Jills heat up during cold snap

The Ladysmith Lumberjills played two games last week during Mother Natures cold snap that saw all area schools closed for three days with temperatures extremely low and dangerous in Rusk County and northwest Wisconsin.

The Jills on the other hand were on fire as they took the court to take on Bruce in non-conference action on Monday night and Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Friday at home in conference play.

On Monday night the Jills were in Bruce to take on the Raiders and it was two juniors, Emma Dieckman and Emily Egle, who were on fire from behind the arc as the two combined for 10 three pointers on the night as the finished of the Red Raiders on the road by the score of 60-45.

Egle went on to finish the night with 26 points to lead the Jills in scoring as she finished with four three pointers as Dieckman went on to drop six from behind the arc to finish with 18 points for the Jills. Brittney Wiles scored six points on the night as Rian Engelhardt shipped in with five points and five rebounds in the win at Bruce.

On Friday night the Jills returned home to take on the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Bulldogs in conference action. After a slow first half, it was the Jills pulling away in the second half to defeat the Bulldogs 47-30 to pick up their tenth win of the season overall as they currently sit in fourth place in the conference standings with a 7-5 record.

The Jills have three games left in the regular season as they are all at home as this coming week they take on Spooner on Thursday before hosting Colfax nest Monday night in Ladysmith.

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