Caden Boser scored 34 points and got strong help from two teammates.

It led Eau Claire Memorial to an 83-71 win over New Richmond Saturday night at the Eagles Nest.

“We executed really well,” Memorial coach Chad Brieske said. “The way we passed the ball created opportunities for others.”

Boser got help mainly from Tanner Linduski with 17 while Connor Stoik came off the bench to score 16 with the help of three 3’s.

“I like my role coming off the bench,” Stoik said. “There’s a lot of scorers ahead of me and I just try to come in and continue what they’re doing.”

New Richmond got 21 points from Joey Kidder, who hit 10 of 15 from the free throw line. Jack Steudemann added 14 and Cole Effertz 10.

While the win gave Memorial a 9-5 record, New Richmond slipped to 10-7 with the fifth loss to a Big Rivers team.

“It’s been the same with every game against the Big Rivers teams,” coach Rick Montreal said. “We’re always right there, like two or three possessions.

“I like the competing but I don’t like the losing. But our kids played hard and hung around.”

Memorial led all the way from the early stages, then pulled away only to have the Tigers fight back. That continued throughout the game.

From a 34-29 halftime lead, the Old Abes upped the margin to double digits midway through the second half. In one stretch Boser hit 10 straight points.

The Tigers closed within 57-52 following five points by Effertz but Linduski answered with a three and Altherelle Robbins hit a driving, twisting layup. And when Stoik followed with a 3-pointer it was 67-53 with five minutes to go.

Boser, the 6-7 junior, hit 13 of 20 from the floor that included four 3-pointers and added four free throws for a career high. To add to that, he pulled down 17 rebounds.

“He did a great job taking what the defense was giving him,” Brieske said. ”He passed the ball well and played good defense.”

Stoik fired in three 3-pointers and played a solid game throughout. It was the first time he reached double figures in scoring.

“He has played so well the last five or six games,” Brieske said. “He has embraced his role and has been a big boost coming off the bench.”

Brieske said it was a good win in that New Richmond, the Middle Border leader, is a quality team.


New Richmond — FGM-FGA FTM-FTA TP: Joey Kidder 5-8 10-15 21, Drew Momchilovich 2-2 1-1 5, Cooper Eral 4-6 0-0 8, Jack Stuedemann 6-11 2-2 14, Cole Effertz 4-6 0-0 10, Talon Seckora 1-4 0-0 3, Ryan King 0-2 2-2 2, Jacob Parent 0-1 1-2 1, Cooper Eckardt 2-2 1-2 6, CJ Campbell 0-9 1-2 1. Totals 24-54 18-26 71.

Memorial – Caden Boser 13-20 4-5 34, Ethan Van Grunsven 2-3 1-2 5, Simon Larson 3-3 0-3 6, Tanner Linduski 7-13 2-2 17, Altherelle Robbins 2-4 0-0 4, Connor Stoik 5-9 3-3 16, Landon Van Grunsven 0-3 0-0 0, Mekhi Shaw 0-1 1-2 1, Duncan McKinley 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-56 11-17 83.

Halftime: Memorial 34-29. 3-Point Shots: New Richmond 5-24 (Effertz 2-3, Eckardt 1-1, Seckora 1-2, Eckardt 1-1), Memorial 8-22 (Boser 4-10, Stoik 3-6, Linduski 1-2, E. Van Grunsven 0-1, L. Van Grunsven 0-2, Shaw 0-1). Rebounds: New Richmond 32 (Kidder 6), Memorial 38 (Boser 17, Stoik 6). Totals Fouls: New Richmond 16, Memorial 23. Fouled Out: E. Van Grunsven, Robbins (M). Turnovers: New Richmond 9, Memorial 13. Officials: Mike Breed, Steve Schultz, Tim Bassett. Records: New Richmond 10-7, Memorial 9-5.