By PRESS TIMES SPORTS
DE PERE – Ellie McDermid and Kyla Hendricks each scored 18 points as the Bay Port girls’ basketball team knocked off host West De Pere 65-58 on Nov. 29.
Bay Port led by six points at halftime and held West De Pere at bay in the second half.
“I was very pleased with how we came out with energy right away and we kept it all game,” Bay Port coach Dennis Gladwell said. “The atmosphere, I think, helped us keep that energy.
“The girls stuck to the game plan and we adjusted as we needed and we were able to hang on for a good win against a very good West De Pere team.”
Bay Port (1-2) outrebounded West De Pere (3-1) 35-19. The Pirates had 10 offensive rebounds.
McDermid finished with a double-double with 12 rebounds, six on the offensive glass.
Bay Port was clutch at the free throw line, hitting 20-for-26.
West De Pere shot 52% from 2-point range, but just 30% on 3-pointers, hitting nine from beyond the arc.
The Phantoms were led by Madisyn Berggren, who scored a game-high 22 points. Fellow sophomore Ella Francois added 11 points.
Green Bay Preble 62, D.C. Everest 39
The Green Bay Preble girls’ basketball team picked up its first win of the young season by beating visiting D.C. Everest 62-39 on Nov. 29.
“Our team-first mentality shined bright tonight,” Preble coach Lyndsey Seela said. “We distributed the ball well and stayed disciplined in our game plan. Overall, happy for these players to get a solid win — they work hard and it showed tonight.
The Hornets got a career-high 16 points from sophomore Jada Raeder and 15 points from Andrea Butterbrodt.
Coach Seela likes the balanced scoring on the offensive end.
“Our goal has always been to have five players on the floor at any given time that can score,” Seela said. “We are finding our flow together and it is exciting to see them distributing to one another. We are finding a balance between taking the shot and finding the player that might have a better look. Any time a coach sees eight of her players scoring, it is a good night.”
Hailey Novitski added eight points for Preble.