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Crivitz Defeats Coleman in OT; Peshtigo Stuns Sturgeon Bay
Issue Date: February 13, 2020
Coleman gets Defeated By Wolverines in OT to Share Current M&O Lead
The Coleman Cougars have finally fallen to an M&O competitor. And it was the Wolverines who were the team to do it as they fired off a very close 60-58 win over the visiting Coleman Cougars to share the current top spot in the M&O with the season winding down.
"It feels a lot better than last time around," said Crivitz head Coach Jeff Baumann. "With 10 seconds left I thought we might not get those points. That last play was drawn up for Jaden, but we couldn't get the shot, so it was nice to see a freshman (Gehm) make that shot."
Whether or not the Wolverines will be able to unseat the Cougars remains to be seen but last Tuesday they did it themselves.
At the half the game was in either teams hands as the Wolverines controlled the board by one points 23-22.
Dillan Gehm had a moment of extreme importance in the closing moments of the game. With the Wolverines down by three, with seconds left on the clock, he sunk a three point buzzer beater to lead the Wolverines into overtime.
"Our game plan was to try to get them into foul trouble," said Baumann. "But we weren't making our free throw shot."
By games end the Wolverines had seen Jaden Werner amass 17 points to lead the way while Chandler Kaldenberg followed up with 12 points. Franzen got three.
"It's really hard to beat this team when Payton is shooting well," said Baumann. "He was driving so hard tonight, we were trying to play them both at halfway but it was tough. Defense could have been better."
Coleman was led by Payton Nelson who went absolutely wild for 32 points. Z. Zablocki chipped in four while Teteak got six.
"It was a real game, all the emotion on both sides was great to see," said Coleman Head Coach Tim Forner. "They threw a lot of defenses at us to throw us off balance. We found holes in every defense but just couldn't finish."
Peshtigo Gets Tight Win Over Sturgeon Bay
The Peshtigo Bulldogs posted a win last week against the Sturgeon Bay Clippers but it didn't happen without a true battle on the court.
After two half's of play the Bulldogs had narrowly secured the win over the Clippers 53-49.
The win saw the Bulldogs hold a slight edge going into the half, with both teams firing as many shots as they could get in the Bulldogs were able to control the board 26-20 at half.
The second half saw the Bulldog defense hang on while the offense kept the Clippers just out of reach.
Peshtigo was led by Cade Tackmier with 20 points and Breyden Demmith with 12 points. Baumann posted nine points.
Sturgeon Bay was led by Tebon with 24 points for the evenings top scorer spot. Schneider posted eight for the Clippers while Benzinger got seven.
Coleman Gets Blow out Win Over STAA
The Coleman Cougars posted a solid 63-34 victory over the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers Thursday night.
Coleman's Payton Nelson had a great game and helped to push his team to the 35-18 halftime lead which was carried over the second with a 28-16 second half readout in favor of the Cougars.
The big win saw Nelson as the games top scorer with 24 Cougar points. Hayden Bintz and Nick Teteak both posted eight points each while Teig Sadowski got seven.
Kadin Baxter fought hard for the Cavvies, getting 20 points on the night. Alex Powers followed up with 11 points while Ethan Russell got three.
Niagara Takes Loss to Goodman-Pembine
The Niagara Badger boys came away with a 50-37 loss to the visiting Goodman-Pembine Patriots last Thursday night.
Goodman-Pembine was able to work their way to a sizable lead in the first half, entering the locker room holding the 36-16 edge.
The Niagara boys were able to muster 21 second half points but a 14 point second half effort from the Patriots created the gap needed for there GP boys to take the win.
Goodman-Pembine was led by B. Larison with 15 points and O. Wysocki with 12 points. L. Kalfoken posted eight on the night.
Josh Weber led the way for the Badgers with 15 points. Edward Swanson got 11 points while Charles Swanson and Logan Carlson both got three points each.
Coleman Continues Winning Ways With Victory Over Laona/Wabeno
The Laona/Wabeno Rebels faced off against the Coleman Cougars and fought hard but were eventually taken down by the M&O league leading Cougars 49-34.
Coleman had quite the non-conference showdown on their hands as they saw the Rebels keep pace with them over the first half 20-13.
The second half differential was nearly the same as the Cougars held onto their lead with some tough defense 29-21.
It was Cayden Bintz's night as the had his number called often for the game leading 15 point tally. Payton Nelson followed up with 10 points while Simon Meadke chipped in nine points.
Laona/Wabeno was led by Connor Taylor with 11 points and Reed Christianson with seven points. Jesse Pakulski got six points.
Menominee Defeated by Marquette
The Menominee Maroons played a hard fought match against the Marquette Redmen who they fell to by way of a 75-43 final verdict.
Marquette did have a nice lead going into the intermission as they got ahead early with the 34-22 readout.
