Wausau (OnFocus) – Newman Catholic took its only lead early in the second half against Abbotsford before the Falcons fought back and pulled away for a 32-22 Marawood Conference win.
The game was tied at 15 at halftime, and when Kaitlin Kalifice drained a three with 15 minutes remaining, Newman’s 18-17 lead would turn out to be the Cardinals’ lone lead of the game.
Mya Ruesch then sandwiched a basket between three-pointers over the next three minutes of play, and Abbotsford held a 25-18 lead.
The Abby defense then held Newman to four points in the game’s final 12 points.
Ruesch led all scorers with 11 points, and Alea Graff chipped in with 8 points.
Maggie Wulf had 7 points to pace Newman.
Abbotsford (32) Bridgett Pogodzinski 2, Brissa Diaz-Miranda 3, Mya Ruesch 11, Catie Clement 4, Adriana Fuentes 2, Sydney Falteisek 2, Alea Graff 8
Newman Catholic (22) Sidney Galang 5, Kaitlin Kalafice 5, Anna Brown 3, Maggie Wulf 7, Lily Zeimetz 2