GIRLS BASKETBALL: Big performances, still no dice for Pirates


Black River’s Erica Benson drives past Lutheran West defender Rayiah Johnson.


The Pirates’ Bailey Scheck shoots a jumper.


Hannah Heath fires a pass up the court on a fast break against Lutheran West.


Photos by Russ Gifford | Wellington Enterprise

A fourth quarter rout boosted Lutheran West to victory Saturday over the Pirates girls. Black River struggled to a 62-52 loss, allowing the Longhorns to dominate the 17-8 final period. Emily Zumack’s 18-point performance for the Pirates was a highlight of the night. She had solid backing from teammate Frances Radway, who put 16 points on the board. Erica Benson had 10. For the Longhorns, Abriana Rondin topped the leaderboard with 18 points.

Black River’s Erica Benson drives past Lutheran West defender Rayiah Johnson.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/01/web1_BRHS_GirlsBBallVsLutheranWest-1-of-6-.jpgBlack River’s Erica Benson drives past Lutheran West defender Rayiah Johnson.

The Pirates’ Bailey Scheck shoots a jumper.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/01/web1_BRHS_GirlsBBallVsLutheranWest-2-of-6-.jpgThe Pirates’ Bailey Scheck shoots a jumper.

Hannah Heath fires a pass up the court on a fast break against Lutheran West.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/01/web1_BRHS_GirlsBBallVsLutheranWest-4-of-6-.jpgHannah Heath fires a pass up the court on a fast break against Lutheran West.