BOYS BASKETBALL: Bonduel stays perfect

Tigerton has first place in its conference; Shawano beats Green Bay West
NEW Media Staff

Lena’s losing skid stretched to nine with a 62-27 loss to Florence in non-conference action Feb. 3. Lena is 4-13 overall.

Friday, Feb. 2


The Bears sit at 11-0 in the Central Wisconsin East Conference after an 81-59 victory at Shiocton.

Race Anvelink led the Bears with 34 points including nine 3-pointers. Noah Weier scored another 14 including a pair of triples. Quinn Wessenberg’s six points came from two 3-pointers.

Ryan Westrich led Bonduel with nine rebounds, Colin Margelofsky had 11 assists, and Cade Johnson, Margelofsky, Weier and Anvelink each had three steals.

The Bears led 40-26 before the break and outscored their hosts 41-33 after the break.

Menominee Indian

The Eagles played a close game but lost 70-65 to Amherst in a Central Wisconsin East Conference game.

Menominee Indian is 2-9 in the conference and 3-14 overall.


The Red Raiders suffered the first in a pair of back-to-back losses with a 77-62 defeat at the hands of Manitowoc Lincoln.

Pulaski trailed 34-31 at halftime and was outscored 43-31 in the second half.

Pulaski is now 7-7 in the Fox River Classic Conference.


James Brady connected on 24 points, and Maverick Maas scored 15 to lead Tigerton to a 51-38 win over Northland Lutheran in Central Wisconsin North Conference action.

Brady also led the Tigers with nine rebounds, while Maas and Joey Zimdars each had four assists, and Zimdars had five steals.

Tigerton, at 7-2, is in first place in the conference.


Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s three-game winning streak came to end with a 61-51 loss to Manawa in a Central Wisconsin East Conference matchup.

Jett Rogowski led the Chargers with 23 points, and Jaden Clark added another 10.

Oliver Fraaza had eight rebounds and three assists, while Clark had a pair of steals.

Manawa outscored Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 6-5 in the conference, by five points in each half.

Thursday, Feb. 1


Ryan Westrich scored 16 points and Race Anvelink connected on 14 to lead Bonduel to a 74-43 triumph over Manitowoc Lincoln in non-conference action.

The Bears, 17-1 overall, had little trouble with their hosts, leading 37-14 at halftime and adding another eight points to their margin of victory with a 37-29 second half.


Aydin Franti led Gillett with 18 points in a 59-41 Marinette & Oconto Conference win over Wausaukee.

Ben Matczak scored 14 points, and Tyler Frank added 11. The other five players also scored: Brandon DeBauch with five, Bradin Bjelland and Thomas Carmody each with four, Ryan Pensis with two and Nathan Rowell with one.

Gillett’s 29-25 first-half lead was extended with a big 30-16 second half.

Gillett improved to 10-2 in conference action.


Lena was no match for Marinette and Oconto Conference leader Crivitz in the Wildcats’ 75-26 loss.

While all eight members of Lena’s team scored, the top scorer was Mason Belongia with seven.

Lena, 1-10 in conference action, scored 13 points in each half while Crivitz had 50 in the first half and another 25 after the break.

Oconto Falls

Oconto Falls saw its North Eastern Conference record drop to 1-12 after a 60-35 defeat at the hands of Waupaca.

Jameson Beaman and JJ Pytleski each scored seven points. Pytleski also led the team with five rebounds, while Easton Engel led with two assists, and Grayson Clark had a pair of steals.

Waupaca controlled the game with a commanding 33-15 first half and a 27-20 second half.


Suring’s 34-30 first-half lead slowly fell away as St. Thomas Aquinas Academy outscored their hosts 38-27 in the second half to grab a 68-61 victory.

The Eagles, 2-10 in conference play, are 4-14 overall.

Tuesday, Jan. 30


Ryan Westrich scored 22 points to lead Bonduel to its 10th consecutive Central Wisconsin East Conference win this season. At 10-0 in the conference and 16-1 overall, the Bears were too much for Weyauwega-Fremont, winning 63-56.

