Plainview-Elgin-Millville is one of the TRC’s largest school districts. It also had one of the league’s top girls basketball programs over a six-year span from the 2012-2013 season through last year. Resultantly, the Bulldogs have owned Fillmore Central on the hardcourt, winning ten straight from 2010-2018, average margin of victory 32 points. But amidst all the high school sports variables, the stars sometimes align. The 2018-2019 Falcons are a solid club and PEM is maybe just short of that. Resultantly, Levi Olstad’s Falcons picked up their first victory versus the Bulldogs since the Connor Nagle bunch in 2010-2011. The final was 60-54. Junior forward Kandace Sikkink (24 pts, 9-16 FGs, 6-9 FTs, 13 rebs, 4 stls) led the way with her seventh double-double. Paige Donlinger (11 pts, 7-11 FTs), Madison Scheevel (11 pts, 3-7 threes), and Kassidy Broadwater (4 pts, 7 rebs, 5 asts, 3 stls) helped. FC hit 16 of 32 free throws, running their record (unofficially) to 8-0 when an opponent fouls out (a pair of Bulldogs sat per fouls). With the win, FC (8-5, 13-7) improves to their solid season.
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