Girls Basketball: Mrozek nets 1,000th point as sixth-ranked Upsala defeats Swanville
By PATRICK SLACK
With nine minutes to play in Tuesday’s road game at Swanville, Upsala senior Kimmy Mrozek scored her 1,000th point, helping lead the Cardinals to an 88-49 win.
Mrozek joins junior teammate Aimee Pelzer and five other Cardinals to have reached the 1,000-point mark in their careers.
Mrozek finished the night with 18 points as well as seven rebounds, seven steals and six assists.
Pelzer led Upsala in the scoring column with 21 points and distributed seven assists.
Senior Kaitlyn Wuebkers scored 18 points and junior Tracy Herzog had 15 points and six blocks.
Seniors Dawn Evoniuk (4) and Donna Ripplinger (4), juniors Sadie Welinski (3) and Alissa Zehrer (3) and senior Melissa George (2) also scored for Upsala.
Junior Marissa Evans scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds and junior Tiffany Barthel added 10 points to lead Swanville.
Sophomore Nikki Primus (6), seniors Lexi Loven (6) and Molly Jordan (5) and junior Abbey Schultz (5) also scored, with Primus pulling down six rebounds and Jordan picking up five assists.
The game was played at a fast pace throughout the first half, with Upsala taking a 51-30 lead into the break, before each defense settled in.
Upsala plays at Royalton, Thursday, and Swanville travels to St. John’s Prep, Friday.
Upsala 88, Swanville 49
Upsala 51 37 – 88
Swanville 30 19 – 49
Upsala—Aimee Pelzer, 21 (7 assists); Kimmy Mrozek, 18 (7 rebounds, 7 steals, 6 assists); Kaitlyn Wuebkers, 18 (5 assists); Tracy Herzog, 15 (6 rebounds, 6 blocks); Dawn Evoniuk, 4; Donna Ripplinger, 4; Sadie Welinski, 3; Alissa Zehrer, 3; Melissa George, 2.
Swanville—Marissa Evans, 17 (6 rebounds, 4 assists); Tiffany Barthel, 10; Lexi Loven, 6; Nikki Primus, 6 (6 rebounds); Molly Jordan, 5 (5 rebounds, 5 assists); Abbey Schultz, 5.