As Algoma's Taylor Schmidt (10) dribbles the basketball, De Pere High School senior guard Heidi Bohrer tries to get around a screen set by the Wolves' Jade LeDocq, right, during the Redbirds' 52-46 nonconference win at Algoma on Saturday, Dec. 22. De Pere played for the first time since that game by winning two Fox River Classic Conference contests in the past week to stay unbeaten this season.
The De Pere High School varsity girls basketball team put its undefeated record on the line Monday night, when the Redbirds squared off against Notre Dame Academy on the road.
The game turned out to be a scrappy battle between the two teams who have become quite the rivals in the Fox River Classic Conference. When the final buzzer sounded, it was the Redbirds who came away with a close 60-57 victory to remain tied for first place in the FRCC.
"It's big (to win close games)," Redbirds head coach Kelly McNiff said. "If we want to get to our end goal and be in some big playoff games, we need to be able to win ...