STEVENS POINT — The Chi-Hi girls basketball team got 33 points from Caelan Givens, but ultimately fell to Stevens Point 77-68 in nonconference play on Saturday.
Foul trouble and the Panthers’ trio of Maggie Nagaard, Madisyn Rogan and Leah Earnest were too much to overcome for the young Cardinals. Nagaard scored 23 for Stevens Point, while Rogan and Earnest had 19 and 15, respectively.
The game was tied at 34 to start the second half, but three Chi-Hi players fouled out to push the Cardinals’ depth to its limit late in the game. The Panthers, ranked No. 5 in Division 1 in the first WisSports.net state coaches poll of the season, took full advantage.
Brooke Rooney scored 12 points for Chi-Hi, and Ashley Hanley added eight. The Cardinals made eight 3-pointers, led by Rooney’s four.
Chi-Hi (3-2) hosts Rice Lake on Friday.
Cameron 46, Bloomer 43
At Bloomer, Cameron edged the Blackhawks in the second half to notch a nonconference victory.
After playing to a 26-26 deadlock in the first half, Cameron outscored Bloomer by three in the second half to grab a road victory.
Sierra Raine and Justyne Burgess both scored 11 points for Bloomer. Cameron’s Carli Wanink led all scorers with 15 points.
Bloomer (1-2) travels to Ladysmith on Tuesday.
Onalaska 51, Chi-Hi 49
At Onalaska, the Cardinals lost a nonconference nail-biter despite a big game from Tyler Robarge.
Onalaska took a 29-24 lead into halftime and held on in the second half to close out the victory. Robarge scored 20 points and grabbed four rebounds for Chi-Hi.
The Cardinals had trouble slowing down the Onalaska duo of Carson Arenz and Noah Skifton, who scored 20 points apiece.
Bryce Daniels had eight points and eight rebounds for Chi-Hi. Dane Weiland and Thomas Robarge both added five points.
The Cardinals (1-2) host D.C. Everest on Tuesday night.
Chi-Hi goes 3-2 at Stratford
At Stratford, Chi-Hi defeated Chequamegon, D.C. Everest and Wautoma/Wild Rose but fell to Phillips and Stratford.
The Cardinals claimed a 60-9 win over Chequamegon, with Brady Weyandt (126), Kyle Bowe (145), Dylan Schimmel (152), Ross Kaz (160), Matt Pomietlo (170) and Hayden Hedrington (220) all winning by pinfall.
Chi-Hi topped D.C. Everest 57-12. Austin Smith (138), Schimmel, Kaz, Pomietlo, Jared Woodhull (195) and Hedrington all won by pinfall. Bowe won by decision.
The Cardinals also emerged with a 51-22 win over Wautoma/Wild Rose. Daniel Moucha (120), Owen James (132), Jordan Atkinson-Devall (170), Smith, Bowe, Schimmel and Kaz won by pinfall, and Weyandt won by decision.
Phillips defeated Chi-Hi 48-36 and the Cardinals fell to Stratford 79-0. Smith, Bowe, Kaz, Atkinson-Devall, Pomietlo and Woodhull all had pinfall wins against Phillips.
The Cardinals host Rice Lake on Thursday.
Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee 39, Wittenberg-Birnamwood 39; Spencer/Columbus 47, Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee 18
At Wausau West, Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee and Wittenberg-Birnamwood tied at 39.
The Orioles won seven of 14 matches, including four by forfeit. Blaine Brenner (113) and Ruben Sanchez (126) both won by way of pinfall for Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee, while Russel Dorn (132) defeated Larken Betry by decision.
The Orioles lost to Spencer/Columbus Catholic 47-18. Turner picked up a win by pinfall, and Dorn and Dalton Smith both won by decision.
Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee travels to Gilman on Thursday to take on Lake Holcombe/Cornell/Gilman.
Cadott gets three top-three finishes
At Ellsworth, Cadott’s Brady Spaeth and James Pfeiffer took second place in the 152 and 160-pound weight classes, respectively.
Spaeth beat Dover-Eyota’s Gavin Dabelstein by pinfall in the quarterfinals and Ellsworth’s Wyatt Hines by a 17-6 major decision in the semifinals. He lost to Sparta’s Brett Von Ruden by 6-5 decision in the championship match.
Pfeiffer beat Medford’s Isaiah Heil by pinfall in the 160-pound quarterfinals and Ellsworth’s Cedric Kosnopfal by a 9-1 major decision in the semifinals before falling to Sparta’s Hayden Krein by 11-5 decision in the final match.
Bailey Gillett took third place at 132 pounds, and Shane Chady took fourth at 106 pounds. Cadott finished in sixth place out of 12 as a team.
The Hornets host Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal on Thursday.
Bloomer goes winless
At Glenwood City, Bloomer/Colfax went 0-5 in invitational action.
Bloomer/Colfax fell to Spooner 42-33, Glenwood City 36-30, Somerset 45-12, Triton 45-26 and Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal 64-12 to take sixth place at the meet.
Mitch Harmon went 4-1 for Bloomer/Colfax, winning three by pinfall and one by decision. Troy Hovde won two matches on the day by decision. Cal Lueck and Sawyer Best also picked up two wins apiece.
Bloomer/Colfax travels to Ladysmith on Thursday.
Thorp’s Webster takes second place in weight class
At Black River Falls, Thorp’s Quade Webster finished in second place in the 145-pound class.
After beating Onalaska’s Micah LeFebre in the quarterfinals and Abbotsford/Colby’s Chance Clement in the semifinals—by 4-2 and 7-2 decisions, respectively—Webster fell to Portage’s Dylan Casey in the championship match.
Thorp’s Ayden Webster won two matches in the 182-pound class and Daytona Hera won two at 195 pounds. Thorp took 12th place out of 15 teams.
The Cardinals travel to Amherst for an invitational next Saturday.