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Huskies girls win conference opener; Frenette scores game-winner for Cards

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    Menomonie’s Tyra Boettcher dribbles past Eau Claire Memorial’s Jessica Massey on Tuesday at Memorial.

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Eau Claire Memorial erased a 15-point halftime deficit to knock off Menomonie 52-51 in Big Rivers Conference boys basketball action Tuesday night in Menomonie. 

Tanner Kohlhepp scored 19 points, while Cade Boser added 16 and Cormac Sampson 10. Jace Kressin led Menomonie with 20 points.

Memorial’s win gave first-year coach Chad Brieske, who spent the previous 11 years in the same position at Mondovi, his first victory as an Old Abe. 

Hudson 78, Chippewa Falls 70: Keyser Helterbrand led four players in double figures with a 24-point outing for the Raiders.

Tyler Robarge had 19 points for the Cardinals, who got 17 from Bryce Daniels and 15 from Nick Bruder. 


McDonell 80, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 53: Hayden Baughman scored 21 points, while Cory Hoglund chipped in 16 for the Macks. Alex Kaminski led the Bulldogs with 20. 

Spring Valley 61, Immanuel Lutheran 34: Dylan Bosshart had 18 points, while teammate Aaron Borgerding chipped in 16 for the Cardinals. 

Henry Lau paced the Lancers with 11. 

Elk Mound 55, Fall Creek 48: Ben Lambele poured in 22 points as the Mounders fended off the Crickets on the road. 

Durand 63, Eleva-Strum 45: Kobe Humphrey had 17 points to lead the Panthers. Isaac Larrabee led the Cardinals with 10.

 Cadott 67, Cornell 33: Matt Drilling had 22 points for the Hornets. 

Thorp 52, Colfax 46: Ethan Reis had 16 points for the Cardinals. George Scharlau led the Vikings with 21. 

Stanley-Boyd 48, Greenwood 40: LJ Schmelzer had 17 points to lead the Orioles. 


Big Rivers

Eau Claire North 67, River Falls 54: Brook Becker led a trio of Huskies in double figures with 19 points. Haley DeSouza added 15, while Kate Klauck chipped in 11 as North won its conference opener. 

Chippewa Falls 60, Hudson 59: Caelen Givens had 21 points as the Cardinals won their conference opener. Alexis Zenner chipped in 14. 


Augusta 53, Alma Center Lincoln 50: Ashlyn Korger led the Beavers with 21 points. 


Cadott 58, Cornell 43: Jenna Sedlacek led the Hornets with 14 points. 



Chippewa Falls 3, Hayward 2: Isaac Frenette scored the go-ahead power play goal with just under 3 minutes to play to give the Cardinals the win. 

Lucas Steinmetz and Zech Wills also scored for Chippewa Falls, while Jaden Hoople made 20 saves. 


Superior 2, Chippewa Falls/​Menomonie 0: Haley Frank made 25 saves for Chippewa Falls/​Menomonie.

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