Marion boys basketball team defeats White Lake in triple OT

NEW Media Staff

Gresham’s boys basketball team remains winless on the season after a 52-37 loss to Tri-County on Dec. 9.

Despite tying with 25 points in the second half, Gresham’s 15-point deficit from the first half couldn’t be overcome.

Gresham dropped to 0-4 on the season.


If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

Marion did just that, taking White Lake to three overtimes before coming out on top 78-73 in Central Wisconsin Conference-North Division action Dec. 8.

Marion is a perfect 3-0 in league play.

The Mustangs led 25-20 at the break, but White Lake outscored them 33-28 to send the game into overtime at 53-53. Each team scored four points in the first overtime and 11 more in the second OT period. Finally, in the third overtime period, Marion finished on top 10-5 for the victory.

Parker Miller led the team with 31 points, followed by Ryan Malueg with 25, Enea Turrini with 17 and Sam Gueths with the remaining five. Malueg had four 3-pointers, while Miller and Turrini each had three.

Miller pulled down 18 rebounds, Malueg led with three assists, and Turrini and Miller each had two steals.

Tigerton routs Bowler

Tigerton had little trouble against Bowler on Dec. 8 in a CWC-North game that saw the Tigers tame the Panthers 69-22.

Tigerton improved to 1-1 in league play and 3-1 overall, while Bowler fell to 0-1 in the conference and 0-4 overall.

The Tigers were led by Sam Anheuser with 17 points, James Brady with 14 and Maverick Maas with 13. Anheuser’s points included five 3-point baskets.

Loghan Wanta led with eight rebounds, with Brady pulling down seven and Tanner Dent grabbing six. Cameron Carlson had two assists, and Maas had seven steals.

Bonduel tops Witt-Birn

In a CWC-East clash, Bonduel manhandled Wittenberg-Birnamwood in a 66-40 victory Dec. 8.

Bonduel holds a 2-0 conference mark and is 2-1 overall. The Chargers dropped to 1-1 and 2-2.

Noah Weier led the Bears with 19 points, aided by Race Anvelink with 14 and Cade Johnson with 11.

While the Chargers had seven players score, none hit double digits. The top scorers were Oliver Fraaza and Ian Salvesen, each with eight.


Gillett improved to 3-0 with a 65-59 win Dec. 8 over Crivitz.

Ben Matczak and Jesse DeBauch each scored 23 points, and Aydin Franti added 12. Matczak had a trio of 3-pointers, while DeBauch and Franti each had two.

Bradin Bjelland led the team with seven rebounds, Franti had six assists, and DeBauch had four steals.

Menominee Indian

The Eagles fell to 0-5 with a 69-49 loss to Iola-Scandinavia on Dec. 8. Menominee Indian trailed 37-23 at the half and was outscored 32-26 in the second half.

Oconto Falls

Oconto Falls dropped its third Marinette & Oconto Conference game of the year Dec. 8 when it lost 63-33 to Fox Valley Lutheran.

Jameson Beaman and Brady Bursa led the Panthers with 10 points each.


An opening game in the Fox River Classic Conference on Dec. 8 did not go Pulaski’s way as the Red Raiders lost 81-74 to Notre Dame De La Baie Academy.

Half of Pulaski’s points came from Colin Schultz. No other Red Raider scored in double digits.


Shawano fell to 0-2 in the Bay Conference and West De Pere improved to 2-0 when the Hawks lost 63-41 on Dec. 5.

Logan Sipple scored 16 points to lead Shawano.

Ryan Shanty and Crew Weisnicht led with three rebounds each, Sipple had four assists, and Warner Beyer had three steals.


All seven Suring players scored Dec. 8 but none in double digits when the Eagles lost 57-31 to Oneida Nation. Michael Bailey had the most points with seven.

Suring trailed 31-12 at the break and was outscored 26-19 in the second half.


Bonduel opened CWC-East play Dec. 5 with a 76-47 win over Amherst.

The Bears had a relatively easy time of it, leading 40-23 at the half and outscoring their guests 36-24 in the second half.

Cade Johnson and Noah Weier each scored 17 points, while Colin Margelofsky added 16 and Quinn Wesenberg scored 11. Race Anvelink scored eight, Charlie Tauchen had five, and Sam Roberts scored two.


Chase Stevens scored 10 points but as a team, Bowler came up short, losing 51-29 Dec. 5 to Wausaukee. Bowler dropped to 0-3 overall.


Gillett improved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the Marinette & Oconto Conference standings after a 65-50 win over Niagara in league play Dec. 5.

Jesse DeBauch scored 24 points, and Aydin Franti scored 22 in the win for the Tigers. Each connected on a trio of 3-pointers.

DeBauch set the pace with 12 rebounds, and Franti had six assists and seven steals.

Gillett outscored Niagara 30-24 in the first half and 35-26 in the second half.

Marion dunks on Gresham

The Mustangs improved to 2-0 in the CWC-North and 5-0 overall with a 52-41 win over Gresham on Dec. 5.


The Wildcats lost their Marinette & Oconto Conference opener Dec. 5, falling 85-76 to St. Thomas Aquinas Academy. Lena dropped to 2-1 overall.

Menominee Indian

Menominee Indians remains winless after a 69-53 loss to Manawa on Dec. 5. It was the first CWC-East game for both teams.

Oconto Falls

All 15 players for Oconto Falls got into the game and all but three scored Dec. 5 as the Panthers outlasted Northeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschoolers Athletic Association by a score of 67-47.

Alex Haines led Oconto Falls with 13 pants, while Brady Bursa and Jameson Beaman each scored 10.

Beaman led the team with seven rebounds, Bursa had four assists and five steals.


Bay Conference play opened Dec. 5 with a loss for Shawano as the Hawks were defeated by Menasha 56-45.

Logan Sipple led Shawano with 18 points, followed by Will Verkuilen with 10 and Crew Weisnicht with seven. The other five players each scored two.

Menasha outscored the Hawks in each half, 31-21 in the first and 25-24 in the second.


Suring lost its Marinette & Oconto Conference opener Dec. 5 to Crivitz 75-28.

The Eagles were stifled 51-16 in the first half and 24-12 in the second half. All seven players scored, with Michael Bailey leading them with eight.


Tigerton’s boys team lost 48-43 Dec. 5 to White Lake in the CWC-North opener for both teams.

White Lake led 32-25 at the half, while Tigerton outdid their hosts 18-16 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough of a comeback.

Logan Wanta led the Tigers with 10 pants, while Maverick Maas and Cameron Carlson each scored nine. James Brady had eight.

Wanta pulled down nine rebounds, Sam Anheuser had two assists, and Maas and Anheuser each had two steals.


CWC-East action for Wittenberg-Birnamwood began Dec. 5 with a 49-33 win over Iola-Scandinavia.

The Chargers doubled up on their hosts 22-11 in the first half and outscored them 27-22 in the second half.

“Good opening conference win tonight at Iola,” coach Garrett Rogowski said. “Defensively, we played very well, rotated and kept them off the perimeter. I was very happy with our energy on the defensive end of the floor. And offensively, we maintained poise throughout both halves.”

Jett Rogowski led Witt-Birn with 21 points, and Oliver Fraaza added 12.

Fraaza also led the Chargers with nine rebounds, while Marshall Fraaza and Boone Schairer each had five. Rogowski led his teammates with five assists and five steals.


All six members of the Marion’s boys team scored as the Mustangs prevailed in overtime Dec. 4 to beat Northland Lutheran 71-68 in the CWC-North opener for both teams.

Ryan Malueg led Marion with 23 points, followed by Parker Miller with 21 and Enea Turrini with 14. Sam Gueths chipped in seven, with Jackson Krohn adding four and Marcus Wierzba sinking two.

Northland Lutheran held a 27-26 lead at the half, but Marion’s 37-36 second half tied the game 63-63. Marion won the overtime period 8-5.


Pulaski improved to 3-0 with a 72-59 win over Luxemburg-Casco on Dec. 4.