BOYS BASKETBALL: Gillett now has six-game winning streak

Shawano loses to Xavier in Bay Conference matchup
NEW Media Staff

Friday, Jan. 19


Gillett extended its winning streak to six games with a 65-56 Marinette & Oconto Conference win over Niagara.

Niagara’s 36-29 second half wasn’t enough to overcome the 36-20 deficit it faced at the break.

Gillett improved to 8-1 in league play (10-4 overall) and is tied for first place with Crivitz.
Jesse DeBauch led Gillett with 25 points. Aydin Franti contributed 15, and Ben Matczak added 10.


Lena dropped to 1-7 in Marinette & Oconto Conference action and St. Thomas Aquinas Academy improved to 3-5 after Lena lost 66-45.

St. Thomas led 39-27 at the break and outscored their hosts 27-18 in the second stanza.


A low-scoring second half spelled defeat for Marion as the Mustangs lost 38-28 to White Lake.

Leading 22-17 at the break in the Central Wisconsin North Conference game, Marion only scored six points in the second half as White Lake scored 21 en route to the victory.

The teams are tied for first place at 4-2.

Oconto Falls

Alex Haines scored 16 points as Oconto Falls came from behind to defeat Luxemburg-Casco in a North Eastern Conference matchup.

Trailing 26-19 at the break, the visitors stormed back with a 32-21 second half to earn the four-point win.

Brady Bursa and Jameson Beaman each had four rebounds, Haines and Emerich Skarban each had three assists, and Skarban had five steals.


Pulaski rests in the middle of the pack in the Fox River Classic Conference after a 74-49 win at Notre Dame De La Baie Academy.

The Red Raiders are 5-4 in league play and 8-5 overall.

Pulaski was comfortably in the lead during the game, leading 38-22 at the break and outscoring their hosts 36-27 after the break.

Ethan Schmidt and Dixon Holewinski each scored 16 points, Colin Schultz added 13, Bryce Wotruba contributed 12, and Joseph Mijal scored 10. Dylan Dorn added four, and Bohdan Schmidt scored three, as all players scored.


Shawano suffered an 84-46 loss to Xavier as their guests stayed atop the Bay Conference with a 6-0 mark, while the Hawks dropped to 2-5 (4-11 overall).

Logan Sipple was the only Hawk to score in double digits as he had 17 points.

Sipple and Crew Weisnicht each pulled down five boards, and Will Verkuilen had three assists and three steals.

Xavier held a comfortable 38-18 halftime lead and won the second half in similar fashion, 46-28.


Suring, 0-8 in the Marinette & Oconto Conference, lost 78-30 to first-place Crivitz.

Suring trailed 48-15 at the half and was outscore 30-15 after the break.

Michael Bailey led Suring with 10 points.

Thursday, Jan. 18

Menominee Indian

Menominee Indian had trouble keeping up its first-half pace when they were overpowered by Iola-Scandinavia, which captured an 81-74 Central Wisconsin East Conference win.

The Eagles led 42-32 at the half, but Iola-Scandinavia fought back after the break to win the second half 48-32, which was enough for the six-point win.

Menominee Indian dropped to 1-7 in conference action and 2-12 overall.

Tuesday, Jan. 16

Bonduel tops Menominee Indian

The Bears stayed perfect at 7-0 in the Central Wisconsin East Conference with a 76-54 win over Menominee Indian. Bonduel is 12-1 overall.

Ryan Westrich led Bonduel with 19 points. Also scoring in double digits were Race Anvelink with 14, Charlie Tauchen with 13 and Noah Weier with 12.

The Eagles dropped to 1-6 in league play and 2-11 overall.

For Menominee Indian, Kenew Awonohopay and Ankohsach Corn each scored 11 points, while Ryan Corn added 10. Corn and Lyons each had a pair of 3-pointers.

Marion beats Bowler

In another contest of area teams, Marion defeated Bowler 57-38 in a Central Wisconsin North Conference game.

Marion improved to 4-1 in conference action and 10-6 overall. Bowler fell to 0-3 in league play and 1-11 overall.


Gillett is tied with Crivitz at 7-1 for first place in the Marinette & Oconto Conference after an 88-43 pounding of St. Thomas Aquinas Academy.

Gillett’s 49-20 first half generated more points than were needed for the win. A 39-23 second half just added to their dominance of the game.


Wanbli Spotted War Bonnet scored 13 points, including three triples, but Gresham pulled up short in a 58-38 loss to Northland Lutheran.

Kevin Miller pulled down seven boards, Nolan Pecore had six assists, and Spotted War Bonnet had a pair of steals.

Oconto Falls

Oconto Falls snapped its nine-game losing steak with a 64-58 non-conference win over Green Bay West.

The Panthers led 31-24 at the break, while the hosts won the second half 34-33.

Oconto Falls is now 3-11 overall.


Pulaski manhandled Sheboygan South, winning 60-64 in the Fox River Classic Conference game. The Red Raiders improved to 4-4 in the conference and 7-5 overall.


Tigerton defeated Tomahawk 56-37 in a non-conference road game. The Tigers improved to 8-3 overall.

James Brady led the Tigers with 17 points. Joey Zimdars scored 11, and Loghan Wanta added 10.

Wanta pulled down eight boards, and Cameron Carlson had four steals. Six players each had one assist.


An overtime loss to Shiocton knocked Wittenberg-Birnamwood out of second place in the Central Wisconsin East standings.

Tied at 46-46 at the end of regulation, Shiocton won the OT period 5-3 for the 51-49 victory.

“The boys played well defensively throughout and overall offensively, too,” coach Garrett Rogowski said. “Going 6-for-14 at the free throw line hurt.”

The game was as evenly matched as you can get – tied at 20-20 at the break and 46-46 after the second half.

The Chargers fell to 4-3 in league play and 6-6 overall.

Each player on the Chargers team scored, but only Jett Rogowski hit double digits with 15.

Monday, Jan. 15


The Mustangs dropped to 9-6 overall with a 73-35 non-conference thrashing at the hands of Lakeland Union High School.

Oconto Falls

The Panthers, 2-11 overall, fell to 0-9 in the North Eastern Conference with a 75-40 loss to Little Chute. The visitors were up 36-16 at the half and added another 15 points to their margin of victory with a 39-24 second half.

Alex Haines and Easton Engel led Oconto Falls with eight points each. Haines also led with six rebounds and six assists.


Seymour controlled the Bay Conference game against Shawano, winning 57-39. Seymour led 24-15 at the half and outscored Shawano 33-24 in the second half.

The Hawks dropped to 2-4 in conference play and 4-10 overall.

Monday, Jan. 8

Wolf River Lutheran defeated Coleman Faith Christian 63-42.

Friday, Jan. 5

Wolf River Lutheran’s first game in 2024 was a 55-29 loss to White Lake. The Lakers led 30-12 at the half and outscored their guests 25-17 in the second half.