Tuesday's Results: NR boys hockey, SCC girls hoops move closer to MBC titles
The New Richmond boys hockey team and the St. Croix Central girls basketball team took big steps toward Middle Border Conference titles on Tuesday night.
They did it in vastly differing ways. The Tiger skaters put together one of the most dominant performances in the history of their rivalry with Somerset, defeating the Spartans 10-1.
St. Croix Central remains unbeaten in the MBC, but the Panthers faced their biggest challenge of the season. The Panthers trailed well into the second half, but a late charge earned them a 46-41 win over Prescott.
The New Richmond-Somerset boys hockey rivalry has been outstanding through the years. The Tigers wanted a big effort to get ready for Thursday's showdown with Hudson and they got it. The Tigers so overwhelmed the Spartans that the shot total stood at 37-1 in New Richmond's favor at one point during the second period.
Senior Nick Johnson was unstoppable for the Tigers, finishing with five goals. Sophmore Brayden Carpenter scored his first two varsity goals for the Tigers. Noah Towberman, Chris Lubow and Garrett Thomas also scored for the Tigers. Eli Tuttle scored on a breakaway for Somerset's only goal.
The St. Croix Central girls basketball team improved to 9-0 in the MBC with its homecourt win over Prescott on Tuesday. Having several days without a practice affected Central's shooting as the Panthers only hit two three-pointers. The Panthers had to take the ball hard to the rim late in the game to start creating points. Mia Krogseng led the Panthers with 16 points. The loss drops Prescott to 6-3 in the MBC standings.
In other action on Tuesday:
-- The New Richmond girls played a strong defensive game, but lost at Baldwin-Woodville, 37-35.
-- Things didn't go well for the New Richmond boys basketball team on its trip to Chippewa Falls. The Tigers suffered a 74-40 loss.
-- The Western Wisconsin Stars tied the Chippewa Falls-Menomonie co-op team in a game played at Somerset. Margo Gauper led the Stars with two goals. Jade Williams and Ellie Brice each scored once for the Stars.
-- The Somerset girls basketball team suffered a 59-53 loss at Osceola. The Spartans led 28-24 at halftime, but Osceola came back to overtake the Spartans in the second half.
-- The St. Croix Central wrestling had the difficult assignment of wrestling at Ellsworth on Tuesday. Central took a 74-6 loss. Central's only points came when Ryan Larson received a forfeit.