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Six Rivers Boys Basketball Jamboree
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Nate Friederick (44) and the Potosi will face Benton at 3 p.m. Saturday in the third game of the UWPlatteville Six Rivers Jamboree. Gus Hetcher and Cassville will take on Highland at 4:45 p.m.

GAMES OF THE WEEK (Dec. 17–Dec. 23)

BOYS BASKETBALL: Six Rivers Boys Basketball Jamboree, Saturday, Dec. 19 at UW–Platteville, 11:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

     Bo Ryan Court at UW–Platteville's Williams Fieldhouse will play host to a quartet of Six Rivers boys basketball games Saturday afternoon, this week's McDonald's Games of the Week. The event will tip-off with a non-conference battle between defending Six Rivers West champion Shullsburg against Juda of the Six Rivers East, followed by three SRW conference games. River Ridge will face Belmont at 1:15 p.m., followed by Potosi and Benton at 3 p.m. and Highland versus Cassville at 4:45 p.m. Below is a preview of each match-up.


Six Rivers Jamboree Schedule

Shullsburg (3–1) vs. Juda (2–3), 11:30 a.m.

     The Miners, who reached the sectional finals of the WIAA Division 5 playoffs a year ago, are off to a 3–1 start. Shullsburg nipped Six Rivers West foe Belmont last Friday night, 45–44, when junior guard Lance Lierman hit the game-winning jumper with 18 seconds left in the game. Lierman finished the night with 12 points and three steals. Fellow junior Hunter Mayte had 15 points, 10 assists, seven steals and five rebounds to lead the Miners. Lierman (9.0 ppg), Matye (14.5) and fellow juniors Joey Meyer (15.3) and Noah Wand (9.3) are all averaging more than nine points per contest through four games. Shullsburg is coming off its first loss of the season, a 65–50 non-conference setback against Southwestern on Monday.

     Junior forward Matt Schmitt leads the Panthers (2–3) in scoring at 14.7 points per game. Juda is coming off a 61–45 loss to Albany. The Panthers suffered a 69–42 loss to Belmont two weeks ago, the same Braves squad that lost to Shullsburg by a single point last Friday.


River Ridge (1–3, 1–0 SRW) vs. Belmont (3–3, 1–1 SRW), 1:15 p.m.

     The Braves and first-year varsity head coach Glenn Gaulke came within a point of knocking off point of toppling preseason Six Rivers West favorite Shullsburg last Friday night before suffering a 58–54 non-conference loss at Albany on Tuesday to fall to 3–3 overall. Senior forward Raine Voigts posted back-to-back 30-point games in wins over Juda and Highland, including a career-high 33 points in last Tuesday's 72–66 win over the Cardinals. Senior sharp-shooter Jon Bahr scored a team-high 13 points in Friday's loss at Shullsburg.

     Coach Nate Copsey's Timberwolves, picked to finish last in the SRW, scored their first victory of the season, a 59–44 victory over Benton last Friday night. Junior Ben Ertz scored a game-high 18 points and Caleb Irish adde 17.


Potosi (1–2, 1–1 SRW) vs. Benton (1–3, 1–1 SRW), 3 p.m.

     Sophomore Alex Udelhofen had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead coach Mike Uppena's Chieftains to a 70–56 victory over Cassville last Friday night, Potosi's first of the season. Senior forward Nate Friederick is tops on the team in scoring (17.3 ppg), rebounding (13.3 rpg) and assist (3.3 apg). He posted 17 points and 13 rebounds in Friday's win over the Cometes.

     Benton has dropped back-to-back games to Argyle on Tuesday and River Ridge last Friday after opening conference play with a 59–48 win over Cassville on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Guards Aaron Coffey and Brooks Tiedeman led the Zephyrs with 16 points each in last week's win over the Comets. Tiedeman made three 3-pointers and scored 17 points in Friday's loss to Ridge.


