Girls’ BB: Marathon uses big fourth to rally past Stratford plus other action
The Marathon girls’ basketball team extends their win streak to 8 on Thursday night but it was anything but easy. The Red Raiders trailed Stratford by 8 at halftime and 5 after three quarters but outscored the Tigers 17-6 in the final 8 minutes to rally for a 47-41 win in a game heard on Sports Fan 100.5. Natasha Hanke scored 14 points and Brooke Seubert 12 for Marathon, who are 12-1 overall and 5-1 in the Marawood-South. Hannah Schmitt had 14 points and Brooke Schultze 10 for Stratford, who are 7-4 overall and 2-4 in the conference.
Auburndale stays tied with Marathon for second place, one game back of Assumption in the Marawood-South after beating Edgar 39-21. Shannon Yahnke had 15 points for Apaches while Nicole Nikolay added 12. Holly Denfeld had 10 points for Edgar, who fell to 2-4 in the conference.
Newman Catholic is 4-2 in the Marawood-South after winning at Northland Lutheran 73-29. Four Cardinals scored in double figures led by Anna McCarty’s 15 points. Kim Steif scored 12 with Madison Tubbs adding 11 and Abby Connolly 10. Jenna Terek had 8 points to pace the Wildcats.
First place was on the line in the Marawood-North as Abbotsford traveled to Prentice. The Falcons are now the lone unbeaten in league after beating the Buccaneers 54-32. Abbotsford improves to 11-4 overall and 5-0 in the conference with the win.
Athens in 4-2 in conference after rolling past Rib Lake 69-27. Savanna Janke had 17 points for the Blue Jays while Kyncaide Diedrich added 15 points and Abigail Schreiner 11.
Other girls’ basketball scores from Thursday:
Spencer 37 Columbus 36
Greenwood 42 Granton 18
Augusta 37 Loyal 41
Colby 46 Gilman 28
Pacelli 53 Shiocton 37