MELROSE — Senior Luke Reader made three 3-pointers and scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Bangor High School boys basketball team to a 76-61 nonconference victory over Melrose-Mindoro on Tuesday.

Luke Reader mug


Reader scored 12 points in the first half and 14 in the second as the Cardinals (7-0) remained unbeaten and won their 15th straight regular-season game.

Caleb Miedema added two 3-pointers and 19 points and Cade Amborn 13 points for Bangor.

The Mustangs (6-2) were outscored by 14 points in the second half after playing to a 35-34 halftime score. Drew Blaken’s 14 led Melrose-Mindoro, which also received 12 from Andrew Antony and 11 from Jimmy Polenz.

Holmen 67, River Falls 55

HOLMEN — Jimmy Gillespie made three 3-pointers and scored 15 points to lead the Vikings (4-5), who outscored River Falls in each half.

Craig Newsome Jr. added 13 points and Cameron Weber 12 points and five rebounds for the Vikings.


Houston 65, Klawock (Alaska) 62

HOUSTON — The Hurricanes (3-6) came back from an eight-point deficit with 90 seconds left and used 3-pointers from Connor VanGundy and Mikkel Schutte and a steal by Alex VanGundy to do it.

James Hongerholt scored a team-high 23 points, and Schutte added 21 against a team from Alaska that swung through the area to play games against Rushford-Peterson, Spring Grove and Houston. Nate Yockey had 31 points for Klawock.

Eau Claire Memorial 65, Logan 62

EAU CLAIRE — The Rangers (3-5) had a chance to tie the game with five seconds left, but weren’t able to get a shot off.

Jacksun Hamilton led Logan with 21 points. Senior CJ Siegel scored 12 points.

Tomah 48, Adams-Friendship 30

ADAMS, Wis. — The Timberwolves (6-2) held Adams-Friendship to 10 points in the first quarter to take control.

Josh Dahlke scored 14 points, and Peter Brey added 13 for Tomah, which led 22-10 at the half.



Central 59, Black River Falls 35

BLACK RIVER FALLS — Rachel Peterson and Heather Opitz led the Red Raiders to victory.

Peterson tallied 16 points and seven rebounds, while Opitz had 12 points to pace Central (5-6).

The Tigers (0-11) were led by Katie Dobson’s 14 points.

Tomah 66, Adams-Friendship 29

ADAMS, Wis. — Junior Madison Lindauer’s 19 points led the Timberwolves (10-2) to their fifth win in six games.

Senior Lindsey Conway added 14 points and junior Madisyn Brey 12 in a game Tomah led 38-13 by halftime.

Byron 71, Caledonia 63

CALEDONIA — Katie Tornstrom scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half, and the Warriors made nine second-half 3-pointers, but it wasn’t enough for the win.

Tornstrom made five 3-pointers in the second half, and teammate Ashley Schroeder added 15 points for Caledonia (7-4).

Chippewa Falls 69, Holmen 63

CHIPPEWA FALLS — The Vikings just needed a couple more minutes to pull off the comeback.

After falling behind by 17 following a cold start to the second half, Holmen (7-3) got the Cardinals’ lead down to 61-57, but it didn’t have enough time to come all the way back.

Caitlin Young scored a game-high 27 points for the Vikings, making four 3-pointers and seven free throws. Senior Brooklyn Paulson made six 3s and tallied 22 points, while senior Kendra Leis had 12 points and 16 rebounds.

Bangor 54, Arcadia 39

BANGOR — The Cardinals held off the Raiders in a physical game.

Emma Wittmershaus mug


Bangor senior forward Emma Wittmershaus, a UW-Milwaukee recruit, scored a game-high 19 points despite being double-teamed often by a game Arcadia team.

Jaclynn Freit had 12 points while Ashlie Lockington added 11 for the Cardinals (8-2), and Ellie Hoesley scored a team-high 12 points for Arcadia (7-4).



Central/Logan 97, Menomonie 70

MENOMONIE, Wis. — Will Hoeth won the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 26.22 seconds), the 100 backstroke (1:05.24) and was part of the winning 400 freestyle relay team (4:22.23).

Andy Winkers, who was also on that 400 freestyle relay team, won the 200 freestyle (2:19.65).


Assistant Sports Editor

Todd Sommerfeldt has covered sports for the La Crosse Tribune since 2003 after doing the same previously in the Fox Cities and Rock County.