BOYS BASKETBALL: Bonduel, Gillett score commanding victories

Menominee Indian gets first conference win
NEW Media Staff


Bonduel’s 5-0 record in the Central Wisconsin East Conference puts them in sole possession of first place, thanks to a 62-47 win over Shiocton.

Freshman Quinn Wesenberg made five 3-pointers to lead the Bears, 10-1 overall, with 23 points. Ryan Westrich added 12 points, while seven other players scored as well.

Bonduel controlled the game, leading 38-28 at the half while outscoring Shiocton 24-19 after the break.

Gillett vs. Lena

Gillett and Lena are on near opposite ends of the Marinette & Oconto Conference, even more so after Gillett defeated their guests 72-31.

Gillett improved to 4-1 in the conference and 6-4 overall, while Lena dropped to 1-4 and 4-5.

Aydin Franti scored 23 points and Jesse DeBauch scored 22 to lead Gillett. Mason Spice led Lena with nine points.

The Tigers wasted little time in demonstrating their dominance as they outscored the Wildcats 44-17 in the first half. Their 28-14 second-half performance more than sealed the win.

Menominee Indian

The Eagles earned their first Central Wisconsin East Conference win with a 61-57 defeat of Amherst. Menominee Indian is 1-4 in conference play and 2-9 overall.


The Red Raiders are solidly in the middle of the Fox River Classic Conference at 3-3 following its 90-57 blowout of Green Bay Preble, which has yet to win a conference game.

Pulaski, 6-4 overall, has been going back and forth with wins and losses since the first week of December.


Logan Simple’s 26 points were almost enough to single-handedly beat Green Bay East, as the Hawks trounced their hosts 70-29.

Will Verkuilen scored another 16 for Shawano, and Crew Weisnicht added another 10.

Shawano held a commanding 48-18 lead at the half. Scoring slowed in the second half, but the Hawks prevailed there, too, 22-11.


Suring remains without a win in the Marinette & Oconto Conference after losing a 65-41 home game to Niagara. The Eagles are 0-6 in the conference and 1-9 overall.


A 45-39 loss to Northland Lutheran dropped Tigerton to third place in the Central Wisconsin North Conference. The Tigers are 2-2 in conference play and 6-3 overall.


Wittenberg-Birnamwood won its second close game of the week with a 49-47 victory over Manawa.

The win improved the Chargers to 4-1 in the Central Wisconsin East Conference and 6-4 overall.

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Bonduel stayed perfect in the Central Wisconsin East Conference with a 75-51 win over Manawa.

Bonduel is 4-0 in league play and 9-1 overall.

Race Anvelink led the Bears with 18 points, including four triples. He was followed by Ryan Westrich with 13 and Noah Weier with 10.

Sam Roberts set the pace for rebounds with seven. Colin Margelofsky recorded nine assists and four steals.

The score of each half was nearly identical, with Bonduel winning the first half 38-27 and the second half 37-24.


Gresham dropped to 0-3 in the Central Wisconsin North Conference and 0-10 overall with its 53-37 loss to White Lake.

Menominee Indian

In a Central Wisconsin East Conference game, Menominee Indian lost 67-41 to Weyauwega-Fremont.

The Eagles dropped to 0-4 in conference play and 1-9 overall.

Oconto Falls

The Panthers remained without a win in the Marinette & Oconto Conference after a 55-53 loss to Wrightstown.

Oconto Falls is 0-7 in league play and 2-9 overall.

Oconto Falls led 29-24 at the half, but Wrightstown battled back with a 31-24 second half to win.

J.J. Pytleski led the Panthers with 16 points, and Brady Bursa added 14. Jameson Beaman collected 10 boards, Bursa and Evan Yuma each had two assists, and Conner Wilquet had three steals.


Pulaski’s 60-57 non-conference loss to New London left the Red Raiders with an overall record of 5-4.


Shawano fell to 3-9 overall with its 76-42 non-conference loss to D.C. Everest.

The hosts doubled up on the Hawks in the first half, leading 46-23 at the break. They extended their lead with a 30-19 second half.


Green Bay NEW Lutheran overpowered Tigerton, 61-32, in a non-conference matchup.

Tighten, 6-2 overall, was led by Sam Anheuser with 11 points. Also leading the Tigers were James Brady with seven rebounds and three steals, Gavin Kielblock with two assists.

Tigerton trailed 34-15 at the break and fell behind by another 10 points with a 27-17 second half.


It was a close game in Amherst, but Wittenberg-Birnamwood managed to pull out a 61-57 victory in overtime.

“After a sluggish first half, we executed much better down the stretch and in overtime,” coach Garrett Rogowski said.

Amherst led 24-21 at the break, but the Chargers tied it up at 44-44 at the end of the second half. A 17-13 overtime score gave Wittenberg-Birnamwood the win.

Jett Rogowski led Witt-Birn with 22 points and eight rebounds. Oliver Fraaza added 10 points.

Boone Schairer had three assists, and Fraaza had three steals.