BOYS BASKETBALL: Bonduel fights back to beat Peshtigo

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NEW Media Staff

Wittenberg-Birnamwood struggled early on and never challenged St. Mary Catholic in a 76-47 loss Dec. 22.

“Never really in it tonight,” coach Garrett Rogowski said. “Had three out with illness and injury but still didn’t execute well on either end of the floor. Shooting percentage had to be low.”

The Chargers trailed 36-16 at the break and were outscored 40-31 after that.

Jett Rogowski led Witt-Birn with 17 points, and Oliver Fraaza added 12.

Next up is a Jan. 2 home game against Amherst.

Thursday, Dec. 21

Bonduel

Peshtigo took a 30-29 lead going into halftime, but Bonduel poured it on in the 44-18 second half to earn the 73-48 non-conference win.

At the basket, Bonduel was led by Cade Johnson with 20 points, Owen Springborn with 13 and Race Anvelink with 11.

The Bears improved to 6-1 overall.

Lena

Lena earned its first Marinette & Oconto Conference win of the season with a 57-45 victory over Oneida Nation.

The visitors led 27-22 at the break, but the Wildcats scratched back in the second half, 35-18.

Mason Spice led Lena with 23 points.

Lena improved to 1-3 in conference action and 4-4 overall. Their next game is Jan. 5 at home against Gillett.

Bowler

Still in search of its first win of the year, Bowler did not find it when they hosted Port Edward, losing 80-20 in non-conference play. Bowler is 0-8 overall.

Gillett

Ben Matczak scored 29 points, but it still wasn’t enough for Gillett as the Tigers lost 74-70 to Florence in non-conference action.

Jesse DeBauch added another 16 points for Gillett, and Aydin Franti poured in 14 more.

Florence led by five at the half, and Gillett had a one-point advantage in the second half.

Marion

The Mustangs suffered their second loss of the season, losing 62-49 to Northeast Wisconsin Christian Home School.

Trialing by three at the break, Marion steadily fell behind until they were outscored by another 10 points in the second half.

Marion is 8-2 overall.

Shawano

The Hawks dropped to 1-3 in the Bay Conference and 2-8 overall after a 67-53 loss to New London.

Suring

Suring remains winless at 0-5 in the Marinette & Oconto Conference after losing 56-34 to Coleman.

Trent VanDenElzen led the Eagles with 14 points.

Suring was outscored by 15 points in the first half and seven in the second.

Next up for Suring is a Jan. 5 home game against Niagara.

Tigerton

Tigerton is on a four-game winning streak and is 6-1 overall after defeating Rosholt 42-28.

James Brady led the Tigers with 14 points.

Loghan Wanta had 11 boards, and Brady had 10. Brady, Joey Zimdars and Sam Anheuser each had two assists, and Maverick Maas had four steals.

Tuesday, Dec. 19

Bowler

Bowler dropped to 0-7 overall after its 46-28 loss to Rosholt in non-conference action.

Gillett

A 75-69 loss to Manawa dropped Gillett to 4-2 overall this season.

Manawa led 37-28 at the half, while Gillett outscored their hosts 41-38 in the second half.

Jesse DeBauch led the Tigers with 26 points, followed by Thomas Carmody with 19, Aydin Franti with 13, Ben Matczak with nine and Bradin Bjelland with two.

Lena

Lena took it on the chin in a 52-35 non-conference loss to Goodman/Pembine.

Mason Spice was the only Lena player to score in double digits, knocking down 16 on the night.

Goodman/Pembine was the better team in each half, outscoring their hosts 28-19 in the first half and 24-16 in the second.

Marion

Marion’s first loss of the season came at the hands of Port Edwards in a 66-52 final score. It was a non-conference game, so Marion, 8-1 overall, remains unbeaten in the Central Wisconsin Conference-North Conference at 3-0.

Port Edwards doubled up on the Mustangs, 38-19, in the first half. Marion’s 33-28 advantage ins the second half wasn’t enough for the win.

Parker Miller led the Mustangs with 21 points, followed by Enea Turrini with 14 and Ryan Malueg with 11. Miller connected on five 3-pointers, and Turrini had three.

Malueg and Miller each had nine rebounds, Miller had three assists and three steals.

Pulaski

Colin Schultz scored 15 points to lead Pulaski on the scoreboard, but the Red Raiders finished just shy of a win, losing 75-72 to Bay Port.

Also scoring in double digits for Pulaski were Ethan Schmidt with 14, Dylan Dorn with 14 and Dixon Holewinski with 11.

Pulaski led 42-39 at the half, but Bay Port’s 36-30 second-half performance was enough for them to declare victory.

Chargers beat Hawks

Wittenberg-Birnamwood used a strong second half to defeat Shawano 55-51 in non-conference action.

“Nice win for the boys tonight,” coach Garrett Rogowski said. “Down nine at the half and got solid contributions from everyone. Had over 20 deflections in the second half, which made a huge difference in the possession battle. Also nice to see us handle the pressure down the stretch. Showed good poise.”

The Chargers improved to 4-3, while the Hawks dropped to 2-7.

Monday, Dec. 18

Bonduel

Bonduel used an overtime period to come out on top of Clintonville, 55-54, in a non-conference game.

Race Anvelink led Bonduel with 22 points, including six 3-pointers. Noah Weier led with seven rebounds, Colin Margelofsky had six assists, and Cade Johnson and Weier each had two steals.

Clintonville led 24-21 at the half, but Bonduel outscored their guests 29-26 in the second half to send the game into OT. A 5-4 overtime score gave the win to the Bears.

Gresham

Nolan Pecore’s nine points were the most by any Gresham player as the Wildcats lost 69-39 to Wausaukee in non-conference action.

Wausaukee won both halves, leading 36-22 at the break and outscoring Gresham 33-17 in the second half.

Gresham in 0-7 overall and will host Bowler on Dec. 29.

Shawano

Logan Sipple scored 13 points and Ryan Shanty added 11 as the Shawano boys were crushed 78-38 by Appleton North in a non-conference game.

Appleton North led 34-16 at the half and outscored the Hawks 44-22 in the second half.