The Manawa Wolves boys’ basketball team took the road last week and proceeded to lose three games in four days.
Bonduel 67, Manawa 48
Bonduel scored early and often against Manawa, Friday, Feb. 7, jumping out to an 18-6 first quarter lead. The Wolves turned up the offense in the second quarter, scoring 11 points. The Bears didn’t let up, though, as they scored 19 points in the second quarter.
The Wolves turned in their best performance of the night in the third quarter, outscoring the Bears 17-15 in the quarter. The fourth quarter was almost evenly matched on the scored, but Bonduel cruised to a 67-48 win.
David Blum and Adam Langman led Manawa with 12 points each. Matt Radloff chipped in with eight points.
Westfield 59, Manawa 44
The Wolves didn’t have a bad quarter offensively, scoring 11 points, against Westfield, Thursday, Feb. 6. Defensively, though, they gave up 17 points in the quarter. A frigid second quarter, in which Manawa scored only four points, put Manawa down 30-15 at halftime.
Despite the halftime deficit the Wolves came out of the locker room and put up 19 points in the third quarter. The Wolves also turned it up on the defensive end, allowing only 10 points in the quarter. The success was short-lived as Westfield outscored Manawa 19-10 in the fourth quarter to take the game by a score of 59-44.
Radloff led the Wolves with 21 points. Luke Wilz had eight points, and Blum had seven points.
Port Edwards 65, Manawa 31
Port Edwards shutdown Manawa in the first quarter of their game, Tuesday, Feb. 4, leading 20-0 at the end of the first quarter. Manawa did get on the scoreboard in the second quarter, but scored only four points. When the two teams headed to the locker room for halftime, Westfield led 32-4.
The Wolves were more competitive in the second half, scoring 12 and 15 points in the third and fourth quarters, respectively. It wasn’t nearly enough, as the Wolves fell, 65-31.
Blum led the Wolves with 14 points. Radloff contributed six points, while Wilz added five points.
The team hosts Iola-Scandinavia, Friday, Feb. 14.