Girls Basketball: Vikings Edge Past Clippers

Gibraltar’s girls basketball team trailed 23-22 at halftime Friday before pulling out a 44-42 Packerland Conference victory at Sturgeon Bay.

The Vikings, who improved to 5-10 in the Packerland after having last won a conference game Jan. 11 at Peshtigo, were led by McKailey Reisen with 10 points. Mikala Gorham and Andie Schar added nine points each.

The Clippers (2-12), who have lost their last five conference games after last winning Jan. 22 at home against Peshtigo, were led by Dasha Yeltysheva with a game-high 20 points. Regan Kasten added 10 points.

Gibraltar closes out the regular season at home this week with a Packerland game Monday night against Algoma and then a non-conference contest Thursday against Stockbridge. The Vikings open the WIAA Division 5 regional tournament Feb. 20 as a No. 10 seed at No. 7-seeded Niagara.

Sturgeon Bay wraps up the regular season with Packerland games Monday at Kewaunee and Thursday at home against NEW Lutheran. The Clippers open the WIAA Division 3 tournament Feb. 20 as a No. 10 seed at No. 7-seeded Tomahawk.

Gibraltar’s Andie Schar (21) dribbles down the court while being guarded by Sturgeon Bay’s Yarrow Goettelman (13) during Friday’s Packerland Conference girls basketball game at Sturgeon Bay. Photo by Kevin Boneske.