Tigers boys basketball makes a run in the WIAA tournament

By Marlon WhiteEagle

Black River Falls Tigers boys basketball makes a run in the WIAA tournament. The Tigers finished the season playing two games at home during their tournament run.
The Tigers, who won the Coulee Conference championship, first played Arcadia Raiders in the regional semi-final.
The Tigers were led by seniors Ethan Anderson and Bryce Seiber and sophomore Elliot Bird, one of three Ho-Chunk on the team. Gavyn Littlewolf also player, and Greg Bird is an assistant coach.
At the half, the Tigers were down 37 to 35.
Anderson and Seiber both had 11 points, and Bird scored 8 points.
For the Raiders, Curtis Weltzien led all scorers with 13 points, while Nolan Martin added 10 points.
In the second half, Black River Falls played better defense and outscored Arcadia. The Raiders were held to 30 points, while the Tigers scored 43 more points.
Black River Falls won 78 to 67.
Anderson finished with 23 points, Seiber had 20 points, Bird had 13 points, and Isaac Cowles added 11 points.
The Tigers advanced to the Regional Final to face G-E-T Red Hawks. The final was played at home the following night.
The Tigers split conference games with Galesville-Ettrick-Trempealeau, losing 71 to 65 on Dec. 5 and winning 65 to 60 on Jan. 15 during conference play.
Again, Anderson and Bird led the way for the Tigers. Bird hit an early 3-pointer to give the Tigers the lead.
Anderson finished the half with 12 points. Jacob Woods added 7 points for the Tigers, while Bird had 5 points.
Bryce Seiber struggled, only scoring 4 points in the game, all in the first half. Seiber fouled out of the game.
The Tigers did lead at the half, 28 to 24.
The second half was a different story for the Tigers, who were outscored 51 to 24.
The Red Hawks came up big with six 3-point in the second half. Chris Thompson knocked down three of those 3-pointers for G-E-T.
David Kuistad added 10 points in the second half for the Red Hawks.
Chris Thompson finished with 28 points for the G-E-T. Kuistad was the only other Red Hawk in double figures, with 10 points.
Ethan Anderson finished with 20 points for the Tigers, while Bird added 12 points and Jacob Woods added 11 points.
The Tigers had a great season, finishing 18-7 overall, and 11-2 in conference play.