G-E-T boys lose three, skid hits five

The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau boys basketball team continued to struggle last week, losing three games, including one to a team that was previously winless.

The week started with a 70-59 loss to Mauston on Tuesday. They may have reached rock bottom with a 73-53 loss to an Arcadia team that was 0-8 (see story elsewhere in Sports) on Thursday, then lost to West Salem — coached by G-E-T graduate and former coach Mark Wagner — 98-55 on Saturday.

The end result has G-E-T sitting at 4-6 after a 4-1 start to the season. They played at Black River Falls on Tuesday and will be at Luther on Friday. On Monday, the Red Hawks host Whitehall before going to Viroqua next Thursday. 

Mauston 70 G-E-T 59

The star sophomores cancelled each other out, but Mauston got more from its supporting cast.

Both teams came into the game with high-scoring by sophomores, G-E-T’s Cody Schmitz met his season average with 34 points, while Mauston’s Brock Massey nearly doubled his, equaling Schmitz’s 34 in the game.

 But Massey got more help, including Mauston’s leading scorer for the season, Adon Saylor, who met his average with 21 points. G-E-T’s next leading scorer was Will Mack, who finished with 12.

The Eagles came out strong, taking a seven-point advantage into halftime. The teams were nearly equal in the second half, but Mauston took control down the stretch. 

W. Salem 98 G-E-T 55

Schmitz led the Red Hawks with 23 points, but they weren’t able to keep up with West Salem’s balanced attack.

The Panthers had four players in double figures, including a game-high 24 points from CJ McConkey. Carson Koepnick scored 17, Jack Hehli finished with 11 and Brett McConkey scored 10. 

Jackson Burns was second on G-E-T with nine points.

No further information was reported to the Times.

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