The Bloomer Ladyhawks basketball team started their season on Thursday, Nov. 17, with a non-conference game against the Barron Bears. Their old rivals from the Heart O’ North conference got out to an early lead and the Bloomer girls couldn’t catch up.

Freshman Nora Jensen was the high scorer for the Ladyhawks with nine points followed by junior Katlyn Jones with seven and junior Ryleah Nelson with five. Junior Hailee Halverson was the high scorer for the Bears with 21 points followed by senior Taylor Johnson with 11.