Raider girls split two with Dairyland teams

            Arcadia’s Alyssa Schank released a three-point shot during their game against Independence on Thursday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The Arcadia girls basketball team struggled defensively in one game, but shut down its opponent in the next.

The Raiders couldn’t stop Eleva-Strum last week Monday as the Cardinals scored a season-high 73 points in a win. On Thursday, the Raiders kept Independence in check, winning 36-28.

With the regular season winding down, the Raiders began this week with a record of 5-15 and a 4-4 mark in Coulee Conference play, tied for fourth behind Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau, Onalaska Luther and West Salem. 

After playing at Black River Falls on Tuesday of this week, the Raiders hosted G-E-T on Friday. They’ll play at Luther this coming Tuesday and close out the regular season at home against West Salem next Thursday.

E-S 73 Arcadia 48

A big game from Breah Golden wasn’t enough to keep the Raiders in contention.

The AHS junior scored 27 points, but the Raiders weren’t able to get stops. The Cardinals hadn’t scored more than 60 points in a game all season, but poured in 73 against Arcadia to get the lopsided win. 

Casidi Pehler chipped in with 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Raiders while Kaitlyn Bremer scored five, Kanah Slaby and Brynn Aspen both had two.

Arcadia shot 30 percent from the field in the game and were 11-for-17 from the free-throw line.

Arcadia (field goals/attempts-free throws/attempts-rebounds-points) — Bremer 2/2-0/0-1-5 Slaby 1/1-0/0-0-2 Suchla 0/2-0/0-3-0 Walters /1-0/0-1-0 Schank 0/2-0/0-2-0 Golden 8/28-7/8-3-27 Aspen 1/4-0/0-0-2 Kolstad 0/5-0/0-0-0 Schaffner 0/1-0/0-0-0 Pehler 4/7-4/9-12-12

Arcadia 36 IHS 28

A 7-0 second half run put the Raiders in control.

Arcadia led 22-21 before Casidi Pehler gave them more breathing room with two baskets then Brynn Aspen knocked down a three pointer to put the Raiders ahead 29-21.

Independence answered with two free throws by Aubrie Pronschinske and a basket by Amiah Ives, but the Raiders came right back with a three by Kianna Suchla. The teams traded baskets down the stretch, but the Raiders held the Indees back.

The game was close throughout with the Indees holding a 13-12 advantage at the end of the first half. Neither team had much success offensively as the Raiders shot 25 percent from the field and Independence finished at 26 percent. There was a gap in three-point shooting as Arcadia was six-for-29 while Independence was one-for-10.

 Golden led the Raiders with 11 points while Pehler scored 10 and pulled down 19 rebounds. Suchla added nine points and Aspen scored six.

Ives led the Indees with 15 points while Rhianna Theisen scored five and both Aubrie Pronschinske and Adison Pronschinske scored four. 

Independence (field goals-free throws-rebounds-fouls-points) — Ives 7-0-9-2-15 Thesien 2-1-4-0-5 Au. Pronschinske 1-2-8-2-4 Ad. Pronschinske 1-2-7-0-4 Bautch 0-0-6-1-0 Zastrow 0-0-3-3-0 Taylor 0-0-1-0-0 

Arcadia (field goals-free throws-rebounds-fouls-points) — Golden 5-0-6-5-11 Pehler 4-2-19-3-10 Suchla 3-0-1-3-9 Aspen 2-0-3-1-6 Schank 0-0-4-1-0 Kolstad 0-0-4-0-0 Slaby 0-0-2-0-0

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