Conference champions defeat Buccaneers

Jay Schneider,

The Gopher Conference West Division Champion JWP boys basketball team handed the Buccaneers an 84-52 loss Friday, Feb. 16 during Parent’s Night in Janesville.

The Bulldogs are currently 19-5 overall and 12-1 in the conference. WEM is 10-11 overall and 8-5 in the conference. Tuesday they played Maple River, the team they are tied for second place in the conference with. WEM will host Cleveland Thursday, Feb. 22.

The Bucs also played a nonconference game Tuesday, Feb. 13 and were defeated by Norwood-Young America (NYA), 62-56.

In the loss to NYA, the Raiders outrebounded the Bucs 64- 37, with 36 of their rebounds offensive, leading to some easy baskets.

WEM junior Gavin Brown led the offense with 22 points. He also had five rebounds and five assists. Sophomore Talen Taylor added 19 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Jasper Morris chipped in seven points and six rebounds.

The Bulldogs hit six three-pointers in the first half, opening up a 46-22 lead. In the second half the...

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