Hayden Baughman scored a career-high 31 points on Monday to help the McDonell boys basketball team improve to 3-0 with a 65-56 nonconference victory over Colfax.
Baughman drilled five 3-pointers and overall shot 12 of 20 from the field with a pair of blocked shots and two steals to add.
Eion Kressin and Cory Hoglund each had 10 points while Charlie Bleskachek chipped in with eight points as the Macks outscored Colfax 40-31 in the second half to break open a game that was tied 25-25 at halftime.
Ben Thompson scored 15 points to lead Colfax (0-3).
McDonell (3-0) returns to Western Cloverbelt Conference play on Thursday at home against Thorp.
Cadott 55, Glenwood City 53
At Glenwood City, the Hornets edged the Hilltoppers in a nonconference matchup.
Mason Poehls led Cadott (2-1) with 16 points including four 3-pointers. Matthew Drilling added 12 points while the trio of Michael Emery, Joey Starck and Nicky Nesvacil each had six points in the win.
Dillon Hierlmeier led all scorers with 26 points for Glenwood City (1-1).
Lake Holcombe 72, Prentice 57
At Holcombe, the Chieftains outscored the Buccaneers 40-23 after halftime to pull away for a nonconference win.
Trent Novak led all scorers with 28 points including six 3-pointers for the Chieftains (2-1). Kaden Kinney scored 17 points, Brady Webster had nine points including a pair of free throws to put the team ahead 54-53 before Lake Holcombe pulled away and Wyatt Viegut added eight.
Colt Logan scored 17 points and Trace Brayton added 13 points, but only three after halftime, for Prentice (2-1).
“We shut down (Brayton) in second half and we just played good defense and hit our free throws in the end,” Lake Holcombe coach Joy Webster said.
Lake Holcombe made 12 of 17 free throws in the second half.
The Chieftains open East Lakeland Conference play on Friday at Cornell.
New Auburn 54, Shell Lake 40
At New Auburn, a big night from Travis Buss helped the Trojans score their first win of the season.
Buss led all scorers with 22 points for New Auburn (1-1), 17 in the first half as the Trojans jumped out to a 32-17 lead. Dylan North added 10 points, Dakota Curry scored eight points and Logan Huset had six points in the victory.
“We were able to take advantage of our size and get the ball inside,” New Auburn coach Keenan Dahl said. “Buss did a nice job around the rim.”
Jacob Taylor scored 11 points for Shell Lake (0-3).
New Auburn plays at Lac Courte Oreilles on Thursday.