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Reid Larson, Jr., G, Fennimore boys basketball
Fennimore junior guard Reid Larson became the fifth player in program history to score 1,000 points when he poured in a game-high 23 points in Fennimore’s 67–46 Southwest Wisconsin Activities League road win at Southwestern Friday night.
“This is quite an accomplishment for Reid doing it halfway through his junior year,” said Fennimore head coach Tom Needham. “Reid works very hard and the game and is a much deserved honor.”
Larson scored 17 points and had three steals in last Tuesday’s 88–59 victory over Boscobel, then connected on 6 of 9 from 3-point land and scored a career-high 30 points in Fennimore’s dominating 90–40 win over Riverdale last Thursday. Monday night, Larson added to his scoring total with a 25-point outburst in an 83–74 non-conference victory over visiting Fennimore.
Larson, who has 1,029 career points going into Thursday night’s SWAL game at Iowa–Grant, is averaging a team-high 18.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, while shooting 40.2 percent (39 of 97) from 3-point land.
The eight-ranked Golden Eagles (13–1, 6–1) will host Mineral Point (10–4, 6–1) Tuesday night in a battle for first-place in the SWAL.
HONORABLE MENTION (in alphabetical order):
Brayden Dailey, Fr., F, Mineral Point boys basketball
Dailey dunked three times and scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Pointers (10–4, 6–1) to an 86–73 victory over visiting Cuba City (7–4, 4–2) last Friday night. Dailey then scored a game-high 20 points in Tuesday’s 86–35 win at Iowa–Grant. Dailey is currently second in the SWAL in scoring at 19.4 points per game heading into tonight’s league game with Darlington. The Pointers will then travel to eighth-ranked Fennimore (13–1, 6–1) Tuesday in a battle for first place.
Drew Hennessey, Jr., 220, Iowa–Grant/Highland wrestling
Hennessey became Iowa–Grant/Highland’s newest member of the 100-win club with a 17-second pin of Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal’s Tanner Zchemitz in the semifinal round of Saturday’s Sparta Invitational. He went on to pin Holmen’s Jack Westcott in just 32 seconds to win the 220-pound title with a perfect 4–0 day, that required just 60 seconds of mat time! Hennessey (33–2 on the season) is now 101–24 in his three-year career.
Emma Lawrence, Sr., G/F, Benton girls basketball
Lawrence poured in a game-high 23 points and pulled down a game-high 21 rebounds in Benton’s 64–34 victory ver Highland last Thursday night. Lawrence, who has posted a double–double in every game this season and has twice had 20–20 games, topped the 1,500-points and 800-rebound marks for her career.
Kaylee Meyers, Jr., G, Darlington girls basketball
Meyers buried four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 18 points to lead Darlington (10–4, 7–1 SWAL) to a key 69–51 wi n over host Mineral Point (11–4, 6–2) in a first-place showdown last Thursday night.
Trevor Neuroth, Sr., 182, Fennimore wrestling
Senior Trevor Neuroth’s dramatic 47-second pin of Denver’s Nathan Eggena at 182 pounds, in the final match of the team tournament, lifted the Fennimore to a wild 42–37 victory over the host school in the championship match of last Saturday’s Denver Duals Tournament. Neuroth (21–7) went 4–1 Saturday to help the second-ranked Golden Eagles (13–3, 5–0 SWAL) cap a perfect 5–0 day.
Alex Udelhofen, Sr., G/F, Potosi boys basketball
Udelhofen had 16 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals and went 6 for 8 from the free throw line to lead first-place Potosi (10–4, 6–0) to a 66–56 victory over second-place River Ridge (7–6, 4–2) last Tuesday night. He then had a near-triple double of 12 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to lead Potosi to a 60–43 win at Highland on Thursday. Udelhofen posted a double–double of 12 points and 10 boards in Monday’s 52–50 win at Iowa–Grant. He is averaging 11.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game for the Chieftains.
Isaac Wiegel, Sr., 120, Belmont/Platteville wrestling
Wiegel (32–3) was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler after going 3–0 to win the 120-pound title at Saturday’s Monroe Invitational, his fourth straight title at the Monroe tournament. Wiegel then won his 150th career match with a pin over River Valley’s Hayden Walsh in Tuesday’s SWC dual meet loss to the Blackhawks.