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MARSHFIELD GIRLS BASKETBALL USES LONG BALL TO KNOCK OFF SPASH, EARN FIRST WIN


Marshfield senior Maddie Michaelis. (File photo)

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STEVENS POINT – The Marshfield girls basketball team earned its first win of the season, shooting lights out from long range and defeating Stevens Point 61-54 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference game Tuesday night at Stevens Point Area Senior High.


Marshfield was 10 of 23 from 3-point range and outscored SPASH 25-13 to close the game, changing a five-point deficit into a seven-point victory.


Maddie Michaelis made three 3-pointers and scored a team-high 20 points, Danielle Minsaas added 13 points and five steals, and Brianna Varsho drilled four 3-pointers and scored 12 for the Tigers, who are now 1-6 overall and 1-3 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference.


Stevens Point statistics were not provided. The Panthers fall to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in conference play.


Marshfield will host Merrill at 1 p.m. Dec. 29. The game will be live-streamed at zaleskisports.com/live-sports.


Tigers 61, Panthers 54

Marshfield 33 28 - 61

Stevens Point 37 17 - 54

MARSHFIELD (61): Madison Voss 0-1 0-0 0, Sophia Gruenling 1-2 0-0 3, Maddie Michaelis 7-14 3-4 20, Danielle Minsaas 4-6 4-5 13, Brianna Varsho 4-9 0-0 12, Hannah Halle 1-1 0-0 2, Quincy Lang 1-3 0-0 3, Kaitlyn Abney 1-2 0-0 2, Loryn Jakobi 3-9 0-2 6. FG: 22-47. FT: 7-11. 3-pointers: 10-23 (Varsho 4-9, Michaelis 3-6, Gruenling 1-1, Lang 1-3, Minsaas 1-3, Voss 0-1). Rebounds: 22 (Michaelis 6). Fouls: 14. Fouled out: none. Record: 1-6, 1-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference.

STEVENS POINT (54): Statistics not provided. Record: 3-4, 1-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference.

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