The Iola-Scandinavia boys’ basketball team will head into Central Wisconsin 8 Conference play on a positive note after knocking off Menominee Indian and Edgar.
The Thunderbirds used a full-court press to hand Menominee Indian a 64-46 loss Friday, Dec. 2, in the home opener. I-S also defeated Edgar 54-50 Tuesday, Nov. 29.
I-S 64, Menominee Indian 46
The T-Birds outscored the Eagles 23-10 in the fourth quarter to seal the nonconference win.
I-S led 11-10 after one quarter, 26-22 at halftime and 41-36 heading into the fourth quarter.
Connor Lodewegen finished with a game-high 18 points, while Bradly Hardel added 13.
The T-Birds also hit 18 of 25 free throws, while Menominee Indian attempted only seven.
John Peters led the Eagles with 16 points.
I-S 54, Edgar 50
Hardel and Lodewegen scored in double figures to lead the T-Birds to a road win over the Wildcats.
The T-Birds led 12-6 after one quarter, but the Wildcats held I-S to five points in the second quarter to take a 19-17 lead at the break. The T-Birds regained the lead with a 14-9 advantage in the third quarter before outscoring the home team 23-22 over the final eight minutes.
Hardel led I-S with 17 points and seven rebounds, while Lodewegen added 15 points.
Caden Untiedt led Edgar with 21 points.
The 2-1 T-Birds will open CWC-8 play Friday, Dec. 9, at Stevens Point Pacelli before hosting Shiocton Tuesday, Dec. 13, and traveling to Amherst Friday, Dec. 16, for a matchup with the Falcons.