SHEBOYGAN — For the second time this season, Sheboygan North came away with a big win against Sheboygan South. This time, it was for more than bragging rights.
North came away with the 69-52 win Friday night at home to advance in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament. The top-seeded Raiders will host #2 Oshkosh West at 7 p.m. tomorrow night.
South senior Halle Boldt let us in on the plan that her team would be working on its defensive effort this time around against North—but one surefire way against any defensive is great shooting. North ended the game with 11 three-pointers and just as many field goals. Eight of those came in the first half alone, four of which came solely from senior Alexis Johnson.
South was able to hang with North through the first portion of the first half. At the 4:00 mark, the Raiders held just a 25-23 lead. After head coach Keith Conway called a timeout, North then went on a 5-0 and never really looked back. The Raiders went into halftime with a 36-23 lead.
In transition after a steal by senior Karsyn Bichler, Johnson hit a dagger three to put North up 49-23 with 13:10 left to play—a lead South just couldn't chip away at enough.
Johnson led the game in scoring with 19 points. The Raiders were balanced out by sophomore Victoria Toeller with 12 points, Bichler with 11, senior Hannah Martin with nine and senior Megan Little with seven.
In her final appearance as a Redwing, Boldt led South in scoring with 18 points. Junior Maddie Ognacevic finished with 15 points for South as well.
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