WITTENBERG – Jaimee Pitt scored 18 points as the Amherst girls basketball team earned a 48-45 win over Wittenberg-Birnamwood in a battle of Central Wisconsin Conference-8 unbeatens on Tuesday.
Hannah Grawey hit a pair of free throws with five seconds left and a desperation shot from mid-court by the Chargers went off the glass and off the rim before bouncing out.
Pitt scored seven points in the second quarter as the Falcons outscored the Chargers 13-4 in the eight-minute period.
Savanah Vera scored 17 points to lead the Chargers.
AMHERST (48): Jaimee Pitt 18, Crooke Groholski 8, Marisa Loken 10, Hannah Grawey 7, Lindsay Rutz 3, Jessica Peterson 2.
WITTENBERG-BIRNAMWOOD (45):Taylor Bushman 2, Mikayla Hartman 1, Megan School 9, Monica Verkuilen 8, Micah Nier 8, Savanah Vera 17,
BONDUEL – A year ago, the Pacelli girls basketball team traveled to the northeastern edges of the Central Wisconsin Conference 8 and lost by nearly 50 points to Bonduel.
The Cardinals made sure there wouldn’t be a repeat of that outcome Tuesday night.
Spurred by a strong defensive performance in the second half and 13 points from Marisa Rice, the Cardinals rallied to defeat Bonduel in a conference matchup.
Anna Lensmire chipped in with 10 points, while Pacelli coach Todd Rice credited Kasia Wojciehoski and Payton Hintz with shutting down Bonduel standout Jennifer Dowden, who finished with 15 points but was held scoreless in the second and third quarters.
“We controlled the pace of the game. We felt if we could keep the score in the 40s, we would have a chance to win,” coach Rice said. “I’m very proud of the girls.”
Pacelli (45): Marisa Rice 13, Andrea Davis 5, Kasia Wojciehoski 9, Sami Kay Shafranski 8, Anna Lensmire 10.
Bonduel (38): Jenny Dowden 15, Taylor Rusch 6, Courtney Schmidt 3, Maggie Carscllo 9, Deanna Zernicke 5.
3-pointers: Pacelli 2 (Rice); Bonduel 5 (Rusch 2, Carsello 3).
Records: Pacelli 4-5, 2-3 CWC 8; Bonduel 5-4, 2-3 CWC 8.
ROSHOLT – The Hornets lost a heartbreaker to the Mustangs, after getting outscored 11-3 in the third. Kim Hintz led all Rosholt scorers with 10 points. Leah Glodowski added nine.
Makenzie Thoma paced Marion with 20 points.
“I was proud of my girls, as far as they never gave up and played hard all game.We’ve very much improved since before winter break; just not taking care of the ball, that’s what killed us. We had 30 turnovers,” said Rosholt coach Megan Boldig.
Rosholt(33): Carissa Wright 3, Alex Neff 4, Shantel Cordova 2, Kim Hintz 10, Renae Bembenek 2, Bre Richter 3, Leah Glodowski 9.
Marion(36): Paige Polzin 2, Makenzie Thoma 20, Amanda Krueger 5, Jessica Reminger 2, Kayla Brei 2, Cassidy Detert 3.
3-Pointers Rosholt(1): Wright, Marion(0).
Almond Bancroft 42
BOWLER – The Eagles didn’t have quite enough energy to last into the fourth quarter with a reduced roster size because of the flu bug Tuesday night as they lost to the Panthers.
“We basically ran out of gas in the third and fourth quarter. We stopped moving our feet on defense and they got around us and scored 33 points in the second half. That was pretty much the story of the game,” said Almond-Bancroft coach Roger Young.
Kiara Turzinski was the top scorer for the Eagles with 16 points and Marissa Warzynski chipped in with 10.
Ashlynn Brisk was the leading scorer for Bowler with 17.
Almond-Bancroft (42): Carissa Perzinski 2, Mckenzie Miner 8, Marissa Warzynski 10, Kiara Turzinski 16, Kayla Smith 6.
Bowler(50): Carli Peters 14, Ashlynn Brisk 17, Morgan Olson 2, Shelbi Olson 7, Terri Serrano 10.
