EDGAR GIRLS BASKETBALL USES FREE THROW ADVANTAGE TO DEFEAT STRATFORD


The 2021-22 Edgar High School girls basketball team. (Submitted photo)

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EDGAR – Edgar made 10 of 17 from the free throw line in the second half to hold on for a 43-33 win over Stratford in a Marawood Conference South Division girls basketball game Tuesday at Edgar High School.


Edgar led 21-19 at halftime and opened up its lead in the second half with a 10-4 free throw advantage.


Tessa Berg was a perfect 6-for-6 from the field and scored 14 points to lead Stratford, which falls to 9-11 overall and 5-8 in the Marawood South.


Makaya Wirkus was 7-for-8 at the free throw line and scored 13 points for Edgar (14-7, 8-6 Marawood South).


Both teams play Marawood Conference crossover games on the road on Thursday. Edgar will be at Chequamegon and Stratford will travel to Rib Lake.


Wildcats 43, Tigers 33

Stratford 19 14 - 33

Edgar 21 22 - 43

STRATFORD (33): Allison Lindner 0-4 0-0 0, Ella Heidmann 1-3 2-2 4, Lauren Kraus 1-12 1-2 3, Bailey Linzmaier 2-5 4-4 8, Tessa Berg 6-6 2-6 14, Kalyn Schueller 1-1 0-0 2, Lexie Christopherson 1-4 0-0 2, Ashley Hollatz 0-2 0-0 0. FG: 12-37. FT: 9-14. 3-pointers: 0-6 (Lindner 0-1, Christopherson 0-2, Linzmaier 0-3). Rebounds: 28 (Kraus 14). Fouls: 22. Fouled out: Kraus. Record: 9-11, 5-8 Marawood Conference South Division.

EDGAR (43): Mia Hoesly 1 2-4 4, Reagan Borchardt 4 1-4 9, Olysta Baumann 0 2-2 2, Karlin Lipinski 4 1-5 7, Morgan Schnelle 0 3-4 3, Leah Davis 1 0-0 3, Makayla Wirkus 3 7-8 13, Skylee Manecke 0 0-0 0. FG: 13. FT: 16-27. 3-pointers: 1 (Davis 1). Fouls: 13. Fouled out: none. Record: 14-7, 8-6 Marawood Conference South Division.

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