Door County’s Packerland Conference schools went (2-2) in the first round of the girls basketball regional tournament last night. Southern Door and Gibraltar will continue in the tourney while Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol saw their seasons end Tuesday.
Southern Door fended off a late surge from Luxemburg-Casco and held on to a 57-52 win in Division 3. The Eagles rode the hot hand of senior 1,000-plus point scorer Cheyanne McFarlin. She scored a game-high 26 points. Lexi Kinnard had an impressive 21 points to lead the Spartans. Southern Door advances to the regional semi-final round against Wrightstown on Friday night.
Sturgeon Bay also hosted their first round playoff game but fell hard to Chilton 40-27. The Clippers faded down the home stretch and continued to struggle last night. Linnea Schmelzer concluded her high school career with a seven point total. Schmelzer received a scholarship to continue her career at Division 2 Truman College.
Gibraltar will continue in the regional tourney after a convincing 36-22 win over Kohler. Helen Hecht was hot in the second half and led the way with 12 points. The Vikings defensive intensity kept Kohler from scoring a field goal in the fourth quarter. Gibraltar earned the right to host the regional final with their four seed. They will welcome Lena Friday night.
Lena actually ended Sevastopol’s season 43-27 last night. Lucy Bley had a nice game finishing with 11 points pacing the Pioneers.