COLUMBUS CATHOLIC GIRLS BASKETBALL CLAWS BACK TO DEFEAT NORTHLAND LUTHERAN

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic girls basketball team ended the game on a 22-2 run over the final six minutes to down Northland Lutheran 62-49 in the third-place game of the Cranberry Classic on Saturday afternoon at Assumption High School.


Northland Lutheran led 31-24 at halftime and maintained its lead throughout most of the second half, going on top 47-40 with six minutes remaining before the Dons turned up the pressure.


Columbus Catholic clawed back to tie the game at 47-47. The Wildcats (0-3) scored their final basket on a layup with 5:28 left and the Dons finished the game on a 15-0 run to improve to 3-1 this season.


Jenna Kibbel made four 3-pointers and scored a team-high 20 points for Columbus Catholic. Courtney Sommer added 14 points and Maggie Callaghan chipped in 10 in the victory.


The Dons will play a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game at Spencer on Thursday.


Dons 62, Wildcats 49

Northland Lutheran 31 18 - 49

Columbus Catholic 24 38 - 62

NORTHLAND LUTHERAN (49): Kristi Kreklau 1 0-0 2, Bree Kaehn 3 1-2 9, Grace Manke 1 0-0 3, Brianna Obsuszt 3 0-0 9, Josie Russ 1 0-0 2, Kelsie Kreklau 7 4-10 21, Sylvia Hintz 0 3-8 3. FG: 16. FT: 8-20. 3-pointers: 9 (Obsuszt 3, Ke. Kreklau 3, Kaehn 2, Manke 1). Fouls: 15. Fouled out: none. Record: 0-3.

COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (62): Maggie Callaghan 4 1-3 10, Mira Torbey 0 0-0 0, Gracie Wilczek 2 5-5 9, Sam Casperson 2 1-1 6, Lily Stratman 1 1-4 3, Courtney Sommer 7 0-0 14, Jenna Kibbel 7 2-5 20. FG: 23. FT: 10-18. 3-pointers: 6 (Kibbel 4, Casperson 1, Callaghan 1). Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Stratman. Record: 3-1.

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