first_imgTigers lose third in a rowBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTRATFORD — Preston Wirkus poured in 26 points to lead Marathon to a 57-38 victory over Stratford in a Marawood Conference South Division boys basketball game Tuesday night at Stratford High School.The Tigers lost their third-straight game and drop to 6-6 overall and 2-3 in the Marawood South. Marathon moves to 9-1 overall and remains in first place in the conference at 5-0.Marathon surged out to a 33-16 lead at halftime and held on from there.Ethan Nagel scored 15 points to top Stratford.Stratford hosts Northland Lutheran on Friday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Raiders 57, Tigers 38Marathon 33 24 – 57Stratford 16 22 – 38MARATHON (57): Kellen Vetter 0-2 0-0 0, Xavier Lechleitner 6-9 2-2 17, Ben Martin 0-1 0-0 0, Spencer Krautkramer 0-0 0-0 0, Carson Seehafer 0-1 1-2 1, Hunter Baumann 1-2 0-0 2, Preston Wirkus 11-14 2-2 26, Nathan Stoffel 1-3 0-0 2, Karter Underwood 1-3 0-0 3, Ryan Gassner 0-2 0-0 0, Donovan Free 1-5 0-0 3, Bryce Seubert 1-7 1-2 3. FG: 22-49. FT: 6-8. 3-pointers: 7-13 (Lechleitner 3-5, Wirkus 2-2, Free 1-2, Underwood 1-3, Baumann 0-1). Rebounds: 21 (Lechleitner 7). Record: 9-1, 5-0 Marawood South.STRATFORD (38): Brenden Fecker 0-3 5-6 5, Cole Hoffman 1-3 3-3 5, Nick Stoflet 3-7 0-0 7, Lucas Heidmann 0-0 0-0 0, Ethan Nagel 5-7 2-2 15, Derrick Schmidt 1-5 2-3 4, Jacob Danen 1-1 0-0 2. FG: 11-26. FT: 12-14. 3-pointers: 4-12 (Nagel 3-5, Stoflet 1-3, Fecker 0-1, Hoffmann 0-1, Schmidt 0-2). Rebounds: 16 (Schmidt 6). Record: 6-6, 2-3 Marawood South.last_img