Wausau West women’s basketball blasts Wisconsin Rapids and overtakes Eau Claire North to advance to 11-2

Wausau Driver and Review

WAUSAU — Wausau West pounced on Wisconsin Rapids with a dominant first half and earned a 72-49 victory in an undefeated Wisconsin Valley Conference women’s basketball battle Friday at West High School.

Wausau West took a 50-22 halftime lead and were able to hold on to the big lead throughout.

West, after also winning a non-conference game on Saturday 63-46 over Eau Claire North, is now 11-2 overall and 5-0 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. Wisconsin Rapids drops to 6-6 and 5-1 in the conference.

Lexie White had 21 points, Estella Christensen added 14 points, Kenzie Deaton had 11 points and Kelly Kray had 11 points and 16 rebounds to lead the way for West.

Chelsea King had 14 points and Megan Clary added 12 for Wisconsin Rapids.

In Saturday’s win, White scored 21 points on 12-for-14 shooting from the free throw line, to clear the way for West.

Molly Anderson added 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Kenzie Deaton had 12 points for the Warriors.

Both teams return to play on Tuesday. West is playing a non-conference game at the Eau Claire Memorial and Rapids will travel to Stevens Point for a WVC contest.

Friday’s game
Warriors 72, Raiders 49
Wisconsin Rapids 22 27 – 49
Wausau West 50 22 – 72
WISCONSIN RAPIDS (49):
Meghan Jochinsen 0-3 2-2 2, Kristin Radtke 1-3 2-4 4, Aliyah Jennings 1-4 1-4 3, Megan Clary 4-14 4-6 12, Jazzlyn Redcloud 0-2 2-2 2, Logan Vollert 1-3 0-2 2, Avery Breeze 2-7 0-0 5, Izzy Escamilla 1-8 1-2 4, Chelsea King 6-15 1-2 14, Maddy Metcalf 0-0 0-0 0, Kate Schaeffer 0-0 0-0 0, Nikita Tisland 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 16-59. FT: 12-20. 3 points: 5-31 (Brise 2-7, Vollert 1-2, Escamilla 1-5, King 1-8, Radtke 0-1, Jochimsen 0-3, Clary 0-5). Rebounds: 27 (King 5, Jennings 5). Record: 6-6, 5-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.
WAUSAU WEST (72): Sophia Bell 0-0 0-0 0, Kelly Kray 5-13 1-3 11, Kenzie Deaton 4-6 1-2 11, Brooke Schaefer 0-1 0-0 0, Ayla Christensen 0-3 0-0 0, Audrey Danniger 3-6 0-0 7, Desirae Rausch 2-3 0-1 4, Estella Christensen 4-9 4-6 14, Lexie White 8-14 3-4 21, Molly Anderson 2-10 0-2 4. FG: 28-65. FT: 9-18. 3 points: 7-16 (E. Christensen 2-3, White 2-3, Deaton 2-4, Schaefer 0-1, A. Christensen 0-1, Rausch 0-1). Rebounds: 50 (Kray 16). Fouls: 18. Fouls: none. Record: 10-2, 5-0 Wisconsin Valley Conference.

Saturday’s game
Warriors 63, Huskies 46
WAUSAU WEST (63):
Kelly Kray 3-12 0-3 6, Kenzie Deaton 5-16 1-2 12, Audrey Danninger 3-7 2-2 8, Desirae Rausch 0-0 0-0 0, Estella Christensen 1-4 1-2 3, Lexie White 3-13 12-14 21, Molly Anderson 5-10 3-5 13. FG: 20-62. FT: 19-28. 3 points: 4-11 (White 3-4, Deaton 1-4, Christensen 0-1, Danninger 0-2). Rebounds: 40 (Kray 14). Fouls: 8. Fouls: none. Record: 11-2.
CLEAR WATER NORTH (46): Statistics not disclosed. Record: 6-7.

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