SPASH BOYS BASKETBALL PULLS AWAY IN SECOND HALF TO DEFEAT WAUSAU WEST


Stevens Point's Nate Streveler. (File photo)

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STEVENS POINT – The Stevens Point boys basketball team picked up a needed win on Tuesday night as it downed Wausau West 58-40 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference contest at Stevens Point Area Senior High.


The Panthers outscored West 33-18 in the second half to pull away after leading by three at halftime.


The win keeps Stevens Point alive in the Wisconsin Valley Conference championship chase as it improves to 13-8 overall and 9-2 in the conference. Marshfield stands at 10-0 and will visit SPASH on Friday with the Panthers needing a win in their Valley finale to stay mathematically alive for a share of the title.


Nate Streveler scored 23 points, James Jacobs added 14 and Baraka Makalin chipped in 11 for the Panthers.


Jack Berens led West (11-11, 4-6 WVC) with 12 points.


Wausau West hosts Wisconsin Rapids on Friday.


Panthers 58, Warriors 40

Wausau West 22 18 - 40

Stevens Point 25 33 - 58

WAUSAU WEST (40): Beckett Teske 0 0-0 0, Braedon Kapitz 0 0-0 0, Jaraul Walker 2 0-0 5, Will Matteson 1 0-0 2, Jack Berens 6 0-1 12, Brett Butalla 2 2-2 8, Cole Nelson 2 1-2 6, Daniel Allen 0 1-2 1, Vince Hanz 0 0-0 0, Griffin Lange 2 0-0 6. FG: 15. FT: 4-7. 3-pointers: 6 (Butalla 2, Lange 2, Nelson 1, Walker 1). Fouls: 11. Fouled out: none. Record: 11-11, 4-6 Wisconsin Valley Conference.

STEVENS POINT (58): James Jacobs 6 1-2 14, Jack Diekelmann 0 0-0 0, Damien Cejka 1 0-0 3, Noah Marchke 0 0-0 0, Grant Chandonais 1 0-0 2, Baraka Makalin 3 5-6 11, Arrial Council 0 0-0 0, Jake Schultz 0 0-0 0, Parker Vanderloop 1 0-0 3, A.J. Earnest 0 0-0 0, Nate Streveler 10 1-2 23, Bennett Klisch 0 0-0 0, Danny Zdroik 1 0-0 2. FG: 23. FT: 7-10. 3-pointers: 5 (Streveler 2, Jacobs 1, Cejka 1, Vanderloop 1). Fouls: 10. Fouled out: none. Record: 13-8, 9-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference.

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