The Reedsburg High School girls basketball team is now 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in the Badger North after a successful week, taking down two teams by big margins.
The Beavers started things off on Nov. 28 when they hosted Wisconsin Dells, shocking the Chiefs 66-41. Reedsburg coach Mark Simon said it was a dominant performance over the Dells, who was ranked within the top 10 in preseason polls.
“I was very happy with our performance against the Dells. We took care of the ball and defended well against a really good Dells team. Katelyn Meister (10 points) and Jenna Mace (17 points) are outstanding players to compete against.”
A back-and-forth first half played out, but the Beavers were able to go into the locker room with a 29-24 at the half. Reedsburg carried its momentum over into the second, outscoring the Chiefs 37-17. Simon credited a couple of key players for the win.
“Skyler Miller was huge in the second half. She is a great ability to get to the rim and she did that against the Dells,” he said. “Ava Douglas was outstanding. She was really efficient with her shooting and made others better with eight assists. She is off to a great start this season.”
Douglas led the team with 25 points, eight assists and five rebounds, while Miller scored all nine of her points in the second half. Brooklyn Schyvinck also had a solid night, putting up 13 points and five rebounds, while Julia Korklewski added seven rebounds and four assists.
On Dec. 1, the Beavers traveled to Sauk Prairie where they recorded their second conference win of the year, downing the Eagles 59-45.
This time Reedsburg had a dominant first half of play, outscoring Sauk Prairie 33-14. The Eagles came alive in the second, but Reedsburg still put up 26 points to seal the deal. Miller led the Beavers with a double-double, recording 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Schyvinck had one as well, recording 14 points and amassing 17 rebounds. Douglas added 14 points and eight assists, while Kaitlyn Zunker had six points and 10 rebounds. Alyssa Straka had a nice game as well, recording nine points and five rebounds.
“Skyler Miller was really good offensively, Brooklyn gave us 17 rebounds and Kaitlyn Zunker gave us great minutes off the bench,” Simon said.
The Beavers hosted Badger North rival Baraboo on Dec. 5 in a game that ended after Times-Press print time, and will next travel to DeForest on Dec. 9.
After starting the season with two losses, the Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells boys hockey team is now on a roll after recording two straight wins on the road.
On Nov. 28, the Cheavers traveled to McFarland where they crushed the Spartans 10-3. RWD controlled the puck from start to finish, outshooting McFarland 35-3 in the contest. Ben Jones opened the scoring with a goal just five seconds in off the opening faceoff to set the tone of the contest. Jones was assisted by Dylan Brown and Jacob Ely on the play. Thomas Pfaff mimicked Jones on the next faceoff, scoring at the 12 second mark off of assists from Ben Horzewski and Jon Zobel to make it 2-0. Brown would score off a pass from Ely and Zobel at the 4:34 mark, while McFarland made it 3-1 toward the end of the period with an unassisted goal.
The Cheavers were put in a tough spot in a penalty-filled second period, but Brown managed to score shorthanded on back-to-back occasions to earn the hat trick. McFarland scored early in the frame, but Brown found the back of the net at the 9:24 mark with Austin Conroy and Ely assisting. Brown scored unassisted about 30 seconds later, while Derek Pawlak put one in at 10:50 on a power play, with Ely and Horzewski assisting. Brown scored another, this time at the 11:54 mark on a power play off a pass from Horzewski, while Kip Cunningham made it 8-2 with a goal at 14:52, with Conroy and Reid Marsich assisting.
The Spartans scored to open the third, but Brown scored another shorthanded goal at 8:57 with Connor Schyvinck assisting, while Conroy ended the night with a goal at 12:21 with Brown and Pfaff assisting.
Nicolas Breunig saved 11 shots in the contest for RWD.
On Dec. 1, the Cheavers traveled to Stoughton where they took down the Vikings 9-2. RWD took advantage of a shaky Stoughton defense, amassing 65 shots on the day, including 31 in the first period. The Cheavers scored four unanswered goals in the first, and two more in the second. Goals and assists came from Horzewski on a power play (Tarren Gruber, Ely); Jones (Schyvinck, Brown); Brown on a power play (Marsich, Gruber); Brown (Zobel); Paskey on a power play (Marsich, Cunningham); and Pawlak (Conroy).
Stoughton avoided the shutout with two goals in the third frame, but RWD tacked on three more of its own, with scores from Brown (Horzewski, Ely); Noah Michel (Tom Koenig, Horzewski); and Brown on a power play (Ely, Horzewski). Breunig saved 13 shots in the win.
Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells (2-2 overall) traveled to Middleton on Dec. 5 and will end their long opening road schedule on Dec. 8 with a conference game in Waunakee.
The Reedsburg boys basketball team ended last week with a win and a loss.
The Beavers (2-1 overall, 0-1 Badger North) had a solid performance against Milton on Nov. 28, taking down the Red Hawks 73-50. The Beavers outscored their opponents 40-24 in the first half, and never letting up in the second to take the win. Senior Tyson Tully led the way with 22 points, adding 10 rebounds and six assists while Carter Daniels recorded 10 points. Ben Fuhrmann had nine points, four rebounds and four assists, while Jacob Dregney had eight points and two steals. Will Fuhrmann had a solid game as well, recording seven points, five rebounds, five assists, and four steals.
Reedsburg traveled to Waunakee three days later where the Beavers fell 90-56. The Warriors controlled the pace from the start, as they outscored the Beavers 46-22 in the first half. Tully had a phenomenal performance, scoring a season-high 30 points after going 8-for-15 while hitting four 3-pointers. Tully also led in rebounds with seven. Will Fuhrmann added seven points, four rebounds and four assists, while Dregney added six points, four rebounds and four assists.
The Beavers will host Mount Horeb on Dec. 8 for their home opener.
The Badger Lightning girls hockey team traveled to Beaver Dam on Dec. 1 where it fell 12-1 to the Warbirds.
The Lightning (0-4 overall, 0-2 Badger) avoided the shutout with a goal from Ellie Goethel in the second period, with Lizzie Patton assisting. Goalie Natalie Buss saved 40 shots on the day while the Lightning amassed 16 shots offensively.