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Friday's Results: New Richmond boys basketball finds a spark

While the weather outside was frigid, the New Richmond boys basketball heated up the NRHS gym on Friday night.

The Tigers stood out at both ends of the court, building up a 31-13 lead against Baldwin-Woodville in the first half. The Tigers maintained that strong overall play to defeat the Blackhawks 70-43. Auggie Altena led the Tigers with 18 points and Joey Kidder finished with 12 points.

The New Richmond girls also played well Friday, nearly pulling off an upset at Prescott. The Tigers led late in the second half, but couldn't hang onto the lead in a 58-49 loss to Prescott.

The Somerset girls basketball team was able to bump off a team above them in the Middle Border Conference standings. The Spartans used some strong outside shooting from Georgia Hammer and Tori Gareis to knock off Baldwin-Woodville, 43-38.

Friday was also a good night for the Somerset hockey team. The boys made up a postponement from the night before, and were able to defeat the Eau Claire Regis co-op team in overtime, 2-1.

The St. Croix Central girls finished the first half of the MBC season with an unbeaten record by winning on Friday against Ellsworth, 64-51. The Panther girls and boys will also be in action on Saturday in a home double-header against Northwestern. The girls will face Northwestern at 2 p.m., with the boys varsity game starting at 3:45 p.m. This is the annual "Coaches Versus Cancer" event at Central.

In other action set for Saturday, the Western Wisconsin Stars girls hockey team will play at Baraboo at 1 p.m., and the New Richmond wrestlers will compete at Chippewa Falls.

Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.

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