Lady Wolverines Defeat Raiders In 1A Opener
WEST?BEND – The post season opened for area girls teams last Thursday night and for the Ruthven-Ayrshire Raiders, the post season came to a close in a 56-33 loss to West Bend-Mallard. With the win, West Bend-Mallard advanced to Tuesday night’s Regional semi-final with Bishop Garrigan in Algona.
The first quarter of Thursday’s game got off to a slow start as both teams struggled with their offenses and getting shots to fall. By the end of the opening quarter, the Lady Wolverines had managed to take a 10-5 lead over the Raider girls.
The offense began to work a little better in the second quarter, as both the Raiders and the Lady Wolverines began making some more shots and scored more evenly, but it was West Bend-Mallard holding a 24-16 advantage to end the first half.
Ruthven-Ayrshire’s shooting went cold in the third quarter, as they were only able to add five points to their total while the Lady Wolverines added a dozen tallies to their total for a 36-21 advantage to start the final quarter.
West Bend-Mallard would outscore the Raiders 20-12 in the final quarter to go on to record the 56-33 win.
For Ruthven-Ayrshire, Sadie Forey and Cassidy Smith would both tally eight points, while Shyanne Zaragoza added six points. Alesha Sikora came away with five points, while Keely Williamson chipped in three points. Caitlyn Reed added two points and Ale Blackburn rounded out the Raiders’ effort with a free throw.
West Bend-Mallard got 15 points from Kayla Hartman, while Marisa Thilges came away with 12 points, Jennica Ruppert scored 10 points, while Amanda Frieden and Jessica Fehr both came up with four points. Kara Vanderhorst added three points to the effort and Carrie Hefty and Erica Fehr both chipped in two points each.