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Bobcats, Patriots, earn Northern Lakes Conference victories

THREE LAKES, Wis. — Behind four players in double figures, led by sophomore point guard Evan Johnson with 17 points, Florence cruised past Three Lakes 66-54 Tuesday night in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball.

Dominic DeMuri chipped in 14, while William Kelley and Braden Boettcher each canned 12 points.

“Tonight was a solid win for our program tonight. Three Lakes is tough and athletic,” said Florence head coach Bryan Bomberg. “We knew going into this game we were going to have to be smart with the ball and just as tough. I was proud of my guys for sticking to our game plan and keeping the focus.”

Bomberg credited DeMuri for being solid in key moments down the stretch, hitting huge free throws. Patrick Milan and Blake McLain rounded out the scoring for Florence with eight and three points, respectively.

The Bobcats who improve to 6-3 on the season, 4-2 in the NLC, make the short trek to Niagara on Friday night, to take on the non-conference rival Badgers.

In other Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball action Tuesday, Goodman-Pembine routed Phelps 83-28 at Phelps. The Patriots improved to 6-1 on the season, after dropping their first game of the season Friday night at Laona-Wabeno.

G-P will face non-conference foe St. Thomas Aquinas at Goodman-Armstrong Creek High School on Friday night.

Florence 31 35 — 66

Three Lakes 25 29 — 54

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