When and where: Nov. 21 at St. Croix Central
Outcome: St. Croix Falls 59, St. Croix Central 31
Summary: St. Croix Falls is off to the races once again in girls basketball. The Saints opened their season with a 59-31 non-conference win over the St. Croix Central Panthers. SCF surged to a 37-12 halftime lead and added another three points to their margin of victory after the break
Highlights: Olivia Miron led a balanced St. Croix Falls offense with 13 points followed by Kaylee Miron and Azalea Edwards with 10 points each. Lucia Neuman added eight to the Saint’s point collection.
When and where: Nov. 25 at Chetek
Outcome: St. Croix Falls 64, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 25
Summary: St. Croix Falls made it two straight non-conference wins to open the season with a 64-25 decision over the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Bulldogs. Once again the Saints surges to a huge halftime lead at 35-12 before cruising in with a 39 point win.
Highlights: SCF had an impressive four players in double figures led by Olivia Miron with 15. Neuman, Emily McCurdy and Brianna McCurdy each added 10 points to the Saint’s cause with Kaylee Miron chipping in with eight.
What this Means: St. Croix Falls is a favorite to win the West Lakeland conference and gave every indication they intend to do just that with their quick 2-0 start.
Comments: “We are passing well in our transition game,” St. Croix Falls coach Angie Maternowsky said. “We are going to focus on our defense all season. Our half-court offense is a work in progress. For the start of the season I am pleased to see where we are at as a team.”
Upcoming: The Frederic Vikings will travel to St. Croix Falls on Dec. 6 to open West Lakeland conference play for both teams.