Highland (0–3, 0–1 SRW) vs. Cassville (2–3, 0–2 SRW), 4:45 p.m.

     Both teams are searching for their first win in conference play, and Highland is still looking for a win of any kind. High-scoring junior guard John Ross Linscheid scored 32 points in last Tuesday's 72–66 loss at Belmont.

     The Comets are looking to rebound after a 70–56 loss to Potosi last Friday night. Senior Dylan Ganahl-Johll leads the team in both scoring (15.8 ppg) and rebounding (8.8 rpg). Johll scored 28 points and pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds in the loss at Potosi.


This Week's Other Area Boys Basketball Games

Thursday, Dec. 17

Iowa–Grant (4–1, 2–0 SWAL) at Cuba City (3–0, 2–0 SWAL, ranked 7th in D4), 7:30 p.m.

     The Panthers and senior Isaac Anderson travel to seventh-ranked Cuba City in an early-season SWAL showdown. Anderson surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career with a 29-point effort in a 71–67 victory over Southwestern last Friday. Anderson then scored 20 points in a non-conference win over Platteville on Monday night.

     The Cubans remained undefeated in a 84–58 victory over Riverdale Friday night. Four players scored in double figures led by senior guard Justin Droessler's game-high 17 points. Senior forward Brady Vaassen added a double–double of 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Darlington (3–1, 1–1 SWAL) at Mineral Point (1–3, 1–1), 7:30 p.m.

Fennimore (3–3, 1–1 SWAL) at Riverdale (0–5, 0–2 SWAL), 7:30 p.m.

Southwestern (2–2, 1–1) at Boscobel (1–2, 0–2), 7:30 p.m.


Friday, Dec. 18

Richland Center (14, 0–1 SWC) at Lancaster (2–2, 0–1 SWC), 7:30 p.m.

Dodgeville (4–1, 0–1) at Platteville (1–4, 1–0 SWC), 7:30 p.m.

Prairie du Chien (3–0, 1–0) at River Valley (2–3, 1–0), 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, Dec. 19

Cuba City vs. Monticello (Iowa) at Wendy's/American Trust at Loras College, 12:30 p.m.

Platteville (1–4) at La Crosse Logan, 5 p.m.

Prairie du Chien at Onalaska Luther, 7:30 p.m.

Black Hawk at Darlington, 7:30 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 21

Platteville at Juda, 7:30 p.m.

Mineral Point at River Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Ithaca at Riverdale, 7:30 p.m.

Highland at Argyle, 7:30 p.m.

Wauzeka–Stueben at Belmont, 7:30 p.m.

Benton at Warren (Ill.), 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Dec. 22

Darlington at Dodgeville, 7:30 p.m.

Boscobel at Lancaster, 7:30 p.m.

Onalaska Luther at Prairie du Chien, 7:30 p.m.

Cuba City at Potosi, 7:30 p.m.

Seneca at Cassville, 7:30 p.m.




Thursday, Dec. 17

Platteville (5–0, 2–0 SWC) at Lancaster (5–3, 0–2 SWC), 7:30 p.m.

     Senior forward Sierra Brecke is averaging a league-high 27 points per game while leading the Hillmen to a 5–0 start. Brecke and the Hillmen will look to improve to 3–0 in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference with a win at Lancaster.

Prairie du Chien (5–2, 2–0 SWC) at Richland Center (3–3, 1–1 SWC), 7:30 p.m.

River Valley (2–5, 0–2 SWC) at Dodgeville (5–1, 1–1 SWC), 7:30 p.m.

Highland (0–4, 0–2 SRW) at Belmont (4–3, 1–1 SRW), 7:30 p.m.

Potosi (5–1, 2–0 SRW, ranked 8th in D5) at Shullsburg (6–0, 1–0 SRW), 7:30 p.m.

