Jossie and Fink Come up Big for SPASH in Win Over Merrill

The SPASH Panthers edged Merrill 61-57. The win moves SPASH to 4-4 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference and 6-7 on the season.

“Tonight we got that last big shot to win,” said SPASH Head Coach Kraig Terpstra. “Emma Jossie stepped up and made a big shot to put us ahead with under 15 seconds.”

Emma Jossie led SPASH with 20 points. Zoe Fink added 18 points, all three-pointers, for the Panthers.

“We beat a good team tonight,” Terpstra added.

Lauren Strasman led SPASH with 9 rebounds.

Courtney Krueger had 20 points to lead Merrill.

“Both Jossie and Zoe Fink were very impressive tonight,” Terpstra shared.

1st Half 2nd Half Final Score
SPASH 31 30 61
Merrill 26 31 57

SPASH Scoring:  Brittany Beadles 2,  Kylie Klismith 2, Tahlia Moe 11, Zoe Fink 18, Emma Jossie 20, Lauren Strasman 8

SPASH 3 pointers- Fink 6, E. Jossie 2

Merrill Scoring:  Alayna Pozorski 2, Crystal Derth 7, Claire Drew 9, Courtney Krueger 20, Laney Zuelsdorf 4, Nicole Zoeller 6, Erin Murray 9

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

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]