Stratford girls basketball pulls past Marathon

STRATFORD – The Stratford girls basketball team stayed in contention for a Marawood Conference South Division title as it beat Marathon 62-53 on Saturday night at Stratford High School.

The Tigers led by one at halftime, 28-27, before pulling away in the second half to the nine-point win.

Mariah Zawislan scored 14 of her game-high 23 points in the second half for Stratford.

Stratford made 14 of 25 free throws in the second half to help maintain its lead.

Tanaya Schillinger added 11 points, Callie Lehman chipped in 10 points and Zawislan also had 10 rebounds in the win for the Tigers.

Stratford is now 14-5 overall and 13-2 in the Marawood South, trailing first-place Wausau Newman Catholic by one-half game. Stratford plays its final conference game at Auburndale on Thursday and must win and have Newman lose either one of its two remaining games – Monday at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption or Tuesday at Edgar – in order to tie for the conference title.

Kyli Blume had 14 points and Elizabeth Boehm added 13 for Marathon (4-15, 3-11 Marawood South).

Tigers 62, Raiders 53
Marathon 27 26 – 53
Stratford 28 34 – 62
MARATHON (53):
Kyli Blume 5 4-8 14, Anna Cleven 2 0-0 5, Kailtyn Rusch 0 0-0 0, Hope Krautkramer 0 1-4 1, Elizabeth Boehm 3 5-6 13, Mikayla Baumann 0 3-4 3, Bailey Karlen 0 0-0 0, Allison Wokatsch 4 1-2 9, Bradyn Free 3 2-4 8. FG: 17. FT: 16-28. 3-pointers: 3 (Boehm 2, Cleven 1). Fouls: 21. Fouled out: none. Record: 4-15, 3-11 Marawood Conference South Division.
STRATFORD (62): Tanaya Schillinger 3-7 3-6 11, Callie Lehman 2-4 5-8 10, Blaire Lindner 0-1 0-0 0, Macie Schillinger 3-9 3-6 9, Paige Kolbeck 0-1 0-0 0, Mariah Zawislan 8-13 7-12 23, Breanna Ackley 3-14 2-4 9. FG: 19-49. FT: 20-36. 3-pointers: 4-9 (T. Schillinger 2-4, Lehman 1-2, Ackley 1-3). Rebounds: 31 (Zawislan 10). Fouls: 19. Fouled out: none. Record: 14-5, 13-2 Marawood Conference South Division.