Girls Basketball: Strong free-throw shooting helps Swanville edge Eagle Valley

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The Swanville girls basketball team scored 32 points off of free throws to hold off Eagle Valley 66-60, Friday.

Junior Tiffany Barthel led the Bulldogs in scoring with 22 points, while junior Marissa Evans had 19 points and 11 rebounds and sophomore Nikki Primus piled up 10 points and seven rebounds.

Junior Abbey Schultz (7), seniors Molly Jordan (5) and Lexi Loven (2) and junior Rachel Muhlenkamp (1) rounded out the scoring for Swanville.

Jordan added six rebounds and Loven passed out five assists.

“This game was won at the free-throw line,” head coach Aaron Gapinski said. “The girls played with more intensity and were able to hold on to the win.”


Browerville 72, Swanville 50

Evans (17) and Loven (13) reached double figures, but Browerville’s sharp shooting was too much for the Bulldogs, Thursday.

Barthel accumulated eight points, six assists, four rebounds and four steals and Jordan had seven points, six rebounds and six assists.

Primus added four points and eight rebounds and freshman Stephanie Koetter picked up one point.

Swanville plays at West Central Area, Thursday.


Swanville 66, Eagle Valley 60

Swanville      30 36 – 66
Eagle Valley  25 35 – 60

Swanville—Tiffany Barthel, 22 (3 assists); Marissa Evans, 19 (11 rebounds); Nikki Primus, 10 (7 rebounds); Abbey Schultz, 7 (4 rebounds); Molly Jordan,  5 (6 rebounds, 3 steals); Lexi Loven, 2 (5 assists, 3 rebounds); Rachel Muhlenkamp, 1.


Browerville 72, Swanville 50

Swanville     23 27 – 50
Browerville   35 37 – 72

Swanville—Marissa Evans, 17 (5 rebounds); Lexi Loven, 13; Tiffany Barthel, 8 (6 assists, 4 rebounds, 4 steals); Molly Jordan, 7 (6 rebounds, 6 assists); Nikki Primus, 4 (8 rebounds); Stephanie Koetter, 1.

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