WIAA Girls Basketball Regional Semifinals

Marshfield 52

Shawano 40

No. 5-seeded Shawano ended its season with a 52-40 loss in the WIAA Divsion 2 regional semifinal to No. 3 Marshfield.

“The girls played hard tonight,” head coach Ryan Koenig said. “We had some defensive lapses that we couldn’t overcome. We were able to keep them within four points until about 12 minutes into the first half, but they started hitting threes and pulled ahead.”

The Hawks were down 15 points at the half and cut the deficit to eight points in the second, but couldn’t catch up to Marshfield.

“Every time we got close they would just get open and hit a shot,” Koenig said. “Our shooting percentage in the last two weeks has hurt us offensively, and we struggled with that in this game, too.”

Tori DePerry scored 23 points to lead the Hawks.

Seniors Brandi Gueths and Hannah Wendorff capped their Shawano basketball careers. The seniors helped the team achieve a 15-win season — a feat the program hasn’t accomplished in over two decades.

Crandon 62

Bonduel 38

No. 2-seeded Crandon defeated No. 7 Bonduel in the WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal Friday.

“(Crandon) ran a very good offense, very well balanced,” head coach Jerry Reinke said. “They’re a very hard team to beat.”

Crandon pulled ahead by a 24-point contribution off the bench from Lynzee McGeshick, who hit five 3-pointers and was 5 for 5 at the line.

“They had eight 3-pointers overall, and our kids just had trouble containing them from the outside. They outrebounded us 36-21, and that hurt us pretty bad.”

Brynn Reinke scored seven points to lead the Bears. Jessie LaBerge scored six points and had five assists. Ashlyn Schnell also scored six points for the Bears.

Bowler 54

Columbus Catholic 49

No. 4 Bowler advances to the WIAA Division 5 regional final for the first time in program history on Saturday after defeating No. 5 Columbus Catholic on Friday.

Reanne Kietlinski scored 27 points for the Bears, Jodi Wolf and Kayla Pecore scored nine apiece.

“We built a 15-point halftime lead and held on for dear life at the end,” Bowler coach Ted Kietlinski said. “When we absolutely needed it, we figured out a way to secure vital rebounds and make clutch free throws. I am so proud of the girls and their never-say-die attitude.”