Tigerton takes 3rd in CWC-North Tournament

Gresham comes in fourth

Leader Staff

Tigerton posted a 3-1 mark to earn third place at the Central Wisconsin Conference-North Division Tournament in Marion on Saturday.

Tigerton swept Bowler 25-11, 25-16 and Marion 25-22, 25-12 before falling to eventual champion Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 25-19, 25-20. The Tigers then fended off Gresham 25-20, 25-18 for third place.

Against Bowler, Monika Minniecheske totaled 11 attack kills while Jaidan Miller had 19 assists. Kelsi Shumaker led the squad with 10 digs while Ladia Block had nine. Savannah Swartz and Minniecheske each added seven digs.

Shumaker recorded nine digs and three aces in the win over Marion while Minniecheske had seven attack kills, seven digs, two block kills and two aces. Swartz added four attack kills while Miller had 19 assists.

In the team’s lone loss to WVL, Molly Brehm had a team-high six digs while Adrienne Brady and Minniecheske each had two block kills. Miller contributed 15 assists while Minniecheske added 12 attack kills, 11 service points and two aces.

Shumaker posted 15 service points, six aces and four attack kills in the tight win over Gresham. Minniecheske had four attack kills while Miller recorded 16 assists.

Gresham opened its day with a hard-fought 22-25, 25-17, 15-5 victory over Northland Lutheran. The Wildcats then dropped a 25-12, 21-25, 15-12 match to WVL before falling to Tigerton.

Karisa Nietzer tallied a team-leading eight kills against Northland Lutheran while Valarie Cerveny had 15 assists. Tiana Ferguson added five kills.

Kennedy Hoffman posted 13 digs against Manawa while Ferguson had 10. Cerveny again had 15 assists while Nietzer totaled 12 kills.

Hoffman and Ferguson each recorded nine digs against Tigerton while Cerveny had 15 assists. Nietzer contributed 12 kills.

Bowler posted a 1-3 record on Saturday, topping Marion (25-18, 26-24) while dropping matches to Northland Lutheran (20-25, 25-13, 15-3), WVL (25-23, 25-7) and Tigerton.

In the loss to Northland Lutheran, Kayla Pecore led Bowler with five attack kills and added eight digs while Jada Waters and Brooke Theix recorded seven and five assists, respectively. Waters also had six digs while Alyssa Strassburg and Ireland DeRoos had five each.

Jodi Wolf tallied a team-high six attack kills against WVL while Pecore had four. DeRoos recorded three block kills while Theix and Waters each had seven assists. Pecore and Waters each had seven digs.

DeRoos and Pecore totaled six and five attack kills, respectively against Tigerton while Theix and Waters finished with seven assists each. Waters and Pecore had six digs each.

In the win over Marion, Pecore led the Panthers with six attack kills while Theix had five. Kyla Kroening tallied 10 digs while Pecore and Theix had nine and seven, respectively. Bowler served nine aces, with Waters posting four of them.

WVL won the tournament and finished with 10 total points over the course of the conference season. Manawa scored nine points to take second while Tigerton’s eight points and Gresham’s seven were good for third and fourth, respectively. Northland Lutheran scored six points to finish fifth while Bowler had two points to place sixth and Marion finished seventh with no points.

No Marion stats/scores reported