Prep roundup: DCE leaves no doubt in battle for first place with Marshfield

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Feb. 7, 2020

BOYS BASKETBALL

D.C. Everest 74, Marshfield 50

MARSHFIELD– There’s a new sheriff in the Wisconsin Valley Conference after D.C. Everest won in convincing fashion over Marshfield on Friday night.

Everest is now 7-2 and atop the standings in conference play, while Marshfield falls to 6-3.

Everest was led by Bryan Halambeck with 23 points.  He was 8-11 from the floor.  Alec Stuedemann scored 20 points for the Evergreens, including a 4-5 performance from three point range.

Stuedemann also grabbed six rebounds.

Meanwhile, Marshfield was led by Anthony Posteluk’s 15 points.

Joey Goettl added 12 points for the Tigers.

Wausau East 59, Wausau West 54

WAUSAU – Whenever the crosstown rival Lumberjacks and Warriors get together chances are the outcome will come down to the wire, and their latest matchup was no different.

In the end, East made more plays down the stretch to slip past the Warriors in a Wisconsin Valley Conference contest.

Ben Cayley paced the Lumberjacks with 18 points. Gabe Krueger chipped in with 11 for the Lumberjacks, who improve to 3-6 in the Valley.

Max Helke finished with a game-high 20 points to lead West. Jacob Rapp added 13 points for the Warriors, who fell to 0-9 in WVC play.

WVL 53, Marion 45

MOSINEE– Wisconsin Valley Lutheran pulled out a hard fought victory over Marion be hind a 30-point effort from Evan Graff.  Graff hit five three pointers in the game.

Meanwhile WVL’s Cole Graff scored eight points and Christian Johnson added seven.

Branden Beechy led Marion with 16 points, while teammate Ethan Tischauser had 11.

The game was tied 29-29 at halftime before WVL pulled ahead for the win.

Rib Lake 66, Newman 55

WAUSAU– Newman capped off a busy week with a tough loss to Rib Lake.

“It was a great game with a playoff like atmosphere,” said Newman coach Dan Garrett. “We played well, but Rib Lake was a little better tonight. They were more aggressive to the basket and shot more free throws than us.”

Isaac Seidel led Newman with 17 points, including five three pointers.

Mason Prey added 11 points for the Cardinals.

“I thought we held our own against one of the best teams in our sectional and really went basket for basket with them most of the game,” Garrett said. “With such a young team, we will learn from this and be better next time.”

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wausau West 65, Wausau East 59

WAUSAU – It wasn’t easy but the Warriors stayed in the hunt for the Wisconsin Valley Conference title by grinding out a win over the rival Lumberjacks.

Anna Cunningham and Kiley Deaton shared team scoring honors for West with 21 points apiece.

The win leaves the Warriors 10-9 overall and 7-3 in the WVC in its bid to chase down Marshfield and SPASH.

Abby Thompson topped the Lumberjacks in scoring with 20 points. Maddy Krueger chipped in with 17 as East dropped to 0-9 in the conference.