Prep report: One goal enough for Spartans hockey
The Superior girls basketball team cruised to a home win over Denfeld.
Lucas Williams' goal 12 minutes into the first period held up as a game-winner for Superior in a 1-0 decision over Hayward on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at the Superior Ice Arena.
Trevor Durfee and George Hansen assisted on the tally, at 12:05 of the frame.
Goaltender Trevor Soderlund covered things the rest of the way, making 19 saves for his first shutout since the season opener at Menomonie.
Superior (4-5-1) faces Duluth Denfeld in the second of its three games this week, on Thursday at Wessman Arena.
The scheduled Spartans girls game vs. North Shore was called off due to incoming weather.
Superior 70, Duluth Denfeld 21
Three players in double figures helped the Spartans (11-1) easily see off Denfeld at home.
Savannah Leopold had a game-high 20 points for Superior; Emma Raye added 17 and both players had two 3-pointers apiece.
Duluth Denfeld 12-9—21
Duluth Denfeld — Faith Grammer 2, Kyra Robinson 2, Selah Reinertsen 10, Thais Vicens DeLaFlor 7. Totals 9 3-8 21.
3-point goals — None.
Superior (11-1) — Annabel Manion 2, Emma Cooper 4, Kloe Zentkowski 12, Savannah Leopold 20, Eva Peterson 5, Ava Stratton 6, Paris Kilgore 3, Emma Winberg 1, Emma Raye 17. Totals 28 9-16 70.
3-point goals — Leopold 2, Peterson, Raye 2.
Northwestern 66, Spooner 25
Tieryn Plasch scored 28 of her 30 points in the first half as Northwestern ran its record to 7-2 against the winless Rails at Spooner. The junior made five triples for the Tigers.
Abby Wennersten added 12 points for Northwestern.
In the boys game at Maple, Northwestern won 58-52 despite being without four senior starters.
Spooner - Sevanna Burke 4, Brynn Daniels 4, Justine Swanson 8, Cadyn Busch 2, Lily Hotchkiss 4, Alyssa Bambenek 3; Totals: 8 6-18 25.
3-point goals: Burke, Swanson 2.
Northwestern - Tieryn Plasch 30, Gabby Risley 4, Madi Guentzel 5, Riley Eberhardt 5, Shayna Wick 7, Abby Wennersten 12, Abby Johnson 3; Totals: 26 6-12 66.
3-point goals: Plasch 5, Guentzel, Eberhardt, Wennersten.