ALGOMA, Wis. — A huge night from Cade Tackmier helped the Peshtigo boys basketball team improve to 8-4 in the Packerland Conference with a 70-55 road win over Algoma Thursday night.

Tackmier went 13-of-21 from the field (1-2 3-point line) and scored 28 points while racking up 12 rebounds (five offensive) to lift the Bulldogs to a much-needed conference win as they sit two games back of third place and three from second with four Packerland games remaining.

Landen Lemke also had a big game for Peshtigo as he finished with 19 points (7-11) with five rebounds, three steals and three 3-pointers. As a team, the Bulldogs shot 29-61 (47 percent) from the field and outrebounded Algoma 45-29 while pulling down 13 offensive rebounds led by Tackmier’s five and Breyden Demmith’s four.

Defensively, Peshtigo (12-5 overall, 8-4 Packerland) held Algoma (2-15, 0-13) to a cold-shooting night from the floor as they shot 34 percent (18-52) and suffocated the Wolves’ leading scorer, Carter Zimmerman (16.6 points per game) to eight points on 3-of-17 shooting. Trevor Nell led Algoma with 10 points and Owen Robertson had eight.

Peshtigo hosts Gibraltar (4-13,3-9) on Tuesday and travels to league-leading Kewaunee (15-3, 11-1) on Friday.

PESHTIGO (70) — Tackmier 28, Lemke 19, Bauman 6, Davis 6, Cuyler 3, McMahon 3, Reihwinkel 3, Demmith 2. FTs: 6-16.

ALGOMA (55) — Nell 10, Robertson 8, Zimmerman 8, Peronto 7, Ritchie 6, Vardon 6, B. Robertson 5, Schoening 3. FTs: 12-18.

Halftime score: Peshtigo 33, Algoma 24

COLEMAN — The Coleman boys basketball team had no issues getting past Florence on Thursday night as the Cougars easily won the non-conference game 83-49 on their home floor.

Three Cougars scored in double-figures, with Cayden Bintz leading the way with 19 points. Payton Nelson (18) and Nick Teteak (13) also found their way into double-digits, and Teig Sadowski (8) and Simon Maedke (7) were knocking on the door.

Florence also had three players in double figures as Riley Hixon (18), Evan Johnson (12) and Kaden Schuls (10) had hot hands, but Coleman had more support from its other players as they coasted to the easy win.

Coleman (17-1 overall, 12-1 M&O) host Bonduel on Monday.

FLORENCE (49) — Hixon 18, Johnson 12, Schuls 10, Stoltz 5, Boettcher 3, Milan 1. FTs: 8-13.

COLEMAN (83) — Bintz 19, Nelson 18, Teteak 13, Sadowski 8, Maedke 7, Cops 5, Zeitler 4, Pivonka 3, Zablocki 2, Styczynski 2, Stank 2. FTs: 5-9.

Halftime score: Coleman 47, Florence 20

NIAGARA — The Niagara girls basketball team got 16 points from Alyssa Cretton and 12 from Cassandra Gill and that was enough to down Wasaukee 47-32 on Thursday night in a Marinette & Oconto Conference showdown.

Madelyn Schlies scored 12 for Wausaukee and Kaelyn Schlies added eight, but just three field goals in the first half allowed Niagara to take a 21-15 halftime lead and it built from there in the second half.

Niagara (12-8 overall, 8-6 M&O) travel to STAA on Tuesday while Wausaukee (13-7, 8-7) host Wabeno/Laona the same day.

WAUSAUKEE (32) — M. Schlies 12, K. Schiles 8, Versaskas 6, Murray 5, Schroeder 1. FTs: 11-22.

NIAGARA (47) — Cretton 16, Gill 12, Racine 8, Oratch 5, Maki 4, Dunkes 2. FTs: 13-28.

Halftime score: Niagara 21, Wausaukee 15