Girls hoops roundup: Plymouth fights from early deficit for win

Girls hoops roundup: Plymouth fights from early deficit for win

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Girls hoops roundup: Plymouth fights from early deficit for win

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Plymouth’s girls basketball team kept its balance after a slow start at home Friday to capture a 62-45 win over Kiel.

The outcome was seldom assured in the first half, which saw the Raiders pull out for a nine-point lead before the Panthers clawed their way back to a 27-27 halftime tie.

“Second half, we buckled down on defense and were more patient on offense,” Plymouth coach Brad Shutter said in a post-game statement. “The girls played a great second half.”

Sophia Kiela, who hit a 3-pointer late in the first half to tie the game at intermission, finished the game with 11 points. She was matched on the scoreboard by teammates Kaily Moegenburg and Rachael Cecka, who each finished the game with 11 points too.

Moegenburg also finished with 10 rebounds to cap her night with a double-double.

The victory caps a six-game win streak for the Panthers, and also solidifies Plymouth’s hold on the Eastern Wisconsin Conference’s No. 2 position. The Panthers (15-4, 10-2 EWC) trail only Sheboygan Falls in the conference’s standings with the season quickly winding down.

Plymouth is scheduled to play just three more regular-season games. The Panthers host EWC foe New Holstein next Thursday, and host non-conference opponent Oostburg next Saturday. The Panthers finish their regular season against Two Rivers on Feb. 21.

Cassie Schweitzer led Kiel (12-8, 6-6 EWC) on Friday with a game-high 17 points.

Ply…….13 14 14 21 — 62

Kiel…..13 14 9 9 — 45

Plymouth — Kiela 11, Moegenburg 11, Cecka 11, Grapentine 9, Holzhaeuser 9, Thompson 7, Reil 4. 3-pt: Kiela, Thompson, Grapentine, Holzhaeuser. FT: 12-22. Fouls: 15.

Kiel — Schweitzer 17, Goehring 15, Fale 4, Voland 4, Dahmer 3, Beaumont 2. 3-pt: Dahmer 1, Goehring 2. FT: 10-15. Fouls: 18.

Sheb. Falls 44, Campbellsport 24

The Falcons held the Cougars to just one first-quarter point and kept the pressure on the rest of the way for a strong EWC win on Friday.

Staci Hasler scored a game-high 11 points for Sheboygan Falls (15-3, 11-0 EWC), which holds strongly to its first-place position in the conference ahead of Plymouth. Erica Duda added nine points in the win.

Haley Feucht led Campbellsport (7-11, 4-8 EWC) with a team-high nine points.

It’s the Falcons’ third straight win — their most recent loss came Jan. 28 against Freedom — and their fourth in five games.

Falls plays Waupun twice next week, and closes out its regular season the following week with games against Dominican and Kewaskum.

She. Falls…..10 10 16 8 — 44

Campbell……..1 5 4 14 — 24

Sheboygan Falls — Hasler 11, Duda 9, Fenner 5, VanEngen 5, Beeck 4, Schwobe 4, Beeck 2, DePagter 2, Raeder 2. 3-pt: Duda, Hasler, VanEngen. FT: 11-17.

Campbellsport — Fuecht 9, Anderson 6, P. Birschbach 2, B. Birschbach 2, Majerus 2, Renderman 2, Ward 1. FT: 6-11.

Sheb. North 46, G.B. Preble 32

When CJ Usadel came out of the game with about four minutes to go, the Golden Raiders junior had outscored host Preble to that point.

Usadel finished with 24 points and seven rebounds — Preble had just 22 points when she left the game — to lead North (15-5, 9-5) to the Fox River Classic Conference win. She finished 9-of-13 from the floor for the night.

“I thought she really dominated the game,” North coach Eric Spielman.

Mackenzie Wolf also had a nice game, with seven points, 11 boards, five blocks and two steals.

“She really controlled the game on the defensive end,” Spielman said.

Preble dropped to 6-13, 5-9.

Sheb. North…12 10 12 12 — 46

G.B. Preble…6 10 5 11 — 32

Sheboygan North — Konter 2, Dlugopolski 6, Dallmann 3, Usadel 24, Mac. Wolf 7, Mad. Wolf 4. 3-pt: Usadel 2, lugopolski, Dallmann. FT: 16-25. Fouls: 12.

Green Bay Preble — Stangel 2, Jacobson 7, Samuels 9, Kuwala 3, Malcore 2, Giesler 7, Anderson 2. 3-pt: Jacobson. FT: 7-16. Fouls: 17.

Oostburg 42, Random Lake 21

Oostbug played like the Central Lakeshore Conference leader that it is Friday, treading out to a strong first-quarter lead and never looking back.

Maranda Huibregste scored a game-high 14 points, and Abby VanStelle added 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Oostburg (16-3, 14-0 CLC).

“Both sides of the ball we did some nice things,” Oostburg coach Lisa Immel said, crediting her team’s half-court man-to-man defense for stingily stifling Random Lake’s scoring.

“Offensively, we were patient finally,” she added. “We were patient and we worked the ball against their 1-3-1 zone.”

Nicole Paulus led Random Lake (12-8, 8-7 CLC) with seven points.

