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Stratford girls basketball beats Abbotsford for fourth-straight win

Posted on 19 January 2018 by paul

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STRATFORD – Blaire Lindner scored 17 points and had eight rebounds, and Chelsey Gliniecki added 14 points as the Stratford girls basketball team defeated Abbotsford 55-42 in a Marawood Conference crossover game Friday night at Stratford High School.

Lindner was 6-for-10 from the field and 5-for-6 at the free throw line to lead the way for the Tigers, who improve to 9-6 overall and 8-3 in the Marawood Conference South Division after their fourth win in a row.

Taya Nett added 11 points, and Mariah Zawislan chipped in nine points and six rebounds for Stratford.

Stratford has a week off before hosting Wausau Newman Catholic on Jan. 26.

Tigers 55, Falcons 42
Abbotsford 13 29 – 42
Stratford 26 29 – 55
ABBOTSFORD (42):
Delaney Hoffman 0 0-0 0, Melanie Kunze 5 3-9 13, Dylana Schreiner 7 3-4 17, Mariana Castillo 2 0-0 4, Riley Schreiner 1 0-0 2, Samantha Maganda 2 0-0 4, Jadyen Falteisek 1 0-0 2, Ashley Otten 0 0-0 0. FG: 18. FT: 6-13. 3-pointers: none. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: none. Record: 7-7, 4-6 Marawood Conference North Division.
STRATFORD (55): Callie Lehman 0-2 1-2 1, Taya Nett 4-10 0-1 11, Blaire Lindner 6-10 5-6 17, Jadyn Dahlke 0-1 0-0 0, Macie Schillinger 0-0 2-2 2, Mariah Zawislan 3-10 3-4 9, Chelsey Gliniecki 7-12 0-0 14, Kaylee Hollatz 0-2 0-0 0, Brenna Ackley 0-7 1-2 1. FG: 20-60. FG: 12-17. 3-pointers: 3-11 (Nett 3-7, Hollatz 0-2, Ackley 0-2). Rebounds: 26 (Lindner 8). Turnovers: 9. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: none. Record: 9-6, 8-3 Marawood Conference South Division.

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Stratford girls basketball tightens up defense in second half to top Edgar

Posted on 15 January 2018 by paul

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EDGAR – Stratford clamped down defensively in the second half, holding Edgar to just three made baskets and 12 points on its way to a 56-33 victory in a Marawood Conference South Division girls basketball game Monday night at Edgar High School.

Stratford led 25-21 at halftime before busting the game open, outscoring Edgar 31-12 in the second half.

Chelsey Gliniecki had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Brenna Ackley added 10 points for the Tigers, who improve to 8-6 overall and 7-3 in the Marawood South.

Emily Lepak made three 3-pointers and had 11 points for Edgar (2-11, 1-9 Marawood South).

Stratford plays at Abbotsford in a Marawood crossover game Friday.

Tigers 56, Wildcats 33
Stratford 25 31 – 56
Edgar 21 12 – 33
STRATFORD (56):
Olympia Garrigan 0-1 0-0 0, Callie Lehman 2-6 1-2 6, Taya Nett 1-5 0-0 3, Blaire Lindner 2-7 2-4 7, Jadyn Dahlke 0-1 1-2 1, Macie Schillinger 3-6 1-4 7, Brooke Peterson 0-1 0-0 0, Mariah Zawislan 1-5 2-2 4, Chelsey Gliniecki 7-13 2-2 16, Kaylee Hollatz 1-5 0-0 3, Brenna Ackley 4-8 1-2 10. FG: 21-58. FT: 10-18. 3-pointers: 4-13 (Lehman 1-5, Nett 1-1, Lindner 1-1, Hollatz 1-4, Ackley 0-1, Garrigan 0-1). Rebounds: 45 (Gliniecki 8). Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none. Record: 8-6, 7-3 Marawood Conference South Division.
EDGAR (33): Emily Lepak 4 0-0 11, Daria Hoesly 1 0-0 2, Marissa Ellenbecker 0 1-2 1, Teresa Hackel 1 0-0 2, Kateri Hackel 0 0-0 0, McKenna Schraufnagel 0 0-0 0, Makenna Guden 2 0-0 5, Savannah Bauman 0 0-0 0, Gabbi Keira 0 0-0 0, Milly Urmanski 0 0-0 0, Alli Lehman 1 6-6 8. FG: 11. FT: 7-10. 3-pointers: 4 (Lepak 3, Guden 1). Fouls: 17. Fouled out: none. Record: 2-11, 1-9 Marawood Conference South Division.

