The Wildcat girls basketball team improved to 4-0 on the season with a pair of nonconference victories over Durand and Baldwin-Woodville last week.

The Cats downed Durand 57-44 on the road last Tuesday before defeating Baldwin-Woodville, 50-31, Friday night at the high school gym.

River Falls opened Big Rivers Conference play Tuesday at home against Chippewa Falls and will travel to Hudson Friday for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off before returning home to host Ellsworth in a nonconference game Tuesday, Dec. 11, also at 7 p.m.

In their home opener last Friday against Baldwin-Woodville, the Wildcats opened the game with a 10-2 first quarter run and led 22-6 at halftime and 41-17 at the end of three before cruising to a 50-31 victory.

Ten different players scored points in the win with senior Bailey Franklin leading the way with nine. Sophomore Tessa Wells finished with eight points, senior Amy Kujak and sophomore Emma Purfeerst added six each and freshman Aimee Dusek scored five. Freshman Sarah Vitale and senior Tiffany Hamilton contributed four points each, junior Brittany Burns and senior Tessa Feyereisen finished with three apiece and senior Alana Parno added two.

Wells, Burns, Dusek and Feyereisen all hit three-pointers in the win. Tara Kimberly led Baldwin-Woodville with 11 points.

Last Tuesday at Durand, Wells scored 17 points and Franklin added 14 in a 57-44 win over the Panthers.

River Falls led 13-9 at the end of one and 28-19 at halftime. Wells scored 10 of her 17 points in the third quarter to help the Cats widen the gap to 45-34 at the end of three.

Feyereisen and Kujak finished with nine points each in the win while Purfeerst added six and Anastacia Janovec scored two. Sam Hoyt led Durand with 14.