Offense shut down in North losses
RIB LAKE GIRLS BASKETBALL
Offense was hard to find for the Rib Lake girls basketball team in back-toback Marawood North losses to Prentice Tuesday and at Chequamegon Thursday.
Prentice didn’t have much trouble putting points on the board in its 68-16 win on Rib Lake’s home floor. The Lady Buccaneers completed a season sweep of the Redmen by putting four players in double figures and holding the Redmen to just four points in the second half.
Prentice built a 40-12 halftime lead behind 11 points from its top player Kaelyn Isaacson and 10 from Kiandra Hartman. Isaacson did much of her damage from the free throw line, hitting five of six in the half, while Hartman knocked down two 3s. Serena Moore also hit a couple of 3s in the half for the visitors.
Rib Lake got six points from Savana Radtke, a bucket from Mackenzie Weinzatl and 3-pointer from Reagan Reinhardt.
Radtke and Nellie Hopkins were the only Redmen to find the basket in the second half as Prentice finished with a 28-4 run as Brook Peterson scored eight of her 10 points, Isaacson scored seven more to finish with 18, Hartman added a 3-pointer to finish with 13 and Moore scored once more to finish with 10.
“They’re tall and long with their 1-31 zone and Kaelyn Isaacson is always a nice player that’s hard to shut down,” Rib Lake head coach Mike Wudi said.
Radtke’s eight points and 11 rebounds led Rib Lake. Hopkins had eight rebounds, and Jolee Gehrke and Weinzatl had four each. Molly Heiser added a firsthalf free throw to the scoring and had two rebounds. Rebekah Strobach played in her first game since the first meeting with Prentice on Nov. 26.
Rib Lake made seven of 33 shots and one of four free throws. The Redmen had an equally tough time scoring Thursday when it lost 3815 at Chequamegon. Things were particularly tough in the first half when the Screaming Eagles limited the Lady Redmen to five points and led 15-5 at the break. The Eagles outscored Rib Lake 2310 in the second half to secure their season sweep of the Redmen.
The rims were really unkind to Rib Lake in this one as the Redmen made five of 34 two-point shots, one of eight 3s and two of 12 free throws.
Hopkins led Rib Lake with six points, eight rebounds and two steals. Reinhardt scored five points and hit the team’s lone 3-pointer in her return to the lineup. She had three rebounds. Radtke had four points and seven boards.
Heiser had three rebounds. Weinzatl had two rebounds and two steals.
The two losses, coupled with Abbotsford’s 40-34 win at Chequamegon Tuesday, dropped Rib Lake (1-9) into sixth place in the Marawood North behind the Screaming Eagles (2-7) and Falcons (1-8).
Rib Lake, now 1-12 overall, hosts a solid Auburndale squad Friday in a Marawood Conference crossover before heading to Tomahawk Tuesday for a winnable non-conference game against the 1-9 Hatchets. The Redmen travel to North-leading Phillips on Jan. 30.