Tiger girls win, improve to 16-4
Mike Granlund For The Telegram BARRON -- The Northwestern Tigers girls basketball team ran its record to 16-4 Thursday night with a 55-30 win over the Barron Golden Bears at Barron. The Heart O' North Conference win puts the Tigers in third place...
For The Telegram
BARRON - The Northwestern Tigers girls basketball team ran its record to 16-4 Thursday night with a 55-30 win over the Barron Golden Bears at Barron.
The Heart O’ North Conference win puts the Tigers in third place in the conference at 10-3, behind co-leaders Hayward and Bloomer (12-1).
Thursday’s game started out even, with a Cheyenne Johnson free throw tying the game at 8-8 with 14:53 left in the first half.
Northwestern then took control, leading 33-16 at the halftime break.
Northwestern coach Richard Windt’s crew continued solid play in the second half, with 12 players seeing time and all contributing.
Marring the win was senior leader Aleia Lupa suffering a shoulder injury in the first half. The extent of the injury was not known as of press time.
Johnson had a big night for the Tigers with 17 points and 14 rebounds.
Katie Lundeen added 11 points and Brooklyn Oswskey had eight.
Lexi Brunkow led Barron with 13 points.
Up next for Northwestern is a nonconference game at Hurley today and a Friday home game against Bloomer. Both games begin at 7:15 p.m.
The Tigers are the No. 5 seed for the upcoming WIAA playoffs and will play at No. 4 St. Croix Central at 7 p.m. on Feb. 26.
Northwestern.......................... 33 22 - 55
Barron.................................. 16 14 - 30
Northwestern - Cheyennne Johnson 17; Katie Lundeen 11; Brooklyn Oswskey 8, Cassidy Friend 6, Lyndzee Parker 6, Aleia Lupa 5, Hope Rankila 2.
The Northwestern High School boys basketball team defeated Spooner 61-19 Friday night to improve to 11-1 in the Heart O’ North Conference and 15-3 overall.
Alex Tecker led the Tigers with 14 points, and Riley Stowers added 10. Tanner Klobucher finished with nine points and had one of Northwestern’s two 3-pointers.
Others scoring were: Nathaniel Fuller, 7 points; Nate Pearson, 6 points; Mike Lindsay, Tyler Little and Kade Bartelt, 4 points; David Bethards, 2 points; and Noah Anttila, 1 point.
The Tigers traveled to Washburn for a nonconference game Monday.
They host Barron (13-5, 10-2) at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.