Bangor, Luther beat G-E-T in girls basketball


            Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau senior Cadence Simmons took a shot from the corner in the first half of last Friday’s Coulee Conference girls basketball game at Luther High School.        (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

A pair of area girls basketball teams limited the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau squad’s offense last week as the Red Hawks continue to adapt to a new system this winter.

Bangor — a team that advanced to the sectional round a year ago — beat G-E-T last Tuesday before Luther, one of the top Coulee Conference teams in the area in the last several years, defeated the Red Hawks on Friday.

The Red Hawks (1-4 overall, 0-1 Coulee) were slated to host Viroqua (1-3, 0-2) on Tuesday and are readying for another home game against Black River Falls (1-3, 1-1) this Thursday.

Bangor 60 G-E-T 14

Tuesday’s battle of the birds saw Bangor limit G-E-T to nine points in the first half and even less offense after halftime.

Eleven different players scored for the Cardinals (3-0 this season), and three different Bangor players provided at least 10 points.

Anna Front scored 12 to pace all players in the game, while Tatum Johnson (seven) was G-E-T’s most productive player.

G-E-T (field goals/attempts-free throws/attempts-rebounds-points)—Hauge 0/2-0/0-5-0; Brantner 0/1-0/0-1-0; Filla 0/1-1/2-1-0; Boberg 0/1-0/0-2-0; DeJager 0/4-1/2-2-1; Johnson 2/6-1/2-4-7; Grams 0/1-1/2-1-1; Simmons 1/3-0/2-5-2.

Luther 50 G-E-T 18

The host Knights (3-1 overall) pulled away late in the first half on Friday in a game that started with both sides trading points in the opening minutes. Luther joins Arcadia (2-0) and West Salem (1-0) as the only remaining unbeaten teams in conference action this year.

Luther earned a 24-9 lead at halftime before outscoring G-E-T 26-9 in the second half to secure the win.

Sophomore Amara Brantner led visiting G-E-T with six points. Johnson contributed with 11 rebounds for the Red Hawks.

Macie Neumesiter scored 15 points for Luther, and teammate Allie Zittel scored 14.

G-E-T (field goals/attempts-free throws/attempts-rebounds-points)—Higgins 0/0-0/0-1-0; Hauge 0/1-2/4-0-2; Brantner 3/7-0/1-5-6; Filla 1/6-0/2-0-2; DeJager 1/6-0/0-2-3; Johnson 2/11-0/1-11-5; Lightfoot 0/3-0/0-1-0; Grams 0/3-0/1-6-0; Bakeberg 0/2-0/0-1-0; Simmons 0/5-0/0-5-0.

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