EPPJ Girls Cap Regular Season with Victory over Cyclones

ELGIN — In their final tune-up before sub-districts, the Elgin Public-Pope John Wolfpack girls showed they will be a force to contend with in the postseason.

On Parents’ Night at St. Boniface Gymnasium, the Wolfpack defeated the Cyclones 51 to 31.

The rout started early and didn’t stop, much to the joy of Wolfpack fans in the stands. Treys by Jenna Beckman and Kasi Stoltz and a pair of baskets from Jessica Heithoff helped stake the Wolfpack to an 11 to 4 lead after one quarter.

The Cyclones pulled to within three on a basket by Jamie Counch. EPPJ then went on a 12 to two run. Jamie Bode had three points in the run and Michelle Bauer contributed her first points since suffering a foot injury against Stuart last month.

Leading by 12 to start the second half, the lead continued to grow as Stoltz hit two treys and Beckman added one to help the team build a 17-point lead at the end of the quarter.

Stoltz had seven of the Wolfpack’s first 10 points in the fourth quarter as EPPJ doubled the score on the Cyclones. Her deuce at the 5:54 mark made the score 48 to 23.

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