3-Pointers: AB(0), Bowler(3): Peters 2, S. Olson.
SPASH 63, Marshfield 50
Four players scored in double figures, with Heather Woyak leading the way with 16 points as the Panthers defeated the Tigers in Wisconsin Valley Conference action.
Adding to the Panthers’ point total was Haley Kolbeck with 15 points, Nicki Hauser with 11 and McKenzie Taggatz with 10.
“I think every coach would like to see four kids in double figures every game,” SPASH coach Dave Hauser said. “A lot of kids did aggressive things for us tonight. We did a good job hunting for our shots better and got to the basket better.”
The Tigers had two girls finish in double digits, Caitlin Michaelis with 18 and Darian Molter, who finished with 11.
After a slow start, the Panthers scored 20 points in the second quarter to take the lead for good.
“We didn’t come ready to play tonight and if you don’t come ready to play when you come to SPASH you’re going to get beat,” Marshfield coach Heidi Michaelis said. “We have to find a way to play hard and when things aren’t going your way you have to play even harder.”
MARSHFIELD: Darian Molter 11, Natalie Zuelke 2, Caitlin Michaelis 18, Lauren Gilberton 1, Makala Zimmermann 6, Ellie Kummer 3, Ellie Fehrenbach 9.
SPASH: Savannah Soik 3, Haley Kolbeck 15, Heather Woyak 16, McKenzie Tagatz 10, Nicki Hauser 11, Taylor Smola 8.
3-pointers: Marshfield 2 (Molter, Michaelis); SPASH 6 (Soik, Woyak 2, Taggatz 2, Hauser).
Records: SPASH 7-4, 3-1 WVC; Marshfield 5-5, 1-3 WVC.
Port Edwards 51, Tri-County 31
PORT EDWARDS – Lexi Schraeder scored 12 points and Avery Skortz and Jordyn Kohlbeck added nine and seven points, respectively, as the Blackhawks jumped out to an early lead and rolled to the victory.
Gabrielle Weekly had 11 points to lead the Penguins, while Kasey Radar added eight points.
TRI-COUNTY (31): Gabrielle Weekly 11, Cody Walter 2, Kasey Radar 8, Abby Van Haren 2, Shannon Walter 2, Madison Halverson 1, Becca Cleereman 3, Isabella Weekly 2.
PORT EDWARDS (51): Avery Skortz 9, Paige Hildebrandt 2, Marissa Ziegler 6, Jordyn Kohlbeck 7, Brooke Daven 4, Bryce Smith 5, Nicole Marshall 6, Lexi Schraeder 12.
The Cardinals put on a long-range shooting clinic with 12 3-pointers led by Issac Elliott, who connected four times from behind the arc to finish with a game-high 20 points in a blowout Central Wisconsin Conference 8 win over the Bears at the Student Activities Center.
James Gollon added 17 points and Brett O’Sullivan had 10 for Pacelli, which hit 12 of 22 attempts from behind the 3-point line.
“We came out with a lot of intensity, and that set the tone for the rest of the game,” Cardinals coach Brad Rutta said.
Bonduel (52): Jacob DeBauch 16, Connor Rosin 6, Hunter VanderLinden 7, Abel Shoup 4, Brandon Hagle 3, Zach Zernicke 3, Logan Artis 13.
Pacelli (74): Troy Flugar 3, Tyus Groos 8, James Gollon 17, Isaac Elliott 20, Adam Kluck 2, Brett O’Sullivan 10, Colin Jamison 8, Jake Feltz 5, Ryan Klismith 1.
3-pointers: Bonduel 5 (DeBauch, VanderLinden Hagle, Artis 2), Pacelli 12 (Flugar, Groos 2, Gollon 3, Elliott 4, Jamison 2).
Records: Pacelli 7-4, 4-2 CWC 8; Bonduel 5-5, 3-3 CWC 8.
ALMOND – Ethan Yonke had 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Eagles in a win over Bowler Tuesday. Evan Pagel added seven points and seven rebounds for A-B. The leading scorer for Bowler was Cody Montez with 12 points and two 3-pointers.
