Wilson boys check off win against Longhorns

BEN NONDORF/For the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Ethan Dlabal goes for the basket in this file photo from a game earlier this season against Otis-Bison.

Wilson’s Tristan Soukup led the Dragons Friday night with 17 points as they defeated Thunder Ridge 50-37 at home.

He was followed closely by Ethan Dlabal with 12 points. Senior Brady Mermis added nine and Westin Hughes and Connor Weinhold each had one.

The two teams battled through numerous turnovers during the first eight minutes as Wilson held an 11-9 lead. The Dragons extended their lead to 24-17 at halftime despite both Soukup and Dlabal having to head to the bench with three fouls each. The two players remained on the bench for the first three minutes of the second half and Thunder Ridge cut Wilson’s lead to 29-27.

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