Columbus Catholic girls basketball edges Rib Lake in season-opener
Abby Baierl’s three-point play propels Dons to road win
By Paul Lecker
RIB LAKE — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic girls basketball team kicked off its 2015-16 season with a come-from-behind 42-39 nonconference win at Rib Lake on Tuesday night.
Jessica Trad had 16 points, and Marissa Immerfall added 11 for the Dons. Trad was 4-for-4, and Immerfall 5-for-6 from the free throw line.
Columbus Catholic was down nine with seven minutes to go before rallying to take the lead with about 90 seconds left.
After Rib Lake regained the lead, Abby Baierl converted a three-point play to put the Dons ahead 41-39.
A Bailey Nieder free throw added to the Dons’ lead, and Rib Lake turned the ball over near midcourt to end the game.
“I thought the girls did a great job on defense,” first-year coach Rhonda Keding said. “The last three minutes of the game I saw heart, not just from the ones on the court but even the ones sitting on the bench. That shows teamwork.”
Complete statistics were not provided.
Columbus Catholic’s next game is Tuesday, Nov. 24, with its home and Cloverbelt Conference East Division opener against Greenwood.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)