Neillsville Girls Come Back with a Fury to Defeat Phillips in Sectional Final

In the sectional final matchup with Neillsville and Phillips on Saturday, it was a tale of two halves. Phillips jumped out to a 31-18 halftime lead before Neillsville turned up the pressure in the second half and surged past for a 48-42 win.

The first half saw Phillips work the ball around efficiently for multiple open shots from long range, downing three pointers that had Neillsville on the ropes heading into halftime.

After the break, however, Neillsville turned up the intensity,and limited Phillps to just 11 points, by cutting off the Loggers’ open looks from three point territory they had in the first half.

Neillsville was led by Emma Moseley, who had 14 points. Amelia Trunkel added 12 points and Paige Voigt chipped in with 10.

Jada Eggebrecht had 11 points for Phillips.

Phillips scoring: J. Weik 6, K. Eggebrecht 8, M. Eckert 6, J. Eggebrecht 11, K. Weik  Schulter 2, B. Eckert 4, K. Weik 5

Neillsville scoring:  Riochester 5, Moseley 14, Trunkel 12, Voigt 10

Neillsville advances to the  state semifinals on Thursday evening, time to be determined after seeding takes place late Sunday /Monday morning.

Stay tuned to OnFocus for all state seeding pairings.

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David Keech
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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]