CWS Sports Desk
January 18, 2019
Merrill– The Wausau East Lumberjacks overcame a six-point deficit at halftime and pushed Merrill to the brink, but ultimately fell by the final score of 77-74 on Friday night.
Gabe Krueger and Ryan LaCerte led Wausau East with 19 points each.
Krueger had 10 rebounds and made 7-8 free throw attempts. He hit 6-9 field goals.
Krueger had a three point attempt rim out at the buzzer that would have tied the game.
LaCerte was 6-10 from the floor and pulled down five rebounds.
Buchberger had 16 points for East; Forrest Kronberger added 14.
East is now 9-5 overall and 2-4 in the Valley, while Merrill improves to 5-1 in conference play and 11-3 overall.
East Scoring: Krueger 19, LaCerte 19, Buchberger 16, Kronberger 14, Kane 6
Merrill stats not provided.