Upsala won a rematch of last year’s section finals 62-50 over visiting Pine River-Backus, Friday, led by Brooke Westrich with 14 points, Kaelin Smieja with 12 and Kiley Smieja with 10. Westrich also had eight rebounds and five assists.
Upsala Girls Basketball
Kristin Wuebkers stepped into the lead role, draining 12 points as Upsala toppled visiting St. John’s Prep 58-43, Thursday. Brooke Westrich followed with nine points, Danica Cheney and Mariah Prokott each had seven and Kaelin Smieja contributed six, with Katie Ripplinger passing out six assists.
Host Upsala narrowly fell 58-52 in overtime to section rival Sebeka, Monday. Senior Kaelin Smieja led the way, draining a trio of threes en route to a 15-point performance. Freshman Katlin Welinski (11), junior Brooke Westrich (9) and senior Katie Ripplinger (6) were the next leading scorers, with sophomore Kiley Smieja pulling down a team-high [...]
Upsala suffered a 74-33 defeat to visiting Browerville in a Prairie Conference and Section 5A match-up, Friday. Senior Katie Ripplinger led the Cardinals with 10 points and four steals, with junior Sara Herzog picking up six points and junior Brooke Westrich adding three points and 10 rebounds.
Sparked by a punishing defensive attack that resulted in 27 steals, Upsala pulled away from visiting Swanville for a 76-30 win, Tuesday. Junior Brooke Westrich led the Cardinals defensively with seven steals to go with seven points, while seniors Kaelin Smieja and Katie Ripplinger each had five steals. Smieja also was the top scorer for [...]
Upsala was within five points at halftime, but visiting Litchfield pulled away down the stretch for a 73-51 win, Friday. Junior Brooke Westrich scored 11 points to lead a balanced Upsala offense, followed by freshman Katlin Welinski (9), senior Kaelin Smieja (7), juniors Sara Herzog (7), Danica Cheney (6) and Mariah Prokott (5) and sophomore [...]
Behind the pinpoint shooting of senior Joelle Ertl, Holdingford spoiled Upsala’s home and season opener with a 54-43 win, Thursday. Ertl finished the night with 28 points, shooting 7-of-13 from the field, including 4-of-7 from three-point range, and sinking 10-of-12 free-throw attempts. Junior Kaitlyn Hellmann contributed nine points and 10 rebounds to help balance out [...]
Replacing an all-state point guard, a nightly double-double threat and two other starters won’t be easy. But with seven players back who took the court at Williams Arena in Upsala’s first trip to state in school history a season ago, the Cardinals aren’t anticipating letting up as their season sets to begin. “The kids are [...]