The Bloomer Blackhawks girls basketball team beat Somerset 49-37 at home on Friday, Feb. 28 in WIAA D3 Regional action, but fell to the Northwestern Tigers 27-44 on Saturday, Feb. 29 in the regional final.

At home on Friday, the Ladyhawks scored 21 points to Somerset’s 14 in the first half and kept the momentum going in the second half scoring 28 points to Somerset’s 23 to give Bloomer a 49-37 win.

Bloomer Ladyhawks v.s. Somerset in Regional Action

Blackhawk senior Emma Seibel shoots for two points against Somerset on Friday, Feb. 28.

Bloomer senior Emma Seibel was the game’s top scorer with 14 points­—she went four for eight in field goals and four for six at the free throw line. Bloomer senior Larissa Fossum had 11 points, senior Samantha Buchholtz had nine points, senior Vanessa Jenneman had five points and sophomore Abby Iverson had four points to round out the top five scorers for the Blackhawks.

On Saturday at Northwestern the Ladyhawks jumped out to a seven point lead, 22-15, in the first half but in the second half the ball just wouldn’t drop through the hoop for Bloomer and they only made two field goals and one free throw for five points in the second half. Meanwhile the Tigers came alive and scored 29 points.

Bloomer Ladyhawks v.s. Somerset in Regional Action

Blackhawk senior Larissa Fossum shoots two points against Somerset in regional girls basketball action on Friday, Feb. 28.

On Saturday, senior Abby Zeman lead the Ladyhawks with six points followed by Fossum and junior Leah Score with five each and Seibel and senior Cayce Grambo each scored four points to round out the top six scorers for Bloomer.

Bloomer 49, Somerset 37

Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

Somerset

Rachel Gaikowski 8, Mckenzie Leccia 2, Taylor Paulson 11, Heather Gaikowski 8, Dani Schachtner 2, Eve Goldstein 3, Sophia RIvard 3. 13-39, 4-12, 37. (FGM-FGA, FTM-FTA TP)

Bloomer

Samantha Buchholtz 9, Abby Zeman 2, Vanessa Jenneman 5, Emma Seibel 14, Leah Score 2, Larissa Fossum 11, Cayce Grambo 2, Abby Iverson 4. 18-45, 10-15, 49. (FGM-FGA, FTM-FTA TP)

Somerset 14 23 – 37

Bloomer 21 28 – 49

3-point goals: Bloomer 3-15 (Vanessa Jenneman 1, Emma Seibel 2.) Somerset 7-19 (Rachel Gaikowski 2, Taylor Paulson 3, Eve Goldstein 1, Sophia Rivard 1.) Fouls: Bloomer 16, Somerset 15. Turnovers: Bloomer 19, Somerset 20. Rebounds: Bloomer 29 (8/21), Somerset 26 (5/21). Steals: Bloomer 12, Somerset 2. Assists: Bloomer 12, Somerset 9.

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Bloomer 27, Northwestern 44

Friday, Sat. 29, 2020

Northwestern

Tieryn Plasch 4, Jayda Klobucher 8, Karsyn Jones 12, Brooke Ogren 12, Allison Luoma 2, Kendall Sletten 6. 16-44, 12-19, 44. (FGM-FGA, FTM-FTA TP)

Bloomer

Samantha Bucholtz 2, Abby Zeman 6, Emma Seibel 4, Leah Score 5, Larissa Fossum 5, Cayce Grambo 4, Abby Iverson. 8-39, 10-21, 27. (FGM-FGA, FTM-FTA TP)

Northwestern 15 29 – 44

Bloomer 22 5 – 27

3-point goals: Bloomer 1-12 (Emma Seibel 1.) Fouls: Bloomer 21, Northwestern 17. Turnovers: Bloomer 18, Northwestern 16. Rebounds: Bloomer 31 (11/20), Northwestern 26 (11/15). Steals: Bloomer 6, Northwestern 4. Assists: Bloomer 3, Northwestern 6.

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