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Cards pull away for win

Edgar falls to 3-3 record

By Casey Krautkramer

Edgar’s girl’s basketball team came within one point of tying the score against Wausau Newman in the second half of Monday’s game, but the Cardinals were able to pull away late for a 58-45 win against the Wildcats.

The Wildcats have now lost three straight games after winning their first three games this season.

Edgar head coach Betty Urmanski stressed after the loss to Wausau Newman the importance of her team playing hard during entire games against good teams.

“No offense to the teams we beat or have lost to this season, but anytime you play against a team in the Marawood South Conference you need to play hard the entire game or it isn’t going to be a pretty picture at the end, unless the other team isn’t shooting the ball well,” Urmanski said.

Edgar had stretches during its game against Wausau Newman when it played great basketball, but there were some lulls in between, which cost the team an upset victory against a Cardinals’ team that’s ranked seventh in this week’s Division 5 coaches poll.

To their credit, the Wildcat players hustled at the very end of Monday’s game by full-court pressing the Cardinals into many turnovers, which led to Edgar points. The problem was Edgar’s comeback bid was a little too late.

Juniors Gabriella Keim and Makenna Guden led Edgar with 18 and 15 points respectively. Senior Julia Seidel paced Wausau Newman with 18 points.

Wausau Newman improves to 3-0 in the Marawood South Conference and 6-2 overall this season, while Edgar falls to 1-3 in the conference and 3-3 overall.

Tigers beat Wildcats

Junior center Breanna Ackley scored a game-high 18 points to help Stratford down Edgar, 41-36, on Friday at home.

Red Raiders lose first game

Marathon fell to Wisconsin Rapids Assumption, 52-48, on Tuesday at home. Senior Bradyn Free and junior Anna Cleven led the Red Raiders with 13 points apiece, while sophomore Allison Wokatsch had 12.

Bluejays split pair of games

Athens beat Rib Lake, 46-26, in a Marawood North Conference road game on Friday. Junior Crystal Dearth led the Bluejays with 10 points. On Tuesday, Athens lost, 46-41, to Stanley-Boyd in a home non-conference game. Senior Abby Olson paced the Bluejays with nine points.