RHS clinches 2nd place in GNC
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
After trailing by three points at halftime Friday night, the Rhinelander High School varsity girls basketball team won the battle for second place in the Great Northern Conference with a 62-51 home victory over Medford.
The Hodags had two players score in double figures led by Ally Seefeldt with 24 points and Kenedy Van Zile adding 14 points.
RHS outshot the Raiders from the field overall, 24-48 (50 percent) to 19-54 (35.2 percent), and from the free-throw line, 13-21 (61.9 percent) to 10-21 (47.6 percent).
The win improved the Hodags’ season record to 9-2 in the GNC and 12-9 overall going into this Friday’s regular-season finale at Antigo. Regardless of the outcome of this Friday’s conference game, RHS has already clinched second place in the GNC. Lakeland Union High School has repeated as the conference champion.
The Hodags open WIAA Division 2 tournament play as the No. 5 seed in their regional Feb. 20 when they host No. 12-seeded Waupaca. The winner advances to the regional semifinal Feb. 23 at No. 4-seeded Merrill.
Hodags 62, Medford 51
Medford 19 32 – 51
Hodags 16 46 – 62
Hodags: Ally Seefeldt 24, Kenedy Van Zile 14, Maddie Meyer 6, Alayna Franson 6, Rebecca Lawrence 5, Erika Jorgensen 4, Molly Wagler 3. 3-pointers: Seefeldt. Free throws: 13-21. Fouls: 19.