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Stratford girls basketball stays hot with win at Assumption

Posted on 09 January 2018 by paul

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Stratford girls basketball team won for the sixth time in its last seven games, holding on to beat Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 47-40 in a Marawood Conference South Division game Tuesday night at Assumption High School.

The Tigers jumped out to a 24-12 lead and despite making just four baskets from the field in the second half, held on for the victory by making 11 of 20 free throws.

Chelsey Gliniecki scored 10 points, and Mariah Zawislan and Kaylee Hollatz each added eight for Stratford, which is now 7-6 overall 6-3 in the Marawood South.

Assumption drops to 7-5 and 5-4 in the conference.

Stratford plays at Edgar on Thursday.

Tigers 47, Royals 40
Stratford 24 23 – 47
Assumption 12 28 – 40
STRATFORD (47):
Callie Lehman 1-3 0-0 2, Taya Nett 0-2 1-2 1, Blaire Lindner 4-7 3-6 11, Macie Schillinger 1-1 0-0 2, Mariah Zawislan 3-5 2-7 8, Chelsey Gliniecki 3-6 4-6 10, Kaylee Hollatz 2-5 2-2 8, Brenna Ackley 1-1 3-3 5. FG: 15-30. FT: 15-26. 3-pointers: 2-6 (Hollatz 2-4, Nett 0-1, Lehman 0-1). Rebounds: 23 (Gliniecki 6). Turnovers: 17. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: none. Record: 7-6, 6-3 Marawood Conference South Division.
ASSUMPTION (40): Claire Preuss 2 0-2 4, Elle Leberg 2 0-0 4, Jessie Grundhoffer 2 1-2 6, Chrysten Linzmeier 1 2-4 5, Erin Sullivan 1 2-2 4, Allison Livernash 5 2-3 12, Maddie Bohn 1 3-4 5. FG: 14. FT: 10-17. 3-pointers: 2 (32 1, 34 1). Fouls: 23. Fouled out: none. Record: 7-5, 5-4 Marawood Conference South Division.

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Stratford girls basketball cruises past Athens

Posted on 05 January 2018 by paul

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ATHENS – The Stratford girls basketball team had only scored 50 points once all season.

On Friday, the Tigers shot 55 percent and hit for a season-high 71 points in a 71-41 rout of Athens in a Marawood Conference crossover game at Athens High School.

Stratford won for the fifth time in the last six games and evens its record at 6-6 overall and moves to 5-3 in the Marawood Conference South Division. Athens drops to 4-7 and 1-6 in the Marawood North.

Blaire Lindner made 8 of 10 shots and scored 16 points, and Brenna Ackley made all five of her shot attempts and added 11 points for the Tigers. Taya Nett also chipped in 11 points, making 3 of 5 from 3-point range.

Kenadi Diedrich led the Bluejays with 21 points.

Stratford plays at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption on Tuesday.

Tigers 71, Bluejays 41
Stratford 39 32 – 71
Athens 24 17 – 41
STRATFORD (71):
Olympia Garrigan 1-2 0-0 2, Callie Lehman 3-6 0-1 8, Taya Nett 4-10 0-0 11, Blaire Lindner 8-10 0-2 16, Jadyn Dahlke 2-3 0-0 4, Macie Schillinger 2-4 0-1 4, Brooke Peterson 0-1 0-0 0, Mariah Zawislan 2-7 1-1 5, Chelsey Gliniecki 2-5 0-2 4, Kaylee Hollatz 2-3 0-0 6, Breanna Ackley 5-5 0-0 11. FG: 31-56. FT: 1-7. 3-pointers: 8-12 (Nett 3-5, Lehman 2-3, Hollatz 2-2, Ackley 1-1, Gliniecki 0-1). Rebounds: 31 (Lindner 6, Ackley 6). Fouls: 14. Fouled out: none. Record: 6-6, 5-3 Marawood Conference South Division.
ATHENS (41): Paige Vitort 1 0-0 2, Kierra Penney 1 0-0 3, Kenadi Diedrich 9 1-2 21, Gabi Janke 2 4-4 8, Carly Lipinski 0 0-0 0, Mariah Zinkowich 1 1-2 3, Abby Van Rixel 0 2-2 2, Paula Lira 1 0-0 2. FG: 15. FT: 8-10. 3-pointers: 3 (Dierdrich 2, Penney 1). Fouls: 10. Fouled out: none. Record: 4-7, 1-6 Marawood Conference North Division.

