January 3, 2020

WAUSAU– Wausau East and Wausau West renewed their rivalry in boys basketball on Friday night and the Lumberjacks came away with a 76-51 victory to even their Wisconsin Valley Conference record at 1-1.

It was a balanced offensive attack for East.  Gabe Krueger led the way with 22 points, while Jake Thome had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Five Wausau East players cracked into double figures.

Meanwhile, West, now 0-3 in conference play, got 24 points from Mitchell Zahurones.

West got off to a slow start, scoring just 13 points in the first half, while East netted 38 points in the opening frame.

The Warriors, 2-5 overall, look to rebound January 7 vs. Eau Claire North, while East (6-4 overall) will battle Rhinelander January 7.

D.C. Everest 48, Marshfield 42

WESTON– The Evergreens got 13 points from Alec Stuedemann to topple the Tigers and improve to 5-0 on the season.

Marshfield took a 25-22 lead into halftime, but came up with just 17 points in the second half.

The Tigers were led by Anthony Posteluk, who had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Addison Hill netted 11 points.

Cade Sivertson scored 10 for D.C. Everest.

Almond-Bancroft 55, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 32

MOSINEE– Wisconsin Valley Lutheran was outscored by Almond-Bancroft 25-17 in the first half and couldn’t recover in a 55-32 loss.

Evan Graff scored 13 points to pace WVL.  Ethan Mehlberg added nine points.

The Eagles got 19 points from Elijah Kollock and 11 points each from Matthew Lukas and Edward Penn.

Girls Basketball

Marshfield 54, D.C. Everest 46

MARSHFIELD– The Tigers got 15 points on 6-11 shooting from Danielle Minsaas to secure a Wisconsin Valley Conference victory over the Evergreens.

Joining Minsaas in double figures were Kaydee Johnson with 11 points and Quincy Lang, also with 11 points for the Tigers.

Marshfield jumped out to a 32-17 lead at halftime and never looked back.

No stats were provided for Everest.

Wausau West 74, Wausau East 62

WAUSAU– Wausau West improved to 6-4 with a big win over cross-town rival Wausau East.

No scoring stats were provided for Wausau West.

The Warriors now sit atop the Wisconsin Valley Conference with a 4-0 record.

East slips to 4-7 overall and 0-3 in conference play.

The Lumberjacks got 18 points from Elizabeth Boulanger, 10 points from Lillie Messman and nine from Kit Kronberger.

Boys Hockey

Marshfield 7, Merrill/Wausau East 0

MARSHFIELD– The Tigers put the clamps on the Bluejacks and cruised to a 7-0 victory.

Evan Weister picked up three goals and two assists to lead Marshfield.

Merrill/Wausau East falls to 1-6-1 overall and 0-4 in the WVC, while Marshfield improves to 6-4-1 overall and 2-1 in the Valley.