A strong first half helped the Hortonville Polar Bear girls’ basketball team earn a 64-46 win over the visiting Fond du Lac Cardinals on Tuesday, Jan. 20.
Hortonville led 17-11 after one quarter and 36-21 at halftime.
Fond du Lac outscored Hortonville 15-14 in the third quarter, but only after Hortonville had built a 50-25 lead early in the frame.
The Polar Bears outscored the Cardinals 14-10 in the fourth quarter to earn an 18-point win.
Hortonville made 23 of 52 shots (44 percent) including 7 of 9 from 3-point range (77 percent) and 11 of 16 at the free throw line (68 percent). Fond du Lac made 19 of 40 shots (47 percent) including 2 of 4 from 3-point range (50 percent) and 6 of 11 from the free throw line (54 percent).
Hortonville held a 23-19 rebounding advantage and had nine steals, compared to Fond du Lac’s one. The Polar Bears forced 17 turnovers while giving the ball up just 16 times.
Shay Frederick led Hortonville with 19 points. She hit 4 of 5 shots from 3-point range and made 7 of 12 shots overall. She made her only free throw attempt to convert a four-point play after being fouled while draining a 3-pointer. Frederick also had five rebounds, two assists and three steals.
Maddie Dunatahn scored 17 points and dished out five assists while earning two steals and blocking one shot.
Lexy Campshure scored eight points and Morgan Allen also tallied eight points with five rebounds. Sarah Huebner netted six points and blocked two shots while Gabby McKeever, Olivia Griesbach and Emma Kloes all scored two points.
The Polar Bears now own a 9-1 record in the Fox Valley Association and are tied with Kimberly for first place in the conference.