Assumption's Jessie Grundhoffer
The 2019 WSN All-State Summer Shootout was held over the weekend at Beaver Dam High School, with the girls portion of the event on Saturday.
Sixteen girls' teams participated in the WSN All-State Summer Shootout.
A big thank you to the staff at Beaver Dam High School for the hospitality all weekend, especially Athletic Director Melissa Gehring, Saturday host Tom Bock, and Sunday host Tim Ladron. A thank you to all the teams, players, coaches, and fans who made it an outstanding two days of hoops, and special thank you to all the officials who worked the event. Ken Schimpf at the Wisconsin Basketball Officials Association was excellent to work with once again in assigning officials.
Below are the standings for each pool along with notes and observations from the weekend. For full game results and schedules, please click here.
La Crosse Central 0-3
Verona won the pool via point differential after the Wildcats finished in the three-way tie with Rhinelander and Laconia. Verona defeated Rhinelander, 46-39, La Crosse Central, 38-27, and fell to Laconia, 32-29. Seniors Rayna Briggs (2020) and Rachel Parman (2020) were the Wildcats' most consistent players at the WSN All-State Summer Shootout.
Rhinelander posted wins over Laconia, 45-32, and La Crosse Central, 35-27. The Hodgas only loss came against Verona in their first game of the day. Rhinelander was led by senior Kenedy Van Zile (2020) who showcased her ability to score off the bounce and from behind the arc. She netted 26 points in the loss to Verona.
Laconia, last year's Division 3 state runner-up, was the only team to defeat Verona (32-29). The Spartans started the day with a 24-21 win over La Crosse Central and their lone loss came against Rhinelander, 45-32. The Spartans had a strong showing for a squad that graduated a good portion of their top players from last year's team.
La Crosse Central lost all three contests, but had a competitive squad on Saturday. Their closest game as a 24-21 loss to Laconia in the Red Raiders' first game of the day.
Northwestern won the pool via point differential after finishing in a three-way tie with Dodgeville and Waupun. The Tigers defeated Xavier, 37-24, and Waupun, 35-32, after dropping their first game of the day against Dodgeville, 44-38. Senior Brook Ogren (2020) and freshman Tieryn Plasch (2023) each stood out for the Tigers.
Dodgeville was the only team to beat Northwestern and also notched a win over Xavier, 36-33. The Dodgers lone loss came against Waupun, 35-32. Junior Olivia Argall (2021) netted 17 points in the loss to Waupun and tallied 16 in the Dodgers win over Xavier. Fellow junior Jojo Heimerl (2020) also stood out for the Dodgers.
Waupun posted wins over Xavier (49-43) and Dodgeville (35-32) on Saturday. The Warriors loss came against Northwestern, 35-32. Senior Peyton McGinnis (2020) tallied 21 points in the win over Xavier and 13 in the victory against Dodgeville. Sophomore Naomi Aalsma (2022) was impressive from behind the arc against Northwestern, finishing with four three-pointers and 14 points in all.
Xavier was competitive in two of the three games. The Hawks have some talented incoming freshman that played well at the event, including Sammie Buss and Maggie McGinnis.
Kenosha St. Joseph 2-1
Winnebago Lutheran 0-3
Columbus captured the Pool C title after having a better point differential than Clintonville and Kenosha St. Joseph after all three finished 2-1 on the day. The Cardinals posted wins over Kenosha St. Joseph, 48-28, and Winnebago Lutheran, 42-14. Columbus' lone loss came against Clintonville (39-31) in its first game of the day. To-be-juniors Jordan Link, Molly Kahl and Abbi Olson stood out for the Cardinals.
Clintonville posted wins over Columbus (39-31) and Winnebago Lutheran (45-13) at the WSN All-State Summer Shootout. The Truckers' loss came against Kenosha St. Joseph, 36-33. Seniors Abby King (2020) and Lizzy Weatherwax (2020) were the Truckers' most consistent players on Saturday.
Kenosha St. Joseph doubled up Winnebago Lutheran in its first game, 48-24, fell to Columbus, 48-28, in the second game, and finished the day with a 36-33 victory against Clintonville. Senior Katie Matrise (2020) was the Lancers top performer on the day. In their win over Winnebago Lutheran, she netted 16 points.
Winnebago Lutheran played without its three top returners and went winless on the day. Junior Rylee Loehr (2021) was a bright spot for the Vikings.
Assumption had an impressive showing at the WSN All-State Summer Shootout. The Royals were the lone team at the event that went undefeated on the day, posting wins over Loyal, 31-15, Rio, 26-13, and Argyle, 37-22. The perimeter play from junior Jessie Grundhoffer (2021) and inside play of senior Madalyn Bohn (6-0, 2020) and junior Emily Bohn (6-2, 2021) caused problems for the opponents. Grundhoffer finished in double-figures in two of the three games, including tallying 12 points with three triples against Argyle.
Loyal dropped games against Assumption (31-15) and Argyle (24-23) before defeating Rio, 43-32, to finish the day. Senior point guard Remi Geiger (2020) reached double-figures in two contests, including netting 14 in the win over Rio.
Rio opened the event with a 32-25 victory against Argyle. The Vikings dropped games against Assumption (26-13) and Loyal (43-32). Freshman Emily Loging (2023) showcased her athleticism and ability to get to the hoop off the dribble.
Argyle, like Loyal and Rio, were competitive in two of the three games. The Orioles edged Loyal, 24-23, for their lone win of the day. They dropped games against Rio (32-25) and Assumption (37-22). Sophomore Maggie Godfrey (2022) was a notable performer for the Orioles.