Cade Johnson scored 12 points, and Noah Weier added another 10 for the Bears.

With a 34-21 lead at the half, Bonduel could afford Weyauwega-Fremont’s six-point advantage in the second half as the Bears held the advantage at the final buzzer.


A 61-31 loss at the hands of White Lake dropped Bowler to 0-6 in the Central Wisconsin North Conference and 1-16 overall.

White Lake jumped out to a 31-13 lead at the half and padded the final score with a 30-18 second half.


All eight Gillett players scored when the Tigers defeated Wabeno/Laona 71-58 in a non-conference game.

Jesse DeBauch led the way with 23 points, followed by Aydin Franti with 20 and Ben Matczak with 12. Also contributing were Thomas Carmody with six, Tyler Frank with four, and Bradin Bjelland, Brandon DeBauch and Ryan Pensis with two each.

Gillett, 12-5 overall, maintained its lead with a 31-25 first half and 40-33 second half.

Tigerton defeats Gresham

The winless Gresham Wildcats were going to have a hard time getting a victory against Tigerton, which is tied for first place in the Central Wisconsin North Conference.

Tigerton led from the onset in its 76-41 triumph.

Joey Zimdars and Sam Anheuser each scored 18 points to lead Tigerton. James Brady scored another 17, while Maverick Maas added 13.

The Tigers, 6-2 in the conference, led 41-18 at halftime and added another 12 points to their margin of victory during the second half.

Gresham fell to 0-6 in the conference.


The Mustangs kept the pressure on Tigerton in the Central Wisconsin North Conference as Marion downed Northland Lutheran 69-60.

The win leaves Marion and Tigerton tied at 6-2 in the conference.

Chargers edge Eagles

Wittenberg-Birnamwood edged out Menominee Indian 55-53 in a Central Wisconsin East Conference game.

The Chargers improved to 6-4 in conference action and 9-7 overall. Menominee Indian fell to 2-8 and 3-13, respectively.


Pulaski routed Bay Port 11-2 in overtime to capture a 74-65 non-conference win.

Colin Schultz led the Red Raiders with 23 points, while Bryce Wotruba scored 14, Dixon Holewinski added 12 and Dylan Dorn contributed 10. All of Holewinski’s points came from four 3-pointers, and Wotruba scored three triples.

Schultz pulled down 11 boards, while Bryan Schmidt had four assists, and Wotruba had seven steals.

Pulaski led 33-32 at the half, but Bay Port came back with its own one-point advantage, 31-30, in the second half to send the game into overtime with a 63-63 score.


Logan Sipple’s 34 points set the pace for Shawano as the Hawks handily beat Green Bay West 81-58 in Bay Conference play.

Crew Weisnicht scored another 16 points for Shawano, and Will Verkuilen contributed another 13.

Shawano, now 4-6 in the conference and 6-12 overall, topped Green Bay West 34-26 before the break and 47-32 after the intermission.

Monday, Jan. 29


Marion and Iola-Scandinavia played to an even 17-17 first half, but then the visiting Thunderbirds outperformed in the 42-30 second half to hand the Mustangs their eighth overall loss of the season.

Marion lost the non-conference matchup 59-47 and is now 11-8 overall.

Oconto Falls

The Panthers came out ready to fight in their 19-point victory over Coleman in non-conference action.

In particular, Jameson Beaman was on point, as he led the way with 37 points — including five 3-pointers. Alex Haines had a pair of triples as he scored 17 points, and Emerich Skarban scored 12.

Skarban was busy at the boards as he pulled down 16 rebounds. Haines and Chase Carriveau each had four assists, and Haines also led with three steals.

Oconto Falls held a comfortable 37-21 lead at the half and added three points to their margin of victory with a 39-36 second-half performance.


Goodman/Pembine won a non-conference game over Suring 56-47. The Eagles’ overall record is 4-13.