Raider girls win three by double figures



After suffering a nine-point loss to Onalaska, the Arcadia girls basketball team got back on track with three wins last week.

The loss to Onalaska on Feb. 1 ended a four-game winning streak, but the Raiders rattled off three straight last week, starting with a 66-37 win at Altoona last Monday. The Raiders cruised past Viroqua 58-24 on Thursday before defeating Eleva-Strum 67-52 on Friday. 

With a 15-3 overall record — 9-0 in Coulee Conference play — the Raiders played at La Crosse Logan this week Tuesday and in Black River Falls on Friday. They’ll host Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau this coming Tuesday with a game at Onalaska Luther next Friday.

Arcadia 66 Altoona 37

The Raiders put the clamps on Altoona’s offense in the first half as they picked up a lopsided road win.

Arcadia held the Rails to just five field goals in the first half while senior Linzy Sendelbach nearly outscored the opponent by herself. Sendelbach had four field goals and 12 points in the first half with Ellie Hoesley adding nine points as Arcadia took a 34-13 lead into the intermission.

Altoona’s offense got going later in the game, but the Raiders were in control. Mercedes Romo and Hoesley both knocked down two three pointers in the second half as the Raiders cruised.

Sendelbach finished with 18 points, one more than Hoesley while Romo finished with 11. Hannah Suchla scored eight for Arcadia as Abby Suchla, Ali Pronschinske and Autumn Passehl all had three, Hailey Sonsalla scored two and Chloe Halverson finished with one.

The Raiders made eight three pointers in the game — three apiece by Romo and Hoesley — and shot 10-for-16 from the free-throw line.


Arcadia 58 Viroqua 24

Hoesley matched Viroqua’s point total in the first half as the Raiders cruised to a win.

Hoesley was able to get to the basket for 12 of her 13 points in the first half, while Romo also knocked down a pair of three pointers as the Raiders took a 29-13 lead into halftime

Hoesley continued to match Viroqua’s pace early in the second half before the Raiders slowed down and put reserves in the game. The senior finished with 21 points to lead the Raiders. 

Romo added another three in the second half as she was second on the team with nine points, Linzy Sendelbach scored seven, Ali Pronschinske and Chloe Halverson both finished with six, Hannah Suchla scored four, Autumn Passehl finished with three and Kianna Suchla scored two.

Arcadia 67 Eleva-Strum 52

Hoesley got off to a fast start again with 15 points in the first half as the Raiders came out firing.

Sendelbach and Halverson both added 11 points in the first half as the Raiders took a 39-25 lead into halftime.

Hoesely and Romo both hit two three pointers early in the second half as the Raiders maintained control of the game.

The 25 points scored by Hoesley were a season high while Halverson added 16, Sendelbach finished with 13, Romo scored six, Hannah Suchla finished with five and Pronschinske scored two. 


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