Regional boys basketball games begin tonightRegional boys basketball tournaments begin this evening with three Pierce County teams in action.
Regional boys basketball tournaments begin this evening with three Pierce County teams in action.
Ellsworth (12-9 overall) will host its first regional game in over a decade when they play Durand (7-15). The Panthers have beaten their Highway 10 rivals twice this season and to do so again they must make sure to keep in check the Panthers' leading scorer, sophomore Jake Weber. The winner plays at Altoona (18-4) the No. 1 in the seed in the WIAA Division 3 New Richmond Regional
Elmwood may well have the winning record (14-8) but they're still a No. 5 seed and have to travel to Chippewa Falls McDonell (9-13). The Macks are seeded higher because it is believed they play a tougher schedule and tougher league. This is contest to find out if that's true. McDonell has three players in double figures in scoring led by Joe Teisen at 13.5 points per game.
The Division 5 regional Elmwood plays is considered a tough one, and Plum City (12-9 overall) is in it as well along with No. 7 ranked Gilmanton (18-2), the No. 1 seed. Plum City, which tied for third in the Dunn-St. Croix along with Elmwood, begins tournament play with a first-round game at home vs. Alma-Pepin (5-15). PC defeated Alma-Pepin earlier in the season but only by a 48-46 score.
Both Prescott (12-9) and Spring Valley (16-6) are second seeds in their respective regional tournaments and have first round byes. They will play in the semifinals on Friday.
Dunn-St. Crox Boys Leading Scorers (final)
Tyler Kuehndorf, Glenwood City, 17.7 points per game; Tom Wahl, Colfax, 17.5 ppg.; Chase Luebker, Plum City, 17.1 ppg.; Josh Pax, 15.4 ppg.; Lewis Mau, 14.5 ppg.
Dunn-St. Crox Boys Leading Rebounders (final)
Tom Wahl, Colfax 8.3 rebounds per game; Andrew Strom, Elk Mound, 8.1 rpg.; Nick Neuske, Glenwood City, 7.7 rpg; Kyler Gotzman, Spring Valley; 7.7 rpg; Lewis Mau,6.9 ppg.
Dunn-St. Crox Boys Leading Assists (final)
Josh Pax, Elmwood, 4.5 assists per game; Lewis Mau, Colfax, 4.1 rpg.; Alex Gilles, Plum City, 3.8; Dylan Webster, 3.7 rpg.; Spring Valley; Aaron Johnson, St. Croix Central, 2.7
Middle Border Conference Leading Scorers (final)
Ryan Benoy, Baldwin-Woodville, 18.5 ppg.; Riley Kannel, New Richmond, 17 ppg.; Jake Weber, Durand, 16.2 ppg.; Karl Stenerson, Prescott, 16 ppg.; Robert Seiberlich, Osceola, 15.2 ppg.