HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
Shawano 66, Menasha 55
Shawano won its season-best fifth game in a row, and have won seven of their past eight, knocking off Menasha. The Hawks once again did it with defense, holding a conference opponent to 55 or less for the fourth consecutive time. Over the past eight games Shawano has held opponents to just 58 points per game. It was a balanced effort for Shawano scoring, with Kaden Richards leading the Hawks with 18 points. The hawks shot 58 percent from the floor, including a scorching 66 percent from 3-point range. The Hawks bench proved to be valuable again, contributing with 30 points. Shawano had 10 from Alex Mueller, Nick Gignon had a career-high eight, while Tyrell Hesse and Carter Weisnicht had seven points apiece. Jacob Everson had a game-high 23 points for Menahsa.
West De Pere 69, Green Bay West 51
Quinn Norton led the Phantoms with 14 points, while Tyler Schwartz had 13.
Xavier 91, Green Bay East 50
Will Schlicht scored 20 points for Xavier, while Cal Christensen added 18.
Seymour 69, New London 55
New London jumped out to a quick lead in the first half, which extended to 12 at one point midway through the game’s opening half, but it was the Seymour defense that ignited a run, and eventually propelled the Thunder to victory. In the closing minutes before halftime, Nik Yaeger was credited with three steals that sparked a 7-0 Thunder run to cut the halftime deficit to three. Seymour maintained momentum out of the break thanks to a stifling defensive performance and their zone pressure, which resulted in numerous Bulldog turnovers. Riley Murphy paced Seymour with a game-high 16 points, shooting 5-of-8 from beyond the arch. Four Thunder players reached double figures in scoring, including 12 points from Trent Blake, 11 from Rhett Driessen, and 10 from Nik Yaeger. Seymour as a team took advantage from the foul line, shooting 14-of-18. Trent Blake helped ice the game at the stripe, going 6-of-6 in the final minutes. Seymour also converted 9-of-18 from 3-point range. The Bulldogs were led by Brayden Kurth, who scored 13 points 5-of-9 shooting from the floor. Freshman Garrett Locy scored 11 in the first half, but was shutout from then on. Kyle Wolf also chipped in 11 points for the Bulldogs. With Green Bay East falling to Xavier, Seymour moves into sole possession of fourth place in the Bay with a 6-6 record. They face undefeated Xavier Friday night. New London drops to a fifth place tie with Green Bay East, who they’ll welcome in Friday night at home.
Pacelli 73, Iola-Scandinavia 63
Shiocton 95, Bonduel 53
Matthew Peterson had a game-high 20 points for Shiocton, who had seven players in double-figure scoring. Bonduel was led by Parker Bohm’s 11 points.
Wittenberg-Birnamwood 91, Manawa 42
Almond-Bancroft 71, Menominee Indian 59
Port Edwards 71, Marion 15
Rosholt 88, Bowler 62
Wild Rose 55, Tigerton 37
Bay Port 60, Ashwaubenon 49
Jack Plumb scored 17 points to lead Bay Port to a conference-best 15th win, and inch ever closer to a conference title. Ben Wittig registered a double-double for Ashwaubenon, with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
De Pere 77, Sheboygan South 50
The Redbirds only led by six at halftime, but outscored Sheboygan South 45-24 in the second half to cruise to the conference win. Isaac Hoffman had 18 points for De Pere.
Green Bay Southwest 61, Pulaski 53
It was a 10-0 run late from Green Bay Southwest that finished off the upset of the Red Raiders. Joe Statz poured in 21 points for the Trojans, who also received a 15-point effort from Will Pytleski. Wade Geenan had 17 points for Pulaski, who now trail FRCC-leading Bay Port by two games with three left to play.
Green Bay Preble 63, Manitowoc Lincoln 44
Ryan Bruss had 27 points, while Camden Wall scored 21 for Preble in the win.
Sheboygan North 68, Notre Dame 51
Zach Hasenstein led all scorers with 20 points for Sheboygan North, who connected on nine 3-point buckets as a team.
Appleton East 51, Oshkosh West 33
Neenah 72, Appleton North 53
Fond Du Lac 68, Kimberly 65
Oshkosh North 73, Kaukauna 54
Hortonville 66, Appleton West 63
Ryan Krueger and Charlie Schabo each had 28 points in the victory for Hortonville.
Oneida Nation 61, St. Thomas Aquinas 40
Suring 60, Coleman 40
Ryan Mahoney had 28 points for Suring.
Merill 73, Waupaca 57
Peshtigo 75, Oconto 69
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL
Iola-Scandinavia 40, Pacelli 30
Shiocton 56, Bonduel 50
Emily Sorenson had 15 points, while Hayley Sorenson had 14 in Bonduel’s loss. Their performances would be outdone by Madi Morack’s 17 points to lead Shiocton.
Wittenberg-Birnamwood 65, Manawa 12
Amherst 54, Weyauwega-Fremont 15
Almond-Bancroft 56, Menominee Indian 46
Rosholt 51, Bowler 49
Port Edwards 47, Marion 38
Tigerton 46, Wild Rose 45
Gresham 54, Tri-Country 47
Ashwaubenon 56, Green Bay Southwest 28
Autumn Schlader knocked down 17 for Ashwaubenon.
Wrightstown 63, Waupaca 34
Wrightstown clinched the North Eastern Conference with Tuesday night’s win and Freedom loss. Lexy Wolske led with 12 points and Danielle Nennig scored 11 for Wrightstown.
Little Chute 46, Freedom 45
Freedom faced a 10-point deficit at halftime and battled back, but ultimately could not overtake Little Chute. McKenna Haase poured in 17 points in the defeat.
Fox Valley Lutheran 43, Clintonville 21
Ellie Arendt led Clintonville with five points.
Luxemburg-Casco 62, Denmark 58
Jenna Jorgensen had 13 points for Luxemburg-Casco.
Marinette 55, Oconto Falls 30
Katelyn Kizinger scored 14 for Marinette.
Gillett 62, Crititz 46
Taylor Yonker had 22 for Gillett, while Faith Sorlie chipped in 12 for the Tigers.
Suring 41, Lena 36
Niagara 36, Oneida Nation 33
Peshtigo 60, Wausaukee 49
Appleton East 56, New London 39
The Bulldogs hung tough in the first half, but couldn’t keep up in the second. Meghan Besaw led new London with 11 points, while Leah Porath had eight. Lexie Schneider led the Lightning with 20 points.