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Area girls basketball: A sweet senior night win

PLUM CITY -- Six Plum City High School girls basketball players were honored during Senior Night festivities before the Blue Devils' contest with Elmwood Thursday.

Those seniors then proceeded to dismantle their Pierce County rivals 69-37.

Ashley Hinrichs led Plum City scoring with 21 points, and fellow senior Amanda Daleiden finished with 19 points.

Hinrichs said there's nothing like playing with a group of classmates as one unit.

"We know each other so well-- what we can do on floor and how we play and where we'll be -- we can focus more on our opponents and what we need to do to win," Hinrichs said.

The Devils took a 20-5 lead in the first quarter and scored 39 points in the second half after leading 30-13 at halftime. But Plum City was perhaps more impressive on defense, holding Elmwood to single-digit scoring for three quarters and only 12 field goals the entire ballgame.

"I think we could have played a little more efficiently on offense but on defense we were very solid, very tough to score on until the final quarter," Plum City head coach Jason Glampe said.

Other seniors in scoring column for Plum City were Kayla Kernstock with eight points, Cassy Hetrick with seven points and Amanda Van Allen with five points.

The other senior honored Thursday was Brittany Hinrichs, who had a season-ending injury the very first game.

Elmwood's leading scorer was Erika Wolf with 16 points.

The Blue Devils improve to 8-6 overall, 7-6 in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference. Elmwood dropped to 1-14 overall and remains winless in the league at 0-13.

"We're getting better and we've gotten better since the beginning of the season," Hinrichs said.

"But there's a higher level we can play at still. At least we're getting there."