Girls basketball roundup: Oostburg's Huibregtse hits 1,000 points in win

Girls basketball roundup: Oostburg's Huibregtse hits 1,000 points in win

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Girls basketball roundup: Oostburg's Huibregtse hits 1,000 points in win

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Half-court shots are usually pretty memorable.

Maranda Huibregtse’s buzzer-beater from near mid-court kind of set a new standard, though.

The Oostburg senior joined some distinguished company — and in appropriately distinguished fashion, too — after she drilled a near half-court shot against Random Lake in a Central Lakeshore Conference game on Thursday. The buzzer-beater gave her team a wide lead going into halftime, and handed Huibregtse her milestone 1,000th career point.

“It was a pretty memorable 1,000th point, really,” her coach, Lisa Immel, said after the game.

“I’m just really lucky to be able to see all 1,000 of those,” added Immel, who also coached 1,000-point scorer Julie Raeder, who now is playing at Cardinal Stritch University.

Huibregtse finished the game with 24 points — putting her career output at 1,008 — and helped lead the Flying Dutchmen to a 63-44 win at home.

Shannon Boldt helped Oostburg (6-3, 5-0 CLC) with nine points. The Dutch led 36-21 at halftime.

Delaney Sinnen led Random Lake (1-6, 0-5 CLC) with 13 points.

“I couldn’t have gotten my 1,000 points without my teammates. …” Huibregtse said after the game.

She got to keep a ball with her name and Thursday’s date written on it to commemorate the milestone. “I won’t use it,” she clarified, noting she’ll “probably set it up in my room somewhere.”

“It just didn’t feel real at first,” she said, noting she wasn’t immediately aware that her buzzer-beater had tipped her past the 1,000-point mark.

“I just saw the clock counting down. …” she said of how the half-court play set up. “It was pretty much a luck shot. … I was surprised.”

Huibregtse is the sixth girls basketball player from Oostburg to move into 1,000-point territory. Megan Van Tatenhove is the program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,347 points. Others on the list include Shelly DeSmith (1,264 points), Raeder (1,227), Kady Telschow (1,209) and Deanna VanderPlas (1,022).

“The only other 1,000-pointer that I’ve coached is Julie Raeder and she was almost in a league of her own when I came in,” Immel said.

“Just hats off to Maranda’s hard work and her dedication,” Immel said, noting the senior has spent “a lot of time in the gym” over the last few years. “It’s not something that just happened. She made that happen.”

Random Lake…6 15 9 14 — 44

Oostburg…19 17 11 16 — 63

Random Lake — Dahm 7, Sinnen 13, Mueller 11, Bullard 6, Paulus 4, Schimberg 3. 3-pt: Sinnen 3, Mueller 3. FT: 4-5. Fouls: 11.

Oostburg — Mara. Huibregtse 24, Bartenstein 6, Gabrielse 5, Hranicka 4, VanStelle 8, Knapp 2, Boldt 9, Haag 3, Bonnett 2. 3-pt: Huibregste, 2, VanStelle 2, Bartenstein, Gabrielse, Boldt, Haag. FT: 1-4. Fouls: 13.

Sheb. Lutheran 36, How. Grove 32 (OT)

Sheboygan Lutheran (4-6, 2-2 CLC) held Howards Grove (3-6, 2-3 CLC) scoreless in the overtime period in earning the road victory.

Erin Quamm scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Crusaders and teammate Danielle Byrum added 11 points with both of Lutheran’s 3-pointers.

Courtney Milz was the only Tigers player to reach double digits in scoring as she had 13 points and the team’s only 3-pointer.

Howards was 13-of-16 on free throws while Lutheran shot 6-of-14.

Sheb. Lutheran…7 9 12 4 4 — 36

Howards Grove…7 6 13 6 0 — 32

Sheboygan Lutheran — Quam 15, Splitgerber 3, Sass 4, Oberreich 3, Byrum 11. 3-pt: Byrum 2. FT: 6-14. Fouls: 14

Howards Grove — Schaller 8, Stauss 1, Edge 2, Valenstein 2, Milz 13, Lilesand 2, Rautmann 4. 3-pt: Milz 1. FT: 13-16. Fouls: 13

Elkhart Lake 51, Cedar Grove 43

Rachael Flora came away with a team-high 16 points and she went 8-of-11 on free throws in leading Elkhart Lake (3-5, 2-3 CLC) in the home win.

The Resorters were also led by Emily Holzmann’s 11 points while Ashley Pfiefer and Emma Feldmann tallied nine points each.

For Cedar Grove-Belgium (3-5, 1-2 CLC), Ashli von Heimburg had a game-high 17 points and teammate Lydia Legler added 14 points.

Cedar Grove…4 9 17 13 — 43

Elkhart Lake…7 11 16 17 — 51

Cedar Grove-Belgium — Caldwell 3, Bucher 3, TenHaken 1, Navis 2, Legler 14, Vrubley 3, VonHeimburg 17. 3-pt: VonHeimburg 2, Bucher 1. FT: 12-15. Fouls: 15

Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah — Holzmann 11, Pfeifer 9, Schmitz 2, Theel 4, Feldmann 9, Flora 16. 3-pt: Feldmann 1. FT: 14-20. Fouls: 13

Plymouth 49, New Holstein 45

Kaily Moegenburg notched a double-double — 21 points and 13 rebounds — and the Panthers held off a second-half Huskies surge to keep the Eastern Wisconsin Conference win.

Moegenburg also led Plymouth (6-5, 5-1 EWC) with three steals and four assists.

Laiken Meyer led New Holstein (3-5, 1-5 EWC) with 12 points.

The Huskies outscored Plymouth in the second half but couldn’t close the gap in time.

New Holstein…7 9 12 17 — 45

Plymouth…14 11 10 14 — 49

New Holstein — Meyer 12, Preston 6, Fannin 7, Brenner 2, Zipperer 8, Cash 4, Casper 6. 3-pt: Meyer 2. FT: 19-31. Fouls: 19.

Plymouth — Kuhn 1, Bohrmueller 1, Pieper 5, Haese 3, Moegenburg 21, Reil 2, Streblow 14, Jankowski 2. 3-pt: Moegenburg 4, Streblow 2. FT: 7-20. Fouls: 23.

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