John Prahl and Connor Lodewegen turned out to be an effective one-two punch for the Iola-Scandinavia boys’ basketball team against Weyauwega-Fremont.
The duo combined for 31 points Jan. 8 in the Thunderbirds’ 48-42 win over the Indians and for 39 points three nights later in a 60-56 win over Bonduel.
The win over the Indians was the team’s first over W-F in boys’ basketball since I-S joined the Central Wisconsin 8 Conference.
W-F also dropped a 78-65 decision to Shiocton Jan. 11.
I-S 48, W-F 42
IOLA – The T-Birds led 13-10 after one quarter and 20-16 at halftime, but the Indians outscored the home team 18-9 in the third quarter to take a five-point lead into the final period.
The lead didn’t last long, however, as the T-Birds outscored the visitors 19-8 the rest of the way.
Prahl and Lodewegen led all scorers with 17 and 14 points, respectively.
Bryce Behn and Trevor Fitzpatrick led the Indians with 13 and 10.
The two teams will meet again at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in Weyauwega.
I-S 60, Bonduel 56
BONDUEL – The T-Birds trailed 47-39 heading into the fourth quarter, but outscored the Bears 21-9 over the final eight minutes to pick up the CWC-8 win.
Bonduel led 16-12 after one quarter and 28-22 at halftime, but were outscored 38-28 in the second half.
Lodewegen led the T-birds with 21 points, while Prahl added 18. Jacob DeBauch led Bonduel with 18.
Prahl tied the game at 49-49 with a three-pointer with just under four minutes to go in the game and Lodewegen’s three gave the T-Birds the lead for good.
Shiocton 78, W-F 65
WEYAUWEGA – The Indians scored 31 points in the fourth quarter, but a 50-34 deficit heading into the period turned out to be too big of a hole.
Shiocton led 17-11 after one quarter and 33-26 at halftime before outscoring the Indians 17-8 in the third quarter.
Behn led the Indians with 17 points, while Tanner Ross and Fitzpatrick added 15 and 13, respectively. Riley Van Asten led five Shiocton players in double figures with 16 points.
The Indians played at Clintonville Jan. 15 and will host Manawa at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18.