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Mauston's Joe Bauer scored 14 points to lead the way in the Golden Eagles' 53-46 win over conference foe Adams-Friendship.

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Mauston Golden Eagles 53, Adams-Friendship Green Devils 46

After building a 23-14 halftime lead, the Golden Eagles (6-5 overall, 3-1 South Central) held on for a seven-point win over Adams-Friendship (2-8, 1-3) in South Central Conference play Friday, Jan. 5 at Mauston High School.

Junior point guard Joe Bauer led the way for Mauston with 14 points, while sophomore guard Cade Hall and senior shooting guard Daniel Raabe chipped in an additional 10 points apiece. With the win, the Golden Eagles moved into sole possession of second place in the SCC standings, trailing only undefeated Wisconsin Dells (9-0, 4-0).

Necedah Cardinals 67, Alma Center Lincoln Hornets 31

Thanks in part to a game-high 20 points from senior guard Miles Saylor, the Cardinals (5-3) cruised to a 36-point victory over the Hornets (1-9) Thursday, Jan. 4 at Lincoln High School.

In addition to Saylor, senior guard Noah Waltemath finished the night with 16 points and sophomore guard Jaron Murphy chipped in another 10 points. For the Hornets, sophomore forward Ethan Breheim led the way with 12 points.

Royall Panthers 49, Westby Norsemen 41

A well-balanced offensive performance and solid defense helped lead the Panthers (6-1) past the Norsemen (2-9) in non-conference play Tuesday, Jan. 2 at Royall High School.

Senior forward Tristan Welchlin led the way for Royall with 11 points, the only Panthers player to finish in double figures. However, senior small forward Seth Brown finished with nine points and 14 rebounds, junior guard Dane Hyer scored nine points and senior guard Jaydyn Enzenbacher chipped in eight points. For Westby, junior Alex Gluch scored a game-high 17 points and junior Sam Strangstalien contributed 10 points.

Mauston Golden Eagles 56, Viroqua Blackhawks 34

The Golden Eagles kicked off 2018 by snapping their four-game losing streak with a convincing non-conference win over the Blackhawks (1-9) Tuesday, Jan. 2 at Viroqua High School.

Mauston sophomore guard Cade Hall led all scorers with 16 points. Junior point guard Joe Bauer added 10 points, while junior guard Trevor Gallagher and junior shooting guard Kyran Fitzgerald each finished with eight points. For Viroqua, junior guard Sam Jett led the way with 11 points.

Fennimore Golden Eagles 80, Wonewoc-Center Wolves 42

A well-rounded performance allowed the Golden Eagles (9-1) to blow past Wonewoc-Center (4-4) Thursday, Dec. 28 at Fennimore High School.

For Fennimore, senior guard Liam Kenney led all scorers with 21 points, junior guard Reid Larson added 20 points, sophomore guard Kellen Kenney finished with 12 points and senior forward Dakota Govier chipped in 10 points. Senior guard Joey Krueger led the Wolves with nine points, while sophomore small forward Dawson Miller, senior guard Noah Shore and junior small forward Kory Helm each added seven points apiece.

Ithaca Bulldogs 70, New Lisbon Rockets 63

The Rockets (2-7) dropped their seventh straight game in a seven-point loss to Ithaca (4-9) Thursday, Dec. 28 in the Cassville Holiday Tournament.

Despite the loss, junior guard Holden Rydmark dropped 29 points on the Bulldogs, including five 3-pointers. Junior guard Cody Haschke added another 18 points, while sophomore forward Coltin Zellmer and senior guard Zach Loew finished with nine and seven points, respectively.

Coulee Christian Eagles 71, New Lisbon Rockets 58

After falling behind by double digits in the first half, the Rockets couldn’t recover in a 13-point loss to the Eagles (6-8) Thursday, Dec. 28 in the Cassville Holiday Tournament.

Junior guard Cody Haschke recorded a double-double after finishing the night with a game-high 26 points, on 9 of 28 shooting from the field, and 11 rebounds. Junior guard Holden Rydmark added another 17 points for New Lisbon. Meanwhile for Coulee Christian, senior center Braeden Keeney led the way with 25 points and 18 rebounds for a double-double, senior guard Jesse Miller scored 23 points and senior guard Jordan Wilkins chipped in 15 points.