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North all-stars deny South girls' comeback in Division 3

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JOHN N. BARRY
June 18, 2011
— An early deficit forced the girls Division 3 South basketball all-star team to play catch-up the rest of the way here Friday.

The South trailed by 11 after one quarter and the deficit grew to 13 by halftime.


Unfortunately for coach Tina Aasen of Orfordville Parkview and four of the Rock Valley Conference’s best players, any hopes of a comeback were thwarted by a deep, talented and hot-shooting North team.


Four players, led by Chilton’s Michelle Piepenburg’s 16 points, scored in double figures to lead the North to a 74-61 win in the WBCA game at the UW Field House.


The South cut its deficit to nine points early in the fourth quarter, but the North responded with a 12-2 run to clinch the victory.


“We couldn’t get a shot to fall,” Aasen said. “And when the ball isn’t going in the basket, everything else seems to get worse, too. You don’t rebound as well, you don’t play as well defensively, and you get discouraged.


“But we played hard until the end, and nobody gave up. We get six points more here or there by getting a couple shots to fall and take six away from them, and it’s a much closer game.”


Beloit Turner’s Megan Grover led the Rock Valley contingent with 12 points for the South, while Walworth Big Foot’s Courtney Spangler added seven. Parkview’s Stephanie Aasen finished with four points and Edgerton’s Meggie Schmidt had two.


The North shot better than 40 percent on field-goal attempts and finished with 15 offensive rebounds.


The South made only three of 17 three-point attempts and finished with 17 turnovers.


“The game was probably a little rougher than most of these guys are used to playing,” coach Aasen said. “That makes a difference, especially when you are driving to the basket and aren’t getting calls that you normally would.


“But that’s not an excuse, because it was the same for both teams. They just made more shots than we did. It’s as simple as that.”


Grover’s 12-point total was a team-high for the South, while Prairie du Chien’s Courtney Lewis added 11.


NORTH 74, SOUTH 61


North (74)—Piepenburg 5-13 5-6 16, Linzmeier 5-10 2-2 13, Tellock 3-7 1-2 8, Koepnick 1-5 2-4 4, Engels 3-5 0-0 6, Reyzer 3-9 2-2 10, Pfeiffer 0-1 0-0 0, DeShaney 4-9 2-4 10, Garriga 3-8 1-2 7. Totals: 27-67 15-22 74.


South (61)—Krajco 3-6 1-2 7, Case 3-9 0-0 7, Lewis 4-10 3-3 11, Grover 3-11 6-10 12, Aasen 1-7 2-4 4, Schmidt 1-2 0-0 2, Crombie 3-5 1-2 8, Paul 1-5 0-0 3, Spangler 2-4 3-4 7. Totals: 21-59 16-25 61


North 21 21 17 15—74


South 10 19 17 15—61


Three-point goals—North 5-19 (Piepenburg 1-3, Linzmeier 1-3, Tellock 1-4, Koepnick 0-1, Reyzer 2-6, Pfeiffer 0-1, DeShaney 0-1), South 3-17 (Krajco 0-2, Case 1-2, Lewis 0-3, Grover 0-2, Aasen 0-2, Crombie 1-1, Paul 1-4, Spangler 0-1). Rebounds—North 45 (Piepenburg 9), South 39 (Lewis 8). Assists—North 10 (Linzmeier 4), South 9 (Lewis 4). Fouls—North 20, South 16.


Division 4


n South 89, North 59—Sparked a 33-10 advantage in the third quarter of the Division 4 game, the South broke through for its only victory of the day.


Madison Wagner of Lancaster had 15 points to lead four South scorers in double figures. Cambridge’s Carley Jeffery had 12 for the winners, while Auburndale’s Liz Breau had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the North.


SOUTH 89, NORTH 59


North (59)—Folkers, 4-14, 0-0 8, Gust 1-2 1-2 3, Serafin 0-5 0-0 0, Vold 2-0 0-0 2, Yenter 4-10 3-3 11, Woldt 1-4 0-0 2, Boehm 2-3 0-0 5, Kasten 0-3 0-0 0, Tomforde 3-10 1-2 9, Breu 5-11 6-8 16. Totals: 22-81 11-15 59.


South (89)—Bahr 4-14 0-0 10, Jeffery 4-9 2-2 12, Rear 5-9 0-0 11, Engh 2-11 4-4 9, Wagner 5-10 3-4 15, Kleiner 2-2 1-2 6, Stotmeister 3-7 0-0 7, Kish 3-9 2-2 8,. Klinski 0-4 5-6 5, Jenson 2-9 2-4 6. Totals: 30-84 19-24 89.


North 20 12 10 17—59


South 21 18 33 17—89


Three-point goals—North 4-16 (Folkers 0-1, Gust 0-1, Vold 1-6, Yenter 0-1, Woldt 0-2, Boehm 1-1, Kasten 0-1, Tomforde 2-3), South 10-26 (Bahr 2-5, Jeffery 2-4, Rear 1-3, Engh 1-7, Wagner 2-2, Kleiner 1-1, Stotmeister 1-3, Klinski 0-1). Rebounds—North 56 (Breu 11, Gust 6, Boehm 6), South 59 (Bahr 8, Engh 8, Wagner 7). Assists—North 9 (Gust 2, Boehm 2), South 16 (Engh 4, Kleiner 4). Total fouls—North 19, South 13.


Division 5


n North 66, South 58—Despite making only five of 31 three-point shots, the North found enough strength to outlast the South in Division 5.


Taylor Thomas of WIAA state champion Wausau Newman had 16 points and nine rebounds to pace the South, which pulled away with a 22-13 advantage in the fourth quarter.


NORTH 66, SOUTH 58


North (66)—Anderson 3-11 4-6 10, Thomas 7-16 2-3 16, Guevara 1-5 0-0 2, Emery 4-10 0-0 9, Joerres 2-6 2-2 6, Scheller 1-3 2-2 4, Crahan 1-5 1-2 3, Hartke 1-5 0-0 3, Riska 1-2 0-0 2, Hallstrand 4-8 0-0 11. Totals: 25-71 11-15 66.


South (58)—Rygh 1-9 2-2 5, Halama 5-9 2-4 12, Solchenberger 5-8 0-0 13, Wellnitz 1-7 2-4 4, Ostrander 3-11 0-0 9, C. Reierson 1-2 3-4 5, Brandt 1-1 0-0 2, Meinert 3-10 0-0 6, E. Reierson 0-2 2-2 2. Totals: 20-59 11-16 58.


North 9 19 16 22—66


South 13 13 19 13—58


Three-point goals—North 5-31 (Anderson 0-4, Thomas 0-4, Geuvara 0-4, Emery 1-7, Joerres 0-1, Crahan 0-1, Hartke 1-4, Hallastrand 3-6), South 7-20 (Rygh 1-3, Halama 0-1, Solchenberger 3-5, Ostrander 3-7, Meinert 0-4). Rebounds—North 47 (Anderson 9, Thomas 9, South 42 (Halama 9). Assists—North 15 (Crahan 5), South 14 (Wellnitz 5). Total fouls—North 12, South 10.




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