Bobcats extend streak to 8 with road win 79-61
SEVASTOPOL, Wis. — The Florence boys varsity basketball team extended its current winning streak to eight games with a 79-61 nonconference victory over host Sevastopol on Saturday.
The Bobcats (15-1) won their first seven games to open the 2022-23 season before suffering their only loss, so far, to Reedsville 66-47 on Dec. 27.
Florence built a 42-26 lead by halftime and again outscored Sevastopol 37-35 in the second half.
“It’d been a long week for this team and we finished strong,” said Bobcat coach Bryan Bomberg. “Making the trip to Door County on a Saturday morning was a bit of a grind but a good thing for us.
“Credit them for making a lot of 3s and getting us out of sync a bit,” he added. “But we made some adjustments and responded a bit. I wasn’t overly pleased with our defensive pressure but happy with the win.”
William Kelley led a quartet of Bobcats in double figures with a game-high 25 points. Evan Johnson added 17 points in the win, while Dominic DeMuri and Logan Schuls chipped in 16 and 14 points, respectively, against Sevastopol (2-14).
Also contributing for Florence were Trent McLain with three points and Blake Smith with one point.
TROJANS 75, WOLVES 48
CARNEY — The Forest Park Trojans kept host Carney-Nadeau winless in Skyline Central Conference play by beating the Wolves 75-48 on Friday night.
Forest Park (6-4 overall, 2-0 conference) outscored the Wolves (2-9 overall, 0-5 conference) in three of the four quarters, including racing out to a 20-5 advantage in the first period.
Kevin Giuliani fueled the Trojans’ attack with a team-high 19 points. Grayson Sundell and Felix Quevedo also hit for double digits with 12 and 10-points, respectively.
BADGERS 52, RANGERS 38
WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — The Niagara Badgers scored a 52-38 road win over Wausaukee in Friday night’s clash between the Marinette & Oconto Conference rivals.
The Badgers improved to 9-8 overall and 6-5 in conference play with the win over the Rangers (5-10 overall, 3-7 conference).
Niagara led at the half 27-22 and continued to expand its advantage in the second half by outgunning Wausaukee 25-16.
Tommy Martin scored a game-high 22 points for the Badgers, with Nicholas Krueger tallying 15 points. Other scorers for the Niagara included Blake Holmes with seven points, Aiden Colenso with six points and Ed Swanson with two points.
NORDICS 54, WOLVERINES 27
ROCK — The visiting North Dickinson Nordics doubled up Mid Peninsula for a 54-27 win Friday night.
Four Nordics (3-8) tallied double figures, led by Antonio Inglese with 15 points. Spencer Kramer, Ty King and Wyatt Glasheen each had 11 points in the win over the Wolverines (4-7). Colin LaFave chipped in six points to complete the scoring for North Dickinson.