Prep girls basketball: Jets, losers of 3-of-4, rout Lancers 41-30 on Senior Night

Prep girls basketball: Jets, losers of 3-of-4, rout Lancers 41-30 on Senior Night

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Prep girls basketball: Jets, losers of 3-of-4, rout Lancers 41-30 on Senior Night

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The Roncalli girls basketball team survived an early onslaught from Manitowoc Lutheran and defeated the visiting Lancers 41-30 on Senior Night.

It took a while for both offenses to get going but once they got going they couldn’t miss for prolonged stretch. The Jets rode a 3-pointers by Sophie Pitz and Erin Jagemann to take control to start the game. Jagemann’s 3 put the Roncalli up a 8-6, a lead it wouldn’t relinquish the rest of the way.

The Lancers, meanwhile, rode their inside game to start but when the first quarter came to an end Roncalli was up 11-6.

Lutheran started to chip into the Jets lead but Roncalli seemingly had an answer each time as the second quarter wore on. Alex Cliff scored four consecutive points for the Jets to help her team build a 19-10 advantage midway through the frame.

After trailing 21-10 with just under three minutes to play in the half Julia Barthels began to assert herself offensively and helped trim the Lancers deficit to 21-14 with 45 seconds to go, which where the score would remain entering the break.

The second half was controlled by the Jets with Rachel Mocyznski leading Roncalli’s offense while Lutherans own offense began to sputter only scoring five points midway through the fourth quarter, going nearly seven minutes without a field goal.

The Jets were led offensively by Moczynski with a game-high 14 points while Julia Barthels paced Lutheran with eight.

The No. 7 seeded Lancers will host No. 10 Shiocton on Tuesday in the WIAA Girls Division 4 State Basketball Tournament while No. 3 Roncalli will face the winner of No. 11 Valders and No. 6 Brillion on March 1.

Manitowoc Lutheran 6 8 5 11 30
Roncalli 11 10 11 9 41

Manitowoc Lutheran

Julia Barthels 8, Monique Machut 7, Jordan Menges 4, MacKayla Menges 4, Kaitlin Radue 2, Brooke Roberts 2, Emily Unke 3.

Roncalli

Erin Jagemann 3, Alex Miholakakos 12, Rachel Moczynski 14, Sophie Pitz 3, Becca Schuette 2, Hannah Severin 2, Catherine Taddy 5.

3-Point Goals – Manitowoc Lutheran 2 (Monique Machut 2), Roncalli 2 (Erin Jagemann 1, Sophie Pitz 1), Total Fouls – Manitowoc Lutheran 11, Roncalli 17.

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