Lady Chargers outlast Wisconsin Rapids in double-overtime win|
The one-loss Wittenberg-Birnamwood Lady Chargers needed eight extra minutes to pull out a 55-50 double-overtime win on Monday night at Wisconsin Rapids, finding ways to get it done despite a down night offensively.
The girls struggled to get into a rhythm on offense for most of the night, but found a way to pull out an important double overtime win on the road, Coach Mike Balliett said.
The score was tied at 41 all by the end of regulation. Either defense or exhaustion set in by the start of overtime, as both teams only mustered two points in the first, four-minute period of extra time.
The Lady Chargers clamped down, outscoring the Red Raiders 12-7 in the second overtime to take the win.
Siri Zeinert followed up her 14-point, Senior Night performance with 19 against Wisconsin Rapids. Zeinert was 7-16, including 2-6 from three-point range, while also leading the team with five assists.
Junior Corrissa Konkol, seeing extended time as of late, was 6-9 from the floor for 14 points while Taylor Nier added 10. Nier was 6-8 from the foul line, a region where the Lady Chargers were 13-20 on the night.
Witt-Birn had more than a slight drop
Lady Hornets grab sixth Northern Lakes victory
Host Three Lakes opened Fridays contest with visiting Elcho on a 10-2 advantage but the Lady Hornets were the winners at the final buzzer, combining a stifling defense with three double-digit performances on offense to help steal the on-the-road victory 59-52.
It was a really good win for us, coach Michelle Kincaid said. I am really proud that they held their composure, especially in those final minutes.
Although getting off to a less-than-stellar start, Elcho dug deep and chipped away at the Bluejays lead to come within a pair, 28-26, at the break.
Three Lakes is a really good passing team in the half court and has a good outside shot. We changed up defenses and it worked, Kincaid said.
Tying it up early in the second half, Elcho took hold of the lead and built itself a cushion thanks to an impressive show on the free throw line. Jessica Slowik, the squads leading scorer with 21, went 7-for-10 at the stripe including 4-for-4 in the games final minutes. Over the final stanza, Elcho outscored its opponents 33-24.
Those free throws were huge, Kincaid said, giving credit to her sophomore ace who entered the game third in
Wittenberg-Birnamwood's 89-76 loss doesn't squash coach's view of team
Despite a 89-76 home loss to the Iola-Scandinavia Thunderbirds on Friday night, Coach Lon Ebel feels his Wittenberg-Birnamwood Chargers boys basketball team is peaking at the right time against quality competitors.
We played well tonight and fought the entire 36 minutes against a good team, but Iola-Scandinavia just outshot us in the second half. I was happy with how the guys fought the tough stretches. We showed some toughness and heart and I think we are on the brink of playing our best basketball at the right time of the year, Coach Ebel said.
The Chargers offense battled particularly well, with five players breaking into double-digit scoring numbers.
Trevor Groshek was 6-14 from the field and 2-5 from the line for 17 points, while also leading the Chargers with five assists. Matt Kapitz shot 50 percent from three-point range, knocking down five long balls and a foul shot for 16 total points.
Cory Fraaza was 4-4 from the charity stripe on his way to 13 points. The Chargers were reasonable in terms of free throw shooting on the night, finishing at 70 percent from the line.
Teagon Lehman and Casey Kerstner each had 12 points. Lehman worked t
Koss claims league title in two events
Red Robin senior Colin Koss made history Friday night—twice.
The two-time WIAA state swim qualifier—and a strong challenger for a third-straight trip this season—Koss set record-setting times to claim the league title in both the 50 and 100 freestyle in Fridays Great Northern Conference regular season finale at Tomahawk.
In the 50 free, Koss touched the wall in a fast 22.36 seconds, becoming a repeat champion in the event with another win scored during the 2014-15 season. He claimed the 100 in 48.83, earning him the GNCs First Team honors in both events.
Teammate Holden Meidl finished second in both the 500 free (5:39.81) and 200 free (2:01.06).
Joined by Caleb Cooper and Bram Roff, Meidl and and Koss also earned a bronze in the 200 medley relay.
As a team, Antigo finished fourth overall.
Complete results will be printed in Mondays edition of the Antigo Daily Journal.
WIAA sectional competition will be held Saturday at the UW-Stevens Point Aquatic Center.
Robins close out wrestling season with dominating 64-12 win over Indians
In its last dual meet of the season, the Antigo Red Robins wanted to go out with a bang. By almost blanking the Mosinee Indians 64-12, they did just that.
We wanted to go into the conference tournament with confidence and on the top of our game and we did that tonight, coach Dallas Moe said. We controlled it from the very beginning to the end only giving up one match. The most impressive thing is that we werent even full strength tonight. We had some last minute fill-ins and we still came out strong.
The biggest contributor for the Robins, was its team size. Mosinee was only able to send out eight wrestlers, giving Antigo five forfeits for a total of 30 points. Receiving those forfeits were wrestlers Seth Doering (126 pounds), Collinn Eldridge (182), Justin Koszarek (195), Marcus Spencer (220), and Ben Stimac (120).
Sometimes its just about having more guys on your team, said Moe. I remember when I was a newer coach, we had trouble putting together a full line-up and that can be frustrating. Luckily, we dont have that issue this year, and on top of it, we won all but one match that we wrestled.
As Moe said, the wrestlers that had ma
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