After starting the season with a 2-3 record, the Reedsburg boys basketball team has since proven to be a formidable squad.
Coming off wins over Lodi and DeForest, the Beavers kept things going at the West Salem Tournament on Dec. 27-28 as they added two more wins to their streak, taking down Sparta and West Salem to become tournament champs.
Reedsburg started off the tournament with a 61-50 victory over Sparta. The Beavers put together an efficient offense, outscoring the Spartans 26-19 in the first half and 35-31 in the second to pull away. A total of nine players contributed for Reedsburg, but the one who stood out was Tyson Tully, who racked up 31 points after going 9-for-13 in field goals, hitting three 3-pointers along the way. The senior also led in rebounds with 10, and added three assists and three steals. Behind him was Ben Fuhrmann, who recorded eight points and four rebounds, while Will Fuhrmann added six points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals.
A day later, the Beavers brought home some hardware after defeating host West Salem in a 59-45 championship game. Once again, the Reedsburg jumped out to a successful start, leading 35-22 at halftime while holding the Panthers to 23 points in the second. Three players scored in double digits for the Beavers, with Tully leading the way with 18 points and four steals while Ben Fuhrmann had 17 points after hitting five 3-pointers. Carter Daniels meanwhile, added 10 points while Jacob Dregney and Will Fuhrmann combined for 11. Ben Fuhrmann, Matthew Kohlmeyer, Luke Rapisarda, and Daniels all had five rebounds apiece while Will Fuhrmann led in assists with five.
Reedsburg (6-3 overall, 1-3 Badger North) will look to improve its conference record on Jan. 4 when the Beavers host Badger North rival Baraboo.