Ra. Lake….3 4 6 8 — 21

Oostburg..11 11 10 10 — 42

Random Lake — Paulus 7, Sinnen 5, Becah Hiller 3, Bullard 2, Dahm 2, Schimber 2. 3-pt: Sinnen 1. FT: 8-13. Fouls: 11.

Oostburg — Maranda Huibregtse 14, Abby VanStelle 11, Jocelyn Stemper 8, Brittany Gabrielse 4, Maria Huibregtse 3, Jaidyn Hranicka 2. 3-pt: Mara. Huibregtse 1, Mari. Huibregtse 1. FT: 8-9. Fouls: 13.

Howards Grove 52, Sheboygan Lutheran 29

Payton Bramstedt shot lights-out from behind the 3-point line, Hayley Rickmeier and Taylor Benninghaus pulled plenty of weight on offense to help push Howards Grove to Friday’s win.

Bramstedt hit four 3-point shots en route to a game-high 17-point performance. And Rickmeier and Benninghaus added 14 and 10 points, respectively, for Howards (12-7, 11-3 CLC).

Cassie Marver, meanwhile, played tough man-to-man on Lutheran’s Ashley Scheele, keeping the Crusaders’ go-to scorer to just nine points, a team-high. Allie Albert complemented with seven points for Lutheran (10-10, 7-7 CLC).

“We were prepared to see some different zones, and we hit some shots we haven’t been hitting,” Howards coach Heidi Georgeff said, crediting Bramstedt’s hot hands from behind the 3-point line.

Sh. Lutheran…..4 9 9 7 — 29

How. Grove….14 20 14 4 — 52

Sheboygan Lutheran — Scheele 9, Albert 7, Herdic 4, Quam 4, Frank 3, Blindauer 2. 3-pt: Scheele 1, Albert 1. FT: 9-14. Fouls: 16.

Howards Grove — Bramstedt 17, Rickmeier 14, Benninghaus 10, Marver 7, Valenstein 4. 3-pt: Bramstedt 4. FT: 4-16. Fouls: 12.

Ozaukee 59, Kohler 24

Jessika Dieringer and Lizzie Janke each poured in 12 points to hand Ozaukee Friday’s lopsided conference win.

Alexis Rodriguez led Kohler (2-17, 1-13 CLC) with 12 points, but she was the only Blue Bomber to hit double-figures.

The Warriors (12-6, 9-5 CLC) held Kohler to single-digit scoring in each quarter, and led 32-13 by halftime.

Kohler…….8 5 3 8 — 24

Ozaukee…13 19 12 15 — 59

Kohler — Rodriguez 12, I. Heins 5, Misfeldt 5, Cutler 2. 3-pt: Misfeldt 1, Heins 1, Rodriguez 1. FT: 5-5. Fouls: 17.

Ozaukee — Dieringer 12, Janke 12, Johnson 8, Paulus 8, Klopp 7, Thome 5, Burns 4, Lippe 2, K. Bares 1. 3-pt: Janke 2, Johnson 1, Thome 1. FT: 13-22. Fouls: 6.

Cedar Grove 46, Elkhart Lake 40

In the second half, the Resorters had no answer for Cedar Grove’s Lydia Legler.

“She was tough inside,” Elkhart coach Don Kulow said of Legler, who scored 13 of her 15 points after intermission. “That was the difference, we could not stop her.”

Alyssa Schmitt added 15 points and Alyssa Sauer had 10 for the Rockets (9-10, 7-7 CLC).

“It was nip-and-tuck the whole way,” Kulow said. “They hit some free throws down the stretch to put it away.”

Mariah Ausloos led Elkhart (4-15, 3-12) with 14 points.

Cedar Grove…12 8 16 10 — 46

Elkhart Lake…9 11 12 8 — 40

Cedar Grove — Sauer 10, Dahlke 2, Legler 15, Vrubley 4, Schmitt 15. FT: 10-15. Fouls: 18.

Elkhart Lake — Holzmann 9, Pfeifer 6, Ausloos 14, Feldmann 2, Flora 5, Scholten 4. FT: 12-19. Fouls: 15.

Stockbridge 46, Sheboygan Christian 45

Hannah Modahl put up a game-high 22 points and Carissa Wisse added 11 more, but a strong third quarter by Stockbridge helped seal Sheboygan Christian’s close non-conference loss Friday night.

“We just ran out of time,” Christian coach Paul Modahl said in a statement after the game, which saw Christian (6-12) nearly come back with a last-minute shot. “Our girls played hard those last six minutes. I was pleased with the way they didn’t give up.”

Christian led after the first quarter, but Stockbridge came back for a halftime lead, and outscored the Eagles 17-12 in the third quarter to eventually take a 10-point advantage.

Sh. Christian….11 9 12 13 — 45

Stockbridge…….8 13 17 8 — 46

Sheboygan Christian — Modahl 22, C. Wisse 11, J. Wisse 5, Lemmenes 3, K. Flipse 2, VanEss 1, C. Flipse 1. 3-pt: Modahl 2. FT: 13-27. Fouls: 16.

Stockbridge — Arissa Geiser 15, Nedler 14, Dupont 11, Luebke 4, Anna Geiser 2. 3-pt: Nedler 4, Luebke 1. FT: 7-13. Fouls: 21.

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