Spartan girls defeat Wausau WestThe Superior High School girls basketball team remained undefeated Thursday evening with a 65-57 victory over Wausau West.
The Superior High School girls basketball team remained undefeated Thursday evening with a 65-57 victory over Wausau West.
The Spartans (7-0) play another undefeated team today when they face off with DC Everest (7-0).
“I was proud of our team’s composure tonight,” said Phil Roe, head coach of the Spartans. “Wausau West is a good Wisconsin Valley team who loves to trap out of their 1-3-1, and we really broke it apart in the second half.”
Superior was led by its triple threat of Alyssa Correll, Hailey Kontny and Jessica Lindstrom. All three girls score 17 points apiece, and Alison Wainionpaa sparked Superior in the second half with nine points.
“The girls battled all night,” Roe said. “Alyssa Correll really shined in the second half hitting some big shots at crucial times; it seemed that every time West tried to crawl back Alyssa came up with a big shot.
“Jessica had some monster blocks and a ton of rebounds; and Hailey really stepped it up in the second half and had assist after assist, slicing through the four different looks Wausau West threw at her — they couldn’t stop her.”
Roe said Wainionpaa also had a big second half for the Spartans offensively.
“She really adds a lot to our team on both ends of the court, and it is great to see her playing with so much confidence lately,” Roe said. “She brings a lot of energy and spark.”
Superior plays DC Everest at 5 p.m. today at the Rice Lake holiday tournament.