MERRILL – The Stevens Point girls basketball team jumped on Merrill early and cruised to a 74-36 win in Wisconsin Valley Conference action Thursday at Merrill High School.
The Panthers raced out to a 41-13 lead by halftime and outscored Merrill by 10 points in the second half to finish off the 38-point win.
Emma Jossie scored 22 points, and Zoe Fink made seven 3-pointers to finish with 21 points for Stevens Point (7-11, 3-4 Wisconsin Valley Conference). Fink also added eight rebounds and six assists in the victory.
Stevens Point travels to Wausau East for a WVC game Monday.
Panthers 74, Bluejays 36
Stevens Point 41 33 - 74
Merrill 13 23 - 36
STEVENS POINT (74): Adaleah Nest 5, Sarah Hopp 1, Brittany Beadles 2, Avery Lilly 10, Reese Ryan 6, Abby Jossie 7, Zoe Fink 21, Emma Jossie 22. 3-pointers: 12 (Fink 7, E. Jossie 2, Lilly 2, Nest 1). Record:
MERRILL (36): Statistics not reported. Record: