Shiocton 80, Manawa 33
The Chiefs led the Wolves 56-14 at the break and were led by Wesley Brouillard’s 15 points. Josh Leitzke chipped in 12 points to help Shiocton earn their first win in conference. Ethan Wiesner scored 12 points to lead Manawa.
Wild Rose 55, Tri-County 32
Clintonville 64, Waupaca 51
The Clintonville Truckers remain perfect on the season, thanks in part to lights out shooting from 3-point range. As a team, the Truckers shot 10-of-21 from deep, in particular Nathan Krueger hit 5-of-7 from downtown and shot 10-of-15 overall from the floor. Krueger finished with a game-high 27 points. While he says the 4-0 start is nice, his team doesn’t plan on easing off the gas.
“I feel that we’ve had a really good start, but it’s only a part of the way there,” said Krueger. “Obviously our goal for the year is to win regionals, make sectionals, and see how far of a tournament run we can make. I don’t want to say [this start] ease[s] the tension, I’m never going to ease the tension. We’re going to keep high-strung, push the ball, run everybody, and keep pushing as hard as we can for wins.”
While the shots were falling for Krueger tonight, he explains the team does a good job of feeding the hot hand, and the Clintonville offense can put points up in a number of ways.
“If a guy is having a good night, obviously we try and get him the ball,” said Krueger. “I mean Tyler [Peterman] has had some good nights, Sam [Wittman] has had some good nights, everyone has good nights, but if we’re not shooting the ball, our offense works the ball into the paint pretty well.”
Tyler Peterman also turned in a strong performance, scoring 22 points, including 8-of-11 from the free throw line. Sam Wittman also reached double figures with 11 points. The Truckers did a solid job on the defensive end as well, holding Waupaca to just 18-of-52 shooting. The Truckers also outrebounded the Comets 33-23 on the glass. That includes 12 offensive rebounds that led to 17 second chance points. Waupaca was led offensively by Brandon Wanty and Ryan Dayton, who both had 16 points.
Little Chute 67, Denmark 56
In a losing effort, Zane Short tallied 21 points, which led all scorers in the game. Brady Jens added 15 for the Vikings. Sophomore Noa Mueller’s 19 points led Little Chute in the victory.
Fox Valley Lutheran 69, Marinette 66
Jared Kraftzenk scored 17 points to pace the Foxes. FVL can thank their shooting at the charity stripe. They outscored the Marines 22-8 at the stripe.
Freedom 67, Oconto Falls 32
Freedom knocked down seven 3-pointers on their way to the North Eastern Conference win. The Irish led the Panthers 44-19 at the half. Charlie Jadin scored 16 points and Dwight Green poured in 15 to help the Irish pick up their first win in conference. Aaron Kurth led Oconto Falls with 12 points.
Kimberly 59, Appleton West 44
Danny Vanden Boom picked up 25 points, 18 of them coming in the second half, to help the Papermakers move by the the Terrors. Will Chevalier scored 19 to help Kimberly outscore West 39-25 in the second half and pull away for the win.
Oshkosh West 79, Hortonville 73
Ryan Krueger’s 34 points was not enough for Hortonville, losing by six to Oshkosh West. Krueger scored 25 of those points in the second half, thanks to cashing in eight 3-point buckets. Charlie Schabo also led the Polar Bears with 19 points in the loss. Oshkosh West responded to Krueger’s hot shooting by hitting 10 of their own.
Kaukauna 92, Neenah 72
Jordan McCabe drilled five 3-pointers on his way to a 26-point performance. The Ghosts also received 18 points from Eric Carl as they continue to roll early in the season. Mattheew Pavletich tied McCabe with a game-high 26 points for Neenah.
Oshkosh North 65, Fond Du Lac 54
Peshtigo at Coleman
Crivitz 60, St. Thomas 17
Three players paced Crivitz with double digit scoring numbers. Choloe Gwiszynski led the way with 13 points, while Talor Long and Sianna Guns tallied 10 each. Millie Benson led St. Thomas with eight of their 17 points.
Gillett 57, Oneida Nation 32
Taylor Yonker recorded 14 points, 12 coming from 3-point range to lead the Tigers past Oneida Nation. Erin Balthazor chipped in 12 points, while Willow Pecha added 10 for Gillett, a team now 3-0 in the M&O Conference.
Niagara 41, Lena 20
Sarah Nawn was the game’s leading scorer with 16 points for Niagara. Defense was the key in the second half for Niagara. They were able to hold Lena to only 7 points.
Wausaukee 43, Suring 39
Facing an eight point halftime deficit, Wausauke was able to outscore Suring by 12 in the second half to pull off the victory. Wausaukee improved to 4-0 in conference play, as Madelyn Schlies and Kaelyn Schlies each put up nine points for the Rangers. Wausaukee shot just 13-of-32 from the free throw line, but was still able to pull of the win.