Raiders overtake Whitehall, fall to Tomah at buzzer


            Whitehall senior Colton Pank drew a foul from Arcadia’s Devon Baier as Pank leapt toward the rim in last Monday’s nonconference game at Arcadia High School.         (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

The Arcadia High School boys basketball team fought through a pair of emotional games last week.

Arcadia bested a nearby county opponent on Monday before losing to a Mississippi Valley Conference foe on a buzzer beater on Friday.

The Raiders (4-7 overall, 0-5 Coulee Conference) are scheduled to visit Durand-Arkansaw on Monday before they try for their first conference win against Viroqua on Thursday. 

Altoona is set to travel to Arcadia on Saturday as well.

Arcadia 66 Whitehall 52

A 10-point cushion at halftime on Monday was questioned with a tight second half at Arcadia High School, but the Raiders closed the game out for a win over their Trempealeau County foe.

Whitehall’s record dropped to 9-3 with the loss.

Maverick Drazkowski and Connor Weltzien traded scores for the hosts through most of the effort, both eclipsing the 20-point mark. Weltzien scored a game-high 23, and Drazkowski finished with 21.

Whitehall had a pair of strong performances of their own as the Norse looked to battle back in the second half—Devon McCune scored 11 of his 17 points in the second half to lead Whitehall.

Brayden Lisowski added 13 for Whitehall, including a pair of threes after halftime.

Arcadia (field goals/attempts-free throws/attempts-rebounds-fouls-points)—Lockington 0/0-0/0-0-1-0; Rotering 5/12-0/0-7-1-10; Teske 1/3-1/3-3-1-3; Scow 3/8-0/0-2-1-7; Aspenson 0/0-0/0-0-1-0; Drazkowski 10/14-1/1-9-1-21; Baier 0/3-2/4-3-2-2; Weltzien 8/18-7/8-14-0-23; Blashko 0/0-0/0-1-0-0.

Whitehall (field goals-free throws/attempts-fouls-points)—Beighley 0-0/0-1-0; McCune 7-1/1-2-17; Lisowski 5-0/0-4-13; Pientok 0-1/2-0-1; Schroeder 2-0/0-3-5; Olson 2-0/0-0-4; Johnston 0-0/0-1-0; Park 4-0/0-4-8; Lambeck 1-2/4-0-4.

Tomah 42 Arcadia 41

The Timberwolves hit a bucket with 0.5 seconds left to sneak past the visiting Raiders in last Friday’s game at Tomah High School.

Arcadia held a 22-19 lead at halftime during a game that saw the teams trade field goals all night long before Tomah got the final score.

Tyler Kleifgen had a game-high 15 points for Tomah, which also got 13 points from Jaiden Brieske.

Drazkowski scored 14 to lead the visitors, and Weltzien added 12.

Arcadia (field goals-free throws/attempts-fouls-points)—Lockington 1-0/0-1-2; Rotering 2-0/1-3-5; Teske 2-1/2-0-5; Scow 0-0/0-2-0; Drazkowski 5-3/4-2-14; Baier 1-1/2-4-3; Weltzien 3-4/5-2-12.

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