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.

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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.

Nonconference

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.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Nonconference

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.

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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).

BOYS SWIMMING

Nonconference

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).

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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.