NEILLSVILLE GIRLS BASKETBALL BLOWS PAST OSSEO-FAIRCHILD IN CLOVERBELT CROSSOVER FIRST-PLACE GAME



Cloverbelt Conference Player of the Year, Emma Moseley (23). Photo credit Sara Warren


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OSSEO – The Neillsville girls basketball team finished off its regular-season schedule with a 56-40 win over Osseo-Fairchild in the first-place game of the Cloverbelt Conference crossovers on Saturday at Osseo-Fairchild High School.


Paris Opelt scored 24 of her game-high 31 points in the first half as Neillsville built a 37-25 lead.


The Warriors finished off the win by allowing just 15 second-half points and end the regular season with a 22-2 record.


Emma Moseley added 10 points in the win for Neillsville.


Taylor Gunderson led Osseo-Fairchild (22-2) with 11 points.


Both teams will open postseason play with WIAA Division 4 regional semifinals on Friday, Feb. 25, as part of the same Sectional 1 bracket. Osseo-Fairchild is the No. 1 seed and will host the winner of Eau Claire Regis and Whitehall, and Neillsville is the No. 2 seed and will be at home against the winner of Plum City/Elmwood and Mondovi.


Warriors 56, Thunder 40

Neillsville 37 19 - 56

Osseo-Fairchild 25 15 - 40

NEILLSVILLE (56): Gracie Schoengarth 0 0-0 0, Delaney Rochester 0 2-4 2, Lilly Opelt 0 0-0 0, Ava Mortenson 0 0-2 0, Emma Moseley 2 6-9 10, Amelia Trunkel 2 2-2 6, Kylie Boyer 0 0-0 0, Paris Opelt 13 1-4 31, Kati Mayer 1 0-0 2, Amanda Schneider 0 0-0 0, Sydney Subke 2 0-0 4, Abby Koepp 0 0-1 0, Paige Voight 0 1-2 1, Skyler Hart 0 0-0 0. FG: 20. FT: 11-24. 3-pointers: 5 (P. Opelt 5). Fouls: 11. Fouled out: none. Record: 22-2.

OSSEO-FAIRCHILD (40): Lacey Frase 2 2-3 7, Dezaray Eisberner 1 0-0 2, Kaitlyn Skoug 3 0-0 8, Mariah Steinke 2 0-0 5, Taylor Hammer0 0-0 0, Madisyn Loonstra 3 1-2 6, Taylor Gunderson 4 2-4 11, Josephine Tye 0 0-1 0. FG: 15. FT: 5-9. 3-pointers: 5 (Skoug 2, Gunderson 1, Steinke 1, Frase 1). Fouls: 10. Fouled out: none. Record: 22-2.

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