Raiders topple over Edgar
The Marathon and Edgar girls basketball teams faced off on Tuesday but the Red Raiders took control early and hung on for the 77-34 win.
Marathon jumped out to a 25-9 lead after the first quarter, and expanded it to 44-16 by halftime. The Raiders put in another 19 points in the third period while holding Edgar to just seven and both teams scored 11 in the final stanza.
“I’m really proud of the girls effort level tonight,” Marathon head coach Jeff Schneider said. “We moved the ball well to get good looks. Morgan Rachu’s motor was incredible and ignited everyone.”
Last week Friday the Wildcats downed Rib Lake, 53-28. The Edgar squad grabbed a 10-point lead in the first quarter and expanded it to 29-13 by halftime and held on for the victory.
The Athens High School girls basketball team narrowly defeated Stratford on Tuesday, 48-46.
The teams were tied after the first quarter at 12 but Athens notched it up in the second to grab a 28-18 lead by halftime. Stratford pitched away at that lead in the third and closed the stanza down by seven points. Trailing 30-37 going into the final period the Tigers continued to battle back and picked up 12 points from three-pointers, including two from Brittany Bredemann but the Jays didn’t give up and held out for the win.
The Bluejays dominated Phillips last week Thursday, 52-38, and clobbered Chequamegon, 62-17, on Tuesday.
To read the full write-up from this week’s girls basketball action, pick up the Jan. 28, 2015, issue of The Record-Review or subscribe online at http://www.centralwinews.com/subscribe-rr-tp