Cardinals Compete Fiercely


Brigid J. Ripley

Shauna Kavajecz goes in for the layup against Mellen on Thursday night, the 19th.

Morgan Rock, Reporter

The Indianhead Girls’ Conference has changed in dominance this year. Normally the conference has at least one undefeated team throughout most of the season. This year the wins are equally spread out. The conference is tougher with each team having their unstoppable nights and their weakest nights. Certain upsets have caused the undefeated teams to lose to a team they may have already beaten by 20 points. As the season goes on, it is evident that each team is working hard towards the conference title. At this point, it is the battle of the toughest. The best team will prevail when it comes down to it, no matter the wins nor losses.

The current standings in the conference right now are South Shore at the top with a record of 9-1, Washburn and Bayfield tied next at 8-1, and Mercer for third at 6-3. On Thursday night, South Shore played Mellen at home. The Cardinals came out with the dominant win 57-29. The top three scorers for South Shore were Shauna Kavajecz leading her team with 22 points, Emma Ostrenga next with 13 points, and Heather Ranta trailing behind with 10 points. For Mellen, Morgan Ellias had 13 points, Mikayla Kretzschmar with 10 points, and the rest of team chipping in a few more. Shauna Kavajecz made the game exciting with 8 steals, most of them leading to breakaway layups. That same night, the Ironwood Red Devils went on the road to play the Washburn Castleguards. The Castleguards took the win 64-36. Emily Belanger and Taylor Mylly led points for both of their teams with 16 points. The South Shore Cardinals will now go on to play Drummond this Saturday the 21st. It will be a conference game at Drummond, varsity only starting at 7:00 pm. We wish the girls best of luck at their game! Hopefully, the South Shore Cardinals can remain on top. Go Big Red!