Boys basketball: Niagara loses 5th in a row after falling to Coleman

Niagara's Tristan DeJardin (30) drives on Coleman's Cayden Bintz (11) in Thursday's M&O Conference game. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

NIAGARA, Wis. — Coleman pulled away in the second half to beat Niagara 67-45 in M&O Conference action Thursday.

The Badgers (6-15, 2-13) have lost five games in a row with their last win on Jan. 26 against Lena. The Cougars (18-3, 13-2), who can still clinch a share of the M&O title, rolled 35-23 in the second half.

“We played pretty well in the first half,” said Niagara coach Jim Hoogland. “We had a lot of intensiy.”

Austin Hagerty’s 16 points led Niagara.

“I wish we could have had a better outcome for seniors Alex Hagerty, Austin Hagerty, Casey Antonissen, Ben Oratch and Zak Prideaux,” Hoogland said of playing in their final home game.

Niagara plays a make-up game Saturday at Gillett before next week’s WIAA Division 5 regional opener at Wausaukee.

Austin Marquardt and Cole Woulf each scored 17 points for the Cougars.

Coleman won the junior varsity game.

Coleman 32 35 — 67

Niagara 22 23 — 45

NIAGARA (45): Oratch 5, Kaldor 3, Alex Hagerty 7, Austin Hagerty 16, Antonissen 5, Tripp 2, DeJardin 1, Hansen 4, Prideaux 2. FT: 12-25. F: 18. 3PT: Kaldor 1, Austin Hagerty 2. FG: 15-41. Rebounds: 23 (Alex Hagerty 6).

COLEMAN (45): Nelson 7, Bintz 4, Marquardt 17, Fraser 10, Teteak 8, Woulf 17, Meadke 4. FT: 8-16. F: 19. 3PT: Marquardt 3. FG: 28-52. Rebounds: 23.