With the return of junior guard and NCAA Division 1 Drake
University recruit Maggie Negaard last week, the Stevens Point Area Senior High
School (SPASH) girls basketball team will look to finish out the regular season
strong before it heads into the WIAA Division 1 Playoffs.
The Panthers have seven of their top nine scorers back from
last year’s team that finished 11-12 overall, and have won their first two
games this season since Negaard rejoined the lineup.
SPASH (8-11, 5-4) is set to play at WVC co-leader D.C.
Everest at 7 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 10, and then will host Everest at 7:30
p.m.Monday, Feb. 13, before it closes the regular season at Wausau
East at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.
“We play really well for a couple of games and then sort of
don’t show up for a couple of games, so it’s been up-and-down,” said SPASH
girls basketball head coach Derek Kirklewski of this season. “But we’ve won
some pretty big games against some pretty darn good conference teams, where you
think, ‘we’ve got this figured out,’ and then we turn around and sometimes
don’t play so well.
“We’ve got three more games here in the regular season to
kind of get this figured out and hopefully win a couple in the playoffs here
coming up,” he said.
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