Dec. 20, 2019
WAUSAU – D.C. Everest and Wausau West played an instant classic in a bid to pick up a Wisconsin Valley Conference girls basketball win Friday night.
In a battle of early Valley unbeatens, West managed to keep its perfect conference mark intact with a hard-fought 78-77 overtime win over the Evergreens.
Kiley Deaton led the Warriors with 22 points, while Grace Michalske added 15 and Anna Cunningham netted 12.
The Warriors sit at 3-0 in the WVC and 4-3 overall while DCE falls to 1-1 in the conference play and 2-7 on the season.
Wausau East 69, Antigo 48
WAUSAU – Abby Thompson collected 20 points and Elizabeth Boulanger chipped in with 10 points and the Lumberjacks cruised to a easy nonconference victory over the Red Robins.
Every East player on the roster scored at least one point to snap a three-game losing streak and improve to 4-5 on the season.
Newman Catholic 66, Abbotsford 32
ABBOTSFORD – The Cardinals had no trouble taking care of business in a nonconference road matchup with the Falcons. Newman Catholic boosted its record to 8-2 with the win.
Newman Catholic 69, Abbotsford 64
ABBOTSFORD – The central Wisconsin area boys basketball scene is quickly being introduced to a rising prospect.
Cardinals’ freshman Mason Prey continued to make his presence felt with a game-high 26 points, including several game-clinching free throws down the stretch, to pace Newman Catholic to a gutsy road victory over the Falcons.
“I’m so proud of this team. We lead from start to finish on the road in a hostile environment,” Newman Catholic coach Daniel Garrett Jr. said. “We are a very young team and we responded to every run Abbotsford made.”
Charlie McCarty helped out with 15 points and a strong defensive performance.
Joe Zeimetz and Isaac Seidel each contributed eight points. Thomas Bates helped out with five points and 10 rebounds and Jacob Pfifner had seven points.
The second straight win leaves the Cardinals with a modest two-game winning streack entering the holiday break.
Newman Catholic 26 43 – 69
Abbotsford 23 41 – 64
D.C. Everest 82, Wausau West 60
WAUSAU – Alec Stuedemann poured in 18 points and the Evergreens remained perfect heading onto the holiday break with a lopsided win over the host Warriors in WVC play.
Bryan Halambeck chipped in with 13 points and Ethan Ostrowski had 11 points as DCE was never seriously threatened from start to finish.
The Evergreens are off to a 4-0 start.
Storm 2, Fusion 0
BALDWIN – Goalie Katrina Fredrickson stopped all 13 shots she faced and Central Wisconsin recorded a shutout win over Saint Croix Valley.
Kassidy Oliva and Audrey Ladewig found the back of the net for the Storm (7-1-1) in the second period to account for all the scoring Fredrickson would need.
Sydney Seeley was credited with 32 saves for the Fusion.
D.C. Everest 6, Aquinas/Holmen 2
ONALASKA – Alec Kyseley and Colby Schmitt each picked up a pair of goals and Jacob Jakusz collected four assists to power the Evergreens to an easy win over the Avalanche.
Grant Oertel and Davis Hackbarth also tallied goals for DCE to back goalie Jared Kazmierczak who stopped 10 shots.