T-Birds keep pace with leaders
Iola-Scandinavia girls top Menominee Indian
By Greg Seubert
Now that the high school basketball season is winding down, conference races are starting to heat up.
Take the girls’ race in the Central Wisconsin Conference-East, for example.
Bonduel entered this week in the driver’s seat with a 6-0 mark in CWC-East play, with Amherst a half-game behind at 6-1. Iola-Scandinavia has a 3-2 record, but kept pace with the Bears and Falcons Jan. 22 with a 48-24 home win over Menominee Indian.
The Thunderbirds also fell to Shiocton 37-32 Jan. 21.
Iola-Scandinavia 48, Menominee Indian 24
The T-Birds led 22-10 after one half before outscoring the Eagles 26-14 the rest of the way.
The Eagles held Iola-Scandinavia’s leading scorer, Emilie Briquelet, to four points in the first half, but she rebounded with 15 points in the second half to lead all scorers with 19. Jaelyn Sivertson also finished in double figures with 11 points.
Shiocton 37, Iola-Scandinavia 32
The T-Birds trailed 18-16 at halftime and the Chiefs added to their lead with a 19-16 advantage in the second half.
Makayla Much led the T-Birds with nine points, while Shiocton’s Emily Korth led all scorers with 17.
The T-Birds will head to Minocqua Thursday, Jan. 28, for a nonconference matchup with the Lakeland Thunderbirds. They will return to CWC-East play the following day with a home game against Wittenberg-Birnamwood.