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Schuls dials up 30, ‘Cats rout Phelps

FLORENCE, Wis. – Kaden Schuls hit five times from 3-point land on his way to a game-high 30 points, and Florence rocketed to 8-2 with a 71-47 Northern Lakes Conference victory over Phelps Tuesday.

Freshman Evan Johnson chipped in 12 points and Riley Hixon added 10 for the victorious Bobcats.

“It was a solid team win,” said Florence head coach Bryan Bomberg. “We still have to work on some things, but we are coming around. I am proud of our team and their effort tonight. Phelps is well-coached. Chris (Radar) does a nice job with them.”

Hunter Meistad canned 18 points for Phelps, while Parker Thilan added 17 points.

Florence travels to non-conference foe Norway Thursday night in the first boys basketball meeting between the schools since the 1973-74 season.

The Florence JV team took on the Kingsford freshmen and were defeated 45-34. Cole Myllyla led all scorers with 20 points for Kingsford, while Dominic DeMuri paced the Bobcats with 18 points.

Phelps 23 24 – 47

Florence 42 29 – 71

FLORENCE: Milan 9, Johnson 12, Hixon 10, Schuls 30, Stoltz 4, Millian 2, McLain 2, Nov 1, DeMuri 1. FT: 7-15. 3-point FG: Hixon (2), Schuls (5), Johnson. FG shooting: 28-53. Rebounds: 41 (Stoltz 7, Milan, Schuls 6.)

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