By Paul Lecker
MARATHON – The Auburndale girls basketball team came up a win short of a return to the sectionals after losing 42-35 to Marathon in a WIAA Division 4 regional final Saturday night at Marathon High School.
The Apaches, who reached the sectional final a year ago before losing to Algoma, end their season with a 19-5 record. Auburndale had handed Marathon its only loss this season back on Jan. 6.
Marathon (23-1) moves on to a Division 3 sectional semifinal Thursday against Crandon (19-6) at Wausau West. Shiocton (14-10) and Algoma (19-4) play in the other semifinal at Seymour, with the winners matching up in a sectional final March 7 at Antigo.
Game statistics were not provided.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)