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Stratford girls basketball holds off Auburndale

Posted on 22 December 2017 by paul

Stratford’s Mariah Zawislan is fouled going to the basket during the second half of the Tigers’ game at Auburndale on Friday. Stratford won 47-39. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Auburndale’s Isabelle Hilber sprints toward the basket for a layup after making a steal in the first half of Friday’s game against Stratford. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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AUBURNDALE – The Stratford girls basketball team has righted the ship.

The Tigers held Auburndale without a made field goal for the final 13 minutes of the first half to open up a double-digit lead and held on the rest of the way for a 47-39 victory in a Marawood Conference South Division game Friday night at Auburndale High School.

The victory is Stratford’s third in a row. After starting the season 1-5, the Tigers are now 4-5 overall and 4-3 in the Marawood South, climbing into a three-way tie for third place with Auburndale (7-3 overall) and Wisconsin Rapids Assumption, both teams Stratford beat this week.

Two baskets by Hannah Bolder and another from Kali Karl put Auburndale up 8-3 early before Stratford clamped down defensively.

Stratford had an 11-0 run, which included two free throws and a 3-pointer from Taya Nett, and a 3-pointer from Brenna Ackley.

Chelsey Gliniecki added another 3-pointer, and Stratford closed the half on an 8-0 run to take a 26-14 lead at intermission.

“We are not a prolific offensive team,” Stratford coach Tammie Christopherson said. “We started the season 1-5 with a heck of a schedule. We found our way a little bit, found what works for us. We are grinders. We’re not going to go out and score 70 points. We do what we do, and we’re starting to do it really well. We’re starting to take some teams by surprise now.”

Auburndale picked up its offense in the second half to make it a game again.

Natalie Aue had two baskets and Mackenzie Raab hit a shot after making a steal to bring the Apaches to within 38-31 with 8:16 remaining.

Stratford continued to struggle at the free throw line, making only 8 of 18 in the second half and 13 of 31 for the game, the Apaches were able to close to within two at 39-37 following a rebound and basket by Aue and a free throw from Karl with 4:31 to go.

Auburndale would only score two more points, both on free throws from Raab, and Stratford was able to close out the game.

A three-point play and another basket by Callie Lehman, and three free throws in the final 1:38 allowed Stratford to win by eight.

“Our defense has really locked down,” Christopherson said. “We graduated a lot of our offense last year. I feel like everyone is looking to score now, we have a different leading scorer almost every night. If everybody can dump in six or eight points, we’ll take that. I think before, a lot of people were shying away from looking to score, and I think now I have eight or nine girls that are looking to put the ball up.”

After starting 4-0, Auburndale is 3-3 in its last six games, but coach Mike Gehrke said he likes the team’s balanced scoring and the fact that any number of players can step up to lead the team.

“They (Stratford) got a nice lead early on and we had to fight and claw to get it back close that I think we ran out of gas,” Gehrke said. “We had to work hard and I’m proud of the girls for how hard they worked. If we could work a little harder in the first half, I’d be even happier.

“I have a balanced team. We don’t rely on one person and have five or six girls that could lead us in scoring on any night. It’s been a chore to get the girls to look to shoot, but they’re getting better at it every day.”

Auburndale plays a nonconference game at Neillsville on Dec. 28, while Stratford will compete at the Bangor Tournament on Dec. 28-29.

