SOMERSET, Wis. -- The Somerset girls’ basketball team earned a pair of decisive victories last week with a 73-35 win Tuesday night Jan. 5 at Spring Valley and a 71-48 win Friday, Jan. 8, at home against St. Croix Central.
The Spartans jumped out to a 42-18 halftime lead and never looked back in their 38-point win Tuesday at Spring Valley.
Four Spartans scored in double digits in the win, led by Dani Schachtner with 17 points. Kenzie Leccia and Taylor Paulson added 14 points while Sophia Rivard scored 11. Shealyn Struemke contributed six points and Julia Rybacki and Mia Olson had four each.
The 73 points was a season-high for the Spartans and they nearly matched that in Thursday night’s win over St. Croix Central. The Spartan lead was 37-19 at the break on their way to improving to evening their record at 6-6 on the season.
Paulson led Somerset with 16 points and Leccia had nine points, six assists and four steals while Struemke finished with eight points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots. Schachtner and Dani McGeehan pulled down 11 rebounds each and added seven and six points, respectively, while Rivard contributed eight points, five rebounds and four assists, Emily Richard scored eight points, and Rachel Gaikowski had five points and eight rebounds.
The Spartans and Panthers will meet again Thursday, Jan. 14, in Hammond.