For the Telegram
The Northwestern High School girls basketball team wrapped up its regular season with a 51-30 win over the Ladysmith Lumberjills Friday night in Maple.
The Tigers finish the regular season with a 15-7 record and now host Spooner at 7 p.m. today in a WIAA Division 3 regional opener. Northwestern defeated Spooner twice this season.
The winner will play at No. 4 Amery Friday.
A strong first half keyed Friday’s win as the Tigers held a 33-10 lead at the break.
Senior Katie Lundeen led the Tigers with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Junior sharpshooter Mac Correll had 12 points on four 3-pointers and dished out nine assists and Karsyn Jones added 13 points.
Emily Egle lead the Lumberjills (6-16) with nine points.
TIGER TALES: Lundeen, Sam Hoegan and Sydney Anderson were honored Friday on Senior Night. … Correll was the leading three-point shooter in the state in Division 3 entering the week, making 74-of- 170 attempts for a 43.5 percent. The top two shooters in each division advance to a shoot off at the state tournament. … Northwestern finished third in the Heart O’ North Conference with a 10-4 record. Bloomer upset Hayward Friday 47-34 to force a tie for the HON championship as they both finished with conference records of 13-1.
Ladysmith 10 20 — 30
Northwestern 33 18 — 51
Ladysmith — Brittney Wiles 2, Baylee Baker 2, Abby Meltz 2, Brooke Wiles 8, Emily Egle 9, Kezleigh Vacho 7.
Northwestern — Sam Hoegan 3, Mackenzie Correll 12, Karsyn Jones 13, Katie Lundeen 18, Kasha Hughlett 2, Kennedy Nelson 4.
3-point goals — Correll 4.
The Cumberland Beavers overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat the Tigers Thursday night in Maple.
The Tigers opened up a 33-23 lead at the intermission before the Beavers turned the tables with a 40-24 advantage over the final 17 minutes.
Kobe Berghammer led Cumberland with a game-high 26 points.
Kade Bartelt led the Tigers with 21 points, which included four 3-pointers. Brody Payton was next with 15 points.
The Tigers wrap up the regular season Thursday at Ladysmith.
Northwestern is the No. 7 seed for the WIAA playoffs and will host No. 10 Baldwin-Woodville on Feb. 27.
Cumberland 23 40 — 63
Northwestern 33 24 — 57
Cumberland — Andrew Barnes 13, Jack Martens 5, Nic Burling 8, Riley Bodsberg 3, Noah Schradle 8, Kobe Berghammer 26. Totals 21 16-30 63.
3-point goals — Barnes, Martens, Bodsberg, Berghammer 2.
Northwestern — Brody Payton 15, Anthony Lupa 5, Jake Brill 2, Kade Bartelt 21, Jenner Graff 5, Andrew Klobucher 3, Sam Risley 4, Greg Ruhman 2. Totals 22 6-7 57.
3-point goals — Lupa, Bartelt 4, Graff, Klobucher.