Lady Tigers remain undefeated
The Stratford High School girls basketball team continued its winning ways this past week. On Friday the Tigers downed Northland Lutheran, 66-26; and on Tuesday they battled out a 52-43 victory over Wausau Newman.
The Tigers leapt out to an 18-3 lead after the first quarter on Friday against Northland Lutheran and never looked back. Macie Frueh sunk three three-pointers while teammates Brittany Bredeman, Tianna Hughes, Savannah Schillinger and Casey Kolbeck each nailed one.
Against Newman on Tuesday, the Tigers had to fight for the win. The Candinals held a slight 13-10 advantage after the first period, which they extended to 28-22 by halftime.
Newman maintained the lead following the third quarter, 36-32, but Stratford scored 20 points in the final stanza to put the Cardinals away, while holding them to just seven points.
The Athens girls basketball team defeated Rib Lake last week Friday, 67-35, and won a 62-24 game over Chequamegon on Tuesday.
The Jays started a little slow against Rib Lake, holding just a one-point lead following the first quarter, but were able to extend it to nine by halftime. Athens outscored the Redmen, 16-4, in the third quarter and put Rib Lake away with a 25-14 fourth quarter.
On Friday the Edgar girls basketball team defeated Prentice, 58-49, but suffered a 56-42 loss to Auburndale on Tuesday.
The Marathon High School girls basketball team picked up a 42-35 victory over Assumption on Friday, then obliterated Pittsville, 61-6, on Tuesday.
Marathon started out strong and held a nice 12-6 lead after the first quarter against Assumption but the Royals battled back and outgunned the Raiders 15-3 in the second period to take a 21-15 halftime lead. The teams continued to battle through the third, with neither team establishing much offensively with the two combining for just 14 points for the third quarter. But Marathon took care of business in the final stanza, shutting down Assumption with a 19-8 performance.
On Tuesday, the Red Raiders leapt out to a 23-0 lead and never looked back on their way to victory. Pittsville scored three points in the second, one in the third and two in the final quarter.
To read the full write-up from this week’s girls basketball action, pick up the Dec. 10, 2014, issue of The Record-Review or subscribe online at http://www.centralwinews.com/subscribe-rr-tp