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Viroqua stops Prairie boys 59-48 in non-conference contest

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PdC’s Dawson Eastman (32) looks to pass to teammate Sam Kramer (20). (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Nick McCullick (22) shoots a mid-range jump shot. The Viroqua Blackhawks, coached by Prairie alum Matt Mezera, defeated the PdC Blackhawks 59-48 in PdC’s opener. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Max Schneider (50) blocks the shot of Viroqua’s Solomon Murdock. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Senior Tyler Harris puts the ball up against the glass for two points. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Junior Brady Lenzendorf launches a three point attempt during the first half. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

The Hawks' Zach Mezera looks for an open teammate to pass the ball to. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Max Schneider rises above the Viroqua defense for a shot. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Tyler Harris holds the ball as he waits for a play to unfold. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

By Derick Kelly

 

In a non-conference battle between the Viroqua Blackhawks and the Prairie du Chien Blackhawks boys basketball teams on Monday night, it was all Viroqua Blackhawks as they lead wire-to-wire in defeating the Prairie Blackhawks 59-48.

Viroqua took a 33-20 lead into halftime before pushing their lead in the second half to as much as 17 points before Prairie managed to bring the score as close as 11 points late.

Viroqua improved to 2-2 overall with the win, while  PdC fell to 0-1. Following their conference opener at Lancaster on Friday, Dec. 8, the Hawks travel to Mineral Point to take on the Pointers, the third ranked team in Division Four on Saturday, Dec. 9. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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