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Northwestern sweeps sectional cross country titles


The Superior High School girls basketball team defeated the Ashland Oredockers for the second time in less than a week with a 62-28 victory Thursday night in the SHS gym.

Jessica Lindstrom led the way with 27 points with Hailey Kontny adding 18.

Lucia Agostine and Nicole Huber led Ashland with eight points apiece.

“I was really impressed with our defensive effort, especially in the second half,” SHS coach Phil Roe said. “Holding any team to 10 points in one half takes a total team effort.”

Superior is now 15-2 on the season and ranked No. 5 out of 71 Division 1 teams in Wisconsin.

The Spartans play at Duluth East at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, followed by the boys game between SHS and East at 7:45 p.m.

Ashland............................. 18-10—28

Superior............................ 32-30—62

Ashland — Sophie Habas 3, Kaiya Voldberg 2, Alison Huber 7, Lucia Agostine 8, Nicole Huber 8. Totals 9 9-15 28.

3-point goal — A. Huber.

Superior — McKenzie Kmecik 7, Malley O’Brien 4, Jessica Lindstrom 27, Alyssa Correll 2, Hailey Kontny 18, Tailor Schuster 4. Totals 28 4-10 62.

3-point goals — Kmecik, Lindstrom.

SHS boys come up short

The SHS boys basketball team lost 49-40 Thursday night at Menomonie.

The Spartans led 17-11 after the first quarter, but then were outscored 9-2 in the second quarter and trailed 20-19 at the half.

The Mustangs took a one-point lead after three quarters then outscored the Spartans 15-8 in the fourth quarter.

Jake Libal led Superior with a game-high 16 points, nine of which came on a trio of 3-pointers.

Hayden Swartz led Menomonie with 12 points.

The Spartans host Amery at 7:30 p.m. today.

Superior........ 17-2-13-8—40

Menomonie. 11-9-14-15—49

Superior — Jake Libal 16, John Curphy 2, Carter Anderson 8, Nate Sanders 5, Matt O’Shaughnessy 3, Connor Gray 6. Totals 15 4-6 40.

3-point goals — Libel 3, Anderson 2, O’Shaughenssy.

Menomonie — Colton Tarter 2, Luke Stanley 4, Mitch Stai 9, Rich Stewart 4, Nate Stanley 10, Jack Stelter 8, Hayden Swartz 12. Totals 20 6-8 49.

3-point goals — Stai, Stanley 2.

Girls hockey

The SHS girls hockey team had its four-game winning streak snapped with a 6-2 loss to the Blizzard Thursday night in Siren.

The Spartans (9-10) play River Falls at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Baldwin United Civic Center and at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hayward.

Tiger boys win

The Northwestern boys basketball team defeated Cumberland 72-38 Thursday night in Maple.

The Tigers (10-4, 6-3 Heart O’ North Conference) got 30 points from Jeffrey Priem, 14 from Travis Abrahamzon and 13 from Nate Pearson.

The Beavers (3-13, 2-9) were led by A.J. Becker’s 10 points.

Northwestern led from the start and put the game out of reach with a 27-4 advantage in the second quarter.

Northwestern plays at Spooner Monday and at Barron Friday. Both HON games begin at 7:15 p.m.

Cumberland................. 8-4-15-11—38

Northwestern............ 17-27-15-13—72

Cumberland — Jonah Lundequam 5, Devin Williams 2, Aaron Turcott 6, Jonah Helbig 2, A.J. Becker 10, Luke Anderson 4, A.J. Ricci 6, Brett Pecha 3. Totals 15 6-6 38.

3-point goals — Lundequam, Pecha.

Northwestern — Jeffrey Priem 20, Steven Kastern 3, Travis Abrahamzon 14, Brayden Bartelt 9, Trevor Paulus 2, Nate Pearson 13, Carter Shelafoe 6, Alex Tecker 5. Totals 30 3-8 72.

3-point goals — Priem 5, Kastern, Abrahamzon, 2, Bartelt.