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PACELLI STORMS BACK TO EDGE COLBY IN WIAA DIVISION 4 GIRLS BASKETBALL REGIONAL SEMIFINAL


Zaleski Sports


COLBY – Emma Van Order scored 15 points and Sarah Mueller added 14 points in the second half to help Stevens Point Pacelli overcome an 11-point halftime deficit to upend Colby 56-52 in a WIAA Division 4 girls basketball regional semifinal on Friday night at Colby High School.


Colby, the No. 4 seed in the regional and defending sectional champion, led 31-20 at halftime as Lexi Krebsbach made three 3-pointers and scored 13 points for the Hornets in the opening 18 minutes.


Krebsbach was shut out in the second half as the fifth-seeded Cardinals came back to pull off the win.


Van Order made two 3-pointers in the second half – she had five overall in the game – and Mueller was a perfect 7-for-7 at the free throw line to lead Pacelli’s attack.


Van Order finished with 25 points and Mueller had 22 points for the Cardinals.


Hailey Voelker ended her stellar Colby career with a team-high 16 points, 12 in the second half. Krebsbach and Emma Peavey each added 13 for the Hornets (13-10).


Pacelli (15-8) will play at No. 1 seed Auburndale (17-6) for a Division 4 regional title on Saturday at 7 p.m.


Cardinals 56, Hornets 52

Stevens Point Pacelli 20 36 - 56

Colby 31 21 - 52

PACELLI (56): Sami Miller 2 3-5 7, Ashley Strizel 0 0-0 0, Sarah Mueller 7 7-7 22, Emma Van Order 9 2-3 25, Anna Van Order 0 0-0 0, Emily Grezenski 1 0-1 2. FG: 19. FT: 12-16. 3-pointers: 6 (E. Van Order 5, Mueller 1). Fouls: 7. Fouled out: none. Record: 15-8.

COLBY (52): Hailey Voelker 8-19 0-1 0-2 16, Olivia Vollrath 3-7 0-0 6, Kersten Wiese 0-2 0-0 0, Lexi Underwood 2-4 0-0 4, Emma Peavey 4-10 5-6 13, Lexi Krebsbach 5-15 0-0 13. FG: 22-58. FT: 5-8. 3-pointers: 3-10 (Krebsbach 3-4, Voelker 0-1, Underwood 0-2, Peavey 0-3). Rebounds: 30 (Vollrath 8). Fouls: 16. Fouled out: Underwood. Record: 13-10.

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