Crivitz Boys Claims Two M&O Conference WinsIssue Date: December 22, 2020
Crivitz Wins Rivalry Game Over Wausaukee
The Crivitz Wolverines hosted the Wausaukee Rangers Thursday evening for an old fashioned cross town showdown between two longstanding basketball rivals.
After 28 minutes of play the Wolverines were on top by a considerable margin 80-46.
Crivitz kept itself at arms length for the entire game, controlling the scoreboard at the half with a 46-25 readout.
"Turnovers killed us," said Wausaukee Head Coach Jon Betts. "They just out played us. They were more physical and quicker. The hustle the Crivitz guys had made a big difference."
Eian Baumann was the evenings top scorer with a hefty 28 points to his name. He was three of three at the line while hitting three of his six three pointer attempt. Sean Christiansen posted 14 points while Seth Sellen chipped in 13 points.
"My rotation is seven maybe eight and starting the season we had ten," said Baumann. "I put in some of the younger guys the second half and they stepped up."
Wausaukee's Corey Boesen finished with 14 points while Brenden Versaskas piled up 13. Peyton Betts got 12 points.
"I thought we have made some strides from Tuesday night's game" said Crivitz Head Coach Jeff Baumann. "I thought the passing was pretty good but we were unable to finish inside. That was probably the biggest negative. We did a lot of good things out there tonight though. I give Wausaukee credit in getting to the basket. Next game we will look to get into better position on the court."
Wausaukee (46) - Betts 12, Suennen 3, Boesen 14, Rowley 4, Versaskas 13. FTs: 9-17
Crivitz (80) - Christiansen 14, Sellen 5, Baumann 28, Werner 6, Grandaw 6, Gehm 2, Spalding 2, Tadisen 4, S. Sellen 13. FTs: 14-19
Halftime score: Wausaukee 25, Crivitz 46
Oconto Blasts Algoma With Balanced Scoring in 74-30 Win
Oconto handled its business against Algoma Thursday night, getting a 74-30 win behind a balanced scoring attack and a defensive performance that held all but four Algoma players scoreless.
For Oconto, nine players scored, with Josh Woller's 15 leading the way. Luke Krueger had 12, Caleb Moe scored 10, Josh Delzer and Logan Allan scored eight each and Christian Koch had seven.
Algoma's Trevor Nell scored 16 and Carter Zommerman had nine, but no other Wolves player had more than three points. Only four Algoma players scored any points in the game.
At half, Oconto led 36-18.
Oconto (74) - woller 15, Krueger 12, Moe 10, Delzer 8, Allan 8, Koch 7, Sherman 5, Hornick 5, Baxter 4. FTs: 8-11
Algoma (30) - Nell 16, Zommerman 9, Vandervest 3, Vardon 2. FTs: 5-6
Halftime score: Oconto 36, Algoma 18
Slow Start Sinks Marines in NEC Loss to Denmark
Sometimes, it's how you start, not how you finish.
A rough first half was enough to sink the Marinette Marines' ship on Friday. The Marines outscored Denmark 45-41 in the second half, but they scored only 19 points in the first half to go into the halftime break at a 45-19 deficit.
Marinette was led by 15 points from Jake Sommerfeldt and Keegan Polomis, though the two did it in different ways.
Polomis scored an efficient 15, making all five of his shots from the field in his 20 minutes, including all three of his shots from beyond the arc. He also made his only two free throws.
Sommerfeldt was 6-for-19 from the field, including a 1-for-10 line from three. Asaia Polazzo shot 4-for-13 from the field to finish with 13 points.
Marinette struggled to consistently stop Denmark's top scorers, as the Vikings were very efficient from the field.
Hayden Konkol shot 7-for-12 from the field and 5-for-5 from the free throw line to score 19, Donavan Short was 7-for-13 from the field and 9-for-11 from the line, making his only two threes and scoring 25 points, and Brennen Miller was 5-for-6 from the field and 4-for-5 from deep, scoring 15.
As a team, Denmark shot 9-for-16 from three and 31-for-51 from the field. Denmark also out-rebounded Marinette 33 to 17.
