Kewaunee rebounds with win over Valders
By Josh Staloch
KEWAUNEE – The Storm responded to last Friday night’s loss to Bonduel by beating up on the Vikings at home 88-71.
“We came out and spread the ball around, we were patient on offense and let things develop, kept things moving,” said Kewaunee head coach Matt Bosdeck, whose team improved to 11-5 overall with the win while holding steady in second place in the Packerland Conference at 8-1. “We weren’t standing around, watching the guy with the ball, we were moving away from the ball, cutting to where we needed to be cutting to.”
The Storm lost their lead at one point late in the first half as the Vikings went up 26-23 but a score off of an offensive rebound by Braxton Riha, followed by a stop on defense and then a nice pull-up jumper by Thomas Stangel saw the home team reclaim the lead.
Kewaunee came out of the halftime break swinging, with Riha scoring on a bank shot from the post before Stangell turned in three points with a tough drive and a trip to the free throw line, off an assist from Riha, to make it 39-33 before the first 90 seconds of the second half had expired.
Stangel would finish with a game-high 35 points to go along with six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Riha had 26 points, 11 boards, six assists and a block while teammate Avery Jerabek scored 14 points to go along with two steals, two assists and a rebound.
Storm defeated by Bears
KEWAUNEE – The Kewaunee boys lost a high-scoring, non-conference game at home on Friday, Jan. 26 as the Bonduel Bears handed them a 101-75 defeat.
For Kewaunee, down only six at halftime before getting outscored by 20 in the second half, Braxton Riha finished with 17 points, six boards, five assists and a block. Thomas Stangel also scored 17 points, along with four rebounds, four assists and a steal. Christopher Cullen added 11 points, four steals, two assists and four rebounds.
Wolves fall to Eagles
ALGOMA – The Wolves got another big game from Parker Lischka but came out on the wrong side of a 60-51 final score against Oneida Nation on Thursday, Jan. 25.
Lischka led all scorers with 27 points and had seven boards, three steals and four blocks while Chase Romdenne finished with 10 points and Cody Kirchman totaled 10 rebounds.
Algoma comes alive in second half to beat Oconto
OCONTO – The Algoma boys shrugged off a loss to Oneida Nation earlier in the week by taking care of the Blue Devils in Oconto, 60-57.
The Wolves had to overcome a 32-23 halftime deficit on their way to this win, which they did by outscoring the Blue Devils 37-25 in the game’s second half.
Parker Lischka had 21 points to lead the Wolves, followed by 15 from Chase Romdenne and 3 from Cody Kirchman.
Wolves rout Pioneers
SEVASTOPOL – Algoma had little trouble dispatching the Pioneers on Monday, Jan. 29, picking up a 78-42 win to move to third place in the Packerland Conference with a 7-4 mark, a game ahead of Oconto at 6-4.
In the win, Algoma’s third in a row, Parker Lischka had his way with the Pioneers defense, turning in 35 points. Cody Kirchman added 13 and Carson Leist added seven.
L-C falls behind early in loss to Wrightstown
LUXEMBURG – The Spartans found themselves down 31-19 at the break on Friday, Jan. 26 against the Tigers and were unable to recover as they lost the North Eastern Conference matchup 70-49.
Landon Derenne led L-C with 12 points, followed by 11 each from Jacob Coisman and Mason Trimberger.
Spartans can’t keep up with Southern Door
LUXEMBURG – Luxemburg-Casco had trouble getting its offense going against Southern Door in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday, Jan. 30 that saw the Spartans fall 82-48.
JD Glampe, Braeden Schley and Mason Trimberger each scored eight in the loss.