Girls basketball: Tigers knock off Saints

Luoma, Plasch help Northwestern avenge playoff loss with win over fourth-ranked St. Croix Falls.
Northwestern’s Allison Luoma (23) battles St. Croix Falls’ Emily McCurdy (13) for a loose ball in the second half of the Tigers’ 69-67 win in Maple over the ranked Saints Tuesday evening, Dec. 15. Luoma hit the game winning shot for the Tigers. (Jed Carlson /

Senior forward Allison Luoma’s layup with 0.9 of a second left lifted Northwestern to a 69-67 victory over fourth-ranked St. Croix Falls in girls basketball Tuesday, Dec. 15, in Maple.

Sophomore guard Tieryn Plasch had 27 points to lead the Tigers (3-1) and also assisted on Luoma’s game-winning basket with a terrific assist in the lane. Luoma (14 points), Gabby Risley (14) and Kendall Sletten (10) also reached double figures in scoring in a tight game throughout.
Northwestern’s Kendall Sletten (34) grabs a rebound in the second half of the Tigers’ 69-67 win over St. Croix Falls in Maple Tuesday evening, Dec. 15. (Jed Carlson /


Emily McCurdy had 22 points and Brianna McCurdy 16 to lead St. Croix Falls (2-1), ranked No. 4 in Wisconsin Division 3. The victory was some measure of payback for Northwestern, which was knocked out of the playoffs by the Saints last year.


St. Croix Falls 25-42—67
Northwestern 31-38—69

St. Croix Falls — Lucia Neuman 9, Emily McCurdy 22, Brianna McCurdy 16, Olivia Miron 10, Lucy Belisle 2, Emma Cooper 8. Totlas 17 29-38 67.

3-point goals — Neuman, McCurdy 3.

Northwestern — Tieryn Plasch 27, Claire Brinker 1, Gabby Risley 14, Abby Wennersten 2, Gracie Altman 1, Allison Luoma 14, Kendall Sletten 10. Totals 20 17-25 69.

Totals 21 18-25 74.

3-point goals — Plasch 6, Risley 4, Altman 2.

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