The Tomah High School girls basketball team unloaded from the 3-point line Tuesday.

The Timberwolves buried 10 3-pointers in a 65-45 victory at Wisconsin Rapids.

Tomah improved its record to 5-0 heading into its Mississippi Valley Conference opener Friday at La Crosse Aquinas.

“If we shoot like that, we will be tough to beat,” Tomah coach Mark Von Haden said.

Von Haden said the Timberwolves controlled the game from the start.

He said the Timberwolves weren’t able to establish the tempo they wanted against the Red Raiders’ 1-3-1 zone but compensated with a red-hot perimeter game.

Four different players drained threes, led by Madisyn Brey, who buried five.

Point guard Madison Lindauer led the Timberwolves with 21 points, followed by Brey with 17 and Reis Derousseau with 12.

Wisconsin Rapids dropped to 0-4.

Tomah’s victory creates a matchup of unbeatens Friday at Aquinas, which improved to 3-0 Tuesday with a 63-42 victory over West Salem. Aquinas has lost just one MVC game in the last three seasons.

“Our approach to Friday is to be able to handle the pressure that Aquinas will bring,” Von Haden said. “We know it’s going to be a physical game, but we have got to prepare for that.”

The Timberwolves return home Tuesday, Dec. 12 to host La Crosse Central in an MVC contest starting at 7:15 p.m.

TOMAH 65 WISCONSIN RAPIDS 45

Tomah—Conway 7, Plueger 1, Lindauer 21, Brey 17, Derousseau 12, Pierce 2, Liek 5.

Wisconsin Rapids—Kohls 3, Kautzer 10, Wilhourn 11, Huglen 6, Vechinski 4, Peterson 2, Paitel 9.

Tomah 3-point goals—Conway, Lindauer, Brey 5, Derousseau 3.

Tomah 36 29 − 65

Wis Rapids 22 23 − 45

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Tomah Journal editor

Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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