AUBURNDALE GIRLS PICK UP TWO WINS IN WEEKEND PLAY


Auburndale's Georgi Schmutzer. (File photo courtesy of Lucky Shot Photography)

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The Auburndale girls basketball team will head into the WIAA playoffs on a roll after blasting Prentice 76-30 on Friday and Wausau Newman Catholic 75-35 on Saturday to finish off its regular season schedule.


The Eagles finish the regular season 15-4 overall and 10-3 in the Marawood Conference South Division, clinching at least a share of the conference championship.


On Friday at Prentice, Auburndale raced out to a 45-8 lead by halftime and cruised to the win.


Annamarie Aue had a team-high 19 points, Georgi Schmutzer had three 3-pointers and 17 points, and Kaitlyn Kundinger added 16 points in the victory for the Eagles.


Auburndale was on fire from 3-point range in the win over Newman on Saturday afternoon.


Schmutzer drilled six of the Eagles’ 10 3-pointers in the 40-point win and had a game-high 23 points. Aue added 17 points and Kundinger 10 for Auburndale.


Auburndale has won five games in a row and nine of its last 10 heading into the playoffs. The Eagles will host a WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal on Feb. 12 against the winner of Tuesday’s game between Stevens Point Pacelli and Wild Rose.


Friday’s Game

Eagles 76, Buccaneers 30

Auburndale 45 31 - 76

Prentice 8 22 - 30

AUBURNDALE (76): Aliah Hamus 1 2-4 4, Josie Ertl 0 0-0 0, Georgi Schmutzer 7 0-0 17, Lauren Peplinski 3 0-0 6, Bri Weiler 1 0-2 2, Ashlynn Grimm 1 0-0 2, Kaitlyn Kundinger 8 0-0 16, Victoria Hasenohrl 2 0-0 4, Hailey Grimm 3 0-1 6, Annamarie Aue 9 1-1 19. FG: 35. FT: 3-8. 3-pointers: 3 (Schmutzer 3). Fouls: 15. Fouled out: none. Record: 14-4, 9-3 Marawood Conference South Division.

PRENTICE (30): Cristy Hartmann 0 0-0 0, Leah Thums 0 0-0 0, Serena Moore 1 5-8 7, Carissa Harding 0 2-3 2, Leah Nehls 0 1-2 1, Kiandra Hartmann 6 1-1 16, Mallory Burcans 2 0-2 4, Ryean Gorski 0 0-0 0, Je’Ann Johnson 0 0-0 0, Lydia Harding 0 0-0 0, Kyla Murphy 0 0-0 0, Zahra Rognstad 0 0-0 0, Molly Blarek 0 0-0 0. FG: 9. FT: 9-17. 3-pointers: 3 (Hartmann 3). Fouls: 10. Fouled out: none. Record: 7-9, 4-7 Marawood Conference North Division.

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Saturday’s Game

Eagles 75, Cardinals 35

Auburndale 41 34 - 75

Newman Catholic 16 19 - 35

AUBURNDALE (75): Aliah Hamus 0 0-0 0, Josie Ertl 0 0-0 0, Georgi Schmutzer 7 3-4 23, Lauren Peplinski 3 2-2 8, Bri Weiler 1 2-2 4, Ashlynn Grimm 1 0-0 3, Kaitlyn Kundinger 5 0-0 10, Victoria Hasenohrl 0 2-2 2, Hailey Grimm 3 0-0 8, Annamarie Aue 7 2-3 17. FG: 27. FT: 11-13. 3-pointers: 10 (Schmutzer 6, H. Grimm 2, Aue 1, A. Grimm 1). Fouls: 16. Fouled out: none. Record: 15-4, 10-3 Marawood Conference South Division.

NEWMAN CATHOLIC (35): Sidney Galang 3 1-5 7, Kaitlin Kalafice 1 0-2 2, Tori Rossi 0 0-0 0, Ashley Jankowski 3 0-0 6, Maggie Wulf 2 5-7 10, Lily Zeimetz 4 0-0 9, Taylor Repinski 0 1-2 1, Danisa Zenk 0 0-0 0, Angela Donath 0 0-0 0. FG: 13. FT: 6-14. 3-pointers: 3 (Wulf 1, Zeimetz 1, Repinski 1). Fouls: 15. Fouled out: none. Record: 0-14, 0-13 Marawood Conference South Division.

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