Port Edwards Girls Basketball Trims Tigerton

Port Edwards: 54 Tigerton: 50

Halftime: 30-24 Port Edwards
The first half saw Port Edwards jump out to an 18-4 lead by the 12-minute mark behind some hot shooting from Port Edwards.  But then they cooled off as Tigerton stormed back to finish the half only down 6, at 30-24.  The second half saw Tigerton close the gap to just 1, at 34-33 at 13:15, but the Blackhawks were able to extend the lead up 8 at 45-37 at the 8 minute mark.  At the 4 minute mark the Blackhawks were still up 8, 50-42, and 54-46 at 1:11 left in the game.  The Tigers made it close, but the Blackhawks prevailed to a 54-50 finish for their first win of the year.  Port Edwards was led in scoring by Melanie Sillars with a career high of 19 points connecting on 5 3 pointers.  Taylor Martin also had a career night with her first triple-double with 18 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds.
Scorers for Tigerton: Elizabeth Robbins: 22, Jade Selle:12, Abby Swartz: 10, Bethany Jobe: 6.
3 pts:  3, all by Robbins
Free throws:  5-14
Scorers for Port Edwards:  Melanie Sillars: 19, Taylor Martin: 18 Nakita Borths: 9, Nadia Ellingson: 4, Aubree Shroda: 2, Dakota Bares: 2.
3pts: 6  5 by Sillars and 1 by Borths
Free Throws:  6-11
Port Edwards record:  1-7,   Next game for Port Edwards, Tuesday home vs. Augusta, varsity only, game starts at 6:00 p.m.


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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]