The Rhinelander High School girls' basketball team struggled on Tuesday night in their road game against Medford. In the Great Northern Conference contest, the Raiders used a 1-3-1 to shut the Hodags offense down and take the 50-41 victory at Raider Hall.
Rhinelander just came off defeating Antigo and their 1-3-1 defense, but had no answer for Medford and their 1-3-1. The Hodags continued to struggle maintaining possession and committed approximately 20 turnovers in the loss.
Senior guard Kaly Kostrova finished with the game-high of 25 points, but was not enough as the rest of her teammates couldn’t produce a balanced attack. Freshman Kennedy Van Zile was Rhinelander's second leading soccer with seven points. While the remaining Hodags only combined for nine total points which was not enough to keep pace with Medford.
The Raiders had a balanced offensive attack on the night and would use points inside the paint as well as being efficient at the free-throw line to earn the win. Medford never trailed in the contest as well.
Hailee Clausnitzer and Victoria Lammar each charted 10 points to lead the Raiders in the GNC victory. And Sophia Pernsteiner and Cassandra Poehler would finish with nine each as well.
With the loss, Rhinelander falls to 1-2 in the conference standings and are now 3-4 overall this season. The Hodags will get over a two-week break from action and will compete in the Superior Holiday tournament on December. 28th-29th.