Brooks, Thomson score big to lead Lena girls basketball team over Bowler

NEW Media Staff

Eva Brooks and Madilyn Thomson each scored 20 points to lead Lena to victory over Bowler 86-25 at home Nov. 21. Kali Fischer added another 18 for the Wildcats.

Brooks and Whitney Potter each had seven rebounds. Potter led with six assists, and Brooks led with four steals.

Isabella Stevens scored 18 of Bowler’s points, with four added by Natalie Rickert and three by Paige Treptow.

Lena led 56-18 at the half and outscored their guests 28-9 in the second half.

The win improved Lena to 3-0, while Bowler dropped to 1-2.


Gillett lost 59-33 on the road at Wausau East, dropping the Tigers to 1-1 in the early goings of the season.

Menominee Indian

Menominee Indian won its first game of the year with a 71-42 home victory over Oneida Nation. The Eagles are now 1-2.


Despite outscoring their hosts 21-17 in the second half, Pulaski couldn’t make up enough ground to earn a win. The Red Raiders lost 42-37 to New London.

New London entered halftime with a 25-16 lead, nine points on top of their guests.

Pulaski is 0-3 to start the season.


Wittenberg-Birnamwood stayed perfect in the new season with a 66-42 win over Antigo. The Chargers improved to 3-0.

Melaina Granquist led the Chargers with 25 points, while Rory Salvesen scored 24.

“We got big play from Rory Salvesen and Melaina Granquist tonight; they really played well,” Chargers coach Nick Mechelke said. “I don’t think we have played a complete game yet, but we are playing well. Our defense pressure has been pretty good; it is a big part of our game. We want those turnovers so it can lead to some easier baskets for us.”

Brie Ladika and Salvesen led the team with four assists each. Faith Resch led with five rebounds (two offensive and three defensive), and Ladika and Harper Rogowski each had three steals.

Mechelke also gave a shoutout to Ava Brei, who scored six points.

“She played very well tonight, and her stats may not show it,” he said. “She just did a lot of the little things right tonight and had the big plays for us.”


The Shawano girls team dropped their first game of the year when they lost 56-48 to Lakeland Union. The Hawks fell to 2-1.

Coach Ryan Koenig said the Hawks played well but didn’t shoot well enough to earn the victory. Shawano led 29-27 at the half but was outscored in the second half.


Marion dropped to 0-2 after a 49-28 loss to Elcho. The Mustangs trailed 27-13 after the first half and were outscored 22-15 in the second half.


Suring entered the win column for the first time in the 2023-24 season with a 53-25 home victory over Rosholt. Suring is now 1-2 on the year.