Frederic girls beat Lakers in home opener

Casey Thaemert gets a wide-open look under the basket against Turtle Lake. – Photo by Marty Seeger

Frederic 34, Turtle Lake 16

Marty Seeger|Staff writer

FREDERIC – It wasn’t a flashy win by any means but the Frederic girls basketball team was able to pull out a win over Turtle Lake in their home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Kalyn Miller-Robertson gives herself some space under the basket against Turtle Lake on Tuesday, Nov. 28. – Photo by Marty Seeger

The Vikings defense was on display throughout the game as they held Turtle Lake to just 12 points through much of the second half.

Sophomore starter Hannah Schmidt was still out of the lineup with an injury sustained during the volleyball season but is expected to be back soon. The Vikings improved to 2-1 on the season and will face Clear Lake Friday, Dec. 1, before opening up their conference schedule on Thursday, Dec. 7, at home against Webster. No game stats were made available from the Turtle Lake game.


St. Croix Falls 51, Barron 38

BARRON – St. Croix Falls senior Addie McCurdy led the Saints with 27 points in a win over Barron on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Other scorers included Olivia Miron with 12, followed by E. McCurdy, five, Annalise Parks, three, and Lucia Neuman and Azalea Edwards each had two. The Saints improved to 2-0 with the win.


Glenwood City 49, Grantsburg 43

GLENWOOD CITY – The Pirate girls basketball team fell to 0-2 after a loss on the road against Glenwood City Tuesday, Nov. 28. The Pirates have two more nonconference games before getting started in the conference schedule Thursday, Dec. 7, against Unity at home.

“We played hard and kept digging out of the holes that we created with our turnovers.  Strong play tonight from Cassidy Chenal and Brooke Quimby,” said Pirates coach Penny Curtin.


Shell Lake 53, Siren 45

SHELL LAKE – The Siren girls basketball team was able to hang in there against a senior and junior dominate Shell Lake Lakers team on Tuesday, Nov. 28, but fell short in the nonconference loss.

“It was a good basketball game, but we came up on the short end of the scoreboard,” said Dragons coach Ryan Karsten, adding that he felt Cassie Maslow played the best basketball game of her high school career.

Maslow led Siren with 17 points, followed by Abby Kosloski with 16, Maddy Nichols and Jalynn Nelson each had four, and Paeyton McKnight and Maddie Thiex each scored two.

“I thought my young kids played well against all juniors and seniors. We are learning and will continue to get better as we get to practice more and get more experience. We will try to improve over the next two days and see how we do at Turtle Lake on Friday night!”


Luck 29, Birchwood 22

GLENWOOD CITY – The Cardinal girls basketball team picked up their first win of the season on the road against Birchwood on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

“It wasn’t a high powered offensive game by any means but I was real happy with our defense. We have definitely improved since our first game and were more aggressive and ended up with several steals and forced them in to turnovers,” said coach Britta Petersen, adding that Katie Christensen led the defensive efforts.

It was a slow start for Luck on offense, scoring eight in the first half, but Petersen said they got things moving better in the second half.

Grace Thoreson led the scoring with 12 as the Cardinals starting center.

“We have to keep working on our shooting and finding multiple people that can score but otherwise we’re going to just keep trying our best to be fundamentally sound and getting better every time we get out on the floor,” Petersen said.


Other Tuesday, Nov. 28 girls scores

Somerset 64, Unity 61

Cumberland 53, Webster 35