Plum City girls reach .500 with rout of Alma/PepinPlum City High School's girls basketball team reached the .500 mark for the first time since the start of the regular season as they pounded Alma/Pepin 68-27 in Plum City Thursday evening.
Plum City High School's girls basketball team reached the .500 mark for the first time since the start of the regular season as they pounded Alma/Pepin 68-27 in Plum City Thursday evening.
PC burst out to a 45-16 lead at halftime to put the contest to bed. Marah Boyer led the Blue Devils in scoring with 16 points. Teammate Sarah Gilles had six assists and finished with 15 points. Cheyanne Catura had 14 points and eight rebounds. Elaina Danzinger finished with 14 points and Heather Von Holtum led the team with nine rebounds.
Ali Murray led the Eagles, 3-16 overall, with 14 points.
The Blue Devils are 10-10 overall and will be going for a winning regular season record and Dunn-St. Croix record Saturday afternoon against Elk Mound. PC is 8-7 in the conference while the Mounders are 10-5, coming off a close 36-35 loss to No. 3 ranked Colfax Thursday evening.
Tip-off for Saturday's game is at 1:30 p.m.
Plum City was the only county team to win Thursday. Ellsworth was beaten 59-42 by Baldwin-Woodville, Elmwood lost to Glenwood City 53-47 and Spring Valley lost 63-38 at St. Croix Central. Prescott was idle.
The Ellsworth/B-W game featured a bizarre second half where the Middle Border Conference champions outscored EHS 20-2 in the third quarter to lead 49-20. Yet the Panthers fought back ferociously in the fourth quarter to outscore B-W 22-10. Hayley Stoesz had nine points, Briana DeGross scored eight and Chelsey Strom and Becca Matzek each had seven points for EHS.
A bad third quarter for Elmwood proved the difference in its close loss at home to Glenwood City. GC outscored the Raiders 12-7 to gain a small lead they held on to for the duration. Janessa VandenBerge led the Raiders in scoring with nine points and Heidi Webb had seven points. Spring Valley not only had a bad third quarter but bad first half as they were outscored 53-22 before outscoring Central 15-10 in the fourth quarter in Hammond. Rebecca Fesenmaier and Nevada Schlegel each scored nine points for SV.
The first round of the WIAA regional playoffs begins Tuesday.