The Manitowoc Lutheran girls basketball team edged visiting Reedsville 50-47 on Thursday behind a team-high 16 points from MacKayla Menges.
Shelby Otto also scored 16 for the Panthers, which trailed 26-19 at halftime before clawing back by outscoring Lutheran 13-7 in the third quarter but couldn’t complete the comeback.
Also in the double figures for the game was the Lancers Julia Barthels (11) and Emily Unke (10).
Bailey Ebben 6, Riley Grimm 6, Lauren Holschbach 5, Brenna Kiekhaefer 9, Shelby Otto 16, Hannah Roffers 5.
Julia Barthels 11, Jordan Menges 2, MacKayla Menges 16, Arianna Neumeyer 9, Emily Unke 10, Hannah Yagodinski 2.
3-Point Goals – Reedsville 3 (Lauren Holschbach 1, Brenna Kiekhaefer 1, Hannah Roffers 1), Manitowoc Lutheran 2 (Julia Barthels 1, Emily Unke 1), Total Fouls – Reedsville 17 (), Manitowoc Lutheran 14 ().
Roncalli 46, Mishicot 40
Heading into the game undefeated against a winless Indians side, the Jets were supposed to dominate.
Mishicot never got the memo, scrapping till the very end but the Roncalli would prevail in an Olympian Conference matchup.
After Brooke Luckow hit a 3-pointer to take an early 3-0 lead for the Indians, the Jets (3-0) responded by breaking off an 8-0 run which was broken by Mishicot’s Nicole Meissner’s floater in the lane. Meissner scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Indians while Lockow added 11.
Luckow hit another 3 while teammate Emily Hutterer nailed one of her own to bring the score level at 11-11 near the end of the first quarter. A last-second basket at the buzzer gave Roncalli a slim 13-11 lead at the end of the quarter.
The second quarter wouldn’t be as kind to the Jets.
Mishicot (0-4) was determined to give previously Roncalli all it they could handle taking a 15-14 lead after two Hutterer free throws before stretching its lead to six after pair of successful trips to the line by Meissner.
Rachel Moczynski ran into foul trouble, picking up a third foul right at the beginning of the second quarter forcing the Jets leading scorer for the season to sit before trailing at 20-14 Roncalli had to do something to stay in the game.
Moczynski’s re-entrance into the game was just the spark to get the Jets back on track, who made a few quick buckets to trim a 22-14 deficit to 22-21 as the horn sounded to end the half. She would finish with eight points while teammate Alex Cliff had 10 for Roncalli.
Both teams went on mini runs, as Mishicot led by as many as five to start before Roncalli trimmed the lead to one at 26-25 midway through the third quarter.
Catherine Taddy drained a pair of free throws for the Jets as Roncalli regained the lead at 27-26, its first lead since the first quarter. The third quarter ended with the Jets clinging to a narrow 28-27 lead. It would be a trend as Taddy scored a team-high 11 points with all but two coming from the line.
Roncalli begin to show why it’s the No. 1 girls team in the Herald Times Reporter Formidable Four rankings, pulling away in the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run to lead 38-29.
A quick barrage of 3’s my Mishicot trimmed the lead to just three at 38-35, proving the 3-pointer is the great equalizer.
When her team needed her most, Taddy had ice in her veins nailing several key free throws to lead Roncalli to victory.
Complete stats were not available to the Herald Times Reporter as of press deadline.
Chilton 52, Valders 41
The visiting Vikings fell to the Tigers in a close OC contest.
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