Neillsville stifles Columbus Catholic girls basketball

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Neillsville put together a relentless defensive performance, holding Marshfield Columbus Catholic to just five field goals and rolling to a 35-16 victory in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division girls basketball game Tuesday night at Columbus Catholic High School.Neillsville held the Dons without a made basket in the first quarter and led 14-7 after a low-scoring first half.Neillsville (15-4, 11-3 Cloverbelt East) pushed the lead to double-digits in the fourth quarter, finishing the game on a 15-4 run.The Dons (10-9, 7-7 Cloverbelt East) ended up just 5 of 30 from the field and 4 of 11 at the free throw line in the loss.Columbus Catholic hosts Colby on Friday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Warriors 35, Dons 16Neillsville 8 6 6 15 – 35Columbus Catholic 2 5 5 4 – 16NEILLSVILLE (35): Statistics not reported. Record: 15-4, 11-3 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (16): Meena Thill 1-7 3-4 5, Alexandra Hutchison 0-5 0-2 0, Alishia Reigel 0-1 1-2 1, Kendra Baierl 0-0 0-0 0, Jess Trad 1-8 0-0 3, Abby Baierl 1-4 0-0 5, Natalie Pospyhalla 0-1 0-0 0, Hannah Stratman 1-2 0-0 2, Tara Brock 0-1 0-3 0, Marissa Immerfall 0-1 0-0 0. FG: 5-30. FT: 4-11. 3-pointers: 2-12 (A. Baierl 1-3, Trad 1-7, Hutchison 0-1, Pospyhalla 0-1). Rebounds: 8. Record: 10-9, 7-7 Cloverbelt East.last_img