Tigers 47, Apaches 39
Stratford 26 21 – 47
Auburndale 14 25 – 39
STRATFORD (47):
Callie Lehman 3-3 2-4 9, Taya Nett 4-9 5-8 14, Blaire Lindner 0-3 2-5 2, Jadyn Dahlke 0-0 0-0 0, Macie Schillinger 1-2 0-0 2, Mariah Zawislan 0-4 0-3 0, Chelsey Gliniecki 4-11 3-7 12, Kaylee Hollatz 1-5 0-2 2, Brenna Ackley 2-5 1-2 6. FG: 15-42. FT: 13-31. 3-pointers: 4-10 (Lehman 1-1, Nett 1-3, Gliniecki 1-2, Ackley 1-1, Hollatz 0-3). Rebounds: 33 (Lindner 9, Gliniecki 8). Turnovers: 18. Fouls: 20. Fouled out: none. Record: 4-5, 4-3 Marawood Conference South Division.
AUBURNDALE (39): Mackenzie Raab 1-6 2-3 4, Taylor Stanton 0-1 0-0 0, Kali Karl 1-5 2-6 4, Paityn Hamus 0-0 0-0 0, Isabelle Hilber 2-9 1-2 5, Maggie Willfahrt 1-4 1-1 3, Natalie Aue 3-3 4-7 10, Hannah Bolder 5-13 3-5 13. FG: 13-41. FT: 13-24. 3-pointers: 0-5 (Raab 0-2, Hilber 0-2, Stanton 0-1). Rebounds: 25 (Bolder 6). Turnovers: 18. Fouls: 23. Fouled out: Willfahrt, Karl. Record: 7-3, 4-3 Marawood Conference South Division.

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Stratford girls basketball grinds out win over Assumption

Posted on 19 December 2017 by paul

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STRATFORD – The Stratford girls basketball team won its second-straight game and pulled even to 3-3 in the Marawood Conference South Division with a 37-27 victory over Wisconsin Rapids Assumption on Tuesday night at Stratford High School.

Stratford (3-5 overall) led 22-10 at halftime and held on from there.

Chelsey Gliniecki had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Brenna Ackley also had 11 points to lead Stratford.

Stratford plays at Auburndale on Friday.

Tigers 37, Royals 27
Assumption 10 17 – 27
Stratford 22 15 – 37
ASSUMPTION (27):
Crowns 0 0-0 0, Wagner 0 0-0 0, Moon 0 0-0 0, Bord 0 0-0 0, Preuss 1 0-0 2, Leberg 2 0-0 5, Schill 0 0-0 0, Grundhoffer 2 0-0 4, Linzmeier 3 2-4 8, Weisenbeck 0 0-0 0, Sullivan 0 0-0 0, Livernash 2 0-0 4, Kannski 0 0-0 0, Bohn 0 4-6 4. FG: 10. FT: 6-10. 3-pointers: 1 (Leberg 1). Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none. Record: 6-3, 4-2 Marawood Conference South Division.
STRATFORD (37): Callie Lehman 0-1 1-2 1, Taya Nett 4-8 0-1 8, Blaire Linder 0-4 1-2 1, Jadyn Dahlke 0-0 0-0 0, Macie Schillinger 0-0 0-0 0, Mariah Zawislan 1-6 0-0 2, Chelsey Gliniecki 4-11 3-3 11, Kaylee Hollatz 1-3 0-0 3, Brenna Ackley 4-7 4-3 11. FG: 14-40. FT: 8-12. 3-pointers: 1-4 (Hollatz 1-2, Nett 0-1, Lehman 0-1). Rebounds: 30 (Gliniecki 8). Assists: 7 (Hollatz 3). Fouls: 14. Fouled out: none. Record: 3-5, 3-3 Marawood Conference South Division.

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Stratford girls basketball snaps losing streak with win over Prentice

Posted on 15 December 2017 by paul

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STRATFORD – After a tight first half, the Stratford girls basketball team upped its defensive pressure and held Prentice to just 11 points to beat the Buccaneers 44-30 in a Marawood Conference crossover game Friday night at Stratford High School.

Stratford (2-5) trailed 19-18 at halftime, but held Prentice (5-2) to just 11 points in the second half to pull away for the win.

Despite shooting just 11 of 45 from the field, Stratford was able to grab the victory by making 19 of 26 free throws. Mariah Zawislan led Stratford with 11 points. Brenna Ackley had 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, Blaire Linder added nine points, and Taya Nett made 8 of 11 free throws for all eight of her points for the Tigers, who snapped a five-game losing streak.

Stratford hosts Wisconsin Rapids Assumption for a Marawood Conference South Division game Tuesday.

