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Goodman-Pembine girls advance to sectional final - Merrill fallsSubmitted: 03/13/2014
Story By Joe Dufek


- A couple of Northwoods girls basketball teams began Thursday night just two games away from a trip to state. Merrill and Goodman-Pembine.

In Division Two, Merrill was playing in the sectional semifinals for the second time in three years.

Bluejays faced the 3-time defending sectional champs New London.

The game was in Stevens Point. In a low-scoring battle, Merrill fell 29-24. Bluejays led 14-4 at the half. However they were outscored 25-10 in the second half. Renee Sladek led Merrill with 17 points. Bluejays end the season at (16-8).


In Division 5, Goodman-Pembine traveled to Oconto Falls. There the Patriots took on Green Bay NEW Lutheran.

Patriots won 41-29. Courtney Goyak had a double-double for Goodman-Pembine. 23 points and 20 rebounds.

Goodman-Pembine will Assumption. The Royals defeated Newman Catholic 52-40 in Antigo Thursday night. You can watch highlights of this game in the video above.

Saturday's game is scheduled for 2 p.m. start at D.C. Everest High School.




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