WAUSAU WEST HOLDS OFF SPASH RALLY TO WIN WVC GIRLS BASKETBALL MATCHUP



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STEVENS POINT – Wausau West held off a comeback effort from Stevens Point to hold on for a 51-49 victory in a Wisconsin Valley Conference girls basketball game Tuesday at Stevens Point Area Senior High.


West led 31-16 at halftime before SPASH rallied to close to within two at the end.


West remains undefeated at 4-0 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference and improves to 9-2 overall. Stevens Point is now 4-9 and 2-2 in the Valley.


Emma Jossie had 13 points and six rebounds, and Morgan Netzinger added 10 points for the Panthers.


“We had a great second half,” SPASH coach Kraig Terpstra said. “I am proud of the players for fighting back and giving themselves a chance to win.”


Stevens Point plays at Marshfield as part of a girls-boys doubleheader on Friday. The girls game begins at 6:30 p.m., with the boys to follow. Both games will be live-streamed at zaleskisports.com.


Warriors 51, Panthers 49

Wausau West 31 20 - 51

Stevens Point 16 33 - 49

WAUSAU WEST (51): Statistics not reported. Record: 9-2, 4-0 Wisconsin Valley Conference.

STEVENS POINT (49): Adaleah Nest 8, Morgan Netzinger 10, Avery Lilly 4, Tahlia Moe 6, Reese Ryan 2, Zoe Fink 6, Emma Jossie 13. 3-pointers: 6 (Fink 2, Netzinger 2, Nest 2). Record: 4-9, 2-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference.

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