Warriors escape Poynette with win, move into first place tie in Capitol North

POYNETTE — Senior Cade Olszewski led Lakeside Lutheran with seven points in Thursday’s 27-25 Capitol North boys basketball grinder at Poynette.

"We led throughout the game and hung on to the lead," Lakeside Lutheran boys basketball coach Kirk DeNoyer said. "Poynette packed in a zone and were very very patient on offense. We had a bad shooting night as we shot just 26 percent from the field but also had very few possessions, especially in the second half. We are happy to get the win."

The win, coupled with Lodi's 59-53 loss at Columbus, means the Warriors move back into a first place tie in the league standings with the Blue Devils. The two teams split their season series and hold a one-game lead over Lake Mills with two games remaining.

Juniors Jack Monis and Cameron Paske each had six for the Warriors (15-4, 6-2 North), who entertain DeForest Saturday.

The Pumas fell to 6-11 and 0-7. Both teams only scored seven points in the second half.

LAKESIDE LUTHERAN 27, POYNETTE 25

Lakeside Lutheran        20    7    —    27

Poynette            18    7    —    25

Lakeside Lutheran (fg-ft-tp) — Monis 2-2-6, Paske 3-0-6, Olszewski 3-0-7, Kuepers 1-1-4, Raymond 2-0-4. Totals 11 3-4 27.

Poynette (fg-ft-tp) — Bruchs 1-1-3, Freimuth 1-0-3, Moll 1-3-5, Repka 3-0-7, Klosky 2-1-5, Savich 1-0-2. Totals 9 5-7 25.

Three-point goals — LL, Olszewski, Kuepers; P, Freimuth, Repka.

Total fouls — LL 14, P 11.

HUSTISFORD 79,

VALLEY CHRISTIAN 57

OSHKOSH — Junior guard Justin Kuehl scored 23 of his game-high 27 points in the first half to lead Hustisford’s boys basketball team to a 79-57 Trailways East win over Valley Christian on Thursday.

Hustisford (12-5, 8-2 in conference) led 44-24 at halftime. The host Warriors rallied to trim the deficit to 11 in the second half, but the Falcons responded with a 20-2 run to make it 64-35 with 11 minutes left in regulation.

Sophomore point guard Dylan Schmitt went on a personal 11-0 run in the second half for Husty and finished with 22 points to go with six rebounds and four assists. Senior forward Nick Bloedel added 16 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals. Kuehl also had seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and five blocks.

“We had good balance,” Hustisford boys basketball coach Jake Falkenthal said. “We came out a little sluggish to start the second half, but we went on a big run after that.”

Senior guard Daniel Dunn led three players in double figures for Valley Christian (5-12, 2-9) with 17 points.

Hustisford hosts Dodgeland in a rescheduled conference game Saturday at 2 p.m.

HUSTISFORD 79, VALLEY CHRISTIAN 57

Hustisford            44    35    —    79

Valley Christian            24    33    —    57

Hustisford (fg-ft-tp) — Schmitt 9-1-22, Bischoff 0-2-2, Kuehl 11-5-27, Bloedel 6-3-16, Co. Grudzinski 2-0-4, Gavin 1-0-2, Z. Kehl 3-0-6. Totals 32 11-18 79.

Valley Christian (fg-ft-tp) — Dunn 5-4-17, O’Brien 1-0-3, Y. Giannopoulos 4-5-13, A. Giannopoulos 6-0-12, Geffers 1-1-3, Wade 3-0-6, Francis 1-0-3. Totals 21 10-15 57.

Three-point goals — H, Schmitt 3, Bloedel; VC, Dunn 3, O’Brien, Francis.

Total fouls — H 15, VC 22

Fouled out — VC, Y. Giannopoulos, Wade.

BELLEVILLE 81,

WATERLOO 80

BELLEVILLE — Senior guard Dalton Fahey and sophomore forward Royce Clark each scored 16 points as Belleville outlasted Waterloo’s boys basketball team 81-80 in a Capitol South shootout on Thursday.

Belleville (8-11, 2-5 in conference) finished with four players in double figures.

Waterloo (3-14, 1-6) was led by senior guard Easton Ellis with a game-high 20 points. Sophomore forward Ernest Jiles added 18 points. Senior forward Peter Miller added 16.

The Pirates travel to play Wisconsin Heights on Tuesday.

BELLEVILLE 81, WATERLOO 80

Waterloo            35    45    —    80

Belleville            33    48    —    81

Waterloo (fg-ft-tp) — Ellis 4-9-20, Brey 1-1-4, Noel 2-4-9, Miller 7-2-16, Jiles 7-4-18, Seelye 2-4-9, Huebner 1-2-4. Totals 24 26-37 80.

Belleville (fg-ft-tp) — Fahey 5-4-14, Kelly 2-2-6,  Schulting 1-0-2, Winkers 5-4-15, Shrader 3-2-8, D. Fahey 6-0-16, A. Fahey 0-2-2, Clark 7-2-16, Baumgartner 1-0-2. Totals 30 16-20 81.

Three-point goals — W, Ellis 3, Brey, Noel, Seelye; B, Winkers, Fahey 4.

Total fouls — W 18, B 17.

HORICON 51,

DODGELAND 47

JUNEAU — Senior guard Hunter Nehls scored 18 points and junior forward Connor Drews added 17 as Horicon edged Dodgeland 51-47 in a Trailways East boys basketball game Thursday.

Horicon (10-7, 6-5 in conference) led 23-19 at halftime and played with a slim lead the rest of the way.

“We could not get over the hump,” Dodgeland boys basketball coach Bill Otte said. “We cut it to two points a couple times in the second half. We shot 6-of-30 from 3-point range and shot 26 percent from the floor for the night. It’s frustrating. This is the second time at home we have not shot well the last couple games.”

Neither team was at full strength. Junior guard CJ Brooks played with a high ankle sprain and finished well under his scoring average with five points. Dodgeland was without senior guard Matt Moynihan, who is away on a family commitment.

“Brooks did not start,” Otte said. “He played, but you could definitely tell he was struggling and we did not take advantage. (Senior center) Maxx Livingston only scored six points, but he did a lot of everything (such as) rebounding. He played a very good game. Take your hat off to Horicon. They did what they had to do and we could not hit.”

Junior forward Zach Yuenger posted another double-double with a game-high 22 points and 12 rebounds. Senior forward Derek Antholt added nine points and six rebounds. Sophomore guard Seth Christopherson also had nine points.

Dodgeland plays a rescheduled conference game at Hustisford on Saturday at 2 p.m.

HORICON 51, DODGELAND 47

Horicon            23    28    —    51

Dodgeland            19    28    —    47

Horicon (fg-ft-tp) — Brooks 2-0-5, Nehls 7-3-18, Livingston 1-4-6, Drews 7-2-17, Minnema 1-0-3, LaBlanc 1-0-2 Totals. 19 9-13 51.

Dodgeland (fg-ft-tp) — Yuenger 8-5-22, C. Christopherson 1-0-3, Antholt 3-1-9, Grueneberg 1-0-2, S. Christopherson 3-1-9, Mountin 1-0-2. Totals 17 7-11 47.

Three-point goals — H, Brooks, Nehls, Drews, Minnema; D, Yuenger, C. Christopherson, Antholt 2, S. Christopherson 2.

Total fouls — H 9, D 13.

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