Prep roundup: WVL clinches CWC-North title

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Feb. 27, 2020

MOSINEE– Wisconsin Valley Lutheran clinched at least a share of its first ever CWC-North title with a resounding 63-39 win over Tigerton.

WVL concludes the regular season with a 11-1 conference record and is 16-5 overall.

Manawa owned a 10-1 record in the CWC-North going into their contest against Gresham Community Thursday.  Results of that contest were not available at the time this was published.

WVL head coach Werner Gross said, “It’s a big accomplishment for our team to win a conference title. They’ve worked hard all year, and again showed great balance and teamwork.

“This means a lot not only for this year’s team but for all the players who have competed for this program in the 15 years of this school’s history.”

Cole Graff led the Wolves with 15 points and 11 rebounds.  Evan Graff chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds, while Ethan Mehlberg scored 13 points.

Tigerton got 18 points from Kaeden Miller and 11 points from Allen Jobe.

WVL will square off against Loyal on March 3 in WIAA regional action.

D.C. Everest 86, Rhinelander 70

WESTON– The Evergreens pulled out a victory against the Hodags, but it wasn’t easy.

Everest was down by as many as 14 points before racing ahead for good in the second half.

Ethan Ostrowski had 22 points to lead Everest, while Keaton Edwards added 20.

The Evergreens will square off against Wisconsin Rapids in WIAA regional action on March 6.

Auburndale 86, Newman 46

WAUSAU– The Cardinals concluded the regular season with a tough loss to the Apaches.

The Cardinals fall to 4-18 and will begin regional action against Port Edwards on March 3.

Meanwhile, Auburndale goes into playoff action with an 18-4 record and finishes second in the Marawood South behind Stratford.

Wausau West 72, Wisconsin Rapids 67

WAUSAU– The Warriors ended the regular season on a high note, knocking off Wisconsin Valley Conference rival Wisconsin Rapids.

Mitchell Zahurones led the Warriors with 26 points, Ben Stangel hit for 18 points and Amillion Buggs added 10.

Dylan Lisitza tickled the nets for 22 points to lead Rapids and Grant Flory added 21 points.

#17 seeded West will go into the playoffs facing #16 Appleton West on March 3.