Thunderbirds lose first two games
I-S boys to host Menominee Indian
By Holly Neumann
Scoring points has been a problem so far this season for the Iola-Scandinavia boys’ basketball team.
The Thunderbirds dropped their first two games of the season to Almond-Bancroft and Pittsville.
Almond-Bancroft handed the T-Birds a 52-36 loss Dec. 1 and Pittsville returned home Nov. 29 with a 30-16 win.
Almond-Bancroft 52, Iola-Scandinavia 36
Almond-Bancroft held the T-Birds to eight points in the first half.
The Eagles led 27-8 at halftime before Iola-Scandinavia outscored them 28-25 in the second half.
Jackson Fredy and Gavin Hoyord led the T-Birds with 11 points each, while Almond-Bancroft’s Ayden Phillips led all scorers with 20.
Pittsville 30, Iola-Scandinavia 16
The T-Birds trailed the Panthers 13-12 at halftime and Pittsville added to its lead with a 17-4 advantage in the second half.
Carter Melum led the T-Birds with six points, while Samuel Bowden led Pittsville with 15.
The T-Birds opened Central Wisconsin Conference-East play Dec. 6 on the road against Wittenberg-Birnamwood and will host Menominee Indian at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.