The Royall girls basketball team is keeping a continual eye on its Division 5 state ranking, per the coaches’ poll. With a conference win over Wonewoc-Center 63–33 on Dec. 16, Royall now ranks in sixth, up one from last week’s seventh-ranked spot. 

Marah Gruen notched 17 points in Friday’s win and she looks to rebound the basketball. (Tasha Mueller photo)

Cailey Simons continues to lead in scoring for the Panthers with 22 points, as four baskets were 3-point shots. Makayla Martin added an additional 14 points. (Tasha Mueller photo)

Makayla Martin goes after the basketball to regain possession in Friday’s first half. Earlier in the week, Royall edged New Lisbon 72-31 on Dec. 13. The girls will look toward traveling to Kickapoo on Dec. 28–29 for a small holiday tournament. After the break, the team will regain conference play Jan. 3, hosting Bangor at 7 p.m. (Tasha Mueller photo)