ONALASKA — Onalaska High School’s Emma Gamoke entered Tuesday night’s MVC game with Sparta needing just eight points to surpass 1,000 points in her standout career.
She got that in the first two minutes, splashing a 3-pointer to give her 1,000 for her career in the Hilltoppers’ 70-33 win at Charles Deeth Fieldhouse.
The best part?
She had no idea she hit 1,000 points, or was even close, for that matter.
“She was shocked,” first-year Onalaska coach Shane Schmeling said. “We talked it over with her parents before, but she had no idea. When we stopped the game and announced it, (and) seeing her face was priceless. It was really cool. I’m really happy for her; we all are.
“I was surprised she didn’t know. Kids these days are always interested in their own stats, but that should tell you about her.”
Gamoke simply couldn’t miss — or didn’t very often. The senior finished with 25 points and was 7-for-10 from the beyond the arc to help the Hilltoppers — ranked ninth in Division 2 by the AP — cruise to their 11th win of the season (11-2, 4-1).
Gamoke drained six 3-pointers and scored 20 of Onalaska’s 39 first-half points. Lexi Miller added 13 points for the Hilltoppers, who outscored Sparta 31-9 in the second half.
Freshman Callie Ziebell finished with seven to lead Sparta (2-10, 1-4).
Central 50, Logan 22
Quartell Roberson picked up his first conference win as coach of the Red Raiders (5-8, 1-4), who built a 22-8 lead by halftime at the Logan fieldhouse.
Junior Heather Opitz scored a game-high 12 points for Central, which also received eight points apiece from Sophie Leinfelder and Rachel Peterson.
The Rangers (1-13, 0-6) were led by sophomore Claire Borsheim’s 10 points.
Holmen 62, Tomah 53
HOLMEN — Senior Brooklyn Paulson scored a game-high 25 points while Caitlin Young added 17 -- including a 3-pointer to beat the first-half buzzer -- to give the Vikings a 31-24 lead at the break.
The Vikings (8-4, 3-1) held Tomah’s Madison Lindauer to nine points. Lindauer entered the game tied for with Paulson for the MVC scoring lead with matching averages of 20.2.
Madisyn Brey led the Timberwolves (10-3, 3-2) with 15 points.
West Salem 56, Westby 44
WESTBY — Kenah Olson’s 20 points led the Panthers (8-4, 5-1) to a victory.
West Salem, which also got 14 points from Abbie Niemeier, led by 10 at half.
Grace Hebel led Westby (4-9, 2-3) with 10 points.
Melrose-Mindoro 67, Independence 39
MELROSE — Erika Simmons led all scorers with a game 15 for the second-ranked Mustangs (13-0, 8-0).
She was one of four Mustangs in double figures, joining Mesa Byom, Katie Christopherson, and Emily Herzberg who finished with 11 each.
Onalaska 67, Sparta 40
SPARTA — The Hilltoppers, who are ranked sixth in Division 2 by the AP, finished with five players scoring in double figures to help make quick work of Sparta. Freshman Sam Kick finished with a game-high 17 points while sophomore Tyrell Stuttley added 15. Freshman Gavin McGrath recorded 10 while Carson Arenz and Noah Skifton each finished with 10 for first-place Onalaska (9-1, 4-0).
Dadrian Allen scored a team-high 10 points for Sparta (2-10, 1-4).
Bangor 66, Royall 56
ELROY, Wis. — Bangor, the No. 1 team in Division 5 by the Associated Press, used a strong second half to turn back the third-ranked Panthers. Senior Luke Reader scored a game-high 19 points for Bangor (8-0, 4-0), while Grant Manke (17), Caleb Miedema (12) and Drew Johnson (10) also reached double figures.
Bangor trailed 30-28 at the half, but simply made the shots it was missing in the first half, said Cardinals’ coach Jordan Laufenberg.
“We made some shots,” Laufenberg said of the second-half rally. “We missed some good looks in the first half and we made them in the second half.”
Jaden Enzenbacher led Royall (6-3) with 20 points.
Caledonia 77, Kingsland 60
CALEDONIA — After falling to St. Charles last time out, the Warriors got back on the winning track thanks to 19 points from Owen King and 16 points from Marten Morem.
