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LOYAL PULLS AWAY TO DEFEAT COLUMBUS CATHOLIC IN WIAA DIVISION 5 GIRLS BASKETBALL REGIONAL SEMIFINAL



The Loyal girls basketball team moves on to a regional final at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption on Saturday after defeating Columbus Catholic on Friday night. (File photo)


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LOYAL – Katlyn Lindner hit four 3-pointers and had a game-high 16 points to lift Loyal to a 52-28 win over Marshfield Columbus Catholic in a WIAA Division 5 girls basketball regional semifinal Friday night at Loyal High School.


No. 2 seed Loyal (12-6) moves on to a regional final at No. 1 seed Wisconsin Rapids Assumption on Saturday at 7 p.m. Assumption rolled past Greenwood 75-29 on Friday.


Columbus Catholic ends its season with a 12-11 record.


Columbus Catholic, which lost to Loyal twice during the regular season, held close in the first half, trailing 20-15 at halftime.


The Greyhounds were able to pull away in the second half, holding Columbus Catholic to just four made baskets the rest of the way and outscored the Dons 32-13 over the final 18 minutes.


Maggie Callaghan and Kelsey Moore each had eight points to lead Columbus Catholic.


Greyhounds 52, Dons 28

Columbus Catholic 15 13 - 28

Loyal 20 32 - 52

COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (28): Maggie Callaghan 2 2-2 8, Sam Casperson 0 1-2 1, Emmalee Jicinsky 1 0-3 2, Kelsey Moore 3 1-2 8, Ayana Bousum 1 0-0 2, Erynn Meece 1 0-0 2, Raella Schueller 1 1-2 3, Jenna Kibbel 1 0-0 2. FG: 10. FT: 5-11. 3-pointers: 3 (Callaghan 2, Moore 1). Record: 12-11.

LOYAL (52): Katlyn Lindner 6 0-0 16, Haven Peroshek 1 0-0 3, Makenna Schley 1 0-0 3, Abrial Kubista 2 0-0 4, Savannah Schley 0 4-12 4, Tylee Brecht 3 0-0 7, Natalie Tellock 1 0-0 2, Kayla Brenner 4 1-2 9, Aspen Hagen 1 0-2 2, Courtney Rakovec 1 0-0 2. FG: 20. FT: 5-16. 3-pointers: 7 (Lindner 4, Peroshek 1, M. Schley 1, Brecht 1). Record: 12-6.

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