PESHTIGO — It wasn’t always pretty, but the Peshtigo boys basketball team survived a pesky Green Bay West team to pick up a 41-36 victory on Friday.

The Bulldogs took a three-point lead into halftime and outscored the Red Devils 17-15 in the second half to hang on for the win.

Breyden Demmith led Peshtigo with 12 points while Landon Lemke scored 10 and Cade Tackmier added nine. Green Bay West was paced by Jefferson Cooper-Holmes’ 20 points, Madison Padilla had 10 and Ticin Steele chipped in three.

Next up for the Bulldogs is a Packerland Conference match up against Sevastopol on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

GREEN BAY WEST (36) Holmes 20, Padilla 10, Steele 3, Eddins 2, Chandara 1; FTs: 2-4

PESHTIGO (41) Demmith 12, Lemke 10, Tackmier 9, Marquardt 6, Salem 4; FTs: 3-12.

Halftime score: Peshtigo 24, Green Bay West 21.

Gillett 77, STAA 55

MARINETTE — The Gillett boys basketball team pulled even with St. Thomas Aquinas Academy in the Marinette & Oconto Conference standings by defeating the Cavaliers 75-55 on Friday.

Both teams now stand at 3-6 in conference play. Gillett improved to 7-7 overall while STAA fell to 4-9.

A 23-point effort from Kaden Baxter was not enough to lift the Cavaliers as the Tigers registered four players in double-figure scoring, including 20 points from Derek Block and 19 from Logan Block.

Baxter put up 12 points in the first half while Ethan Block knocked down a pair of three-pointers to keep STAA close at halftime, trailing just 29-26. However, the Cavaliers could not match the Tigers in the second half where they were outscored 46-29.

Anthony Carroll added 16 points for Gillett, while Elisah Framnes finished with 14.

Ethan Russell scored 13 points for STAA, and Alex Powers added 10.

STAA returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Wausaukee. Gillett will host Phelps on Monday.

Gillett (75) — D. Block 20, L. Block 19, Carroll 16, Framnes 14, Herzog 6. FTs 10-17.

STAA (55) — Baxter 23, Russell 13, Powers 10, Knox 6, Braley 2, Hofer 1. FTs 7-10.

Halftime Score: Gillett 29, STAA 26.

Coleman 73, Niagara 34

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Coleman boys basketball team continued its undefeated run, improving to 11-0 overall with a 73-34 win at Niagara on Friday.

The Cougars remain atop the Marinette & Oconto Conference standings at 9-0. The Badgers fell to 3-9 overall and 1-8 in conference play.

Coleman spread the ball around in Friday’s convincing victory. Ten players scored in the game while four scored in double-figures.

The two teams combined to shoot 53 free throws. Coleman hit at a 66% (21-32) clip while Niagara was 62% (13-21) at the line.

Nick Teteak led the way for the Cougars with 20 points including 15 in the second half.

Cayden Bintz and Payton Nelson combined to score 23 of Coleman’s 36 first-half points as the Cougars ran out to a 36-22 lead at the intermission.

Both Bintz and Nelson finished with 14 points in the game. Tieg Sadowski added 10 points to the effort.

Niagara was led by Sladen Dunlap’s 16 points.

Coleman (73): Teteak 20, Nelson 14, Bintz 14, Sadowski 10, Nosgoviz 4, Pivonka 3, Olsen 2, Cops 2, Stank 2, Kuchta 2. FTs 21-32.

Niagara (34) — Dunlap 16, Schaefer 6, Lincoln 5, Bath 4, Carlson 3. Fts 13-21.

Halftime score: Coleman 36, Niagara 22.

Thursday’s Games:

Wrestling

OCONTO FALLS — In what was one of its closest contested wrestling matches all season, Coleman had its hands full, but fought off Oconto Falls en route to a 45-22 victory on Tuesday.

The Cougars earned six pin victories, led by Spencer Karban at 285 pounds over Elijah Zielinski; Karson Casper (138) over Trevor Schindel; Sam Kuchta defeating Weston Borkovec (145); Jon Bieber (182) over Jacob Kaminski; Shamus McLain, who defeated Jeremy Caldwell in the 195-pound weight class and Brody Zahn, who also earned a pin victory over Alec Halvorsen (220).

Chance Gruber also earned a win by a 3-2 decision over Jaden Ganter (120) while Tyler Blanchard won his 160-pound match in a 5-0 decision over Aidan Story.

Coleman continues to hold the No. 1 ranking in Division 3, ahead of second-ranked Fennimore.

Girls Basketball

Coleman 55, Suring 29

COLEMAN — Seeking revenge from its loss earlier in the season, Coleman came out firing and never looked back in an easy victory over Suring on Thursday.

The Cougars held a 25-11 lead at the half, led by 11 points by Hailey Ziemer and two 3-pointers by Cameron Compe.

Ziemer, who added six more points in the second half, led all scorers with 17 points for Coleman (3-11 overall, 2-8 in the M&O Conference). Compe added 11 and Mackenzie Champagne netted eight.

For Suring (5-9 overall, 3-6 in the M&O), Kylee Stelzer, Paige Krueger and Stephanie Huth all scored six points to led the way.

SURING (29) — Bubolz 2, Mahoney 5, Stelzer 6, Krueger 6, Huth 6, Smith 4; FTs: 7-18

COLEMAN (55) — Hoida 6, Bintz 7, Champagne 8, Ziemer 17, Zeitler 6, Compe 11; FTs: 13-24

Halftime score: Coleman 25, Suring 11