“We struggled at times on the offensive end, we did some nice things in the third to get us back in the game a little bit. (I’m) very happy with how hard we played, we’ve just got to continue working on execution,” said Eagles coach Curt Lamb.
AB: Ethan Yonke 22, Evan Pagel 7, Austin Bunders 6, Derek Keenlance 4, Joe Biegel 4, Brett Biegel 3, Cody Meddaugh 2.
Bowler: Cody Motez 12, Xavier Montez 8, Walker MIller 8, Thomas Kasick 6, Chase Nueske 4, Thunder Smith 2.
3-pointers AB(1): Pagel; Bowler(8): X. Montez 2, C. Montez 2, Thomas Kasix 2, Walker Miller 2.
MARION – Jared Richter scored 13 points, and Max Yenter and Josh Studinski contributed 11 points apiece, but the Hornets faltered in the fourth quarter in a Central Wisconsin Conferencw 10 loss to the Mustangs.
Aaron Hoffman led all scorers with 23 points, including a 17 for 19 performance from the free throw line. Marion attempted 33 free throws to just 13 for Rosholt.
“The final score is not indicative of the game by any means,” said Hornets coach Steve Schoofs, whose team was outscored 24-10 in the final quarter. “We just never took the game over or hit key shot at key time. We let them hang around and once they got their confidence, they got things going.”
Rosholt (42): Jared Richter 13, Max Yenter 11, Nick Lemke 3, DJ Hahn 4, Josh Studinski 11.
Marion (55): Alex Elandt 1, Trevor Carper 9, Aaron Hoffman 23, Clay Detert 1, Austin Riske 14, Cole Drehfahl 7.
3-pointers: Rosholt 3 (Studinski 3); Marion 0.
Records: Rosholt 5-6, 5-3 CWC 10; Marion 7-4, 6-2 CWC 10.
IOLA – The Thunderbirds beat Weyauwega on Tuesday thanks to John Prahl’s 17 points and Connor Lodewegon’s 14. Bryce Behn led Weyauwega in scoring with 13 points and Trevor Fitzpatrick chipped in 10.
“This is the first time we beat Weyauwega since we’ve been in the conference. It was a small milestone, we’ll take it with (our) five wins in a row. We want to build off the small things,” said Iola coach Sam Bertsch.
Weyauwega(42): Bryce Behn 13, Aaron Schroeder 4, Dan Prillwitz 2, Trevor Fitzpatrick 10, Lincoln Van Cucick 7, Adam Krause 2, Tanner Ross 4.
Iola(48): John Prahl 17, Kristian Welch 5, Connor Lodewegon 14, Braiden Garbe 8, Alec Lund 4
Port Edwards 59, Tri-County 39
PLAINFIELD – Jacob Joslin paced the Blackhawks with 17 points and Port Edwards pulled away by outscoring the Penguins 29-13 in the second and third quarters combined.
“I think both coaches have stuff we can work on, to compete and work on some of the things we want to get done,” Blackhawks coach Dusty Rhodes said. “As the ex-coach (of Tri-County), it’s always difficult, you don’t want to go in and try to bury them. Even though we only have 10 guys on our team, they all played equally well.”
Darin Reid led the way for Tri-County with 12 points, including nine in the fourth quarter.
“Darin Reid really played tough in the fourth quarter,” Penguins coach Ron Nelson said.
Port Edwards (59): Corey Parks 4, Josh Sigalski 3, Jake Schraeder 1, Josh Schraeder 6, Chris Montag 8, Sam Sweeney 4, Collin McCarville 6, Nick Collar 5, Jacob Joslin 17, Zach Goggins 5.
Tri-County (39): Dayton Jones 2, Luke Marinack 2, Darin Reid 12, Mitch Marinack 4, Aaron Thompson 6, Chase Knutson 3, Tristan LaPorte 2, Aaron Klabunde 4, Cordell Sharp 4.
3-pointers: Port Edwards 0; Tri-County 2 (Thompson 2).
Records: Port Edwards 6-5, 5-3 CWC 10; Tri-County 0-8 CWC 10.