By Robert Whitmire
The SPASH girls basketball team traveled to Wausau West Friday night, and came away with a 63 – 57 win over the league leading Warriors.
SPASH improves its Wisconsin Valley Conference record to 4 – 2 while West drops to 5 – 2.
The Panthers were led in scoring by freshman Leah Earnest, who lit up the board with a game-high 22 points. Halle Gregorich and Madisyn Rogan each dropped in 12 points for the Panthers.
SPASH shot 21 of 50 from the field including 15 of 36 two-pointers and 6 of 14 from beyond the three-point arc. They girls hit the boards for 10 offensive and 25 defensive rebounds, and were 15 of 31 from the charity stripe.
Maddie Shires led the Warrior attack with 18 points. Kadie Deaton added 16 points.
SPASH returns to action Tuesday, Jan. 24 when they host Marshfield in the first of a girls-boys doubleheader at the field house. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 PM.
Varsity: Leah Earnest 22; Madisyn Rogan 12; Halle Gregorich 12; Madelyn Mutz 8; Brooke Tuszka 5; Halle Pavelski 2; Rachel Sullivan 2.