Solon Springs wins fifth straightThe Solon Springs High School boys basketball team played at Siren Tuesday night and won 66-51. It was the fifth win in a row for the Eagle boys, who are now 12-7 overall.
The Solon Springs High School boys basketball team played at Siren Tuesday night and won 66-51. It was the fifth win in a row for the Eagle boys, who are now 12-7 overall.
Going into the game, SSHS knew Siren’s Adam Daniels would be a scoring threat.
“He was a focus before the game that we knew we needed to stop,” SSHS coach Matt Berger said.
The Eagles were not able to contain Daniels in the first quarter, as he scored all 18 of Siren’s points in the quarter. After the opening quarter, however, Solon Springs stepped up to the challenge and held Daniels to just three points in the remainder of the game.
“There wasn’t any change in our defense, there was just a sense of urgency from our players that they have to stay on him,” Berger said.
Once the Eagles shut down Daniels other Siren players tried to fill the scoring void, but SSHS rolled to the 66-51 win.
Jake Coughlin led Solon Springs with 19 points, and Alex Rowe added 13 points. Also finishing in double figures were Tyler Luebbe with 11 points and Ryne Slivensky with 10 points.
The Eagles will play at home against Mellen Friday.
Solon Springs was given the No. 1 seed in the WIAA playoffs and will host Lac Courte Oreilles on Tuesday.