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T-Birds win at home

Iola-Scandy defeats Manawa

By Holly Neumann

After losing by one point to Westfield earlier in the week, the Iola-Scandinavia Thunderbirds got their first win of the season beating the Manawa Wolves 95-78 at home on Friday night.

I-S took the lead early in the game and outscored the Wolves 52-30 in the first half.

Connor Kurki poured in 16 of his game high 26 points during that period and Charlie Stockwell added 12 more for the T-Birds.

The Wolves came on strong in the second half and out-scored I-S 48-43. Josh Griesbach led the charge, sinking six 3-point shots and scoring 23 points.

Manawa could not overcome the deficit and the T-Birds came away with the win.

Topping the scoring for Manawa was Griesbach with 29 points, followed by Jeven Sachtjen with 11.

Kurki ended the game with 26 points for I-S, followed by Justin Sivertson with 18 and Stockwell with 16.

Both teams will be back in action next week. Manawa will take on Shiocton on Monday, Dec. 4 at home and Iola-Scandinavia will host Antigo on Tuesday, Dec. 5.


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