PORT EDWARDS GIRLS BASKETBALL SNAGS NONCONFERENCE WIN OVER NEKOOSA



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PORT EDWARDS – Port Edwards jumped out to a double-digit lead early and were able to fight through foul trouble to hold off Nekoosa for a 55-45 win in a nonconference girls basketball game Tuesday at John Edwards High School.


The Blackhawks (4-16) started the game on a 22-9 run and stayed in control the rest of the way despite three players fouling out in the second half.


Melanie Sillars had 21 points and Taylor Martin scored 19 for Port Edwards in the victory.


Kaelyn Chesenah finished with 16 points and Kiya Kolo added 14 for Nekoosa (2-17).


Port Edwards hosts Tri-County for a Central Wisconsin Conference South Division game Friday at 6 p.m.


Blackhawks 55, Papermakers 45

Nekoosa 19 26 - 45

Port Edwards 27 28 - 55

NEKOOSA (45): Kiya Kolo 3 6-10 14, Kaelyn Chesenah 5 4-9 16, Sophia Garza 0 0-2 0, Erica Duerr 2 0-0 4, Shae Ella Clark 1 0-0 2, Jasmine Aldrich 4 1-2 9. FG: 15. FT: 11-22. 3-pointers: 4 (Kolo 2, Chesenah 2). Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none. Record: 2-17.

PORT EDWARDS (55): Felicity Clouse 0 0-0 0, Melanie Sillars 9 1-5 21, Aubree Shroda 1 0-0 3, MaKayla McGuffey 0 1-3 1, Taylor Martin 7 4-4 19, Dakota Bares 0 0-0 0, Nakita Borths 3 2-5 9, Alliyah Ruiz 1 0-0 2. FG: 21. FT: 8-17. 3-pointers: 5 (Sillars 2, Shroda 1, Martin 1, Borths 1). Fouls: 20. Fouled out: McGuffey, Martin, Ruiz. Record: 4-16.

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