Waupaca girls defeat Marinette
By Greg Seubert
Victoria Nowak and Emma Smidt were an effective one-two punch Feb. 3 for the Waupaca girls’ basketball team.
The senior and freshman combined to score 31 points in the Comets’ 46-36 North Eastern Conference win over Marinette.
Nowak led all scorers with 18 points, while Smidt hit three three-pointers in the first half and finished with 13 points.
Marinette scored 12 of the game’s first 15 points to take an early 12-3 lead, but Smidt’s second and third threes came during a 12-0 run that gave the Comets a 15-12 lead.
Waupaca eventually built a five-point lead late in the first half, but settled for a 22-20 lead at the break.
McKenzie Bebo’s back-to-back threes gave Marinette a 26-24 lead early in the second half, but Nowak tied the game with a pair of free throws and Mya Johannes’ three gave the Comets the lead for good at 29-26.
Waupaca then outscored the Marines 17-10 the rest of the way.
Bebo and Jordan Miller led Marinette with 13 and 10 points, respectively.
The Comets will host Fox Valley Lutheran at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.