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South dominates girls All-Star Games, Red wins 4 of 5 in boys All-Star games
WBCA All-Star Game
Belmont’s Waylon Palzkill (2) scores two of his six points in the in the WBCA Boys Division 5 All-Star Game while being contested by Southwestern’s Nate Reiff (11). - photo by A.J. Gates


By Jason Nihles, The Platteville Journal, Fennimore Times, Boscobel Dial

WISCONSIN DELLS — The South All-Stars won four of the five games the 45th annual Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games last Wednesday at JustAgame Fieldhouse. 

Nine area athletes and three coaches participated in the Division 4 and 5 girls all-star games last week.

The South raced out to a 33–20 lead at halftime and went on post a 63–54 victory over the North in the D4 All-Star game. 

Racine Lutheran’s Nevaiah Bell-Tenner, an NAIA Culver Stockton College signee, scored a game-high 18 points, including connecting on three 3-pointers to lead the South All-Stars. 

Mineral Point’s Mallory Lindsey, an NCAA Divsion III UW–Oshkosh recruit, also reached double-figures for the South squad, tallying 14 points with four triples in the contest. Pointer teammates Ella Chambers and Blair Watters scored four points each in the win. The trio led the Pointers to a perfect 30–0 season, a WIAA Division 4 state title (after a runner-up finish in 2021) and a fourth straight SWAL conference title.

Lancaster’s Bridee Burks, a Division 1 Idaho State recruit, scored six points, while Boscobel’s Sarah Knowles added four. 

The South All-Stars were coached by Lancaster girls coach Mark Uppena and Lancaster boys coach Brian Knapp, as well as Platteville girls head coach Brandon Temperly.

The North All-Stars were led by Marathon’s Allison Wokatsch, an NCAA Division III UW–Platteville recruit, who finished with 11 points. 

WBCA Division 4 Girls WBCA All-Star Game
South 63, North 54
North.....12  8  26  8 —  54
South.....19 14 15 15 —  63
North (54)  — Madison Wall (Cameron) 9, Madison Barstad (Colfax) 2, Allaina Robaidek (Bonduel) 9, Kiya Kolo (Nekoosa) 2, Allison Wokatsch (Marathon) 11, Sidney Bader (Unity) 2, Jada Eggebrecht (Phillips) 6, Maggie Glaus (Elmwood) 2, Madisyn Kilboten (Durand) 3, Makenna Rohrscheib (Eau Claire Regis) 4, Jaydin Vosters (St. Mary Catholic) 4, Maisen Gores (Cumberland) 0. Totals — 20 9-11 54.
South (63) — Ella Chambers (Mineral Point) 4, Jenna Olin (Parkview) 4, Mallory Lindsey (Mineral Point) 14, Kiarra Moe (Brodhead) 0, Nevaiah Bell-Tarner (Racine Lutheran) 18, Bridee Burks (Lancaster) 6, Sarah Knowles (Boscobel) 4, Stampfl (Belleville) 3, Holzhueter (Cambridge) 2, Nakiya Hurst (Milwaukee Academy of Science) 0, Blair Watters (Mineral Point) 4, Rachel Koenig (Onalaska Luther) 4. Totals — 25 7-13 63.
3-point goals — N: 5 (Wall 1, Robaidek 2, Wokatsch 1, Kilbitin 1, Rohrcheib 1); S: 8 (Chambers 1, Lindsey 4, Bell-Terner 3). Team fouls — N: 13, S: . Fouled out — none.

The South All-Stars led by 14 points at the break and went on to win 68–51 in the Division 5 WBCA All-Star Game. 

The South stars were led Sheboygan’s Lutheran’s Rose Hahn, an NCAA Division III St. Norbert College commit, and Wauzeka-Steuben’s Maddy Reichmann, a Division III UW–Platteville commit, who tallied 17 and 15 points, respectively. 

Highland’s Meg Tarrell scored eight points, while prep teammate Katelyn Esser added three for the South. The Cardinals (26–4, 11–1) shared the SRW title with Belmont and advanced to the WIAA state tournament for the first time in school history. Belmont’s Ashley Freeman played for the South but did not score in the win. 

