Wausau East holds off Marshfield boys basketball
By Paul Lecker
WAUSAU — Wausau East pulled away in the second half to down the Marshfield boys basketball team 55-47 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference game Friday night at Wausau East High School.
East led 21-18 at halftime and outscored the Tigers by three in the third quarter and two in the fourth to hold on for the victory.
Will Spindler led Marshfield with 17 points, and Jordan Schlinsog added 12.
The Tigers lost their fifth-straight game, dropping to 4-9 overall and 1-4 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference.
Wausau East won its first game of the season in the Valley, moving to 5-7 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
Jaden Rutkowski and J.P. Lacy each had 12 points to lead the Lumberjacks.
Marshfield’s next game is Tuesday at Rhinelander.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Lumberjacks 55, Tigers 47
Marshfield 9 8 10 19 – 47
Wausau East 8 13 13 21 – 55
MARSHFIELD (47): Tanner Boson 5, Kegan Fassler 2, Alec Hinson 4, Will Spindler 17, Jordan Schlinsog 12, Adam Fravert 6. Record: 4-9, 1-4 Wisconsin Valley Conference.
WAUSAU EAST (55): Dylan Hamlin 6, Thomas Dunbar 5, Paul Doering 2, Jaden Rutkowski 12, Charlie Keefe 6, J.P. Lacy 12, Jordan Heiting 2, Ben Schubring 4, Adam Peterson 6. Record: 5-7, 1-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference.