NIAGARA — Lena overcame a slow first half to earn its first M&O Conference victory of the season by defeating Niagara 55-51 on Monday.

Niagara held a 28-22 lead at the half and looked in control until Colby Borchert found his touch.

Borchert torched the Badgers for 14 of his 24 points in the second half and helped lead the Wildcats to a 33-23 second-half advantage.

Ralph Comins added 11 points for Lena (1-2 overall, 1-2 in the M&O) and both Max Beyer and Colt Carroll scored six.

The Badgers (0-5 overall, 0-3 in the M&O), were led by Landen Kaldor with 17 points. Ethan Sweig finished with 11 and Tristan DeJardin chipped in 10.

Lena shot 16-38 from the field while Niagara only made 17 of its 60 attempts.

“We did not shoot the ball very well and our decision when to shoot needs to improve,” Niagara coach Jim Hoogland said. “We also have to pick up our defensive intensity. We did a nice job rebounding tonight.”

Wausaukee 61, St. Thomas Aquinas Academy 21

MARINETTE — Wausaukee nearly blanked STAA in the first half and used a balanced scoring attack to earn its second M&O Conference victory of the season on Monday.

The Rangers jumped out to a 33-4 lead at the half, led by 11 points from Christian Shigouri.

Improvement was made by the Cavaliers in the second half, as they were able to nearly stay pace and were only outscored 28-17.

Christian Shigouri led the Rangers (2-2 overall, 2-1 in the M&O), with 15 points. Brandon Shigouri had eight and both Tyler Gruszyski and Tristan Pollard scored seven.

STAA (0-4 overall, 0-3 in the M&O), was led by seven points apiece from Alex Powers and Griffin Knox.