Wild Rose’s Travis Jansen shoots over Tri-County’s Dawson Knutson during the Central Wisconsin Conference-South home game on Feb. 2. Jansen led both teams recording 23 points, based on four 3-pointers. The Wildcats went on to defeat the Penguins, 78-25.

Wild Rose trounces Penguins, 78-25

Three Wildcats combine for 62 points in win

The Wild Rose boys basketball team showed off their offensive prowess for their home fans during the Central Wisconsin Conference-South game against Tri-County on Feb. 2.

Every Wildcat saw some playing time during the 78-25 home win over the Penguins. Wild Rose Head Coach Jim Komp stated, “It was nice to get some highlight plays for the crowd – they appreciated it. I’m proud of our kids – they played at a high level. Travis Jansen was a big lift offensively. I hope we can continue to play with this intensity on the defensive end.”

The Wildcats got off to a commanding 47-9 lead at halftime with six scorers. Jansen led the team with 14 points, including a 3-pointer, followed by Caleb Williams with 13 points based on three 3-pointers; Alec VandeCastle, 12 points, including a 3-pointer and 1 of 1 free throw; Colten Hanson, a 3-pointer; Tommy Friday, a 3-pointer; and Dyllan Rivers, 2 of 2 free throws.

Tri-County’s four scorers in the half were paced by Keith Scott’s 3-pointer.

Wild Rose again had six scorers in the second as the scoring pace slowed down, but still led 67-19 within the first eight minutes. As Tri-County’s scoring picked up, the Penguins were able to grab some steals in the attempt to help their case, with four scorers trying to shrink the deficit.

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