Little Chute also tops Waupaca
By Greg Seubert
Four players scored in double figures Dec. 16 to lead Berlin to a 62-44 nonconference girls’ basketball win over Waupaca.
Besides coming up short to the Indians, the Comets also fell to Little Chute 58-26 Dec. 14 in a matchup of North Eastern Conference teams.
Berlin 62, Waupaca 44
Cold shooting for Waupaca led to a 25-5 deficit in the first half, but the Comets ended the half with a 12-2 run that cut Berlin’s lead to 32-24 at the break.
Emma Smidt’s basket to open the second half made it a six-point game, but the Indians responded with a 10-3 run and Waupaca never got closer than 11 points the rest of the way.
Mya Johannes and Smidt led the Comets with 16 and 11 points, respectively. Berlin’s Myah Jodarski led all scorers with 17 points, while Mari Beltran and Mackenzie Kurczek added 14 each and Kara Block scored 12.
Little Chute 58, Waupaca 26
The Mustangs held the Comets to 13 points in each half.
Little Chute outscored the home team 30-13 in the first half and 28-13 in the second.
Johannes led Waupaca with 17 points, while Little Chute’s Olivia Hermsen led all scorers with 14.
Waupaca returned to North Eastern play Dec. 19 by hosting Freedom and will travel to Marinette Friday, Dec. 22, for a 7 p.m. tipoff with the Marines.