Girls’ BB: Assumption rallies past Marathon to stay perfect while Newman rolls past Stratford plus other action
In a first-place showdown in the Marawood-South, Wisconsin Rapids Assumption uses a late rally to edge Marathon 38-33 in a game heard on Sports Fan 100.5. The Raiders led midway through the fourth quarter but Assumption finished fast to improve to 16-0 overall and 9-0 in the conference. Gina Grundhoffer had 13 points and Mary Sigler 10 for the Royals. Marathon falls to 14-2 overall and 7-2 in the league with both losses coming to Assumption. Natasha Hanke had 11 points for the Red Raiders.
A fast start helps Newman Catholic get back on the winning track with a 68-48 win at Stratford. The Cardinals offense came alive in the first half and led 41-25 at the break. Chole Chapman had 20 points and 9 rebounds for Newman while Christina Grunow and Kim Steif each added 11 points as Newman moves to 9-6 overall and 5-3 overall. Brooke Schultze had 17 points and Hannah Schmitt 14 for Stratford.
Edgar used a fast start to roll past Northland Lutheran 63-36. Edgar led 21-7 after the first quarter and 38-14 at halftime. Holly Denfeld had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Edgar, while Morgan Thums led Northland with 11 points and five rebounds.
Athens earns a big Marawood-North win at Abbotsford 65-57. The Blue Jays used a 39-26 edge over the middle two quarters to take a 51-35 lead heading into the fourth quarter and were able to withstand a 22-14 Falcon edge over the final eight minutes. Kyncaide Diedrich had 18 points and 8 rebounds for Athens while Casie Hieronimus added 12 and Lexy Belter 10. Abbotsford got 20 points from Kim Lecheler and 18 from Brooklyn Gunderson.
Elcho 53 WI Valley Luth. 19
Suring 41 White Lake 17
Spencer 46 Gilman 35
Owen-Withee 70 Marsh. Columbus 37
Colby 45 Loyal 31
Adams-Friendship 39 Westfield 38
Neillsville 61 Greenwood 23
Wild Rose 54 Tigerton 22