In their first game of the 2016-17 season, the Lady Cardinals (0-1, 0-0 Big Rivers Conference) got off to a slow start against Appleton North (1-0, 0-0 Fox Valley Association) in a rematch of the Regional Final last year. Down 20-4 after ten minutes and 31-15 at the half, Chi-Hi scored only one point less than the Lady Lightning in the second half, but ended up losing 61-44 in Becca Bestul's head coaching debut.
WOGO "RadioActive" Award Watch:
Sarah Houle scored seven points for the Cardinals while Lexi Hanley added eight points. Caelan Givens, while not lighting up the stat sheer, was able to effectively break a suffocating press defense from the Lady Lightning whenever she was on the court.