The Sevastopol Pioneers girls’ basketball team found their first victory of the season over the Sturgeon Bay Clippers on New Years Eve, 41-24.
The Pioneers (1-2) saw their first victory over Sturgeon Bay (0-4) in five years. Sevastopol’s Bailey Rikkola led her team on an offensive mission in the first half of play by dropping 12 points. Sturgeon Bay’s offense was stunned early when Sevastopol head coach Ben Rikkola applied a defensive press to limit the Clippers to a 6-point first half. Second half play saw the Pioneers generate 21 points to solidify a 17-point road victory over the Clippers. Ashley Alberts featured as Sturgeon Bay’s leading scorer while Emma Reinhardt added a pair of baskets as well. Sevastopol’s Rikkola finished with 16 points and Zoe Kuehn reached double-digit figures as well with 10 points.
Sevastopol head girls basketball coach Ben Rikkola said after the game he was happy to get a win under his belt:
Sevastopol and Sturgeon Bay will continue their classic Packerland Conference rivalry with another game on January 7th.