The Onalaska girls basketball team started its season off with a close matchup against defending district champs Raymond, but couldn’t keep things quite as tight in the second half, falling 52-29.
“Raymond pushed the ball well, and we gave up way too many points off the fast break,” Onalaska coach Alana Olson said. “Karsyn Freeman played well, she's a tough player to stop. We have a lot of work to do, but I know this team is willing to put in the work to get better every day.”
Freeman led all scorers with 16 points for the Seagulls. Brooklyn Sandridge — Onalaska’s lone senior — put up 10, and also logged seven rebounds and seven assists.
Cierra Berg had six points for the Loggers, and Kiley Talley scored five. Jen Lipsey put in a pair of points, but also secured seven rebounds.
Raymond led 11-8 after a quarter and pushed the lead to 21-13 at halftime, but came out firing in the second half, outscoring its hosts 31-16 in the final 16 minutes to push the lead out.
Onalaska (0-1) is slated to get a week off before taking on Toledo next Wednesday.