The Hornets picked up three wins in the past week and Richter was a big reason why. Rosholt’s primary inside presence collected back-to-back double-doubles in wins over Gresham and Almond-Bancroft. Richter finished with 28 points, 10 rebounds, seven steals and a pair of blocked shots against the Wildcats. She backed that up two nights later with 14 points and 11 rebounds against the Eagles. The junior is averaging a team-high 15.8 points per game.
Johnson’s primary job as the Thunderbirds’ point guard is to bring up the basketball against pressure and get the team into its offense. Johnson has demonstrated she can not only handle that job well, but provide scoring and outstanding defense. With a 28-point performance against Wild Rose earlier this season to her credit, Johnson collected 12 points on 4-for-6 shooting from behind the arc in a 57-23 win over Pacelli on Dec. 16. I-S coach Mark Wester also credited her with a great floor game against Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s press on Dec. 12.
Part of SPASH’s top line, Keller enjoyed a week to remember for the Panthers. He began the week with a three-point night that included a pair of goals in a 7-0 win over Marshfield in Wisconsin Valley Conference action Dec. 11. The junior forward followed that up with four assists in a 6-2 nonconference victory over Northland Pines on Dec. 13. Keller’s line had a hand in all six goals against the Eagles.
With goals tough to come by early in the season, the Cardinals received a much-needed boost in that area from Vezina in a pair of wins last week. Vezina played a role in all five goals for Pacelli in a 5-2 win over Merrill, finding the back of the net twice and adding three assists. Vezina continued to provide some scoring punch the next time out, scoring his third goal in two games in a 4-3 overtime win for the Cardinals over Chequamegon/Phillips on Dec. 13.