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Central Wis. East Conference

Team Standings

Conference Overall

Amherst 6-0 14-1

Shiocton 5-1 11-2

Witt-Birn 3-2 10-2

Menominee Indian 3-2 10-2

Bonduel 2-4 8-5

Iola-Scandinavia 1--5 6-7

Weya-Fremont 0-6 1-13



Great Northern Conference

Team Standings

Lakeland 6-0 10-5

Rhinelander 5-1 8-6

Medford 4-2 6-8

Mosinee 3-3 8-7

Northland Pines 2-4 5-9

Antigo 1-5 1-13

Tomahawk 0-6 2-9



The Wittenberg-Birnamwood girls basketball team knocked off Antigo in the only matchup for the two this season at home on Tuesday night. It held a 20 point advantage to the end of regulation winning 53-33. The Lady Chargers improve to 10-2 overall for the season while the Red Robins drop to 1-13.

The Lady Chargers took the lead from the start and held onto it for the majority of the game allowing the Red Robins to go ahead just twice. Witt-Birn seized advantages of open looks putting up a lot of three pointers knocking down five and securing second chances under the net. 

We came out a little slow tonight," Lady Chargers Head Coach Nick Mechelke said. We just weren't finishing under the net."

Despite its difficulties putting in offensive rebounds, the Lady Chargers held the ball in its offensive zone keeping the Robins on the defense. Heading into the half-time break the Robins gave Witt-Birn a tough first half down by just eight, 28-20.

Turnovers. Once again turnovers gave the other team shot opportunities, Antigo coach Dale Lenzner said. We shot 26 shots and our goal is 50. We just did not reach our goal—and that doesn’t win games.

The Lady Chargers came out of the break making adjustments leading to open shots from the field and stepping up on defense to hold Antigo to just 14 shots in the half. Witt-Birn controlled the ball for the remainder of the game and more than doubled the shot attempts of the Robins. 

Witt-Birn ran away with the game as the second half wore on outscoring the Robins 25-13. The pressure put on Antigo caused them to make mistakes and struggle to push up the court. It couldn't seem to break through the Lady Chargers defensive squeeze turning the ball over 27 times.

Defensively we are making the same mistakes yet expecting a different outcome, the Antigo head man said. These mistakes allowed them (Witt-Birn) to run their motion offense consistently. We needed to step up and stop them.

We came out to play after half-time," Mechelke added. "Our defensive pressure picked up and we started finishing around the basket."

Leading the way for the Lady Chargers was freshman guard Abi Fraaza who put up a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Close behind was Paige Norrbom knocking down 11 points, Emily Norrbom got nine including a pair of three pointers, and Vicki Dombeck added another eight.

The Red Robins got a solid performance from Morgan Hotchkiss putting down 11 points and going three for five from beyond the three point arch.

Losing Hannah (Zenkovich) and Emma (Brown) really hurt us in the second half, Lenzner noted. The girls look to Hannah as a leader and it took awhile to refocus.

Hannah is an integral part of our team and we need her shots, her rebounds. She is just a well rounded basketball player and to have her go down like that hurt. However, we still have nine other girls on the team—well until Emma went down. But we need he on the team.

The Lady Chargers will get back to Central Wisconsin East Conference play on Friday as it travels to Bonduel to tip off against the 4-9 Bears.

The Robins will be on the road Thursday night as it travels to take on Northland Pines in a Great Northern Conference contest.
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Fraaza has double-double as Lady Chargers top Robins
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Central Wis. East Conference

Team Standings

Conference Overall

Amherst 6-0 14-1

Shiocton 5-1 11-2

Witt-Birn 3-2 10-2

Menominee Indian 3-2 10-2

Bonduel 2-4 8-5

Iola-Scandinavia 1--5 6-7

Weya-Fremont 0-6 1-13



Great Northern Conference

Team Standings

Lakeland 6-0 10-5

Rhinelander 5-1 8-6

Medford 4-2 6-8

Mosinee 3-3 8-7

Northland Pines 2-4 5-9

Antigo 1-5 1-13

Tomahawk 0-6 2-9



The Wittenberg-Birnamwood girls basketball team knocked off Antigo in the only matchup for the two this season at home on Tuesday night. It held a 20 point advantage to the end of regulation winning 53-33. The Lady Chargers improve to 10-2 overall for the season while the Red Robins drop to 1-13.

The Lady Chargers took the lead from the start and held onto it for the majority of the game allowing the Red Robins to go ahead just twice. Witt-Birn seized advantages of open looks putting up a lot of three pointers knocking down five and securing second chances under the net. 

We came out a little slow tonight," Lady Chargers Head Coach Nick Mechelke said. We just weren't finishing under the net."

Despite its difficulties putting in offensive rebounds, the Lady Chargers held the ball in its offensive zone keeping the Robins on the defense. Heading into the half-time break the Robins gave Witt-Birn a tough first half down by just eight, 28-20.

Turnovers. Once again turnovers gave the other team shot opportunities, Antigo coach Dale Lenzner said. We shot 26 shots and our goal is 50. We just did not reach our goal—and that doesn’t win games.

The Lady Chargers came out of the break making adjustments leading to open shots from the field and stepping up on defense to hold Antigo to just 14 shots in the half. Witt-Birn controlled the ball for the remainder of the game and more than doubled the shot attempts of the Robins. 

Witt-Birn ran away with the game as the second half wore on outscoring the Robins 25-13. The pressure put on Antigo caused them to make mistakes and struggle to push up the court. It couldn't seem to break through the Lady Chargers defensive squeeze turning the ball over 27 times.

Defensively we are making the same mistakes yet expecting a different outcome, the Antigo head man said. These mistakes allowed them (Witt-Birn) to run their motion offense consistently. We needed to step up and stop them.

We came out to play after half-time," Mechelke added. "Our defensive pressure picked up and we started finishing around the basket."

Leading the way for the Lady Chargers was freshman guard Abi Fraaza who put up a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Close behind was Paige Norrbom knocking down 11 points, Emily Norrbom got nine including a pair of three pointers, and Vicki Dombeck added another eight.

The Red Robins got a solid performance from Morgan Hotchkiss putting down 11 points and going three for five from beyond the three point arch.

Losing Hannah (Zenkovich) and Emma (Brown) really hurt us in the second half, Lenzner noted. The girls look to Hannah as a leader and it took awhile to refocus.

Hannah is an integral part of our team and we need her shots, her rebounds. She is just a well rounded basketball player and to have her go down like that hurt. However, we still have nine other girls on the team—well until Emma went down. But we need he on the team.

The Lady Chargers will get back to Central Wisconsin East Conference play on Friday as it travels to Bonduel to tip off against the 4-9 Bears.

The Robins will be on the road Thursday night as it travels to take on Northland Pines in a Great Northern Conference contest.
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