THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Bulldogs Take Fourth Straight Victory
Issue Date: January 30, 2020
Bulldogs Jump on Pioneers
The Peshtigo Bulldogs wasted no time in getting another win on the season, taking down the Pioneers of Sevastopol by way of a 58-36 final score.
"I think by far this is the most complete game we've had so far," said Peshtigo Head Coach Nate Motkowski. "Right from the start our guys showed great energy and were fired up. We extended our bench and everyone that got in contributed."
With the win the Bulldogs have taken the last four of their matches, building some much needed momentum going into the final weeks of the season.
Peshtigo's defense did their job and did it well over the opening minutes of the game, pulling all the wind out of the Pioneers' sails with a 25-13 intermission readout.
The slow scoring start quickly turned into a shootout over the second half with the Bulldogs holding a ten point edge in the closing frame 33-23.
The second half burst saw the Bulldogs start to file in some of the younger talent that has been itching to get on the court. Especially when it comes to guards.
"We've been wanting to get the bench in the game for a while now," said Motkowski. "Tonight was the night we had our opportunity. I thought Mason played great and ran the offense. Its so great to see our young guard stepping up like they did. They are giving us some real depth."
Leading the way for Peshtigo was Landon Lemke who posted 15 points on the night. He was followed by Tackmier with 13 points and Demmith with nine. Adam Baumann posted seven.
"Cade can do just about everything offensively and defensively," said Motkowski. "He could have scored much more than he did tonight, but instead he facilitated the ball and had a ton of assists. He knows to make this team better he has to get everyone into it. Breyden has played with a ton of heart and energy the past few games. His rebounding and post moves inside really opened the game up."
Bulldogs Bag Win Over Green Bay West
The Peshtigo Bulldogs secured the 41-35 win over the Green Bay West Wildcats Friday night.
The Bulldogs had their hands full over the first half of this contest as the GB West boys kept pace with Peshtigo's high powered attack 24-21.
Controlling that slight edge was extremely important for the Bulldogs as the second half saw a decrease in the scoring rate of both teams.
With the defenses working in overdrive the Bulldogs still were able to hold the edge over the second half, out pacing the GB West boys 17-15.
GB West was led by Jefferson Cooper Holmes who led all scorers during the match up with 20 points.
Peshtigo was led by Breyden Demmith with 12 points and Landon Lemke with 10 points. Cade Tackier was held to nine on the night while Tanner Marquardt posted six.
Coleman Bombards Niagara
The Coleman Cougars laid siege to the Niagara Badgers last Friday evening in Niagara, blasting the Badgers with a huge 73-34 final differential.
The blowout win for the Cougars saw Cayden Bintz go wild over the first half, firing in 12 points while teammate Payton Nelson kept things out of reach with his 11 point effort. At the half the Cougars were firmly in control 36-22.
Over that first half Niagara's Sladen Dunlap played fiercely. He shot his way to 10 points.
A 37 point effort by the Cougars over the closing frame eclipsed Niagara's effort of 12 points.
Coleman was led by the evenings top performer Nick Teteak with 20 points. Nelson and Bintz finished the night with 14 points each while Tieg Sadowski added 10 to the tally.
Dunlap led the way for Niagara with 16 points while Charles Schaefer posted six points.
Gillett Gets Win Over STAA
The Gillett Tiger posted a big win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers 75-55.
The Tigers were by no means out of reach of the Cavvies over the first half as the Tigers entered the locker room slightly ahead 29-26.
The second half however saw a disintegration in defense on the Cavvies side as the Tiger were able to out pace the Cavvies.
Leading the way for Gillett was D. Block with 20 points and L. Block with 19 points. Anthony Carroll added 16 while E. Frames finished the game with 14.
The Cavvies were led by Baxter with 23 points and Russell with 13. Powers ended his game with 10 points.
Waupaca Hands Marinette Loss
The Waupaca boys were too much for the Marinette Marines last week as they failed to catchup to to Waupaca, falling behind a 86-56 final verdict.
Waupaca wasted no time in establishing dominance over the first half and by the time the teams entered the locker for intermission the Waupaca boys had the lead and then some, 47-25.
Marinete did managed to make some gains in the scoring department but were still unable to catch up to the fats timing Waupaca team.
Leading the way for Marinette was Maye with 17 points and Polazzo with 17. Sommerfeld added 13 points while Polomis got four.
Waupaca was led by Marcom with 23 points and Johnson with 19. Klemp got 10 points on the night.
Coleman Sets Down Oneida Nation
The Coleman Cougars met the Oneida Nation Thunderhawks last week for a contest that saw the Cougars victorious 70-58.
The offensive struggled was not completely in Colemans hands until the second half. Over the first the Cougars had to deal with a quick returning Thunderhawk squad that kept pace 28-21.
After a few halftime adjustments the Cougars returned to the court and started applying some pressure as they outscored the Thunderhawks 48-37.
The wild second half was led by Blintz who finished the game as the evenings top scorer with 23 points. Nelson chipped in 17 while Sadowski added 10.
The Thunderhawks were led by Webster with 18 points and Vansteel with 14. Hill posted 13.
Gillett Falls to Wausaukee
The Gillett Tigers were unable to find a way to overcome the Wausaukee Rangers who fired away for the 59-45 final verdict.
Wausaukee was pretty much in control of their destiny in this match from the start as the Rangers got things rolling with a 35-23 lead over the first half.
Gillett did make some ground up over the second but were unable to get the edge they needed as the Rangers rolled to the win.
Leading the way for the Tigers was Frames with 18 points and D. Block with 13 points. L. Block posted 10.
Wausaukee was led by Schroeder with 15 points and Renikow with 12 points. Pollard added up 11 on the night while Shigouri finished with nine.
Crivitz Beats Lena
The Crivitz Wolverines have found themselves falling in the rankings as of late, but last Friday that losing spell was put on ice with a big 67-23 win over the Lena Wildcats.
The win saw the Wolverines suffocate the Wildcats under a 37-17 first half lead. After the intermission the Wolverines seemed even deadlier as they stopped the Wildcats at six total second half points.
Leading the way for the Wildcats was Bayer with eight and Shallow with 10. Gard posted five.
Crivitz was led by the evenings top scorer Dawson Andrist who fired off 18 points for the Wolverines. Jade Werner pitched in 16 while Kaldenberg, Baumann and Holmes all posted six points each.
Menominee Gets Defeated by Kingsford
The Menominee Maroon boys were able to overcome the Kingsford Flivvers as they pounded their way to an early goings lead to take the win 73-35.
The win was highlighted by a great effort from Maroon Keagan Monroe who helped push his team to a 32-19 lead at the half.
After the second half was in the book Monroe had achieved top scoring honors for the Maroons with 14 points. Caden Bigger posted 10 while Uecke added 10.
Kingsford was led by Nora with 10 points and Bracket with six. Boone followed up with five points.