WBCA Division 5 Girls WBCA All-Star Game
South 68, North 51 
North....13  9  12 10 —  51
South....18 18 17 15 —  68
North (51)  — Kristen Lawton (Flambeau) 0, Orria Wood (Wild Rose) 0, Hannah Cerveny (Gresham) 2, Lauryn Deetz (McDonell Central) 13, Destiny Bauman (McDonell Central) 3, Malia Hoesly (Edgar) 1, Heavyn Kind (Spencer) 5, Valarie Cerveny (Gresham) 2, Emily Berg (Northwood) 8, Emmalee Golembiewcki (Northwood) 7, Riley Nauman (Eau Claire Immanuel) 5, Maddie Rosen (Clear Lake) 5. Totals — 14 22-33 51. 
South (68) — Taylor Jacobson (Bangor) 7, Maddie Reichmann (Wauzeka–Steuben) 14, Grace Ganshert (Argyle) 2, Ali Langrehr (Bangor) 4, Presley Buwalda (Randolphy) 4, Rylie Collien (Hustisford) 5, Rose Hahn (Sheboygan Lutheran) 17, Meg Terrell (Highland) 8, Brianna Dahl (Albany) 3, Laney Halback (Hilbert) 0, Katelyn Esser (Highland) 3, Ashley Freeman (Belmont) 0. Totals — 27 9-16 68.
3-point goals — N: 1 (Deete 1), S: 5 (Jacobson 1, Reichmann 2, Collien 1, Hahn 1). Team fouls — N: 16, S: 28. Fouled out — S: Jacobson.

WISCONSIN DELLS — The Red All-Stars won four of five games against their White counterparts in the 45th annual Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games Thursday at JustAgame Fieldhouse.

A handful of area athletes from the Southwest Wisconsin Activities League, the Six Rivers Conference and the Southwest Wisconsin Conference played in the Division 3, 4 and 5 Boys All-Star Games. 

Sheboygan Christian guard/forward Michael Modahl scored 22 points to lead a balanced attack for the Red squad, which led by three points, 51–48, at intermission before outscoring its opponent in both the third and fourth periods. 

Brennen Dvorachek of Reedsville scored 17 points, Ashton Swanson of Seneca contributed 13 points and Will Reader of Bangor added 10 for the Red squad, which was coached by Clinton Nemitz and Ryan Budden of Southwestern, along with Jacob Bernetzke of Cassville.

Southwestern’s Nate Reiff (five) and Peerson Kephart (two) combined for seven points for the winners. Cassville’s Robby Roe added three.

Sam Grieger of WIAA Division 5 state-champion Randolph scored a game-high 28 points for the White squad.  Barneveld’s Chase Ignatius chipped in 11, Highland’s Max Oleson added seven and Belmont’s Waylon Palzkill finished with six points for White All-Stars in the loss.

WBCA Division 5 Boys WBCA All-Star Game
Red 99, White 88
(from Thursday, June 30 @ JustAGame Field House, Wisconsin Dells)
White...26 22 19 21 —   88
Red.......19 32 23 25 —   99
White (88)  — Stephen Munson (North Crawford) 8, Chris Brockman (Bruce) 3, Waylon Palzkill (Belmont) 6, Cooper Diedrich (Athens) 3, Connor Taylor (Laona/Wabeno) 6, Max Oleson (Highland) 7, Chase Ignatius (Barneveld) 11, Gavin Thimm (Hustisford) 12, Ethan Lotts (New Auburn) 0, Sam Grieger (Randolph) 28, Harley Opachan (Flambeau) 1, Colin Young (Madison Country Day) 3.
Red (99) — Sam Wilczek (Columbus Catholic) 6, Peerson Kephart (Southwestern) 2, Robby Roe (Cassville) 3, Will Reader (Bangor) 11, Luas Dhein (Green Bay NEW Lutheran) 5, Owen Jones (Cambria–Friesland) 2, Max Beyer (Lena) 8, Michael Modahl (Sheboygan Christian) 22, Brennen Drorachek (Reedsville) 17, Ashton Swanson (Seneca) 13, Braxton Sbraggia (Hurley) 5, Nate Reiff (Southwestern) 5, Brandon Strenke (Turtle Lake) 0.

