Girls basketball from Tuesday

    Rachael Quaritsch became the all-time leading scorer in Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland girls’ basketball history with her 29-point effort Tuesday. It led the Falcons to a 57-24 victory over Ottawa Marquette.
    Quaritsch needed 17 points to break the old record set by Anna Jones in 2008. She tied the old mark with 16 points in the first half. She then made a pair of free throws in the third frame to break the mark and set a new standard with each subsequent point.
    As the smoke cleared from the FCW thrashing of Marquette, Quaritsch was sitting with 1,431 points. Jones, who guided Fcw the first-ever Class 1A state title in the four-class system, finished with 1,418.
    The game, itself was not really close. Quaritsch had 12 points in the first quarter as FCW took a 21-8 lead. It was a 31-17 game at the half and 44-20 after three periods.
    Korbin Collins added 14 points, Jadyn Mitchell scored 5, Samantha Lyons threw in 4, Eniva Luma scored 3 points and Regan Reed added 2 points.
Metamora 53, Pontiac 34
    A slow start doomed Pontiac as the Indians suffered a 53-34 nonconference girls’ basketball loss to Metamora Tuesday at PTHS.
    The Indians put up just four points in the first quarter in falling behind 15-4. PTHS scored 10 in the second but the Redbirds increased their lead to 29-14 by the intermission. Pontiac cut it to 38-27 by the end of the third period.
    Lindsey Hunt hit for 11 points in leading Pontiac. Grace Gschwendtner added 9 points, Jamie McKee had 7 and Amanda Fox scored 3 points. Megan Masching and Cam Feddern added 2 points apiece.
    FROSH-SOPHS: Pontiac broke open a close in the final frame for a 45-35 victory in the preliminary contest.
    PTHS led 9-6 after one quarter and 15-13 at the half. Each side scored 10 points in the third as the Indians led 25-23.
    Hunt got hit with 11 points in the fourth quarter as Pontiac pulled away. Hunt finished with 16 points. Feddern added 9 and Madi Mennenga chipped in 8 points. Brooke Whittle scored 4, Cassady Ringle threw in 3, Keely Pickett and Rebecca Rich had 2 points each had Sydney Barnett scored 1.
Dwight 50, Wilmington 22
    DWIGHT — It was a nice way for Dwight to end the home season. The Trojans overwhelmed former conference rival Wilmington 50-22 Tuesday at Kresl Memorial Gymnasium.
    Rachel Dawson, who recently signed a letter-of-intent to attend North Central College, scored 13 points in the first period. She finished the game with 17 as DTHS improved to 12-10 on the season.
    Seven Dwight players found the scoring column on this night. Brooklyn Long added 8 points while Daly Galloway and Brooke Bossert each threw in 7 markers. Chloe Butterbrodt had 5 points and was followed by Leah Flynn with 4 and Mel Stewart with 2 points.