The Oak Creek girls basketball team ended last season on the floor of the Resch Center in Green Bay.
And while it’s still early, the Knights appear to be motivated to return.
Oak Creek, which lost in last year’s WIAA Division-1 state semifinal to Mukwonago, jumped out to a 42-15 halftime lead Friday night at Indian Trail and cruised to a 70-22 Southeast Conference victory.
The win improved the Knights, ranked eighth in the latest WisSports.net poll, to 5-2 and 4-0. Indian Trail fell to 2-7 and 0-4.
Libby LaLonde led Indian Trail with eight points, followed by Brianna May with seven. Oak Creek was led by Maddie Gard’s 22, Katie Gard’s 11 and eight apiece from Jenna Blunt and Sara Kasar.
Franklin 71, Bradford 47
The host Red Devils fell behind by 15 points at halftime and couldn’t recover in the SEC setback.
Sydney Strelow led Bradford (2-7, 0-4) with 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists, followed by Paige Trachte with 15 points and Maddie Snyder with five.
Marina Rajkovic led Franklin (4-2, 3-1) with 14 points, followed by Madeline Marx and Olivia Rangle with nine apiece.
WB Dominican 53, St. Joseph 24
Katie Matrise scored 18 points for the Lancers, who fell to to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the Metro Classic Conference.
Matrise made 7-of-18 field-goal attempts and all four of her free throws. She also had four rebounds and three steals.
Dominican improved to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the MCC with the win.
Univ. School of Milw. 69, Christian Life 11
Adeline Fredrick scored five points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Eagles in a Midwest Classic Conference road loss.
Vivian Onedo added four points and eight rebounds for Christian Life, which fell to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in conference.
University School (5-4) improved to 3-2 in conference with the win.
Dan Truttschel and Scott Koker