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WAUSAU — The Chi-Hi girls basketball team survived a triple-overtime thriller with Wausau West on Tuesday night, beating the Warriors 106-101.

The Cardinals got huge games from Caelan Givens, Alexis Zenner and Aaliyah McMillan to grab the nonconference win. Givens scored a game-high 29 points, and Zenner and McMillan poured in 24 and 18, respectively.

The two teams were deadlocked at 74 after regulation, and both teams scored 13 points in the first overtime to send it to a second. 11 more points from both the Cardinals (14-7) and Warriors (14-7) sent the game to a third overtime tied at 94.

Chi-Hi edged West 12-7 in the third extra period to seal the win.

Ashley Hanley scored 11 points for the Cardinals and Brooke Rooney chipped in with eight.

Maddie Schires and Tess Hauer both had 26 points for Wausau West.

The Cardinals travel to Eau Claire North on Friday, where they can guarantee themselves at least a share of the Big Rivers Conference title for the seventh straight year with a win. A Chi-Hi victory over the Huskies paired with a Hudson loss to Eau Claire Memorial would make the Cardinals outright champions.

Boys Basketball

Eau Claire Regis 83, McDonell 67

At Eau Claire, the Macks fell to the Ramblers despite a lights-out performance from long range by Joey Huffcutt.

Huffcutt made seven 3-pointers to finish with 21 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Regis trio of Keelin Norman-Klatt, Carter Brown and Cade Osborn. Those three scored 28, 20 and 18 points, respectively.

Regis (15-5, 9-4) led 43-36 at halftime.

Charlie Bleskachek scored 15 points for McDonell (10-9, 8-5), and Hayden Baughman added 13. McDonell made 13 3-pointers in the loss.

The Macks return to action on Friday, when they host Cadott.

Osseo-Fairchild 51, Stanley-Boyd 35

At Osseo, the Thunder wrapped up the outright Western Cloverbelt Conference title with a win over the Orioles.

Brandon Herrick and LJ Schmelzer led Stanley-Boyd (7-12, 2-11) with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Logan Mulhern scored 13 points for the victorious Thunder (17-3, 12-1).

Stanley-Boyd hosts Fall Creek on Friday.

Altoona 75, Cadott 61

At Altoona, the Railroaders beat the Hornets in a Western Cloverbelt matchup.

Garrett Roth was the leading scorer for Cadott (11-9, 5-8) with 21 points while Joey Starck added eight.

Jacob Chilson scored 18 for the Railroaders (14-6, 10-3).

Owen-Withee 51, Gilman 38

At Gilman, the Pirates were defeated by Owen-Withee (13-6, 10-4).

Gilman (5-14, 4-11) was led in scoring by Trevor Schmitt, who made two 3-pointers and finished with 11 points. Elliot Wininger also connected from deep on two occasions on his way to nine points.

The Pirates fell behind by eight through the first half of play and couldn’t muster a second half comeback.

Owen-Withee got great production from distance, making seven 3-pointers, including four from Bo Baehr.

Baehr scored 14 points and Brandon Bennett led the Blackhawks with 15 points.

The Pirates have a nonconference game versus Flambeau at home on Thursday.


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