Athens Girls Sprint Past Port Edwards in Girls Basketball Regionals

Athens: 61, Port Edwards: 22
Halftime:  35-13 Athens
Port Edwards would lead the game at 3-0 on a 3 pointer from Melanie Sillars.  The game would stay close as it was 10-13 Athens at the 5:30 mark in the first half.  But then Athens would get hot on the offensive end to go on a 22-3 run to go into the half up 35-13.  In the second half the Bluejays would stay hot as they cruised to a 61-22 win over the Blackhawks.   Port Edward’s senior Taylor Martin would lead all scorers in the loss with 16 points and 10 rebounds.  Jazelle Hartwig would lead Athens with 15, while teammates McKenzie Schug and Sophia Coker would add 10 and 9 points respectively.
Scorers for Athens:  Jazelle Hartwig: 15, McKenzie Schug: 10, Sophia Coker: 9, Addison Lavicka: 7, Celina Ellenbecker: 7, Elizabeth Van Rixel: 4, Sydney Coker: 3, Cassandra Riehle: 2, Addyson Zettler: 2, Alonna Haines: 2
3 pts.:  2 one each by Lavicka and Ellenbecker
Free Throws:  9-15
Scorers for Port Edwards:  Taylor Martin: 16 and Melanie Sillars: 6
3 pts.  2, both by Sillars
Freethrows:  6-10


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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]