Luke Pautz of WIAA Division 4 state-champion Roncalli scored 20 points while teammates Ethan Cole of Winnebago Lutheran and Robby Michael of Sheboygan Lutheran added 15 apiece to lead the Red squad to a 99–96 win over the White in Division 4.

Luke Webb of Elmwood/Plum City and Derek Lindert of Pardeeville added 11 points each for the Red team, which overcame a 44–41 halftime deficit.

Northern Michigan recruit and Sheboygan Lutheran graduate Casey Verhagen scored 30 points to lead the White squad. Carter Olson of Cuba City added 17. Cuba City’s Ian Hinderman (four), Mineral Point’s Joah Filardo (11) and Leyton Bowers (five), and River Ridge’s David Nies (nine) also played for the White All-Star team. 

WBCA Division 4 Boys WBCA All-Star Game
Red 99, White 96
(from Thursday, June 30 @ JustAGame Field House, Wisconsin Dells)
White...21 23 22 30 —  96
Red.......23 18 33 25 —  99
White (96)  — Easton Evenstad (Darlington) 0, Carter Olson (Cuba City) 17, Joah Filardo (Mineral Point) 11, Casey Verhagen (Sheboygan Lutheran) 30, Leyten Bowers (Mineral Point) 5, Ian Hinderman (Cuba City) 4, Devin Brabender (Wisconsin Heights) 8, David Nies (River Ridge) 9, Parker Prahl (Iola–Scandinavia) 3, Brock Wester (Iola–Scandinavia) 2, Dain Walter (New Glarus) 7. 
Red (99) — Asanjai Hunter (The Prairie School 4, Robby Michael (Sheboygan Lutheran) 15, Miles Barnstable (Howards Grove) 0, Derek Lindert (Pardeeville) 11, Craig Ward (Marshall) 7, Tyler Bowman (Spring Valley) 4, Camden Daul (Stratford) 5, Carson Syse (Belleville) 4, Ethan Cole (Winnebago Lutheran) 15, Luke Pautz (Manitowoc Roncalli) 20, Tristan McRoberts (Melrose–Mindoro) 3, Luke Webb (Elmwood/Plum City) 11.

Lodi’s Brady Ring and Jack Fritz of Columbus each scored a co-game-high 21 points to help the Red to a 119–114 win over White team in the WBCA Division 3 All-Star game.

Gus Foster, a Division III UW–Stevens Point recruit from Big Foot, had 21 points to top the White squad. Teammates Landon VanCalster, another Stevens Point recruit from Freedom, added 20 and Connor Coombs, a Carroll University recruit from Edgerton, chipped in 16.

Platteville’s Jesse Martin scored 14 points and Dodgeville’s Dillon Garthwaite, the two-time SWC Player of the Year, scored 10 points in the Red’s win. Martin led the Hillmen to a 14–12 record and a 6–4 second-place finish in the SWC. Garthwaite led the Dodgers (21–4, 10–0) to a second-straight conference title.

WBCA Division 3 Boys WBCA All-Star Game
Red 119, White 114
(from Thursday, June 30 @ JustAGame Field House, Wisconsin Dells)
White...30 25 28 21 — 114
Red.......27 31 41 20 — 119
White (114) — Dayne Lindow (East Troy) 12, Cameron Thompson (Baldwin-Woodville) 2, Gabe Ascher (Wautoma) 9, Connor Coombs (Edgerton) 16, Landon VanCalster (Freedom) 20, Monte Mayberry (Northwestern) 12, Keegan Ofstie (Baldwin-Woodville) 8, Gus Foster (Big Foot) 21, Austin Wagner (Kettle Moraine Lutheran) 14. 
Red (119) — Jacob Rockwell (Wisconsin Dells) 13, Aydon Saylor (Mauston) 2, Evan Peterson (Altoona) 8, Jesse Martin, (Platteville) 14, Chase Cummings (East Troy) 7, Tom Balge (Watertown Luther Prep) 10, Peytan Clarey (Brookfield Academy) 9, Dakota Deich (Laconia) 4, Brady Ring (Lodi) 21, Dillon Garthwaite (Dodgeville) 10, Jack Fritz (Columbus) 21.