Denmark (86) - Miller 4, Pelischek 5, Locklear 5, Ovsak 2, Derricks 5, Buhr 2, Short 25, Konkol 19, Miller 15, Satori 4. FTs: 15-18.
Marinette (64) - S. Sommerfeldt 5, J. Sommerfeldt 15, Polomis 15, Poetzl 3, Twork 4, Erdman 4, Polazzo 13, Bizelle 3, Bailey 2. FTs: 8-22
Halftime score: Denmark 45, Marinette 19
Niagara and STAA Battle in Tight Contest; Badgers Take Win
The Niagara Badgers certainly had their hands full with the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers Saturday afternoon in Niagara 58-53.
The win was never in either teams hands throughout as the two squads slugged it out step for step. At the first half buzzer Niagara held a tiny edge 35-34.
That first half saw STAA's Ethan Braley shoot the lights out. He sunk four three pointers along with a couple twos and a free throw for his 18 point first half tally.
St. Thomas couldn't keep up the pace over the second half as they fell behind in the tally with 19 points to the Badgers' 23.
By games end Braley was the match ups top scorer with 20 points. Teammate Ethan Russel was also deadly on the attack getting 19 points. Alex Powers and Lucas Hofer both posted five points each.
"We are fairly young this year," said Niagara Head Coach Steven Derwinski. "I start four sophomores on this team. We looked more experienced than that in the opening minutes with that hot start but then we just get these five to six minute stretches where we just get one bucket."
Aiden Hagerty led the Badgers with his 15 points. Edward Swanson got 12 points while Charles Swanson finished with 11 points.
"We have really been working on our defensive fundamentals in practice," said Derwinski. "Just making sure we have out hands up and basics like that."
Niagara (58) - Swanson 12, Lincoln 8, C. Swanson 11, Colenso 4, Krueger 3, Hagerty 15, Weber 4. FTs: 9-16.
STAA (53) - Braley 20, Russell 19, Powers 5, Hofer 5, Pisari 2, Knox 2. FTs: 10-15.
Halftime score: Niagara 25, STAA 34
Crivitz Gets Resounding Win Over Niagara
The Crivitz Wolverines were too fast for the Niagara Badgers to catch as they ran away with Monday nights matchup in Crivitz 84-37.
The trio of Eian Baumann, Tegan Werner and Alec Grandaw combined for 28 of the 43 first half Wolverines points.
The three continued to dominate over the second half leaving little room for the Badgers to stage any kind of comeback.
The second half got a little more lopsided as the Wolverines scored an additional 41 points to the Badgers 15 final frame points.
Alec Grandaw was the nights top scorer with 22 points for the Wolverines. Teammate Baumann pitched in 20 points to the effort while Werner posted 13 points. Sean Christiansen joined the double digit scorers with 11 points.
Niagara was led by Ty Colenso with nine points and Dawson Lincoln with eight points. Nicholas Krueger added up six on the night.
Coleman Beats Back STAA
The Coleman Cougar boys bounced the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers by a large amount last week, sending the Cavvies packing with a 57-22 final verdict.
It wasn't much of a game to begin with as the Cougars ran up a 31-8 first half lead. The second half was slightly better with STAA playing the catchup game with 14 points to Coleman's 26.
Logan Zeitler added up a team leading 15 points while Noah Nosgovitz chipped in 10 points. Teig Sadwoski and Simon Meadke both added up eight points apiece.
Coleman (57) - Zablocki 2, Bintz 6, Nosgovitz 10, Zeitler 15, Sadowski 8, Rennie 2, Maedke 8, H. Zeitler 6. FTs: 5-9.
STAA (22) - Russell 8, Powers 7, Hofer 7, Knox 2. FTs: 2-4.
Halftime score: Coleman 31, STAA 9
Coleman Claims Overtime Win at Shiocton 73-60
The Coleman Cougars traveled to Shiocton on Friday and came away with 73-60 overtime win. The game was knotted at 58 at the end of regulation as the Cougars gave up a five point halftime lead to the Chiefs. Coleman ran away with the game in the extra period outscoring Shiocton 15-2 for the 13 point win. The Cougars were led by Tieg Sadowski with 19 points. Logan Zeitler poured in 17, Simon Meadke chipped in 13 and Zach Zablocki added 11.
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