WIAA girls basketball
IRON MOUNTAIN – Goodman-Pembine and Niagara received first-round home assignments for the WIAA Division 5 girls basketball tournament.
Coaches meeting Saturday in Marion determined regional seeding.
Sixth-seeded Goodman-Pembine and No. 11 Three Lakes will clash at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Goodman in a regional opener.
Niagara, seeded eighth, will host No. 9 Laona on Feb. 26. Florence (No. 12) will travel to Elcho (No. 5) for another tournament opener.
Regional semifinals will take place Friday, March 1, with the Niagara-Laona winner visiting top-seeded Marion; Goodman-Pembine-Three Lakes winner taking on Wabeno-Wisconsin Valley Luther winner, and the Florence-Elcho winner challenging the Phelps-Tigerton winner.
Regional final is slated for Saturday, March 2.
Goodman-Pembine is coming off a 30-28 overtime loss to Phelps on Monday.
“It was just a slow-paced, walk-it-up-the-floor game,” Patriots coach Dennis Bilski said.
The Patriots carried an 18-11 lead into the fourth quarter but the Knights rallied with a 14-7 run. Goodman-Pembine held a one-point lead with nine seconds remaining but a turnover and tying free throw sent the game into overtime.
“We turned the ball over,” said Bilski, his Patriots with three turnovers in the first half and 16 in the second. “We just fell apart.”
Rachel Stankevich paced the Patriots with 14 points. Courtney Goyak chipped in five while Claire Goyak and Marissa Moloney had four apiece.
Goodman-Pembine (13-8 overall, 9-7 NLC) closes out the regular season Thursday by meeting Niagara in Goodman.