A white-hot start helped propel the Hortonville girls’ basketball team to a 49-29 win over the Oshkosh West Wildcats on Tuesday, Jan. 13.
The Polar Bears used stifling defense to create turnovers and then capitalized on the offensive end as they built a 19-3 lead after one quarter of play.
Hortonville’s intensity didn’t waver in the second quarter as they outscored Oshkosh West 11-10 to take a 30-13 lead at halftime.
The Polar Bears outscored the Wildcats 6-4 in the third quarter and 13-12 in the fourth quarter to earn a 20-point win.
Hortonville held Oshkosh West to just 20 percent shooting from the floor while forcing 18 turnovers and drawing 16 fouls.
Maddie Dunathan and Sarah Huebner both scored 13 points to lead Hortonville. Shay Frederick added 10 points, Lexy Campshure netted six, Olivia Baehman tallied three, and Randi Morack and Gabby McKeever both contributed two.
The Polar Bears are now 7-1 in the Fox Valley Association, trailing only Kimberly (8-0).