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The McDonell girls basketball team avenged an early-season defeat at the hands of Stanley-Boyd by scoring a 72-44 win over the Orioles on Friday evening at McDonell.

Abby Opsal and Megan Baier each had 21 points to lead the way for the Macks (10-2, 6-2), who have now won six games in a row. Grace Mrozinski added nine points and Maggie Craker scored seven in the win as the Macks jumped out to a 46-19 halftime lead.

Tahlia Walton scored 22 points and Arianna Mason added nine for the Orioles (8-5, 4-4).

McDonell hosts Grantsburg on Saturday while Stanley-Boyd is off until hosting Athens on Monday.

Eau Claire Regis 62, Cadott 40

At Eau Claire, the Hornets fell to the Ramblers in a Western Cloverbelt matchup.

Abby Eiler scored eight points and Cailin Rineck chipped in with seven points for the Hornets (3-11, 1-7).

Amber Darge and Kate Seyer led Regis (8-3, 7-1) with 19 and 18 points, respectively.

The Hornets return to the court on Tuesday at Augusta.

Cornell 59, Birchwood 24

At Birchwood, the Chiefs rolled to an East Lakeland win over the Bobcats.

Cheyenne Peloquin scored 16 points to lead Cornell and was joined in double figures by Erin Crowell with 14 points and Bryanna Bonander scoring 10 points.

Mady Schultz scored eight points for Birchwood (1-11, 0-5).

Cornell plays at New Auburn next Friday.

Boys Basketball

Eau Claire North 63, Chi-Hi 53

At Eau Claire, the Cardinals battled back from a 12-point halftime deficit before falling to the Huskies in Big Rivers action.

Bryce Daniels led the Cardinals (8-5, 3-3) with 15 points and was one of three Chi-Hi players in double figures, joined by Tyler Robarge with 13 points and Thomas Robarge with 12 points.

Dalton Banks was the high scorer for the Huskies (8-2, 4-2) with 16 points and was one of four players to finish in double figures.

Chi-Hi continues play on Friday, when it hosts Hudson.

Bloomer 64, Hayward 43

At Hayward, the Blackhawks stayed unbeaten on the season with another conference victory.

Bloomer got off to a good start, leading 44-21 over the Hurricanes (6-3, 5-2) after the first half.

Payton Dachel had a game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds. Johnny Bleskacek connected on three 3-pointers on his way to 11 points. Bradley Sarauer added 10 points and Caleb Ruf had eight points and five assists on the night.

Bloomer (10-0, 7-0) faces La Crosse Logan at the Midwest Players Classic in La Crosse on Saturday.

Birchwood 66, Cornell 51

At Birchwood, the Bobcats surged in the second half to grab an East Lakeland Conference victory.

Cornell took a 27-26 lead into halftime, but Birchwood outscored the Chiefs 40-24 in the second half to pick up the win.

Ryan Larson led Cornell with 13 points, and Dakota Popp and Jake Hall both added 10 points. Matthew Marcinske scored a game-high 26 points for Birchwood (5-5, 1-3).

Cornell (3-9, 2-4) travels to New Auburn on Friday.

Thorp 57, Fall Creek 45

At Thorp, the Cardinals rode a strong first half to a Western Cloverbelt Conference win.

The Cardinals outscored Fall Creek 34-19 to pull away from the Crickets early.

Ryan Jacque led Thorp (8-5, 3-3) with 15 points, while Reece Drost and Ethan Reis added nine points apiece. Anthony Hunt and Isaac Soumis both scored seven for the Cardinals.

J.J. Pritzl had 15 points for Fall Creek (1-8, 3-3).

Thorp travels to Eau Claire Regis on Tuesday.

Girls Hockey

Lakeland Union 3, Chi-Hi/Menomonie 1

At Menomonie, Chi-Hi/Menomonie outshot Lakeland but only mustered a goal in a nonconference loss.

Kaylee Frenette scored the team's only goal a little over six minutes into the final period to cut the Lakeland lead to one.

Haley Frank had 22 saves on the night. Chi-Hi/Menomonie (3-11-1) outshot Lakeland (7-6) 39-25 in the game.

Chi-Hi/Menomonie is at Eau Claire/Altoona on Tuesday.


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