Thanks to Mother Nature, a Central Wisconsin 8 girls’ basketball matchup between Iola-Scandinavia and Manawa has been put on hold. Again.
Manawa will host the Thunderbirds at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, a game that has already been postponed by the weather twice. The teams were originally scheduled to play Jan. 14, but that game was called off and rescheduled for Feb. 17. It has now been rescheduled for a third time.
The teams played each other less than a week ago in Iola, with the T-Birds handing the Wolves a 65-25 defeat. I-S also fell to Amherst Feb. 11.
I-S 65, Manawa 25
IOLA – The T-Birds outscored the Wolves 18-2 in the first quarter and never looked back. I-S led 32-11 at halftime and 46-19 after three quarters before outscoring the visitors 19-6 over the final eight minutes.
Leighten Fischer led the T-Birds with 18 points, while Brooke Phillips and Jane Oligney added 15 and eight, respectively. Fischer also pulled down a team-high six rebounds; Phillips and teammate Emily Sether had a team-high three assists; and CharAnn Bonikowske had four steals.
The T-Birds also connected on five of nine three-pointers and outrebounded the Wolves 36-27.
Amherst 52, I-S 29
AMHERST – The Falcons held the T-Birds to eight or fewer points in each quarter.
Amherst led 15-6 after one quarter, 19-13 at halftime and 37-21 after three quarters.
Phillips led the T-Birds with 17 points, while Amherst’s Jaimee Pitt hit six three-pointers to lead all scorers with 28.
The T-Birds played at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran Feb. 18 and will head to Weyauwega-Fremont for a 7:30 p.m. rematch Friday, Feb. 21, with the Indians.
I-S will wrap up the season Monday, Feb. 24, at Port Edwards and Thursday, Feb. 27, at home against Bonduel.