Polar Bears split games with Kimberly
Girls win, boys come up short
By Greg Seubert
One look at the final score and it’s easy to see how the Hortonville girls’ basketball team is the state’s top-ranked Division 1 team.
The Polar Bears handed Kimberly a 74-47 loss Dec. 3 and improved to 6-0 on the season.
It didn’t go as well for the Hortonville boys’ team, as Kimberly returned home with an 88-58 win.
Hortonville 74, Kimberly 47
The girls’ game featured a pair of teams ranked in the top 10 of the first wissports.net coaches poll of the season. Hortonville came in at No. 1, while the Papermakers were ranked sixth.
Hortonville took an early 18-5 lead and Kimberly never got any closer than eight points the rest of the way.
The Polar Bears led 38-24 at halftime and outscored the Papermakers 36-23 in the second half.
Rainey Welson and Kamy Peppler led the Polar Bears with 16 points each and Mikayla Werner finished with 14.
Kenzie Drout led Kimberly with 15 points.
Kimberly 88, Hortonville 58
Kimberly outscored the Polar Bears 46-33 in the first half and 42-25 in the second.
August Maurer and Michael Cronce led Hortonville with 19 and 15 points, respectively.
Jackson Paveletzke led Kimberly with 31 points.