Newman Catholic junior Mason Prey was a first-team selection on the WBCA Division 5 all-state boys basketball team. (File photo)

Wausau Pilot & Review

WAUSAU – The No. 1 seed Wausau Newman Catholic boys basketball team had little trouble with No. 16 seed Tri-County as it rolled to a 77-30 win in a WIAA Division 5 regional quarterfinal Tuesday night at Newman Catholic High School.

Newman cruised out to a 41-23 lead by halftime and finished off the win by limiting Tri-County to just seven points in the second half.

Mason Prey had 25 points and Isaac Seidel had 21 for the Cardinals, who improve to 18-7 this season.

Newman Catholic will host No. 9 seed Stevens Point Pacelli (13-12) in a regional semifinal Friday at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast live at zaleskisports.com.

Jairo Monry led Tri-County (1-16) with 12 points.

Cardinals 77, Penguins 30
Tri-County 23 7 – 30
Newman Catholic 41 36 – 77
TRI-COUNTY (30): Alfonso Rangel 0 0-0 0, Sam Raboin 0 0-0 0, Luis Garcia 2 0-0 5, Jairo Monry 5 1-5 12, Ben Truehl 0 2-2 2, Sam Zacherl 3 5-7 11, Dylan Garcia 0 0-0 0, Aaron Hicks 0 0-0 0, Isaac Ceballos 0 0-0 0. FG: 10. FT: 8-14. 3-pointers: 2 (L. Garcia 1, Monry 1). Fouls: 15. Fouled out: none. Record: 1-16.
NEWMAN CATHOLIC (77): Mason Prey 10 2-2 25, Jackson Pfender 3 0-0 8, Zongcha Lo 0 0-0 0, Aiden Spychalla 0 0-0 0, Conner Krach 1 0-2 2, Jacob Pfiffner 4 0-1 8, Wyatt Gasper 0 0-2 0, Matthew Hamilton 1 0-0 2, Owen Sullivan 0 2-2 2, Isaac Seidel 6 7-7 21, Eli Gustafson 1 0-0 2, Charlie Sheilds 3 0-0 7. FG: 29. FT: 11-16. 3-pointers: 8 (Prey 3, Pfender 2, Seidel 2, Sheilds 1). Fouls: 13. Fouled out: none. Record: 18-7.