Girls’ BB: West beats SPASH to move into first place tie in WVC, Newman knocks off Marathon and other action

Updated: February 13, 2013
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The Wausau West girls’ basketball team went into Stevens Point Tuesday night knowing they needed a win to keep their Wisconsin Valley Conference title hopes alive and the Warriors did just that. Jasmin Samz hit a 27 foot three-pointer at the end of the third quarter to give West the lead and the Warriors went on to beat the Panthers 47-41 in a game heard on 1230 The Voice and SPASH led 16-8 after the first quarter but West came back with a 10-0 run to start the second quarter and led 23-22 at halftime. Samz’ triple gave the Warriors a 32-30 lead after three and West would lead the rest of the way. Caity Coleman had 13 points for the Warriors while Katy Cihlar added 12 and Samz 11 as West improves to 13-8 overall and 9-2 in the WVC. SPASH got 15 points from Heather Woyak and drops to 9-2 in the league and 15-5 overall. Each team has one game left in the conference and both will play DC Everest. West will host the Evergreens on Friday and SPASH will host DCE next Thursday.

Everest is also right in the mix for a WVC title as the Evergreens are 8-2 in the league after beating Merrill 53-36. Everest broke open a tight game with a 22-8 edge in the third quarter. Taylor Hodell had 19 points and Brianna Ziolkowski 13 for DCE, who are 15-4 overall. Reegan Byer and Anna Finnell each had 10 points for Merrill, who drops to 9-10 overall and 4-6 in the WVC. Everest plays at West Friday night in a game that will be broadcast on 1230 The Voice and starting with the pregame show at 5:30 p.m.

Last month the Marathon girls’ basketball team went to Newman Catholic and beat the Cardinals by 10 points. Tuesday night the Cardinals turned the tables by going into the Red Raiders gym and winning 56-42 in a game heard on Sports Fan 100.5. Kim Steif had 18 points for Newman as the Cards bounced back from a loss at Assumption last Friday. Brianna Wirkus had 18 points for the Red Raiders, who fell to 9-3 in the Marawood-South and 16-3 overall. Newman is 12-7 overall and 8-4 in the conference.

Other girls’ basketball scores from Tuesday:
Stratford 58 Pittsville 11 Final
Abbotsford 66 Rib Lake 32 Final
Owen-Withee 64 Spencer 37 Final
Greenwood 43 Gilman 25 Final
Granton 15 Colby 58 Final
Witt-Birn 45 Westfield 50 Final-OT
Mosinee 42 Antigo 45 Final
Pacelli 35 Wautoma 43 Final
Assumption 60 Edgar 39 Final
Auburndale 46 No. Lutheran 30 Final
Neillsville 70 Loyal 31 Final
Wis. Rapids 48 Wausau East 33 Final
Almond-Bancroft 48 Bowler 47 Final
Northland Pines 63 Tomahawk 34 Final
Prentice 62 Chequamegon 47 Final
Rosholt 34 Marion 52 Final