Zach Finnegan scored 17 and Jared Gjertson added 14 to lead the Evergreens boys basketball team to a 54-36 Wisconsin Valley conference win over the Lumberjacks. John Rohr and Josh Nielsen each hit a 3-pointer to contribute to the win. Nielsen finished with 12 points.
Justin Strom was the leading scorer for East with 11 points.
“Everest is a difficult match-up for us because they are a very physical team. Our kids gave the effort, but DCE is a good physical basketball team, they definitely make it hard for you on the offensive end,” said Wausau East coach Jason Teske.
DCE(54): Zach Finnegan 17, John Rohr 8, Grant Van Grinsven 3, Josh Nielsen 12, Jared Gjertson 14.
Wausau East(36): Dylan Hamlin 1, Travis Waldvogel 3, Jase Meyer 3, Cole Nelson 4, Sean Wilson 2, Bryce Widmark 4, Adam Urmanski 3, Justin Strom 11, Conrad Felten 5.
3-Pointers: DCE(2): Nielsen, Rohr; Wausau East(3): Waldvogel, Meyer, Urmanski.
Medford 54, Mosinee 30
MEDFORD – Connor Baumann scored a career high 15 points and Darren Leonhard added nine to get the Raiders a win over Mosinee. Six different players from the Raiders hit at least one 3-point shot in the game: John Keefe, Baumann, Skyler Anderson, Taylor Dunlap, Colton Langiewicz and Leonhard all hit from beyond the arc.
“We had a lull for about two minutes early in the second half but we came out in the second half and outscored them 24-9 and that was the game. We just came out with great intensity in the second half. Our defensive intensity was there and we hit the boards really hard,” said Medford coach Ron Lien.
Medford(54): John Keefe 9, Colton Langiewicz 5, Connor Bauman 15, Skyler Anderson 3, Taylor Dunlap 6, Justin Yaron 2, Grant Anderson 5, Darren Leonhard 9.
Mosinee(30): Max Soderberg 3, Bradnon Piotrowski 9, Peter Maguire 2, Jay Ritger 2, Andy Maas 7, Aaron Maas 3, Joe Fochs 4.
3-Pointers: Mosinee(2): Andy Maas, Piotrowski. Medford(9): Keefe, Langiewicz, Baumann 2, Anderson, Dunlap, Leonhard 3.
Records: Medford: 14-2, 7-2 conference; Mosinee: 6-10 overall 3-5 conference.
ATHENS – Shane Coker poured in 23 points, but the Bluejays got off to a slow start scoring just two points in the first quarter that it couldn’t overcome in a battle for sole possession of second place in the Marawood Conference North Division.
Travis Judell led the Buccaneers with 24 points and Teague Shoup added 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
Prentice held a 16-2 lead after eight minutes and the Bluejays connected on just 3 of 20 3-pointers.
PRENTICE (59): Teague Shoup 12, Dalton Hawkins 4, Sam Hartmann 10, Josh Esterholm 5, Max Hartmann 2, Travis Judell 24, Isaac Isaacson 2.
ATHENS (49): Collin Ellenbecker 8, Lucas Weiks 3, Lane Tessmer 2, Connor Ellenbecker 5, Shane Coker 23, Matt Weise 3, Tony Thurs 5.
3-pointers: Prentice none; Athens 3, (Weiks, Con. Ellenbecker, Thurs).
Records: Prentice 10-6, 5-2 Marawood-North; Athens 12-5, 5-3 Marawood-North.
D.C. Everest 49, Wausau East 29
Lauren Anklam scored a game-high 16 points, as the Evergreens used a strong second half to pull away from the pesky Lumberjacks.
“We played a better second half and played to our abilities in the second half,” Everest coach Matt Bullis said. “We played more like the team we are in the second half and propel strong finish to the season.”
Vanessa Boorse led Wausau East with nine points.
D.C. EVEREST (49): Hannah Tipple 2, Ashton Rucinski 2, Hale Kroll 3, Kelsey Gilmore 2, Mali Theiss 3, Brianna Ziolkowski 7, Lauren Anklam 16, Makayla Pagel 9, Taylor Hodell 6.
WAUSAU EAST (29): Jorie Meyer 3, Paige Heinrich 3, Allyson Salzer 3, Vanessa Boorse 9, Olivia Zipperer 7, Hannah Euting 2.
3-pointers: DCE (Anklam 2, Ziolowski, Theiss); East 3, (Boorse, Zipperer 2).
Records: Everest 10-4, 5-2 WVC; East 2-13, 0-9 WVC.