 in M&O play.

Eagles Soar Past
Rangers 60-47

Christine Sleeter’s 24-point, 14-rebound double-double led the Suring Eagles to a 60-47 victory over Wausaukee on Friday.
Mackenzie Bailey also had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. She had five assists as well.
Bunny Cramer had six assists and 10 points, and Emma Kristof had five rebounds and six points.
Suring led 34-24 at halftime.

Marines Beat Mustangs
With 2nd Half Surge

A 28-15 second half pushed Marinette to a 47-34 North Eastern Conference win over the Little Chute Mustangs on Friday.
Leading 19-16 in a low-scoring first half, the Marines were the top team in the second half.
Addison Pristelski’s 12 points and Chloe Seymour’s 11 were Marinette’s top scoring outputs.
Olivia Hansen scored seven and added a team-high nine rebounds.
Little Chute’s Abby Van Handel had 10 points to lead the Mustangs.

Badgers Big First
Half Leads  to Win
Over Thunderhawks

Oneida Nation’s 32 second-half points weren’t enough to overcome a 28-12 halftime deficit against Niagara on Friday, with the Badgers winning 56-44.
Josie Rock’s 16 points led the Badgers, followed by Morgan Borchardt’s 13 points, 11 of which came in the second half.
Erin Lukowicz and Rock carried the scoring in the first half, with nine and 11, respectively. Lukowicz finished with 12 in the game.
Oneida’s Mariah Cloud scored 16 and Jaylyn Caldwell got 12.

Crivitz Stops STAA
in M&O Play

Crivitz got its second conference win of the 2022-23 season on Friday with a 44-13 win over Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy.
Lucy Gruszynski scored 12 of her game-high 14 points in the first half to lead the Wolverines. Megan Pusick scored 10.
STAA’s leader was Kate Peters with seven points.

Panthers Beaten by
Second Ranked Irish

North Eastern Conference leaders Freedom made easy work of the Oconto Falls Panthers on Thursday night, 66-25.
By halftime, the Irish led 45-14. Sadie Jarmolowicz scored 18 to lead Freedom.
Oconto Falls got six from Kati Raddatz and five from Maddy Maloney.

Johnson Leads
Florence Past
Forest Park

Florence handled business against Forest Park on Thursday, winning 58-33.
Kamdan Johnson went 9-13 from the field and 6-7 at the free throw line to score a Bobcat-high 25 points.
Isabella Millan was 6-20 from the field and 8-14 from the line, scoring 20.
Millan had a team-high nine rebounds, four assists, and five steals in the game.
Florence led 34-18 at halftime.

Slow Start
Hurts Menominee
in Loss to Escanaba

A scoreless second quarter came back to haunt Menominee in a 62-46 loss to Escanaba on Monday.
Escanaba led 15-10 after one quarter and held the Maroons scoreless in the second quarter to take a 33-10 lead into the halftime break.
Menominee scored 14 and 22 in the next two quarters but couldn’t overcome that first-half deficit.
Just five Maroons scored in the game. Hanna Drifka led with 13, followed by 10 apiece by Gianna Coduti and Anna Axtell’s 10 apiece. Both players scored all their points in the second half.
Haley Bouty scored nine and Kamryn Olson scored four.

Wildcats Blast
Indians in Non-
Conference Matchup

Stockbridge was no match for Lena in a 63-12 Wildcats victory on Saturday.
Eva Brooks had a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists, also recording six rebounds.
Chaela Rabas scored 14, Alabama Lambert got 12, and Karli Fischer added 10. Kali Fischer had six and Maddy Kishner scored five.
Lena faces Crivitz (3-10 overall) on the road Thursday night.

Tigers Edge
Vikings 34-33

Cilena Guns scored 23 of Gillett’s 34 points in a tight 34-33 victory over the Gibraltar Vikings on Thursday.
Cheyenne Krueger and Carleigh Kaczmarek scored five and four, respectively.
Andie Schar scored 20 of 33 points for the Vikings.



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