Marshfield girls basketball storms back to beat Lakeland

MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield girls basketball team made a big comeback with a huge second half to defeat Lakeland 79-71 in a nonconference game on Monday night at Marshfield High School.

Lakeland led 31-21 before Marshfield came roaring back, outscoring the Thunderbirds 58-40 in the second half to pull out the win.

Marshfield is now 10-11 and Lakeland drops to 12-7.

Maddie Michaelis made 7 of 10 3-pointers to finish with a team-high 23 points for Marshfield. Paige Preston made 9 of 11 shots from the field and added 22 points, and Kaydee Johnson chipped in 13 points for the Tigers.

Melissa Bruckner had 28 points and six rebounds to lead Lakeland.

Marshfield will finish its regular-season schedule Friday at home against Menomonie. The Tigers will play at Wausau West in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal Feb. 22.

Tigers 79, Thunderbirds 71
Lakeland 31 40 – 71
Marshfield 21 58 – 79
LAKELAND (71):
Emma Salquist 5-10 1-3 11, Abigail Parris 7-15 1-1 20, Vivian Trapp 2-6 0-0 5, Amaya White 0-0 0-0 0, Melissa Bruckner 11-19 5-10 28, Camile Quade 1-2 0-0 2, Joeli Koehler 2-6 1-2 5. FG: 28-58. FT: 8-16. 3-pointers: 7-17 (Parris 5-10, Trapp 1-1, White 1-3, Koehler 0-1, Salquist 0-2). Rebounds: 21 (Bruckner 6). Turnovers: 21. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: Koehler. Record: 12-7.
MARSHFIELD (79): Grayce Bryan 1-1 0-0 2, Maddie Michaelis 7-13 2-2 23, Kaydee Johnson 4-6 4-4 13, Hannah Kelnhofer 0-0 0-0 0, Desirae Weisenberger 1-1 2-2 4, Quincy Lang 1-3 0-0 3, Bailey Matis 0-3 0-0 0, Brianna Varsho 0-1 0-0 0, Paige Preston 9-11 4-6 22, Jenna Jakobi 4-9 2-2 10. FG: 28-50. FT: 14-16. 3-pointers: 9-16 (Michaelis 7-10, Lang 1-2, Johnson 1-3, Matis 0-1). Rebounds: 28 (Preston 6, Jakobi 6). Turnovers: 26. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Jakobi. Record: 10-11.