The Iola-Scandinavia boys’ basketball team wrapped up second place in the Central Wisconsin 8 Conference standings Feb. 26 with a 57-48 win over Bonduel.
The Thunderbirds used a 20-8 advantage in the second quarter to take a 30-17 halftime lead. The Bears outscored the home team 18-15 in the third quarter and 13-12 over the final eight minutes, but still came up nine points short.
Kristian Welch led the T-Birds with 23 points, while Zach Mortenson added nine and Adam Cherek and Braiden Garbe chipped in with eight each.
Colton Dobratz and Peyton Czarapata led Bonduel with 15 points each.
The T-Birds have a bye in the first round of the WIAA state tournament and received a No. 2 seed in their Division 4 regional. I-S will host No. 3 or No. 6 Amherst at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, in a regional semifinal.
The regional final will be played at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at a site to be determined.
CWC-8 Boys’ Basketball Final Standings
Amherst 12-2 18-4
Iola-Scandy 11-3 18-4
Bonduel 10-4 16-6
Pacelli 8-6 11-11
Shiocton 8-6 10-12
Wega-Fremont 5-9 7-14
Witt-Birn 2-12 3-19
Manawa 0-14 2-20