Girls basketball: Niagara spills Coleman

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara stopped Cameron Compe and rallied past Coleman 55-45 to close out the M&O Conference regular season Friday.

Compe scored 15 points on five three-point field goals. The Badgers switched to a box-and-one defense midway through the second half and blanked Compe for the rest of the game.

Allison Wells, one of three seniors honored Friday, defended Compe in the box-and-one. Maddie West and Ki’Ercidy Hannah are the other Badger seniors.

“Allison worked really hard and did a good job,” said Niagara Coach Karl Lamoreaux. “We also put on full-court pressure that helped change the tide of the game.”

Niagara (16-6, 10-6), playing without sophomore guard Jasmine Racine (ill), trailed 26-20 at halftime.

“We started slow,” Lamoreaux said. “They were putting pressure on the ball, double-teaming and trapping. Once we got into the swing of things we were able to handle the pressure.”

West led the Badgers with 17 points. Cassie Gill chipped in 16.

“That’s back-to-back 17-point games for Maddie,” Lamoreaux said. “She’s playing really well.”

The Badgers begin WIAA Division 5 regional play Tuesday when they host Phelps at 7 p.m.

Jaida Maki’s 22 points powered Niagara’s junior varsity past Coleman 42-33.

Coleman 26 19 — 45

Niagara 20 35 — 55

COLEMAN (45): Hoida 9, M. Nowak 8, Ziemer 3, Klimek 4, Zeitler 3, Manning 3, Compe 15. FT: 8-15. F: 22 (Ziemer fouled out). 3PT: Hoida 3, Ziemer 1, Compe 5.

NIAGARA (55): Oratch 2, Wells 6, West 17, Khalajia Hannah 4, Gill 16, Maki 6, Ki’Ercidy Hannah 4. FT: 16-27. F: 14. 3PT: Wells, West 3, Gill 1.