The Poynette boys basketball team is off to a good start this season. The Pumas earned their second victory of the season last Friday.

In their home debut, the Pumas scored a 61-55 non-conference victory over visiting River Valley.

Poynette is off to a 2-0 start this season.

A strong start helped pace the Pumas to the victory.

Poynette controlled the tempo in the first half and led 39-28 at halftime.

River Valley turned things around in the second half, but the Pumas were able to hold on for the win.

The Blackhawks outscored the Pumas 27-22 in the second half.

Nik Feller was the only Poynette player to score in double figures. He finished with 17 points.

Vincent Ciano (six), Jaden McCormick (seven), Brayden O’Connor (six), Noah Stark (five), Kelby Petersen (nine), Jake Buss (two), Parker Walstad (seven) and Connor Petersen (two) also scored for the Pumas.

River Valley’s Josh Maier led all scorers with 20 points, while teammate Joe Ryan finished with 11.

The Pumas will be back on the court Saturday. They will host Belleville at 7:30 p.m.

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