BOYS BASKETBALL: Gillett tops Lena, Shawano defeats Green Bay East

NEW Media Staff

Saturday, Feb. 10


Even when they’re not battling conference opponents, Bonduel finds the win column with its latest victory a 76-63 triumph over Valders.

Race Anvelink led the Bears with 20 points, followed by Ryan Westrich with 19 and Noah Weier with 11. Colin Margelofsky scored eight, Cade Johnson and Quinn Wesenberg each had seven, Owen Springborn scored three and Sam Roberts had one. Anvelink and Weier each knocked down three 3-pointers, while Margelofsky and Westrich each scored on two of them, and Johnson, Springborn and Wesenberg each collected one.

Westrich led his teammates with 12 rebounds, Johnson and Margelofsky each had six assists, Johnson and Weier had recorded two steals.

Bonduel, 20-1 overall, led 41-29 at the half. The second half was closer with Bonduel coming out on top 35-34.


The Wildcats were tamed by Florence, 81-45, in non-conference action. Gresham is 1-18 overall.


Now at 10-10 overall, Wittenberg-Birnamwood lost 73-37 to Xavier in non-conference action.

Xavier dominated the game, leading 46-16 at the half and winning the second half as well, 27-21.

Jett Rogowski led the Chargers with 13 points.

Friday, Feb. 9

Gillett pounds Lena

Gillett more than doubled up on Lena as every player from both teams scored in the Tigers’ 74-34 win over the Wildcats.

With a 39-22 lead at the break, Gillett continued cruising to the 40-point win with a 35-12 second-half performance.

Leading at the net for Gillett were Aydin Franti with 21 points, Ben Matczak with 20 and Jesse DeBauch with 17. Garrett Klein chipped in five, Thomas Carmody had four, Nathan Powell scored three, and Ryan Pensis and Tyler Slatky each had two.

For Lena, Caleb Schlosser led with 15 points, and Mason Belongia scored 13. Also scoring were Mason Spice with three, Tyler Shallow with two and Gonzolo del Val Arroyo with one.


Pulaski sits at an even 8-8 in the Fox River Classic Conference following its 61-57 loss to Ashwaubenon.

Colin Schultz led the Red Raiders with 22 points, including three 3-pointers. Dylan Dorn scored 10 points, and Dixon Holewinski scored eight with the help of a pair of triples.

Joseph Mijal led his team with eight rebounds, Bryce Wotruba had four assists, and Schultz grabbed four steals.


The Hawks improved to 5-7 in the Bay Conference following its 81-56 win over Green Bay East at home.

Logan Sipple led Shawano with 24 points, including a triple. Will Verkuilen added 16 points, including four 3-pointers, with Ryan Shanty and Crew Weisnicht each scoring 10. Anderson Schmidt’s nine points including a pair of triples.

Shanty led the Hawks with eight boards, with Jacob Rogers pulling down seven, and Sipple and Isaac Welander each getting six. Shanty was also the leader with five assists and four steals.

Shawano held a comfortable 35-19 lead at the end of the first half and outscored their guest 46-37 after the break.


Now with a three-game losing streak in the Marinette & Oconto Conference, Suring is 2-12 in league play following its 50-39 loss to Niagara.

Thursday, Feb. 8


Everyone on both teams scored in Bonduel’s 80-58 win over Manawa to maintain a perfect 12-0 record in the Central Wisconsin East Conference. The Bears are 19-1 overall.

Ryan Westrich led Bonduel with 20 points, with Race Anvelink right behind him with 18 points and Cade Johnson collecting 10. Another nine points were recorded by Noah Weier, with Quinn Wesenberg getting five, and Owen Springborn and Sam Roberts each scoring two.

The Bears held a 37-30 first-half lead and then added fuel in the second half with a 43-28 score.


Bowler is winless at 0-8 in the Central Wisconsin North Conference after its 53-41 loss to Northland Lutheran. Bowler is 1-18 overall.


Gresham lost 59-42 to White Lake in a Central Wisconsin North Conference matchup. The Lakers outscored the Wildcats in each half, 27-18 before the break and 32-24 after the break.


The Mustangs jumped out of the gate quickly against Rosholt and ran away with a 73-54 non-conference win.