Tigers 44, Buccaneers 30
Prentice 19 11 – 30
Stratford 18 26 – 44
PRENTICE (30):
Alyssa Schellin 1 0-0 2, Kiandra Hartmann 0 0-0 0, Kiah Kalander 3 1-2 8, Caelyn Ulrich 3 0-0 7, Chelby Hartmann 1 2-4 4, Kaelyn Isaacson 2 0-2 5, McKenna Isaacson 1 0-0 2, Olivia Burcaw 1 0-0 2. FG: 12. FT: 3-8. 3-pointers: 3 (Kalander 1, Ulrich 1, L. Isaacson 1). Fouls: 23. Fouled out: Schellin. Record: 5-2.
STRATFORD (44): Olympia Garrigan 0-0 0-0 0, Callie Lehman 0-2 0-0 0, Taya Nett 0-5 8-11 8, Blaire Linder 3-9 3-4 9, Jadyn Dahlke 0-1 0-0 0, Macie Schillinger 0-0 1-1 1, Mariah Zawislan 3-8 5-7 11, Chelsey Gliniecki 1-6 0-0 2, Kaylee Hollatz 1-8 0-0 3, Brenna Ackley 3-6 2-2 10. FG: 11-45. FT: 19-26. 3-pointers: 3-12 (Ackley 2-4, Hollatz 1-6, Lehman 0-2). Rebounds: 30 (Nett 6, Linder 6). Assists: 9 (Linder 3). Fouls: 8. Fouled out: none. Record: 2-5.

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Marathon holds off Stratford girls basketball

Posted on 13 December 2017 by paul

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STRATFORD – The Stratford girls basketball team held its own against undefeated Marathon, but the Raiders were able to make just enough free throws to hold off the Tigers for a 57-50 victory in a Marawood Conference South Division game Tuesday at Stratford High School.

Alysha Stieber was 7-for-7 from the free throw line and made two 3-pointers in the second half and finished with 22 points to lead Marathon (6-0, 4-0 Marawood South).

Marathon led 22-19 at halftime and made 12 of 19 at the free throw line in the second half to hold on for the win.

Nine different Stratford players scored with none reaching double figures. Kaylee Hollatz hit two 3-pointers and scored eight points, and six others had six points each for the Tigers (1-5, 1-2 Marawood South).

Stratford hosts Prentice in a nonconference game Friday.

Raiders 57, Tigers 50
Marathon 22 35 – 57
Stratford 19 31 – 50
MARATHON (57):
Sasha Hornung 0-0 0-0 0, Stephanie Draeger 3-11 4-5 11, Karley Fischer 2-5 1-2 5, Alysha Stieber 6-12 7-7 22, Olivia Ziebell 1-6 1-2 3, Katelyn Schmidt 5-12 4-8 14, Brooke Balz 1-5 0-2 2. FG: 18-51. FT: 17-26. 3-pointers: 4-12 (Stieber 3-6, Draeger 1-2, Balz 0-2, Fischer 0-2). Fouls: 15. Fouled out: none. Record: 6-0, 4-0 Marawood Conference South Division.
STRATFORD (50): Olympia Garrigan 1-1 0-0 2, Callie Lehman 2-4 0-0 6, Taya Nett 2-6 2-2 6, Blaire Linder 1-5 3-4 6, Macie Schillinger 2-2 2-2 6, Mariah Zawislan 3-6 0-0 6, Chelsey Gliniecki 3-8 0-2 6, Kaylee Hollatz 3-5 0-2 8, Brenna Ackley 1-6 2-4 4. FG: 18-43. FT: 9-16. 3-pointers: 5-10 (Hollatz 2-3, Lehman 2-4, Linder 1-1, Nett 0-2). Rebounds: 29 (Hollatz 8). Assists: 12 (Nett 3, Gliniecki 3). Turnovers: 15. Fouls: 25. Fouled out: none. Record: 1-5, 1-2 Marawood Conference South Division.

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Newman Catholic holds off Stratford girls basketball

Posted on 05 December 2017 by paul

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WAUSAU – Wausau Newman Catholic opened up a 10-point lead by halftime and held on to beat Stratford 55-41 in a Marawood Conference South Division girls basketball game Tuesday night at Newman Catholic High School.

The loss is Stratford’s fourth in a row and drops the Tigers to 1-4 overall and 1-1 in the Marawood South. Newman Catholic is now 5-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play.

Newman led 33-23 at halftime after holding Stratford to just five made field goals in the first half. The Tigers stayed in the game by making 12 of 14 free throws.

