High school sports highlights: Jan. 20-26

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Times Herald Staff


Gillett 94, St. Thomas Aquinas Academy 30

The Tigers made things look easy in a Marinette & Oconto Conference rout of St. Thomas Aquinas Academy on Jan. 26. Gillett took a commanding lead behind a 57-point first half.

Cole Long led the outburst for Gillett by scoring 31 points. Logan Krause added 28 points, while Wyatt Herzog and Jack Baer each chipped in 10 points.

Long also recorded 10 rebounds and four blocks, while Krause dished out six assists. Anthony Carroll pulled down eight rebounds, had four steals and blocked three shots.

Lena 55, Niagara 38

The Wildcats scored 33 second half points to top the Badgers in M&O play on Jan. 25.

Colby Borchert led Lena, scoring 17 points. Max Beyer added 10 points, while Logan Shallow scored nine.

Coleman 46, Suring 45

The Eagles suffered a heartbreaking one-point loss to the Cougars in a M&O thriller on Jan. 25.

Caleb Lally scored 16 points for Suring in the loss. Mitchell Stegeman hit all three of the team’s 3-pointers and finished with 15 points.

Dequez Sepulveda contributed 11 points and had seven rebounds for the Eagles.

Freedom 69, Oconto Falls 56

The Panthers could not overcome a slow start to the game in a North Eastern Conference loss to the Irish on Jan. 25. Oconto Falls trailed 31-16 at halftime.

Mitchell Manns paced Oconto Falls by scoring 14 points, while Jo Schoen added 13 points. Connor Peetz chipped in nine points on a trio of 3-pointers.

Manns also had five rebounds, while Dylan Nelson dished out three assists.

Oneida Nation 71, Gillett 57

The Tigers could not overcome a 16-point halftime deficit in M&O action against the Thunderhawks on Jan. 25.

Cole Long scored 24 points for Gillett, while Logan Krause and Logan Block provided 12 and 10 points, respectively. Bo Krueger chipped in seven points.

Long also recorded 10 rebounds and three assists. Krause had five assists and five rebounds, while Anthony Carroll totaled eight rebounds, four blocks and three assists.


Oneida Nation 61, Suring 41

The Eagles dropped a M&O battle to the Thunderhawks on Jan. 26.

Paige Krueger scored 15 points to pace Suring. Kylee Stelzer chipped in 11 points.

Sevastopol 57, Lena 41

The Wildcats were outscored by 13 points in the second half of a nonconference loss to the Pioneers on Jan. 25.

Meckenna Portier posted a double-double for Lena in the loss, scoring 17 points and grabbing 18 rebounds. She also blocked three shots and had three steals.

Madysen Herald totaled 10 points and seven boards, while Alayna Peterson finished with four rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Suring 46, St. Thomas Aquinas Academy 40

The Eagles outscored St. Thomas Aquinas Academy by seven in the second half to claim a M&O contest on Jan. 25.

Kylee Stelzer scored 13 points for Suring in the win. Ryann Wagner added eight points.

Paige Krueger tallied seven points, while Wylee Van Bellinger chipped in six.

Wrightstown 63, Oconto Falls 51

The Panthers could not overcome a 17-point halftime deficit in a NEC loss to the Tigers on Jan. 24.

Morgan Helmle led Oconto Falls by scoring 10 points on the night. Kaelyn Allen added nine points, while Sammy Shallow tallied eight.

Wausaukee 60, Gillett 44

The Tigers could not hang with the M&O-leading Rangers on Jan. 24. Gillett was outscored 40-21 in the first half.

Aubrey DeBauch recorded 22 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks, four steals and four assists to lead Gillett.

Macy Franti scored seven points for the Tigers, while Camryn Long added six points and grabbed six rebounds. Brianna DeBauch also totaled six boards.

Coleman 36, Lena 20

The Wildcats fell short in a low-scoring M&O contest against the Cougars on Jan. 24. Just four Lena players scored in the contest.

Meckenna Portier led the team after tallying eight points, 15 rebounds, five steals and three blocks. Kennedy Marquardt had six points and six rebounds.

Lena was held to just nine first half points, trailing by 10 going into halftime.

Gillett 53, Oneida Nation 42

The Tigers scored a key M&O road victory over the Thunderhawks on Jan. 21, outscoring the hosts by seven in the second half to come away with the win.

Aubrey DeBauch produced a monster game to lead Gillett, scoring 29 points and grabbing 18 rebounds. She also blocked three shots.

Karissa Schaal contributed 11 points, grabbed six rebounds, assisted on five baskets and stole three passes for the Tigers. Camryn Long chipped in eight points while also blocking three shots.

Suring 65, Coleman 49

The Eagles took down the Cougars in M&O action on Jan. 21. Suring scored 34 second half points while holding Coleman to 22 to pull away.

Wylee Van Bellinger led a balanced Suring offensive attack with 17 points. Kylee Stelzer and Paige Krueger also scored in double figures, tallying 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Ryann Wagner chipped in seven points, while Linzy Runge and Angel Griffin each provided six points.

Niagara 60, Lena 38

The Wildcats dropped a M&O matchup to the Badgers on Jan. 21. Lena trailed 38-21 at halftime.

Madysen Herald led Lena with 14 points. No other Wildcat scored over five points.

Alayna Peterson finished the game with five assists and five steals. Jordyn Dolata recorded four assists.

Menominee (Mich.) 57, Oconto Falls 54 (OT)

The Panthers fell just short in overtime of a nonconference game against Menominee, Michigan on Jan. 21.

Oconto Falls rallied from a three-point halftime deficit to tie the game at 47 heading into overtime, where the Panthers were outscored 10-7.


Lemens, Zahn place third in Sturgeon Bay

Sam Lemens and Brody Zahn finish third in their respective weight classes to lead the Gillett/Suring co-op at the Dirk Sorenson Door County Classic at Sturgeon Bay High School on Jan. 26

After a bye, Lemens split a pair of decisions before earning a 5-3 decision win in the third place match of the 138-pound weight class.

Zahn also started the day receiving a bye. He pinned his first opponent in the 220 class before dropping his second match by pin. Zahn captured third place with an 11-1 major decision victory.

Mike VanDenElzen (170) dropped a pair of tight decisions on the day and did not place.

Lena/STAA 30, Florence/Niagara 18

The Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Academy co-op knocked off the Florence/Niagara co-op on Jan. 24.

Richard Fieck picked up a win by pin at the 285-pound weight class for Lena/STAA.

Kevin Chang (120), Alex DeCoursin (132), Cody Dellise (152) and Kiko Cajigas (160) all were winners by forfeit.