Hornets to face Green Bay NEW Lutheran in Sectional semifinals
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
The Elcho girls basketball team is now within two wins of heading to state.
The No. 2-seeded Hornets jumped out to a 20-point halftime lead Monday when they held on to win their WIAA Division 5 Regional final at home over No. 3-seeded Three Lakes, 63-54.
Three Elcho players scored in double figures led by freshman Katie Slowik with a game-high 19 points. Jessica Slowik added 18 points with Kenzie Novak scoring 14 more.
The Blue Jays, whose 42 second-half points included eight 3-pointers, were led by Cynthia Beavers ending up with 15 points. Macy Sowinski also scored in double figures with 13 points.
The Hornets, who improved to 21-4 overall, will play in the Division 5 Sectional semifinals at 7 p.m. Thursday in Pulaski against No. 4-seeded NEW Lutheran, which is 14-10. The winner will play for the Sectional championship at 1 p.m. Saturday in Waupaca against the winner of the other Sectional semifinal between Loyal (21-4) and Tri-County (24-1).
Elcho 63, T. Lakes 54
T. Lakes 12 42 – 54
Elcho 32 31 – 63
T. Lakes: Karlie Volk 7, Maggie Servent 6, Macy Sowinski 13, Cynthia Beavers 15, Kloey Krusick 8, Naomi Volkmann 5. 3-pointers: Beavers 3, Sowinski 2, Krusick 2, Volk, Volkmann. Free throws: 11-16. Fouls: 23. Fouled out: Servent, Sowinski.
Elcho: Jessica Slowik 18, Katie Slowik 19, Grace Palubicki 7, Madison Asbach 5, Kenzie Novak 14. 3-pointers: J. Slowik 2, K. Slowik 2, Palubicki. Free throws: 16-26. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: Novak.