Menominee struggled to make up the gap they were seeing on the scoreboard and fell behind over the second frame.
The Maroons were led by Bigger with eight points, Sartorelli with seven and Bellisle with six points.
Marquette's Karp led the way with 19 points while teammate Wyble added 13 points. Letterman posted 10 for the Redmen.
Wausaukee Falls Behind in Second half to Crivitz
The Wausaukee Rangers traveled to Crivitz for an M&O conference showdown that holds specific importance to the Wolverines who sit in second place in the conference standings.
After fighting hard over two half's the Wolverines were the victors 72-63.
The high scoring shootout saw the Wolverines and Rangers fire off over the first half.
Although Wausaukee took the eventual loss they appeared to be right in the mix as the Wolverines held the slight edge at the half 38-34.
A tough defensive effort from the Wolverines over the closing minutes helped to create the gap needed to help secure the win.
The Wolverines were led by Eian Baumann who had one of his best night's of the season scoring 21 points. Jade Werner added on 13 points while Dawson Andrist also posted 13 points. Chandler Kaldenberg got 12 points on the night.
Wausaukee was led by Tristan Pollard with 15 points. Brandon Shigouri posted 14 points. Schroeder got 11 points.
Denmark Hands Marinette Loss
The Marinette Marines were unable to beat back the Denmark Vikings last week as the Vikings invaded for the 69-46 victory.
Marinette tried to keep pace over the first but found themselves nearly doubled up on by the first buzzer 39-20.
That near 20 point lead was too much for the Marines to overcome as they fell to the hard hitting Vikings.
The Vikings were led in the win by Miller who posted 20 points. Konkol got 18 points while Satori posted six.
Marinette was led by Maye with 16 points and Polazzo who also got 13 points on the night. Sommerfeldt followed up with four points.
Oneida Nation Sets Down Wausaukee
The Oneida Nation Boys were the victors Tuesday night when they faced off against the Wausaukee Rangers for an M&O Conference showdown. The Thunderhawks of Onedia Nation stored the Rangers for a 59-41 victory.
The game was pretty close over the first half as the Thunderhawks got ahead with a 27-20 lead before opening the game up over the second half with a 32-21 point differential.
The Thunderhawks were led by Javon Webster with 17 points and Mason King with 10. Pasha Hill got seven on the night.
Tristin Pollard was the evening's top performer for Wausaukee, getting 22 points. Hayden Renikow posted 11 while Brandon Shigouri followed up with 11 points.
Peshtigo Gets Important Win Over Bonduel
Sitting close to the top of the Packerland standings the Peshtigo Bulldogs and needing to win out to keep their Conference hopes alive the Bulldogs secured an all important win over the Bonduel Bears 60-45.
The win saw the Bulldogs control a slight lead over the first half. After the opening minutes had expired the Bulldogs were in control of the scoreboard 29-24 which they held onto over the second half with a 31-21 readout.
That second half proved to be the breaker for the Bears who couldn't find a way to get things moving against a tough Bulldog defensive effort.
Cade Tackmier led the way for the Bulldogs with 18 points while Landon Lemke added on 15 points. Adam Bauman posted 12.
The Bonduel boys were led by Cole Letter with 18 points and Carson Robaidek with 14 points.
Oconto Falls gets
Win Over Marinette
The Oconto Falls Panthers fought their way to a sold 60-49 win over the Marinette Marines last Tuesday night.
The win leaves Marinette struggling to get out of there NEC basement.
The Marines did fight hard over the first half but were eclipsed by a 32-22 first half readout.
The Panthers were led by Z. Parsons with 15 points and J. Parsons with 10 points. Mann posted 10 as well.
Marinette's Polazzo led the way for the Marines with 20 points while Maye followed up with 12. Sommerfeld posted 10.
Lena Takes Down Niagara
The Lena Wildcats who have dwelling in the M&O cellar this season got a bit of booster Tuesday night when they defeated the home court Niagara Badgers by way of a 43-29 final readout.
Lena's Max Beyer had everything to do with Lena's win Tuesday night as he opened the night action with 21 first half points. After Beyer's wild time the Wildcats held the 24-16 lead.
Over the second half the Wildcats attack was more evenly dispersed as it shutdown the Badgers 19-13 in second half scoring.
Beyer was the games top scorer with 23 points. Simon Gard got seven on the night while Trenton Telford chipped in six.
The Badgers were led by Ty Colenso with seven points and Josh Weber with six points. Edward Swanson also posted six points.
Suring Defeats STAA
The Suring Eagles came away with a 59-43 win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers.
Leading the Eagles was Jayden Geniesse with 23 points. he hit five triples. Dquez Sepulveda with 14 points and Bryce Losurdo with eight points. Ethan Hischke posted seven on the night.