MERRILL UPSETS MOSINEE IN DIVISION 2 BOYS BASKETBALL REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

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MOSINEE – The magical season for the Mosinee boys basketball team came to a screeching halt Friday night as the Indians dropped a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal to Merrill 64-60 at Mosinee High School.


The No. 7 seed Merrill (12-14) moves into a regional final at No. 6 seed Rhinelander (12-13) on Saturday at 7 p.m. Rhinelander also earned an upset road win on Friday, topping No. 3 Shawano 61-56 in overtime.


The game was tied at 29-29 at halftime before Merrill was able to eke out the win with a four-point advantage in the second half.


Davin Stoffel and Keagan Jirschele each had 17 points, and Drake Grod added 11 in the loss for the No. 2 seed Mosinee, which finishes the season with a 22-3 record.


Bluejays 64, Indians 60

Merrill 29 35 - 64

Mosinee 29 31 - 60

MERRILL (64): Jordan Bush 1 0-0 3, Cayden Diels 1 3-7 5, Bradyn Pieper 3 0-0 9, Bailey Turene 6 6-6 22, Cory Gigl 2 0-0 5, Michael McRae 0 0-0 0, Tyson Glisch 4 2-2 10, Sam Reimann 0 0-0 0, Carter Baade 1 0-0 3, Troy Mootz 3 0-0 7. FG: 21. FT: 11-15. 3-pointers: 11 (Turenne 4, Pieper 3, Bush 1, Gigl 1, Baade 1, Mootz 1). Fouls: 17. Fouled out: none. Record: 12-14.

MOSINEE (60): Drake Grod 4 0-0 11, Evan Utphall 0 0-0 0, Trenton Dorn 3 3-4 9, Trevor Garski 0 0-0 0, Cole Kowalski 0 0-1 0, Keagan Jirschele 7 2-3 17, Kyle Miller 2 0-2 6, Davin Stoffel 8 1-4 17. FG: 24. FT: 6-14. 3-pointers: 6 (Grod 3, Miller 2, Jirschle 1). Fouls: 16. Fouled out: none. Record: 22-3.

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