By Paul Lecker
WAUSAU — The Auburndale girls basketball team kept pace on top of the Marawood Conference South Division with a 49-44 victory at Newman Catholic on Thursday night.
The Apaches improve to 12-2 overall and 6-1 in the Marawood South and remain in a tie for first place in the conference with Marathon. Marathon won at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption, which was also in a first-place tie in the South Division, 54-47 on Thursday.
The victory was Auburndale’s third this year over Newman Catholic (5-8, 2-5 Marawood South), which includes a pair of conference games and a matchup at the Marshfield Girls Basketball Tournament on Jan. 2.
Auburndale now has a week of rest before returning to action on Jan. 23 at home against Stratford.
Game statistics were not provided.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)