Girls’ BB: West hands DCE first WVC loss, Pitt leads Amherst over Newman and other action
Despite having only seven players available, the Wausau West girls’ basketball team hands D. C. Everest their first conference loss of the season 56-44 at the Everest Fieldhouse on Tuesday night in a game heard on 1230 The Voice. Jasmin Samz scored 19 of her game-high 21 points in the first half while Caity Coleman, Anna Brown and Katy Cihlar each added 10 points for West. The Warriors stay in the WVC title race by improving to 4-2 in the league and 8-6 overall. Everest was led by Brianna Ziolkowski’s 17 points, including five three-pointers, but the Evergreens fall to 9-2 overall and 4-1 in the WVC heading into a first place showdown with Stevens Point on Friday night.
Merrill is also tied with DCE and SPASH at 4-1 in the WVC after beating Wausau East 41-23. However, some potentially very bad news for the Blue Jays as all-conference forward Renee Sladek left the game with a knee injury in the first quarter and didn’t return. Her status for future games is unknown at this time. Brianna LaMonica led Merrill with 10 points as Merrill is 8-4 overall. Wausau East got five points each from Anna Bauman and Jorie Meyer but falls to 2-10 overall and 0-5 in the WVC.
Marshfield is 2-3 in the Valley after beating Wisconsin Rapids 68-51. Caitlin Michaelis had 19 points and Ellie Kummer 12 for Marshfield while Victoria Hansen had 19 points for Rapids and Paige Newman added 10.
Amherst stays perfect on the season at 12-0 after surviving Newman Catholic 58-55. The Cardinals led until Jaimee Pitt hit a three-pointer with 17 seconds left to give the Falcons the lead for good. Pitt led all scorers with 27 ponts while Kim Steif had 17 points and Madison Tubbs 12 for Newman. Amherst is 12-0 while Newman falls to 7-5.
Other girls’ BB scores from Tuesday:
Port Edwards 37 Almond-Bancroft 27
Hurley 42 Lakeland 26
Witt-Birn 77 Mosinee 34
Auburndale 52 Iola-Scan 33
Marion 67 Men. Indian 54
Rosholt 68 Gresham 23
Eau Claire Mem. 39 Medford 38
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