Last game wins for County D-SC squads
All three Pierce County Dunn-St. Croix boys basketball teams won their final regular season games last week.
Spring Valley was a 50-37 winner at Elk Mound Friday. Elmwood edged Boyceville at home 59-52, also Friday. And Plum City closed its regular season Saturday by thumping conference champion and No. 14 ranked Mondovi 69-51 at home as well.
If a season finale is at home, it's a chance to honor seniors in their last regular season home game. Elmwood's Steve Pax was so certainly honored as he pumped in 25 points to lead the Raiders past the Bullldogs.
Pax also had four assists and five steals. Teammate Kyle Krause finished with eight points while Josh Pax and Brett Bock both scored seven points.
Along with Steve Pax, Bock and Krause, other seniors honored were Ryan Bechel and Trenton Kendall.
Boyceville, 3-17 overall, had no players in double figures and were outscored 22-11 in the fourth quarter.
Spring Valley built up a 23-11 first quarter lead and 34-17 halftime lead on Elk Mound that led to eventual double digit victory.
Tyler Bosshart and Dylan Webster scored 11 and 10 points respectively for the Cardinals. Ted Anderson finished with nine points and Corey Blaedorn scored eight in a balanced scoring column that the Mounders, 9-11 overall, could not match.
Garrick Day and Jared Wieser both scored 10 points for EM.
Plum City had to move Friday's home game with Mondovi to Saturday, but it did not matter in the Blue Devils' thumping win over the Buffaloes, 17-3 overall.
PC outscored the 'Buffs 34-16 in the first half and simply played even with them from there.
Logan Radle again smoked the nets with his hot shooting. He led the Blue Devils with 26 points and teammates Ryan Flynn and Zach Gilles each had 12 points. Shawn Ingli finished with seven points. Mondovi's leading scorer was Hayden Schmitz with 14 points as PC's defense kept the Buffs' top scorers Josh Dregney and Austin Keys in check.
Besides Radle, Flynn and Gilles, other PC seniors in their last regular season home game were Cody Myer, Mike Kernstock and Tyler Hines.