Elmwood has one last chance to shake-up D-SC standings
Elmwood High School's boys' basketball team has one last shot to shake-up the Dunn-St. Croix Conference standings when they travel to Colfax Thursday to take on the first place Vikings.
Elmwood is in a three-way tie for second with fellow Pierce County D-SC members Spring Valley and Plum City all at 8-4. Colfax is 10-2.
Colfax has already gotten past Plum City and Spring Valley the past couple of weeks. If Elmwood can't stop the Vikings its hard to see how the teams in the bottom half of the league will be able to. Colfax closes their league schedule against Glenwood City, St. Croix Central and Mondovi.
In the teams' first meeting back in early January, the contest was almost even for three quarters except for one: a 22-9 second quarter in favor of the Vikes' which sent them on their way to a 71-57 win. The Vikings shot over 50 percent from the field in the ballgame and grabbed 29 rebounds. Their top two scorers, Lewis Mau and Tom Wahl, both scored over 20 points. Josh Pax had 21 for Elmwood but none one else had more than 10 points.
EHS head coach Chris Segerstrom says the Raiders need to play hard and strong team defense to win.
"We need to go full out out for 32 minutes and that means our reserves have to be ready to go and play the key minutes to rest our starters," EHS head coach Chris Segerstrom said. "In all of our big wins this season we've gotten important contributions from our bench and we'll need it again. We need to player tougher, harder and more aggressive defense to win up there."
Spring Valley and Plum City will keep abreast of the situation in Colfax and also concentrate on their match-ups this evening. SV hosts Boyceville while PC is at Glenwood City.
Colfax has edged their way back up into the rankings. The Wissports.net State Coaches Poll has them No. 13 in Division 4 as they have a 14-3 overall record. New Richmond dropped down two spots to No. 5 in Division 2 after taking a loss last week to Baldwin-Woodville, their first of the season.
Colfax's boys squad joins its girls team in the state poll as the Vikings hold down the No. 5 spot there in Division 4. Mondovi has moved up to No. 11 in Division 3.
Dunn-St. Croix Girls Basketball Leading Scorers (Top Five)
Josie Hayes, Elk Mound, 13.9 points per game; Cansis Bodsberg, Boyceville, 13.5 ppg.; Jenni Gust, Colfax, 12.6 ppg.; Kayla Kurtzhals, Elk Mound, 12.2, ppg.; Haley Froehlich, Mondovi, 11.2 ppg.
Dunn-St. Croix Girls Basketball Leading Rebounders (Top Five)
McKayla Brunner, Elmwood, 8.2 rebounds per game; Kayla Kurtzhals, Elk Mound, 7.2 rpg.; Cansis Bodsberg, Boyceville, 6.9 rpg; Nikki Brooks, St. Croix Central, 6.8 rpg.; Heather Von Holtum, Plum City, 6.6 rpg.
Dunn-St. Croix Girls Basketball Leading Assissts (Top Five)
Nikki Brooks, St. Croix Central, 3.4 assists per game; Christina McKune, Elmwood, 3.1 apg.; McKayla Brunner, Elmwood, 2.9 rpg.; Nicki Lindberg, Elk Mound, 2.7 apg.; Morgan Bloom, Mondovi, 2.5 apg.
Middle Border Girls Basketball Leading Scorers (Top Five)
Ashley Martell, Somerset, 17.4 points per game; Paige Garriga, Osceola, 17.4 ppg.; Kelly Stewart, Amery, 15.5 ppg.; Alyssa Krings, Prescott, 15.3 ppg.; Shannon Campbell, Ellsworth, 15.1 ppg.
Dunn-St. Croix Boys Basketball Leading Scorers (Top Five)
Tyler Kuehndorf, Glenwood City, 17.7 points per game; Chase Luebker, Plum City, 17.5 ppg.; Tom Wahl, Colfax, 15.9 ppg.; Josh Pax, Elmwood, 15.8 ppg.; Lewis Mau, Colfax, 14.6 ppg.
Dunn-St. Croix Boys Basketball Leading Rebounders (Top Five)
Andrew Strom, Elk Mound, 8.4 rebounds per game; Tom Wahl, Colfax, 7.8 rpg.; Kyler Goztman, Spring Valley, 7.6 rpg.; Marcus Mauer, Elk Mound, 6.9 rpg.; Ryan Reinhart, Elk Mound, 6.7 rpg.
Dunn-St. Croix Boys Basketball Leading Assissts (Top Five)
Josh Pax, Elmwood, 4.8 assist per game; Alex Gilles, Plum City, 3.9 apg.; Dylan Webster, Spring Valley, 3.6 apg.; Lewis Mau, Colfax, 3.6 apg.; Zach Ganschow, Mondovi, 3.0 apg.
Middle Border Boys Basketball Leading Scorers (Top Five)
Ryan Benoy, Baldwin-Woodville, 18.7 ppg.; Riley Kannel, New Richmond, 17.2 ppg.; Karl Stenerson, Prescott, 16.3 ppg.; Jake Weber, Durand, 16.0 ppg.; Robert Seiberlich, Osceola, 14.8 ppg.