Newman maintained its lead in the second half as the Tigers were just 1 of 7 at the line.

Signe Fronek scored 13 of her game-high 21 points in the first half to lead the Cardinals.

Mariah Zawislan had eight points for Stratford.

Stratford has a week off before hosting Marathon on Dec. 12.

Cardinals 55, Tigers 41
Stratford 23 18 – 41
Newman Catholic 33 22 – 55
STRATFORD (41):
Olympia Garrigan 0 0-0 0, Callie Lehman 1 1-2 3, Taya Nett 1 1-2 4, Blaire Lindner 1 4-4 6, Macie Schillinger 1 2-2 4, Brooke Peterson 0 0-0 0, Mariah Zawislan 2 4-7 8, Chelsey Gliniecki 3 0-2 6, Kaylee Hollatz 1 1-2 4, Brenna Ackley 3 0-0 6. FG: 13. FT: 13-21. 3-pointers: 2 (Nett 1, Hollatz 1). Fouls: 16. Fouled out: none. Record: 1-4, 1-1 Marawood Conference South Division.
NEWMAN CATHOLIC (55): Signe Fronek 8 2-6 21, Mackenzie Krach 2 1-3 5, Jaida Heintz 0 0-0 0, Lauren Schields 1 1-2 3, Jadelyn Ganski 6 2-2 15, Julia Seidel 3 1-2 9, Lilly Nowinsky 0 2-4 2, Evelyn Gabriel 0 0-0 0, Linnea Svennes 0 0-0 0, Alex Frankel 0 0-0 0, Angela Rougeot-Donath 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 20. FT: 9-19. 3-pointers: 6 (Fronek 3, Seidel 2, Ganski 1). Fouls: 17. Fouled out: Ganski. Record: 5-1, 1-1 Marawood Conference South Division.

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WIAA rescinds decision to implement shot clock in high school basketball

Posted on 04 December 2017 by paul

Columbus Catholic boys basketball coach Joe Konieczny said he was in favor of the addition of the shot clock, which was approved in June, but overturned by the WIAA last week. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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There will be no shot clock in Wisconsin high school basketball after all.

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Board of Control voted to reverse an earlier decision to implement a 35-second shot clock for both boys and girls basketball teams at its December meeting on Dec. 1.

“After considerable discussion and statements made by school administrators and coaches, the (WIAA) Board voted 7-3 to reverse its decision to introduce the shot clock in basketball beginning in the 2019-20 season. Following its initial 6-4 vote in June to implement the shot clock, the Board received significant and valuable feedback from the membership at the seven Area Meetings in September,” the WIAA issued in a statement following the meeting last Friday.

The original announcement over the summer to have a shot clock was met with varying opinions from coaches and fans throughout the state. That hasn’t changed, and the decision to keep the status quo is basically dependent on the type of basketball teams want to play.

“Personally, I didn’t want the shot clock,” veteran Spencer boys coach Randy Reckner said. “I guess I’m not surprised it was overturned. It all depends how long you’ve been coaching and what type of team you have. Speaking on behalf of my team, and the way I want to play, a shot clock wouldn’t do us any good. I’m actually happy it’s not coming in.”

Coaches that want to play a faster pace, like the Columbus Catholic boys coach Joe Konieczny, said he was in favor of the shot clock.

“I wanted the shot clock, obviously with our style of play we wanted to know that the other team is going to have to take a shot in 35 seconds,” Konieczny said. “I understand the expense part of it and all sides. I wasn’t surprised it was denied, but I was all for it.”

Marshfield girls coach Heidi Michaelis, who stands six wins away from 300 in her 17-year career as the Tigers’ head coach, thought the change would have been a positive for the high school game.

“I’m disappointed as I feel it would be good for the game overall,” Michaelis said. “It would make some games more exciting for sure. Honestly for us, it doesn’t change a lot just because we play a certain way and we will continue to do so.”

Also at the meeting, the Board of Control decided to send its Rural/Urban competitive equity plan for basketball, initiated by the Board in June, through the membership’s committee process beginning with advisory committee meetings in January.

The plan would affect mainly low-enrollment private schools that are located in large or suburban cities, bumping up some of those schools up a division in postseason play. Columbus Catholic would remain in Division 5.

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