Riley Gavin added 10 while Noah King finished with eight for the Warriors (9-1, 5-1).
Mauston 69, Tomah 68
MAUSTON, Wis. — Tomah rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit and had a chance to win it at the end, but Pete Bray’s 15-foot shot rimmed out. The Timberwolves tipped the ball in, but the final buzzer had sounded. Kyle Kroener led Tomah (7-3) with 14 points, while Trey Gnewikow added 13.
Joe Bauer, a junior guard, led Mauston (7-5) with a game-high 30 points.
Holmen 70, West Salem 52
WEST SALEM — The Panthers were able to hold the lead for most of the first half, the Vikings came out in the second and rode the hot shooting of senior Robert Hart. Hart made four 3-pointers and tallied 16 of his team-high 18 points in the second half. He was one of four Holmen (5-6) players to score in double figures.
Malachi Athnos led West Salem (5-6) with 19 points.
Black River Falls 60, Cameron 50
BLACK RIVER FALLS — enior Ethan Anderson continued his streak of scoring 20 or more points with a game-high 26 as the Tigers (7-4) got the win.
Anderson has scored 20 or more points in each game this year. Isaac Cowles added 10 to help Anderson pace the offense.
Aquinas co-op 7, Tomah 2
ONALASKA — Connor Duncan and Ryan Wink each netted a pair of goals, as the Avalanche (13-1, 5-0) controlled the action from start to finish, holding a 7-0 lead after two periods.
Wink also added an assist while Braeden Monroe recorded a goal and an assist. Ben King earned the win, stopping 12 Tomah shots in two shutout periods.
Dylen Pierce and Boone Mathison each scored a goal for the Timberwolves (4-11-1, 0-4-1).
West Salem/Bangor 8, La Crescent 0
LA CRESCENT — Jack Gorniak scored two goals and added an assist for the Panthers (10-5) who were up 6-0 after one period over the Lancers (2-10).
Holmen 52, Tomah 12
HOLMEN — Kyle Burkhardt (195) and Jesse Fiers (285) each recorded pins in under four minutes to help lead top-ranked Holmen.
The Vikings, who are ranked No. 1 in Division 1 by Wisconsin Wrestling Online, also received pins from Trevor Plomedahl (132), Cooper Kulmaczewski (145), and Kalyn Jahn (170).
West Salem/Bangor 38, Westby 21
BANGOR — Wins from Dalton Schams and Aaron Bahr at 138 and 145, respectively, helped put West Salem/Bangor over the top.
Schams earned a 10-0 win over Austin Mowery while Bahr pinned Bjorn Leum in 23 seconds.
Viroqua 81, Arcadia 0
VIROQUA — The Blackhawks tallied pins in six of the seven matches held.
Cale Anderson (106) and Ryan Hannah (145), two of the area’s best, each recorded pins in one minute, 13 seconds.
OHA 95, Central/Logan 68
Central/Logan’s Will Hoeth won the 200-yard freestyle (2:01.50) and was also a part of the winning 200-free relay team with Aaron Jemian, Zach Slevin, and Joey Morschafuer (1:46.75).
SPARTA — Holmen claimed the team championship with a score of 130.70 to hold of second-place Central/Logan (127.350). Tomah (102.80) was third, Onalaska (95.550) fourth and Sparta (67.8250) fifth.
Sophomore Caelen Lansing dominated the meet by sweeping victories in every event for Central/Logan. Lansing won the all-around with a 35.75 after posting meet-best scores on the uneven bars (8.7), vault (8.975), balance beam (8.5) and floor exercise (9.575).
Holmen senior Emma Truchan was second in the all-around (32.825) after a second-place finish on the uneven bars (8.05) highlighted her event performance. Holmen junior Sammie Chapman was second on the floor (9.35), Holmen junior Avery Torgerson was second on the beam (8.4), and Central/Logan's Gabby Geszvain was second on the vault (8.7).
Viroqua co-op 120.750, G-E-T co-op 117.575
VIROQUA — Viroqua co-op sophomore Lydia Korn won the balance beam (8.325), floor exercise (8.95), and vault (8.4) to win the all-around (33.525). G-E-T co-op freshman Sophie White won the uneven bars (8.1).