NEILLSVILLE GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUTS COLBY, CLINCHES SHARE OF CLOVERBELT EAST TITLE


Neillsville's Delaney Rochester. (Paul Lecker file photo)

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NEILLSVILLE – The Neillsville girls basketball team clinched at least a share of the Cloverbelt Conference East Division championship with a 76-23 rout of Colby on Tuesday night at Neillsville High School.


The Warriors rolled out to a 55-12 lead after a dominating first half and rolled the victory, improving to 19-2 overall and a perfect 14-0 in the Cloverbelt East.


Neillsvillle made 11 3-pointers, including four by leading scorer Delaney Rochester, who finished with 16 points. Amelia Trunkel added 14 and Paris Opelt 13 in the win.


Colby was held to seven made baskets in the game and falls to 6-13 overall and 5-9 in the Cloverbelt East.


Hayden Willner had seven points to lead the Hornets.


Both teams will host Cloverbelt East games on Friday as Neillsville takes on Granton and Colby plays Spencer.


Warriors 76, Hornets 23

Colby 12 11 - 23

Neillsville 55 21 - 76

COLBY (23): Alexis Vanderhoof 0 4-4 4, Brett Schmitt 0 0-0 0, Angelique Hernandez 0 0-0 0, Kya Viegut 2 1-2 6, Hayden Willner 3 1-2 7, Harrison Schmitt 0 1-2 1, Trisha Vanderhoof 1 0-1 2, Olivia Krause 0 0-0 0, Kylie Orth 1 0-0 3, Hannah Trush 0 0-0 0, Savana Thomsen 0 0-2 0. FG: 7. FT:7-13. 3-pointers: 2 (Viegut 1, Orth 1). Fouls: 17. Fouled out: none. Record: 6-13, 5-9 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.

NEILLSVILLE (76): Delaney Rochester 6 0-0 16, Lilly Opelt 0 0-0 0, Ava Mortenson 1 2-3 4, Emma Moseley 4 0-0 8, Amelia Trunkel 5 1-2 14, Kylie Boyer 2 2-2 6, Paris Opelt 5 0-0 13, Kati Mayer 1 0-0 3, Amanda Schneider 0 3-5 3, Sydney Subke 0 0-0 0, Abby Koepp 1 0-0 2, Paige Voight 3 1-2 7, Skyler Hart 0 0-2 0. FG: 28. FT: 9-16. 3-pointers: 11 (Rochester 4, Trunkel 3, P. Opelt 3, Mayer 1). Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none. Record: 19-2, 14-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.

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