The Nekoosa Papermakers gave Mauston a battle unexpected by many last night at Nekoosa High School, however the Golden Eagles still prevailed 71-58 to close out the regular season with a 16-5 record.  Mauston and Nekoosa went back in forth in the first half but Mauston went into the half with a 34-28 lead.  Nekoosa battled back to tie the game at 38 and got within 48-45 before Mauston was able to pull away.  Joe Bauer returned to action with a game high 24 points while Cade Hall added 12 for the Golden Eagles.  Mauston will now have a week off before hosting Arcadia or West Salem in a Regional Semi-final game next Friday night.