The Rhinelander High School girls' basketball advanced to 4-0 in the Great Northern Conference after downing Tomahawk on the road 76-35. The Hodags had seven players connect on triples and shot just under 50% from beyond the arc to earn the 41-point victory at the Hatchet Fieldhouse on Friday night.
Rhinelander started the night with 12 unanswered points and would never look book from there. The Hodags forced the Hatchets into 28 turnovers alone in the first half after their full-court press. RHS used a combination of three-pointers and transition baskets to cruise to a 49-16 advantage at the break.
In the second half Rhinelander took of their press and focused in the half court, where Tomahawk dramatically cut down on their turnovers to eight. But the Hodags' offense once again proved too much for the Hatchets to handled. RHS started the half on a 13-1 run and would earn the 41- point win.
In all, seven Hodags connected on triples as they shot 48% from beyond the arc (12-25). Junior Kenedy Van Zile would have the game-high of 24 points which included four three pointers. Junior Cynthia Beavers was one rebound shy of a double-double and charte 12 points, nine rebounds including seven offensive boards.
Sophomore Rebecca Lawrence also added three triples to finish with 13 points. Payton Van Zile, Brooke Mork, Sophia McGinnis, Annika Johnson, and Ella Schiek all each added three-pointers in the win.
Tomahawk's top two players combined to score all but six of the Hatchets points. Tiffany DuPlayee recorded 18 points and Sierra Graeber charted 11 points.
RHS is now 6-5 overall and 4-0 in the Great Northern Conference standings. Rhinelander will host Medford at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium on Tuesday. Varsity tip-off is set for 7:15PM.