The Hortonville girls’ basketball team picked up two more wins last week, defeating the Appleton North Lightning by a score of 60-50 and then topping the Kaukauna Ghosts, 63-48.
Hortonville 63, Kaukauna 48
The Polar Bears jumped out to a 14-8 lead after one quarter and kept the pressure on in the second quarter to take a 30-21 lead into halftime.
Kaukauna cut Hortonville’s lead to seven points after three quarters by outscoring the home team 18-16 in the third frame, but Hortonville answered by outscoring the Ghosts 17-9 in the fourth quarter to keep the game out of reach.
Shay Frederick hit two 3-pointers and scored 14 points to lead Hortonville while Maddie Dunathan added 12 points, four rebounds, and six assists. Lexy Campshure netted 11 points, Sarah Huebner added eight points and seven rebounds, Jenna Jalling tallied seven, Emma Kloes dropped in four, Kayla Peterson contributed three, and Olivia Griesbach and Morgan Allen both scored two for Hortonville.
Hortonville hit 25 of 60 shots (41 percent) including 4 of 14 from 3-point range (28 percent) and 9 of 13 from the free throw line (69 percent). The team gathered 28 rebounds, dished out 16 assists, notched 11 steals, blocked one shot, and gave up just nine turnovers.
Hortonville 60, Appleton North 50
A second quarter scoring drought slowed the Polar Bears in their contest against the Appleton North Lightning on Tuesday, Jan. 27, but a strong second half helped them earn a 60-50 win.
Hortonville looked to be in control after one quarter as they romped out to a 19-12 lead, but the Lightning stormed back by outscoring the Polar Bears 13-4 in the second quarter to take a 25-23 lead at the half.
Trailing by two to begin the second half, the Polar Bears got on track and outscored the Lightning 20-13 to regain the lead. Hortonville closed out the game by outscoring Appleton North 17-12.
The Polar Bears made 19 of 40 shots (47 percent) including 4 of 14 from 3-point range (28 percent) and 18 of 25 free throws (72 percent). The team gathered 31 rebounds, dished out 10 assists, grabbed seven steals and blocked six shots while turning the ball over 15 times and committing 16 fouls.
Dunathan scored 21 points to lead the Polar Bears and Frederick added 13 points. Allen netted 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Campshure scored nine, Huebner added three points and pulled down 11 rebounds, and Peterson and Jalling both scored one.
The Polar Bears are now in sole possession of first place in the Fox Valley Association, boasting a 12-1 conference record. Kimberly is in second place with an 11-2 record.