Niagara beats STAA

Girls Basketball

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara turned back Goodman-Pembine 49-34 in non-conference girls basketball Tuesday.

The Badgers (10-2), who beat Coleman on Monday, built a 26-16 halftime lead. The Patriots (1-10) closed to six points in the second half.

“You could tell we had played back-to-back nights,” said Niagara head coach Karl Lamoreaux. “We’re glad to have a day off (before Wausaukee on Friday).”

Ki’Ercidy Hannah paced the Badgers with 15 points and eight rebounds. Jessica Oratch had 13 points and 13 rebounds.

“Niagara is just loaded with height and is difficult to consistently defend,” said GP Coach Stefanie Goyak of the 6-foot Hannah and 6-1 Oratch. “They are coached well and use the height to their advantage.”

Patriots’ Katelyn Morrison scored 10 of her 19 points in the first half.

“Katelyn Morrison is one heck of a player,” Lamoreaux said. ” She drives to the lane and gets to the rim.”

GP, in the midst of eight straight games away from home, visits Elcho on Thursday.

“We enjoy the challenge of competing against Niagara and think it was a great game for the fans to watch as well,” Goyak said. “The Patriot ladies have continued to improve and it is seen on both ends in their continued pressure on defense and willingness to shoot on offense.”

Niagara won the JV game.

GP 16 18 — 34

Niagara 26 23 — 49

GOODMAN-PEMBINE (34): Braaten 2, Davis 5, Morrison 19, Schiefelbein 2, Nelson 6. FT: 4-6. F: 12. 3PT: Davis, Morrison. FG: 13-63. Rebounds: 38 (Morrison 10, Braaten 9)

NIAGARA (49): Oratch 13, Racine 4, Ivey 2, Wells 4, West 2, Khalajia Hannah 3, Gill 6, Ki’Ercidy Hannah 15. FT: 4-8. F: 7. 3PT: Khalajia Hannah.