West girls ride defense to win over Lightning

West girls ride defense to win over Lightning

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West girls ride defense to win over Lightning

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Oshkosh West 30, Appleton North 28: Bailey Schultz deflected a pass and Alison Panske covered the loose ball as time expired as the Wildcats held off the Lightning.

Marina Hereford made one of two free throws with 11 seconds left to give West (5-4, 5-2) the two-point lead. North moved the ball into the frontcourt where Schultz caused the game-sealing turnover.

The Wildcats won despite scoring just five points in the fourth quarter and finishing 5-of-13 from the free-throw line. But West held the Lightning to just two points in the third quarter to take a 25-19 lead.

Panske finished with nine points to lead the Wildcats.

Meg Riebau was the only player to reach double figures with 10 points to lead Appleton North (5-4, 4-3).

Oshkosh West 9 9 7 5 — 30

Appleton North 11 6 2 9 — 28

Oshkosh West: Schultz 3, Hereford 1, Schmidt 3, Unger 1, Panske 9, Fassbinder 2, Edwards 2, Christopherson 6, Wells 3. 3-pointers: 1 (Schultz). FTs: 5-13. Total fouls: 15.

Appleton North: Riebau 10, Springstroh 3, Van Handel 2, Greisch 9, Martin 4. 3-pointers: none. FTs: 6-15. Total fouls: 15.

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