High School Boys Basketball
Shawano 68, Seymour 61 (OT)
The Shawano Hawks rallied from 12 down early in the second half Tuesday night to knock off Seymour in overtime. Cole Nelson had ice in his veins, converting 9-of-10 free throws in the overtime period and 14-0f-18 on the night to seal the win for the Hawks. Nelson finished with a team-high 17 points. A.J. Kohl added 16, while Kaden Richards scored 15.
Leading the way for the Thunder was Nick Yeager, who had 20 points. Freshman Riley Murphy chipped in 11, as Seymour suffered their first loss in the Bay Conference, now falling to 2-1. Meanwhile, Shawano impoved to 2-1 in the Bay (3-5 overall) after picking up their third straight win, despite being held to 16 first half points.
“We’re a second half team, we always have been the last couple years, and I think you saw that tonight,” said Shawano head coach Dave Ambrosius. “That first half, it was not the prettiest thing in the world, but we found a way to grind it out. We found a way to stay in the ballgame against a very good basketball team here.”
That impressive second half included a 19-point outburst in overtime. Perhaps no bigger bucket in overtime was that of senior Josh Mueller.
“It just felt good,” said Mueller of the clutch basket. “I just let it go and when it went in I knew it was going to get rolling from there. It bumped the rest of the team up and it just went on from there.”
Seymour now turns to face first place West De Pere, while Shawano will be in action Saturday night at Sturgeon Bay in a non-conference matchup.
Green Bay East 53, Green Bay West 44
Menasha 61, New London 53
Kyle Wolf’s team-high 19 points were enough to push New London past Menasha. The Blue Jays received 21 points from Jacob Everson and 17 from Alex Zeinert.
Xavier 68, West De Pere 59
West De Pere dropped their first conference game after falling to undefeated Xavier at home. Tied at the half, Xavier outscored West De Pere 32-23 in the second half. Sam Ferris scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half. Hunter Plamann led the Hawks with 22 points.
Almond-Bancroft 96, Tigerton 40
Sheboygan North 77, Green Bay Southwest 74
Oshkosh North 61, Appleton East 43
Fond Du Lac 80, Appleton North 51
Neenah 59, Hortonville 40
Kimberly 66, Kaukauna 63
The No. 3 team in Division 1 remained perfect, after outlasting No. 3 in Division 2 Kaukauna on the road. The Papermakers improved to 7-0 overall and an impressive 4-0 start to the FVA season. Despite leading by 14 points in the first half, the win wouldn’t come easy, as the Kimberly defense seemingly had no answer for Jordan McCabe, who scored 46 points in the effort. McCabe showed just why he’s on his way to playing his college ball at West Virginia, by knocking down 11 total 3-pointers. With hopes of making a repeat trip to the state title game, Kaukauna has run into trouble, dropping three of their last five games, albeit it strong opponents. Will Chevalier paced Kimberly with 23 points, while Alec Rosner added 12. The Papermakers join Oshkosh North atop the FVA.
Appleton West 67, Oshkosh West 52
Pacelli 58, Omro 32
Amherst 72, Wild Rose 45
Gibraltar at Gresham- Postponed
Iola-Scandinavia 53, Rosholt 49
New Christian Home at Marion
Port Edwards at Westfield
Southern Door 79, Denmark 67
Marinette 74, Oconto 64
St. Thomas Aquinas 91, Stockbridge 90
Green Bay NEW Lutheran 76, Bonduel 66
High School Girls Basketball
Bay Port 49, Ashwaubenon 37
Meg Knutson and Natalie Draghicchio combined for 27 points for Bay Port on the way to the conference win. They improve to 6-1 in conference play.
De Pere 98, Sheboygan South 16
En route to the dominating Redbird performance, 14 players for De Pere found the scoring column. They were led by Lizzie Miller, who poured in 26 points.
Green Bay Southwest 60, Pulaski 56
Southwest was able to pull off the upset behind Jaddan Simmons’ 21 points. Pulaski falls to 4-2 in the FRCC. Emily Higgins led all scorers with 32 points and Madi Winter added 13.
Notre Dame 59, Sheboygan North 52
Lizzie Opichka scoredc 12 points for Notre Dame, who improved to 4-3 in FRCC play.
Green Bay Preble 47, Manitowoc Lincoln 39
Mariah Stahl and Alyssa Kott scored 15 points a piece to propel Preble past Lincoln.
Appleton North 60, Fond Du Lac 42
Appleton West 52, Oshkosh West 38
Kaukauna at Kimberly
Hortonville 80, Neenah 62
Appleton East at Oshkosh North
Crivitz 62, Coleman 37
Crivitz’s leading scorer was Chloe Gwiszynski, who had 17 points. Crivitz led by only two at the break before opening the game up in the second half.
Wausaukee 52, Gillett 46
Gillett didn’t have enough firepower to knock off undefeated Wausaukee, who moves to 8-0 on the year and 6-0 in conference.
St. Thomas Aquinas at Lena
Suring at Oneida Nation
Niagara at Peshtigo
Little Chute at Clintonville – Live on Frog Country
Denmark 58, Marinette 40
Ashley Leiterman scored 12 points and picked up nine boards in the Viking win. Jaden Laurent added 11 points.
Fox Valley Lutheran 53, Waupaca 21
Freedom 65, Luxemburg-Casco 44
The Irish pushed their lead to double figures in the second half and remained unbeaten in the North Eastern Conference. Makenna Haase had a game-high 21 points.
Wrightstown 52, Oconto Falls 19
Defense led the way for the Tigers, as they remain a perfect 6-0 in conference. Danielle Nennig scored 17 to pace Wrightstown, including four 3-pointers.
Shawano at Merill
Plymouth 78, Green Bay West 47
Roncalli 77, Xavier 59
Rosholt 37, Iola-Scandinavia 27
Amherst 64, Assumption 32
Laconia 47, Shiocton 41