Prep girls basketball roundup: Lutheran edges Roncalli

Prep girls basketball roundup: Lutheran edges Roncalli

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Prep girls basketball roundup: Lutheran edges Roncalli

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The Roncalli girls basketball team decided to play for one final shot, but came up short in a 34-33 loss to host Lutheran on Thursday night.

Catherine Taddy held the ball until five seconds remaining in the game for the Jets, but missed a shot and a last second-shot by teammate Alex Cliff fell short after two missed free throws by Lutheran to end the game.

Neither side came out shooting hot, with the Lancers holding a slim 4-2 lead after five minutes of play and only two baskets being made. MacKayla Menges drained a 3-pointer for Lutheran to account for five of her team’s first seven points to give the Lancers a 7-2 advantage.

The horn sounded to end the first quarter as Roncalli used a quick 4-1 run to bring the score to 8-6 to finish the frame. Menges led all scorers after the first quarter with her five points.

Cliff brought the Jets even at 8-8 to start the second quarter before Roncalli committed a quick foul on the other end as Julia Barthels made one of two free throws to put Lutheran back on top by one.

Paige Pethan gave the Jets their first lead of the game at 10-9 after making a running layup with just less than five minutes to go in the half.

Rachel Mocyznski, Roncalli’s leading scorer at 14 points per game, got on the board roughly halfway through the quarter with several close range shots being denied by both squads.

Mocyznski led the Jets win nine points while Arianna Neumeyer led the Lancers by the same margin.

After Mocyznski’s bucket gave the Jets a three-point lead Lutheran responded with a 6-0 run to take a 15-12 lead with just under a minute to go in the half.

The score remained the same entering halftime as a 3-pointer by Roncalli was called off after it bounced of the top of the backboard.

Midway through the third quarter, Lutheran held a tentative 19-16 lead as its leading scorer, Julia Barthels — who also averaged 14 a game — was held to just three at that point.

Roncalli led 25-21 at the end of the third quarter and just fell short in the end in a defensive slugfest.

Roncalli 6 6 13 8 33
Manitowoc Lutheran 8 7 6 13 34

Roncalli

Alex Cliff 8, Erin Jagemann 3, Rachel Moczynski 9, Paige Pethan 2, Sophie Pitz 7, Catherine Taddy 4.

Manitowoc Lutheran

Julia Barthels 7, Jordan Menges 4, MacKayla Menges 8, Arianna Neumeyer 9, Kaitlin Radue 6.

3-Point Goals – Roncalli 2 (Erin Jagemann 1, Sophie Pitz 1), Manitowoc Lutheran 2 (MacKayla Menges 1, Arianna Neumeyer 1), Total Fouls – Roncalli 15 (Rachel Moczynski 5), Manitowoc Lutheran 10.

Reedsville 31, Chilton 17

The Panthers suffocated the Tigers’ offense all game, leading 16-8 at halftime in the home win.

The Panthers held Chilton to one point in the first quarter.

Shelby Otto led Reedsville with a team-high 11 points.

Chilton 6 10 7 8 31
Reedsville 1 7 5 4 17

Chilton

Kelly Hephner 3, Claire Stiefvater 14.

Reedsville

Olivia Dietrich 2, Lauren Holschbach 8, Brenna Kiekhaefer 4, Nichole Mangin 2, Shelby Otto 11, Brittany Sheahan 2, Kayla Sheahan 2.

3-Point Goals – Chilton 3 (Kelly Hephner 1, Claire Stiefvater 2), Total Fouls – Chilton 11, Reedsville 11.

Wrightstown 50, Valders 31

The Vikings led 8-6 after the first quarter but trailed by 21 entering the fourth.

Valders faced a four-point deficit at halftime but couldn’t recover in the end.

The Vikings were led by Connor Grall’s 10 points.

Wrightstown 6 11 19 14 50
Valders 8 5 2 16 31

Wrightstown

Kayla Chosa 10, Megan Hansen 18, Courtney Klister 2, Brianna Linzmeier 4, Lindsay Neinas 5, Wrenn Tanck 9, Ali Verbeten 2.

Valders

Alena Braun 2, Danelle Buck 4, Brittany Erickson 5, Tessa Evenson 2, Conner Grall 10, Amanda Handle 4.

3-Point Goals – Wrightstown 3 (Megan Hansen 2, Lindsay Neinas 1), Valders 1, Total Fouls – Wrightstown 12, Valders 15.

Hilbert 49, Mishicot 38

At Hilbert, Erica and Katie Gehl combined for 32 points as Hilbert steadily built a lead through three quarters and cruised to the win.

Erica finished with 20 points.

Mishicot was paced by Kaitlynn Schetter’s nine points.

Mishicot 6 7 10 15 38
Hilbert 9 14 15 11 49

Mishicot

Gina Finnel 6, Emily Hutterer 4, Brooke Luckow 2, Nicole Meissner 6, Emily Melichar 6, Morgan Melichar 5, Kaitlynn Schetter 9. Totals 7-15 38.

Hilbert

Erica Gehl 20, Katie Gehl 12, Hailey Hemauer 6, Erin Leffler 7, Hallie Wiese 4. Totals 7-16 49.

3-Point Goals – Mishicot 3 (Nicole Meissner 1, Kaitlynn Schetter 2), Hilbert 2 (Katie Gehl 1, Erin Leffler 1), Total Fouls – Mishicot 14, Hilbert 15.

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