      In a battle for first-place in the Six Rivers West, the eighth-ranked Chieftains travel to 6–0 Shullsburg. Sophomore center Brianna Leahy had a big week leading the Miners to a 4–0 record last week. She averaged 18 points, 13 rebounds, five blocked shots, two assists and a steal per game  in wins over Boscobel, 57–45, Highland, 60–32, Dakota (Ill.), 65–37, and Pearl City (Ill.), 51–44. Against Boscobel, she pulled down 18 rebounds to tie her older sister Maureen's school record.

     Sophomore forwad Kasier had 15 points, 10 steals and eight rebounds to lead Potosi (5–1, 2–0) to a dominating 82–51 victory at Belmont last Thursday night. Kaiser also scored a game-high 21 points to go with six rebounds and six steals in the Chieftains' 78–47 victory over Argyle last Tuesday. She is averaging a conference-best 20 points, 7.2 rebounds, 6.0 steals and 3.5 assists per game for Potosi, which has scored at least 74 points in all five of their wins.


Friday, Dec. 18

Boscobel (0–5, 0–2 SWAL) at Riverdale (4–2, 1–1 SWAL), 7:30 p.m.

Cuba City (5–0, 3–0 SWAL, 3rd in D4) at Iowa–Grant (0–2, 0–2 SWAL), 7:30 p.m.

Southwestern (1–4, 0–2 SWAL) at Fennimore (2–5, 1–2 SWAL), 7:30 p.m.

River Ridge (2–2, 1–1 SRW) at Potosi (5–1, 2–0 SRW), 7:30 p.m.

Benton at Pearl City (Ill.) Tournament, 7:30 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 21

Iowa–Grant at Lancaster, 7:30 p.m.

Mineral Point at Platteville, 7:30 p.m.

Seneca at Cassville, 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Dec. 22

Prairie du Chien at Decorah (Iowa), 7:30 p.m.

Stoughton at Richland Center, 7:30 p.m.

Dodgeville at Sauk Prairie, 7:30 p.m.

Belmont at Boscobel, 7:30 p.m.

Hillsboro at Riverdale, 7:30 p.m.

Cuba City at Weston, 7:30 p.m.

Highland at Wauzeka–Steuben, 7:30 p.m.

Benton at Shullsburg, 7:30 p.m.




Thursday, Dec. 17

Darlington/Black Hawk (0–2, 0–1 SWAL) at Iowa–Grant/Highland (4–2, 0–0 SWAL), (at Highland), 7 p.m.

Boscobel (1–4, 0–2 SWAL) at Fennimore (5–0, 1–0 SWAL), 7 p.m.

River Ridge/Cassville at Clayton Ridge (Iowa) Triangular, 6 p.m.


Friday, Dec. 18

Lancaster (1–0) at Prairie du Chien (9–2), 7 p.m.

River Valley (5–1) at Belmont/Platteville (0–0) (at Belmont), 7 p.m.

Riverdale (4–1, 1–0 SWAL) at Boscobel (1–4, 0–2 SWAL), 7 p.m.

Mineral Point (5–3, 2–0 SWAL) at Southwestern/Benton/Cuba City (2–0, 1–0 SWAL), (at Benton), 7 p.m.


Saturday, Dec. 19

Richland Center hosts Richland Center Invitational, 10 a.m.

     Participating teams include: Baraboo, Belmont/Platteville, Boscobel, Cochrane–Fountain City, Hillsboro, Ithaca, Marshfield, Mauston, Monroe, Reedsburg, River Ridge/Cassville, Riverdale, Tomah, Wisconsin Dells, St. John's Military Academy and Sugar River.

Stoughton Invitational at Alliant Energy Center, (Madison), 10 a.m.

     Participating area teams include: River Valley, Iowa–Grant/Highland, Darlington/Black Hawk and Mineral Point.


Tuesday, Dec. 22

Lancaster at Darlington/Black Hawk (South Wayne), 7 p.m.

Weston/Ithaca at River Valley (Spring Green), 7 p.m.

Dodgeville at Pecatonica, 7 p.m.