Rice Lake Warrior girls

Rice Lake's Callie Karstens makes a steal attempt against Eau Claire North's Tayah Christopher in Friday's Big Rivers game in Ole Olsen Gym.

Rice Lake stormed back from 20 points down in the second half but came up short, 52-49, to Eau Claire North in a Big Rivers girls basketball game Friday night in Rice Lake.

North led throughout the first half and built its lead to 40-20 with 10 minutes to play in the game. But Rice Lake went on a 13-0 run and eventually cut the lead to three points on Callie Karstens' three-pointer with 30 seconds remaining. North missed a pair of free throws, but Rice Lake's bid to tie the game on Brynn Olson's three-point attempt came up just shy.

The loss ends Rice Lake's three-game winning streak, dropping the Warriors to 1-5 in the Big Rivers and 3-8 overall. The Warriors host Barron on Saturday, Jan. 11, in a 7:15 p.m. nonconference make-up game. Barron was a 37-27 winner over Cameron in Heart o' North play Friday.

The Eau Claire North Huskies are now 2-4 in the Big Rivers and 2-8 overall.

In Friday's boys Big Rivers play in Eau Claire, the undefeated North Huskies also posted a win over Rice Lake, 87-63.

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