Waupaca, Hortonville, Weyauwega-Fremont, Almond-Bancroft and Marion have advanced to the second round of the girls’ state basketball tournament following subregional wins Tuesday, March 6.
Waupaca defeated Shawano 43-32 and Hortonville beat Mosinee 60-37 in Division 2; Weyauwega-Fremont edged Winneconne 46-41 in Division 3; and Almond-Bancroft beat Gresham 35-27 and Marion topped Northland Lutheran 59-41 in Division 5.
All five teams, as well as New London, Wild Rose and Amherst, who received byes in the subregional round, will play in regional semifinal games at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9. No. 7 Waupaca will head to No. 2 Medford, No. 1 New London will host No. 8 Hortonville, No. 7 Weyauwega-Fremont will play at No. 2 Appleton Xavier, No. 1 Wild Rose will host No. 8 Stevens Point Pacelli in Division 4, No. 2 Amherst will host No. 7 Marathon in Division 4, No. 9 Almond-Bancroft will play at No. 1 Wausau Newman and No. 4 Marion will host No. 5 Elcho.
Three other teams ended their season with a subregional loss. No. 5 Oconto Falls beat No. 12 Clintonville 61-40 in Division 3; No. 11 Iola-Scandinavia dropped a 56-47 overtime decision to Menasha St. Mary Central in Division 4; and Menominee Indian topped Manawa 45-38 in Division 4.
Waupaca 43, Shawano 32
The teams headed into the fourth quarter tied at 29-29, but the Comets held the Hawks to one basket and a free throw over the final eight minutes.
Mikaila Johnson scored 11 of her game-high 14 points in the first half for Waupaca, while Ashlie Hoffman and Lexie Marringa added seven each. Berta Confil led Shawano with 12.
Hortonville 60, Mosinee 37
Shanna Sommers scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Polar Bears over the Indians.
Hortonville led 20-13 after one quarter, 28-23 at halftime 41-31 after three quarters.
Weyauwega-Fremont 46, Winneconne 41
Mariah Hulbert and Macey Schoenick scored 32 of the Indians’ 46 points in a win over the Wolves.
The Indians trailed 11-9 after one quarter and 21-20 at halftime, but outscored the Wolves 15-11 in the third quarter and 10-8 in the fourth.
Hulbert scored 10 of her game-high 19 points in the third quarter and also hit four three-pointers, while Schoenick chipped in with 13. Courtney Swanlund led Winneconne with 12 points.
Oconto Falls 61, Clintonville 40
The host Panthers outscored the Truckers in each quarter. Oconto Falls led 17-6 after one quarter, 25-12 at halftime and 44-27 after three quarters.
Hailey Sorenson led Clintonville with 13 points, while McKenna Larsen had 16 for Oconto Falls. Hailey Sorenson had 13 points for Clintonville.
Menasha St. Mary Central 56, Iola-Scandinavia 47 (OT)
Iola-Scandinavia’s Brooke Phillips sent the game into overtime with a layup with five seconds left in regulation, but the Zephyrs outscored the Thunderbirds 11-2 in overtime.
I-S led 10-4 after one quarter, 22-18 at halftime and 32-20 after three quarters, but St. Mary Central had a 12-10 advantage in the fourth quarter.
Paige Berg and Jane Oligney finished in double figures for the T-Birds with 13 and 10 points, respectively. St. Mary Central’s Kelly Conn led all scorers with 15.
Menominee Indian 45, Manawa 38
The Eagles overcame a 26-20 deficit heading into the fourth quarter to eliminate the Wolves.
Krista Braun led the Lady Wolves with 13 points, while Kimmi LaTender led the Eagles with 21.
Almond-Bancroft 35, Gresham 27
Riley Anderson scored 14 points to lead the Eagles over the Wildcats in Gresham. Larissa Cerveny led the Wildcats with 10 points.
Marion 59, Northland Lutheran 41
Makenzie Thoma scored a game-high 20 points and Kristin Mehlberg added 15 to lead the Mustangs over the Wildcats. Morgan Thums scored 15 points to lead Northland Lutheran.