Boys basketball season underway

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NEW Media Staff

Dec. 2

Gresham’s boys basketball team fell to 0-2 with a 75-41 loss to Elkhart Lake/Glenbeulah on Dec. 2.

The host Wildcats were outscored 44-27 in the first half and 31-14 in the second half.

Dec. 1

Pulaski defeats Shawano

Pulaski’s boys basketball team improved to 2-0 and Shawano dropped to 1-3 after the Red Raiders downed the Hawks 62-51 at Shawano on Dec. 1.

Shawano outscored Pulaski 28-27 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the 35-23 deficit they faced at the half.

The Hawks were led by Logan Simple’s 16 points. Will Verkuilen added 13 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, with Jerzy Brocker and Warner Beyer each adding eight. Crew Weisnicht chipped in four, and Ryan Shanty added two.

Weisnicht led the team with nine rebounds. Brocker grabbed eight, and Simple had seven. Verkuilen had four assists, and Brocker had three steals.

Lena

Lena controlled the game from the beginning as the Wildcats defeated Stockbridge 56-32.

Lena was on top 33-20 at the half and outscored their guests 23-10 in the second half to secure the 24-point win.

Mason Spice led the Wildcats with 17 points. Caleb Schlosser contributed 10 points. Tyler Shallow added another nine, and Anthony Seefeldt added eight.

Lena improved to 2-0.

Oconto Falls

Oconto Falls fell to 0-2 in the North Eastern Conference and 1-2 overall with a 58-55 loss to Luxemburg-Casco.

With the Panthers trailing 31-28 at the half, both teams scored 27 points in the second half as the guests held on for the win.

Jameson Beaman led Oconto Falls with 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and Alex Haines contributed 12 points.

Emerich Skarban led the Panthers with seven rebounds, Haines led with five assists, and Brady Bursa had three steals.

Nov. 30

Lena tops Bowler

Lena’s boys basketball team opened their season Nov. 30 with a 61-36 victory over Bowler. Lena is 1-0, and Bowler is 0-2.

Marion

Ryan Malueg scored 17 points, and Parker Miller added 13 to lead Marion over Valley Christian, 50-37.

Marion controlled the game from the beginning with a 17-9 first-half lead and outscored their guests 33-28 in the second half.

Also scoring for the Mustangs were Enea Turrini with eight points, Sam Gueths with seven, Logan Zietlow and Jackson Krohn with two each, and Marcus Wierzba with one.

Marion improved to 3-0.

Tigerton

The Tigers improved to 2-0 with a 70-35 win over Tri-County.

Joey Zimdars paced the Tigers with 17 points, while James Brady added 16 and Maverick Maas scored 10. Zimdars connected on 4-of-8 3-point attempts.

Menominee Indian

The Eagles dropped to 0-3 on the year with an 81-61 loss to Green Bay West.

Nov. 28

Tigerton

Joey Zimdars scored 19 points to lead the Tigerton boys basketball team to a season-opening victory of Faith Christian Academy of Wausau on Nov. 28.

The Tigers led from the beginning, outscoring their guests 34-20 in the first half and 37-18 in the second half en route to a 71-38 win.

Sam Anheuser scored 13 points for Tigerton, and Cameron Carlson added 12. Six other players also scored.

Loghan Wanta led the hosts with 10 rebounds, while Carlson grabbed six. Gavin Kielblock had three assists, with Carlson, Anheuser and James Brady credited with two apiece.

Anheuser led with four steals, with Carlson, Zimdars, Caleb Dahlstrom and Brady each grabbing three.

Pulaski

Forget about saving the best for last. Fans of high school basketball were treated to an exciting game, as Pulaski went to double overtime in its first game of the season to start out 1-0.

The Red Raiders downed the visiting Wittenberg-Birnamwood Chargers (1-1) 51-48 in its season and home opener.

“It was a hard-fought game between both teams,” Chargers coach Garrett Rogowski said. “We put ourselves in a good position both at the end of regulation and the end of the first overtime to win, but hats off to Pulaski. They made some huge plays to stay in it and force a second overtime.”

The Red Raiders were led by Colin Schultz with 22 points and Joseph Migal with 14.

Jett Rogowski led the Chargers with 27 points, including a 3-pointer and 8-of-9 from the free throw line. Jaden Clark scored eight points.

Marion

Ryan Malueg scored more than half of Marion’s points in a 24-point victory over Tri-County.

The Mustangs won 65-41, including a 30-15 first half and 35-26 second half.

Malueg scored 33 points, and Parker Miller added 17. Four others chipped in the remaining 15 points.

Shawano

The Hawks took a 36-31 lead into the half but couldn’t hold it as Merrill fought back to outscore their hosts 39-32 in the second half and earn the 70-68 win.

The teams were separated by a point or two the last several minutes of the game. Leading 68-67 with just seconds remaining, Merrill inbounded the ball, and E.J. Weix connected on a 3-pointer as time expired to give the win to the Bluejays.

It was the season opener for Merrill, while Shawano dropped to 1-2.

Bonduel

Like Shawano, Bonduel held a 36-28 lead at the half but couldn’t keep it up in the second half, losing their season opener 74-67 to St. Mary Catholic.

Noah Weier led the Bears with 18 points, Race Anvelink added 11 and Cade Johnson had nine.

Menominee Indian

Menominee Indian couldn’t get on track in their home game against Pacelli (1-0).

The Eagles (0-2) trailed 44-16 at the half and, after being outscored 37-14 in the second half, lost 81-30.

Bowler

Bowler dropped its season opener 49-33 to Stockbridge.

The Panthers trailed 26-20 at the half and were outscored 23-13 in the second half.

Gresham

Elcho’s boys basketball team made the drive from the northern edge of Langlade County and stung the Wildcats with a 59-40 win.

It was the first win of the season for the Hornets (1-2) but the season opener for Gresham (0-1).

Nov. 27

Gillett comfortably defeated Gibraltar 60-36 its season opener Nov. 27.

Jesse DeBauch set the pace for the Tigers with 22 points; he also led the team with nine rebounds.

Aydin Franti scored 15 points and led Gillett with six assists. Ben Matczak added 12 points and led with three steals.

Gillett led 30-21 at the break and outscored Gibraltar 30-15 in the second half.