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AUBURNDALE GIRLS BASKETBALL USES FREE THROW ADVANTAGE TO EDGE STRATFORD

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AUBURNDALE – Auburndale made only nine field goals but held a huge advantage at the free throw line and was able to hold off Stratford to win 44-40 in a Marawood Conference South Division girls basketball game Thursday night at Auburndale High School.


The Apaches made only three conventional baskets and had six 3-pointers, while going 20-for-33 at the free throw line to eke out the win.


Stratford committed 24 fouls to Auburndale’s 15, and the Apaches finished with a 20-8 advantage on free throws.


Auburndale led 23-21 at halftime and made 13 of 19 free throws in the second half to hold on.


Taylor Stanton had two 3-pointers and finished with 12 points to lead Auburndale, which improves to 8-3 overall and 4-2 in the Marawood South.


Breanna Ackley had 13 points and Emily Hughes scored 10 for Stratford (3-7, 2-4 Marawood South).


Both teams return to action with Marawood South games on Tuesday. Stratford will be at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption and Auburndale hosts first-place Wausau Newman Catholic.


Apaches 44, Tigers 40 Stratford 21 19 – 40 Auburndale 23 21 – 44 STRATFORD (40): Tanaya Schillinger 2 2-2 7, Abby Oertel 0 0-0 0, Lauren Kraus 0 0-0 0, McKenna Leonhardt 0 0-0 0, Paige Kolbeck 0 0-1 0, Ashley O’Neil 0 0-0 0, Breanna Ackley 4 4-5 13, Gracie Hanke 0 1-2 1, Kamryn Schueller 4 1-3 9, Emily Hughes 5 0-2 10. FG: 15. FT: 8-15. 3-pointers: 2 (Schillinger 1, Ackley 1). Fouls: 24. Fouled out: none. Record: 3-7, 2-4 Marawood Conference South Division. AUBURNDALE (44): Taylor Stanton 3 4-6 12, Paityn Hamus 0 0-0 0, Georgi Schmutzer 1 5-7 8, Lauren Peplinski 0 0-0 0, Isabelle Hilber 2 3-7 9, Kaitlyn Kundinger 1 2-2 4, Hailey Grimm 0 2-3 2, Natalie Aue 2 1-2 6, Annamarie Aue 0 3-6 3. FG: 9. FT: 20-33. 3-pointers: 6 (Stanton 2, Hilber 2, N. Aue 1, Schmutzer 1). Fouls: 15. Fouled out: none. Record: 8-3, 4-2 Marawood Conference South Division.

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