SCHALLER - Wade Brower poured in a career-high 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help lead fourth-ranked Newell-Fonda to a 72-48 victory over Schaller-Crestland in Northwest Conference play Tuesday night.
Newell-Fonda was 28 of 53 shooting from the field for 53 percent compared to 15 of 42 for 36 percent for the Wildcats.
Jason Ripke contributed 12 points and five rebounds and Jon Grote 10 points and five rebounds.
Grote, Brower, Travis Brown and Corey Carlton all had two steals apiece. Grote and Brown each handed out three assists.
Brian Pyle scored 19 points and Jason Pyle 12 for the Wildcats.
"I felt our players made some nice adjustments in the second half," Newell-Fonda coach Paul Loos said. "Schaller-Crestland was pounding the ball in on us in the first half and we didn't force in to help. I was pleased with how our bench played to support everyone. We had to fight through Brandon Kies not playing and foul trouble throughout the night. It was a nice team win."
Read the rest of the area Boy's Basketball Round-up in the 12/14/ Pilot Tribune.