Badgers stymie LadyCats

Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News FLORENCE’S FAITH NEUENS brings the ball up court as Niagara’s Jaida Maki (33) and Cassie Gill (23) follow.

FLORENCE, Wis — In a low scoring non-conference rivalry game, Niagara got the best of Florence, 36-16 Tuesday night.

Jessica Oratch recorded a double-double for Niagara to lead all scorers with 11 points, while snaring 13 rebounds.

Jasmine Racine added nine points for Niagara.

Jordyn Springer led Florence with five points, with Madison Neuens leading Florence with 12 rebounds.

“Sometimes the ball doesn’t go in the basket, which was happening all night,” said Florence head coach Brad Perry. “It got into the girls’ head that we were missing so many shots.”

Perry noted that his team didn’t handle the Badgers’ defensive pressure, while noting his team did play decent defense on the night, limiting Niagara to only 13 points in the second half.

Florence drops to 9-10, and plays at non-conference opponent Tomahawk on Friday night.

Head coach Karl Lamoreaux and the Badgers (11-8) return home to face Marinette-Oconto conference foe Wausaukee on Thursday night.

Niagara won the junior varsity game 17-16 over Florence.

Florence 6 10 — 16

Niagara 23 13 — 36

FLORENCE: Jenna Springer 3, Berhmann 2, Enders 2, Jordyn Springer 5, M. Neuens 4. FT: 3-4. F: 5. 3-point FG: Jordyn Springer. FG Shooting: 6-44. Rebounds: 34 (M. Neuens 12). Fouled Out: None.

NIAGARA: Maki 2, Gill 5, Bourassa 2, Rock 3, Cretton 4, Oratch 11, Racine 9. FT: 1-6. F: 9. 3-point FG: Rock, Racine, Gill. Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: 42 (Oratch 13). FG Shooting: 16-55.