NEILLSVILLE BOYS BASKETBALL ROUTS OSSEO-FAIRCHILD IN D-4 REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL


Neillsville junior Andrew Brown, far right, scored 27 points in the Warriors' Division 4 playoff win over Osseo-Fairchild on Tuesday to surpass the 1,000-point plateau for his career. (Photo courtesy of Sandy Schmidt)

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NEILLSVILLE – Andrew Brown and Mason Roenz had double-doubles to lead the Neillsville boys basketball team to a resounding 77-44 win over Osseo-Fairchild in a WIAA Division 4 regional quarterfinal on Tuesday at Neillsville High School.


No. 6 seed Neillsville (18-7) moves on to a Division 4 regional semifinal at No. 3 seed Fall Creek (20-4) on Friday. The game will be broadcast live at zaleskisports.com starting at 7 p.m.


Brown had 27 points and 12 rebounds, and Roenz had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Warriors, who bolted out to a 41-18 lead by halftime to gain control early.


Brown surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career in the victory.


Jake Steinke had 18 points and nine rebounds for Osseo-Fairchild (5-18).


Warriors 77, Thunder 44

Osseo-Fairchild 18 26 - 44

Neillsville 41 36 - 77

OSSEO-FAIRCHILD (44): Ashton Oliver 0-2 0-0 0, Lucas Frase 0-6 0-2 0, Ethan Wathke 1-8 1-2 4, Tryggve Korger 2-3 0-0 5, Hayden Nelson 2-4 0-0 6, Keyton Boettcher 0-1 0-0 0, Jack Steinke 7-13 2-2 18, Brogan Korger 2-10 0-0 5, Isaac Iverson 1-3 2-4 4, Chase Insteness 0-1 0-0 0, Carter Voki 1-4 0-0 2. FG: 16-55. FT: 5-10. 3-pointers: 7-26 (Nelson 2-4, Steinke 2-4, T. Korger 1-1, B. Korger 1-4, Wathke 1-7, Oliver 0-1, Boettcher 0-1, Voki 0-1, Frase 0-3). Rebounds: 32 (Steinke 9). Record: 5-18.

NEILLSVILLE (77): Kolin Schmitz 0-3 0-0 0, Cameron Kennedy 2-7 0-0 5, Braylon Boyer 0-1 0-0 0, Carter Urban 1-2 0-0 3, Bryce Erickson 4-11 2-2 10, Andrew Brown 10-24 4-6 27, Taytor Lowry 0-2 0-0 0, Ashten Schultz 0-0 0-0 0, Alex Roman 2-8 0-0 4, Michael Byrne 0-3 0-0 0, Mason Roenz 8-9 1-4 17, Santana Subke 4-7 0-1 9, Sam Hayes 1-2 0-0 2. FG: 32-79. FT: 7-15. 3-pointers: 6-30 (Brown 3-10, Subke 1-1, Urban 1-2, Kennedy 1-4, Boyer 0-1, Lowry 0-1, Byrne 0-2, Erickson 0-2, Schmitz 0-3, Roman 0-4). Rebounds: 50 (Roenz 14, Brown 12). Record: 18-7.

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