PHS falls but still tied for EWC lead


WAUPUN – A strong inside game and a stingy defense sparked Waupun past the Plymouth Panthers, 61-47, in a key Eastern Wisconsin Conference girls basketball game here Thursday night.

The loss dropped the Panthers into a three-way tie for the EWC lead with Waupun and Kiel at 8-3. PHS (13-4 overall) defeated Waupun, 70-58, in their first meeting this season. The Panthers shared the league lead with Kiel coming into the game. Kiel to Sheboygan Falls, 47-44, Friday night.

“I give Waupun a lot of credit. Their 2-3 zone was good strategy. They limited our fast-break stuff and made us shoot outside, and didn’t give us any second-chance shots,” said Panther head coach Brad Shutter.

“They did a good job of getting the ball inside. Their size was a big factor. They were tough to handle down low.”

Waupun controlled the boards with a 33-19 rebounding edge.

The Warriors (14-5 overall), who scored several baskets inside, shot well from two-point range at 53 percent (21 of 40) and hit a solid 49 percent overall. Waupun outscored PHS 11-1 at the foul line.

The Panthers shot very well from three-point range with 8-for- 20 (40 percent) but hit only 37 percent overall.

Junior guard Jordyn Pieper scored a season-high 17 points to lead PHS. Gwen Streblow added 13. Streblow had a team-high five rebounds and shared the lead in assists with Emily Majerus at four each.

Kalei Hering and Pieper paced PHS in steals with two apiece.

“Jordyn played a great overall game,” said Shutter.

Senior guard Emily Peterson led the Warriors’ attack with 17 points and 6-foot-1 senior post player Kayla Bonack contributed 12.

“They played a good game. We played OK but they played better,” said Shutter.


The Panthers outscored Waupun 22-13 in the second half to key a 48-39 JV victory. PHS improved to 11-0 in the EWC (15-1 overall).

Skyler Gosse led PHS in scoring with 16 points and Sophie Albert hit 12. Megan Goeser had a team-high seven boards.

Carlee Olsen and Brooke Frederickson paced PHS in assists with three apiece. Gosse led in steals with six, followed by Albert and Frederickson with five each.

“It was a nice team effort,” said Panther coach Mike Gumm.


Score by Quarters
Plymouth.............9 12 13 13 – 47
Waupun..............11 16 15 19 – 61

Plymouth scoring: Kalei Hering 6, Jordyn Pieper 17, Lydia Rhude 2, Hannah Mauk 2, Emily Majerus 5, Gwen Streblow 13, Olivia Jankowski 2.

Waupun scoring: Maiah Domask 9, Emma Stelsel 2, Danielle Hopp 11, Emily Peterson 17, Kayla Bonack 12, Taylor Dolske 5, Jasmine Dolske 5. Three-point goals: Hopp 1, Peterson 1.

Field goals: Plymouth 19-51, 37%; Waupun 23-47, 49%. Free throws: Plymouth 1-2, 50%; Waupun 11-24, 45%.

Rebounds: Plymouth 19, Waupun 33. Turnovers: Plymouth 18, Waupun 21.

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