Marion led 41-17 at the break, which was too much for Rosholt to come back against, even with the help of a 37-32 second half.

Marion is 13-8 overall.

Menominee Indian

Menominee Indian and Weyauwega-Fremont are at opposite ends of the Central Wisconsin East Conference, but you wouldn’t know that by the final score of their most recent game.

At 2-10 in conference play, and Weyauwega-Fremont at 9-3, the Warhawks barely scraped by for a 75-74 win.

Oconto Falls

Oconto Falls was run over by the Clintonville Truckers, 71-32, in a non-conference game.

Clintonville dominated the first half and went into halftime with a 41-8 lead. The Truckers manhandled the Panthers, 6-15 overall, in a 30-24 second half.


Wittenberg-Birnamwood eked out a three-point victory over Amherst in Central Wisconsin East Conference action.

The Chargers won 50-47 and improved to 7-5 in the conference and 10-9 overall.

“Had a 10-point lead with just over a minute to go and almost let it slip away,” coach Garrett Rogowski said. “I thought our guys played a solid game, probably the best defensive effort in the last four games we played.”

Tuesday, Feb. 6


A 64-37 loss to Oneida Nation marked Lena’s eighth consecutive Marinette & Oconto Conference loss.

Oneida Nation led by 10 at the intermission and doubled up on Lena, 34-17, in the second half for the 27-point win.

Lena, 1-11 in conference action, and 4-14 overall, was led by Mason Belongia with 11 points and Tyler Shallow with nine.


Pulaski’s 80-62 win over Fox River Classic Conference foe Green Bay Preble improved the Red Raiders’ mark to 8-7, placing them fifth out of 10 teams.


Shawano and New London may each have scored 26 points in the second half, but the Hawks’ 36-11 first-half deficit was the difference in their Bay Conference loss.

The 62-37 defeat dropped Shawano to 4-7 in league play and 6-13 overall.


Large deficits are often hard to overcome, and that proved to be the case for Suring.

The Eagles were behind Coleman 33-12 as the first half ended. Coleman would go on to claim the second half as well, 26-21.

The loss dropped Suring to 2-11 the Marinette & Oconto Conference and 4-15 overall.

Monday, Feb. 5


Gillett stayed competitive and close to Green Bay NEW Lutheran but couldn’t pull ahead as the Tigers lost 75-68 in the non-conference game.

Half of Gillett’s points were from Aydin Franti, who scored 34 points. Tyler Frank added 12. Also scoring were Ben Matczak with eight, Thomas Carmody with six, and Bradin Bjelland and Ryan Pensis, each with four.

Gillett was outscored 33-30 before the break and 42-38 after the break.

Menominee Indian

The Menominee Indian Eagles lost a non-conference game, 61-53, to the Wabeno/Laona Rebels. The Eagles dropped to 3-15 overall.

Oconto Falls

The Panthers earned their second North Eastern Conference win of the season in a 67-54 win over Denmark.

All seven Oconto Falls players scored, with Jameson Beaman leading the way with 22. JJ Pytleski scored 16, and Alex Haines had 12. Also scoring were Emerich Skarban with seven, Grayson Cahak with six, Evan Yuma with three and Chase Carriveau with one.

Beaman connected on four 3-pointers, with Pytleski getting three and Cahak hitting two. Beaman also hit on six free throws, with Haines and Pytleski each getting five.

Haines controlled the boards with his 16 rebounds. Carriveau helped out with five assists, and Haines also had a pair of steals.

Oconto Falls won both halves of the game, 28-19 before intermission and 39-35 after the break.

Oconto Falls is 2-12 in conference action and 6-14 overall.


The Chargers sit at an even 9-9 overall after losing 77-68 to Pacelli in a non-conference game.

“We got down early and played with a deficit for the remainder of the game,” coach Garrett Rogowski said.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood trailed 43-31 at the half, and even though they outscored their hosts 37-34 after the break, it wasn’t enough.

Jett Rogowski led the Chargers with 19 points. Keegan Schmid scored 12, while Marshall Fraaza and Hayden Miller each had 11. Nine of Miller’s points came from 3-point field goals.