Auburndale girls basketball holds off Port Edwards to win season opener

PORT EDWARDS – The Auburndale girls basketball team found itself in a fight on opening night of the 2018-19 season and was able to find a way to come out of top.

Natalie Aue scored 16 points, and Marissa Ponshock had 15 points and 13 rebounds, to lead the Apaches to a 54-50 victory on Tuesday night at Port Edwards High School.

Auburndale led 26-20 at halftime and were able to hold on at the end, making just enough free throws.

The Apaches missed 19 of 42 attempts at the free-throw line, but were able to outscore Port Edwards 23-15 at the line in a game marred by 44 combined fouls. Aue was 6-for-6 to lead the charge for Auburndale.

Taylor Stanton added 12 points, eight coming at the free-throw line, for Auburndale.

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Jade Martin had a pair of 3-pointers and scored 15 points for the Blackhawks.

Auburndale opens its Marawood Conference South Division schedule Thursday night at home against Wausau Newman Catholic.

Apaches 54, Blackhawks 50
Auburndale 26 28 – 54
Port Edwards 20 30 – 50
AUBURNDALE (54):
Natalie Aue 5-10 6-6 16, Marissa Ponshock 5-6 5-11 15, Taylor Stanton 2-7 8-14 12, Georgi Schmutzer 1-6 1-2 4, Isabelle Hilber 1-3 2-5 4, Paityn Hamus 1-5 0-2 2, Kaitlyn Kundinger 0-1 1-2 1, Hailey Grimm 0-0 0-0 0, Macie Schmeiser 0-2 0-0 0, Mackenzie Raab 0-2 0-0 0. FG: 15-42. FT: 23-42. 3-pointers: 1-10 (Schmutzer 1-3, Stanton 0-3, Aue 0-2, Hilber 0-1, Schmeiser 0-1). Rebounds: 35 (Ponshock 13). Turnovers: 22. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: none. Record: 1-0.
PORT EDWARDS (50): Kailer Lyp 0 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Lyp 3 8-13 14, Brynna Hawk 4 1-2 9, Jade Martin 5 3-5 15, Taylor Martin 2 0-0 5, Krystal Rzepka 2 2-2 6, Kara Rzepka 0 1-2 1, Alivea Riemer 0 0-0 0. FG: 16. FT: 15-24. 3-pointers: 3 (J. Martin 2, T. Martin 1). Fouls: 25. Fouled out: Hawk, T. Martin, Kr. Rzepka. Record: 0-1.

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