The Manawa boys’ basketball team started its week with a 57-38 loss to Kewaunee on Monday, Dec. 2. It ended the week with another loss, 47-36 to Mosinee on Friday, Dec. 6.
Mosinee 47, Manawa 36
A slow start doomed Manawa when they took the court against Mosinee. At the end of the first quarter Manawa did know what hit them, as they were down 19-5.
Manawa didn’t get down as they outscored Mosinee over the final three quarters, 31-28. It wasn’t nearly enough, though, as Mosinee held on for a 47-36 victory.
Matt Radloff led Manawa with eight points.
Kewaunee 57, Manawa 38
The Wolves hosted Kewaunee and despite playing well for two and one half quarters, the Storm’s size advantage finally took over and they walked away with a 57-38 victory.
First quarter action saw the Wolves and Storm battle through three ties and four lead changes with Logan Brusky’s three pointer giving the Storm a 14-13 lead after one quarter of play.
Despite Kewaunee having two 6’ 7″ players and two 6’ 4″ players the Wolves continued to hang around, as the Storm couldn’t pull away. Kewaunee had three chances to pull away, Radloff and Shane Manthey kept Manawa in the game. Manawa trailed 30-25 at halftime.
Midway thru the third quarter the Storm reeled of six unanswered points to take control of the game. They also held Manawa to four points and held a 46-29 lead after three quarters of play.
David Blum led Manawa with 12 points. Radloff chipped in with 7 points, while Luke Wilz had six points.
The Wolves travel to Weyauwega-Fremont, Friday, Dec. 13.
(Bert Lehman contributed to this story.)