SURING — The St. Thomas Aquinas Academy boys basketball team’s season ended in its WIAA Division 5 regional opener on Tuesday as the Cavaliers fell to Suring 61-38.

Bryce Losurdo and Dequez Sepulveda scored eight points each in the first half to help Suring out to a 30-15 halftime advantage.

In the second half, STAA’s Kadin Baxter dropped in 16 of his game-high 21 points but no other Cavalier broke double-digits as Alex Powers was the second leading-scorer with seven.

Suring will now travel to Gibraltar on Friday for the regional semifinals.

STAA (38) — Baxter 21, Powers 7, Russell 4, Cyr-Smith 4, Knox 2. FTs: 7-12.

SURING (61) — Geniesse 13, Losurdo 11, Breed 9, Sepulveda 8, Haak 7, Hischke 6, Fredenburgh 2, McVeigh 2, Taylor 2. FTs: 4-6.

Halftime score: Suring 30, STAA 15

COLEMAN — Cayden Bintz poured in a game-high 24 points and Payton Nelson added 16 as the No. 5 seed Coleman Cougars snuck by No. 12 seed St. Mary’s Catholic 65-59 in overtime in Tuesday night’s WIAA Division 4 regional opener.

The Cougars fought back from a 27-20 halftime deficit to tie the game at 55 heading into OT where Coleman outscored SMC 10-4.

Cole Uhlenbrauck led SMC with 17 points and Max Griffith added 12.

Coleman will now travel to Winnebago Lutheran on Friday for a 7 p.m. tip to see who will move on to the regional finals.

ST. MARY CATHOLIC (59) — Uhlenbrauck 17, Griffith 12, Vosters 9, Connolly 7, D. Griffith 6, Peters 3, Fields 3, Groebner 2. FTs: 18-27.

COLEMAN (65) — Bintz 24, Nelson 16, Teteak 9, Sadowski 6, Zeitler 4, Nosgovitz 3, Maedke 3. FTs: 10-16.

Halftime score: St. Mary’s Catholic 27, Coleman 20

WAUSAUKEE — The Wausaukee boys basketball team used a big first half to secure a 67-41 victory over Lena the WIAA Divison 5 regionals on Thursday.

The Rangers blew the game open with a 32-14 advantage at halftime and held Lena to 27 points in the second half. Four Wausaukee players scored in double figures while only one Wildcat could muster double-digit points.

Devin Brunette led Wausaukee with 19 points while Hayden Renikow dropped 16 and Tristin Pollard added 12, Max Beyer scored 22 points for the Wildcats, with Simon Gard chipping in six and Jacob Belongia and Logan Shallow each scoring four.

Wausaukee will now face Goodman/Pembine in round two of the WIAA regionals on Thursday. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

LENA (41) — Beyer 22, Gard 6, Belongia 4, Shallow 4, Whitiing 2, Kittredge 2, Simonson 1; FTs: 12-23.

WAUSAUKEE (67) — Brunette 19, Renikow 16, Pollard 12, Versaskas 11, Rowley 4, Decker 3, Betts 2; FTs: 15-21

Halftime score: Wausaukee 32, Lena 14.

CRIVITZ — Four Crivitz players scored in double-figures as the Wolverines erased a 7-point halftime deficit to sneak by St. Mary’s Springs 56-54 and advance to the semifinals of the WIAA Division 4 boys basketball regional tournament.

Chandler Kaldenberg scored 17 points to lead Crivitz and Jaden Werner, Dawson Andrist and Eian Baumann each added 11. Kaldenberg scored 12 in the second half, Werner added eight and Andrist had six as Crivitz outscored St. Mary’s Springs 33-24 to move on to the semis.

Aidan Ottery had 18 points and Braydon King added 14 for St. Mary’s Springs.

Crivitz will now travel to face Shiocton in Friday’s semifinals to see who advances to the regional final on Saturday.

ST. MARY’S SPRINGS (54) — Ottery 18, King 14, Jahns 8, Mueller 6, Hoepfner 3, Ditter 2, Coon 2, Schuessler 1. FTs: 4-8.

CRIVITZ (56) — Kaldenberg 17, Werner 11, Andrist 11, Baumann 11, Holmes 4, Franzen 2. FTs: 9-15.

Halftime score: St. Mary’s Springs 30, Crivitz 23.

OCONTO — A game-high 23 points from Josh Woller helped the No. 8 Oconto Blue Devils trounce No. 9 Manawa 72-24 in the WIAA divison 4 sectionals on Tuesday.

Backing up Wollner’s big night was Caleb Moe with 11 points while Preston Wusterbarth and Luke Krueger each scored nine. Nick Gorman led Manawa with 11 points.

Oconto will face No. 1 Iola-Scandinavia on Thursday at 7 p.m.

OCONTO (72) — Woller 23, Moe 11, Wusterbarth 9, Krueger 9, Allan 7, Delzer 5, Sherman 4. Koch 4; FTs: 3-11

MANAWA (24) — Gorman 11, Weisner 4, Bailey 4, Reynolds 2, Zieke 2, Streke 1; FTs: 4-10.


STEPHENSON — Tony DeMars scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Tyler Sundling added 15 points and five assists, and the Rapid River Rockets held off Stephenson for a 61-54 road win Tuesday night in a Skyline Central Conference boys basketball matchup.

The Rockets, who led 36-27 at halftime before holding on in the second half, had to overcome a 26-point performance by Bryce Kuehnau.

“Great game on the road tonight,” Rockets coach Mitch Hall said. “Tony had a big game, Ty had another solid game with big defensive responsibility. (Braydon) Moss only had two points but had a great floor game and we leaned on him big late in the game to handle pressure. We pressed a little and give them a few fits.”

Griffin Flath chipped in eight boards for the Rockets (13-6, 12-5 SC), who held a commanding 30-12 rebounding advantage. Trae Larson had 10 points for the Eagles (2-15, 2-11 SC).

“I thought Vincent Micheau had a great night off the bench as well,” Hall said. “Their small guard (Kuehnau) was really tough. He had good penetration and a great pull-up jumper. I’m happy with our performance. I think a big part was our ball movement.”

The Rockets visit Norway Thursday.

Rapid River - Sundling 15, Moss 2, M. Lenaker 3, Flath 5, DeMars 28, Micheau 6. FTs: 13-14.

Stephenson - Starzynski 3, Kuehnau 26, Larson 10, Barstow 2, Moenette 2, Cappaert 2, Coldren 9. FTs: 3-4.

Halftime score: Rapid River 36, Stephenson 27