B-T wins two in Dairyland Small
The win streak is now nine for the Blair-Taylor boys as they picked up another two Dairyland Conference wins last week.
The Wildcats topped Independence for their third-straight road win last Tuesday. Then on Friday, they routed Alma/Pepin in their regular season home finale for their 13th win in their last 14 games. Their record is now 19-2 overall, including a 13-0 mark in the Dairyland Small, which they have already clinched.
The regular season wraps up Thursday for the Wildcats, who travel to Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran for their regular season finale.
B-T was also awarded with the second seed in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division Five regional playoffs, and will face off with 15th-seeded Coulee Christian/Providence Academy next Tuesday.
B-T 75 Independence 50 - The Wildcats jumped ahead of Independence 38-24 by halftime before coasting to a Dairyland victory last Tuesday.
Leading the way for B-T were Matt Waldera’s 26 points, 12 boards and three blocks. Issac Nerby added 14 points, followed by 13 from Logan Smith, eight from Alec Reismann, four from Nick Shepherd, three each from Jaren Swanson and Tyler Thompson and two from Kyle Obieglo. Leading in assists with five was Reismann, and Smith added 10 boards of his own.
Independence was led by 17 points from Creed Brenner, followed by 13 from Tyler Kingsbury, seven from Christian Killian, six from John Roskos, four from John Halama and three from Dylan Marsolek.
B-T 98 Alma/Pepin 53 - Six Wildcats hit double figures in a well-rounded win for B-T over visiting Alma/Pepin on Friday. B-T also welcomed back alumni from their 1990 team and their 2010 state team on their 10th anniversary.
“It sure was fun to see all those guys again and to have them watch this year’s team play so well,” said B-T head coach Randy Storlie. “Our fans did such a great job in welcoming their past players back.”
The Wildcats led 60-26 at half, and were led on the game by Waldera’s 17 points, followed by 16 from Reismann, 14 each from Kyle Steien and Thompson, 12 from Shepherd and Logan Smith’s 10. Also contributing were Nerby’s eight points and seven from Kaleb Smith. On the boards, B-T was led by eight rebounds each from Logan Smith and Waldera, while Reismann and Nerby added five assists each.
“The guys really played well tonight and shared the ball so well,” said Storlie. “It was a great way to end the regular season at home, to have everyone score and have so much fun doing it.”