Spartan too much for Marshall
Beau Severson scored 20 points and Mason Ackley added 18 to lead the Superior High School boys basketball team to an 87-55 win over Duluth Marshall Thursday, Jan. 7, in the SHS gym.
Joey Barker (13 points) was also in double figures for the Spartans, who finished with eight 3-pointers and are now 5-4 overall and 2-1 in the Lake Superior Conference.
Samuel Lohn scored 16 points and Matthew Erickson and Felipe Rondon Munoz chipped in 13 apiece to lead the Hilltoppers (5-4).
The Spartans host Duluth East in the annual Coaches vs. Cancer event at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. The girls game follows at 7:30 p.m.
There will be a raffle and silent auction and varsity jerseys will be for sale. All money earned during the event will go to the American Cancer Society.
This event is the senior project of Juliana Haller and Page Leinen.
Duluth Marshall 30 25 — 55
Superior 58 29 — 87
Duluth Marshall — Samuel Lohn 16, Nate Jenkins 3, Matthew Erickson 13, Santiago Gomez 4, Felipe Rondon Munoz 13, Jasper Timm 6. Totals 18 13-18 55.
3-point goals — Lohn 2, Erickson, Rondon Munoz, Timm 2.
Superior — Draden Jensen 2, Mason Ackley 18, Xavier Patterson 7, Beau Severson 20, Ben Rhodes 6, Joey Barker 13, Elijah Owens 9, Jarrett Gronski 7, Lars Olson 2, Kaden Kimmes 3. Totals 35 9-17 87.
3-point goals — Severson 3, Rhodes 2, Barker, Owens, Kimmes.
A 10-0 run late in the first half helped Chippewa Falls pull away from the Spartans for a 65-44 win Tuesday, Jan. 8, in Chippewa Falls.
Superior trailed 21-16 with around four minutes remaining in the first half, but went scoreless the rest of the way and trailed 31-16 at the intermission.
“It was a hard-fought game, the score really doesn't show anything but the final result,” SHS coach Dave Kontny said. “We just had a couple of tough stretches where we couldn't buy a basket. We had good looks, it just wouldn't drop for us.”
The Spartans played better in the second half, but the early deficit was too much to overcome.
“We gave them a ton of problems with our pressure in the second half, but again we just didn’t take advantage,” Kontny said. “Our kids played hard, we had a good game plan and I like where we are at. We are a ton better than we were last year at this time and our kids know it.
“There is a lot of season left so we need to continue getting better and see where it takes us.”
Chloe Kintop led the Spartans with 22 points. Niya Wilson was next with nine points, which included a pair of 3-pointers.
Aaliyah McMillan led the Cardinals with 23 points.
The Spartans host Duluth East at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Eau Claire Memorial at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Chippewa Falls 31-34—65Superior — Chloe Kintop 22, Niya Wilson 9, Kaileigh Miller 6, Izzy Swanson 4, Julie Haller 3. Totals 13 15-22 44.3-point goals — Wilson 2, Kintop.Chippewa Falls — Maria Friedel 6, Alexis Zenner 4, Ava Fries 5, Caelan Givens 15, Alisia Palms 6, Ashley Hanley 5, Aaliyah McMillan 23. Totals -- 27 7-7 65.3-point goals — McMillan 3, Fries.
All Superior youth wearing their sports uniform to the game will get into the these games for free:
Boys and girls basketball: Jan. 0 vs. Duluth East (boys at 5:45 p.m. and girls at 7:30 p.m.)
Girls hockey: Jan. 11 vs Northland Pines, 7 p.m.
Wrestling: Jan. 29 at SMS vs. Cloquet, 7 p.m.
Boys hockey: Feb. 5 vs. Hermantown, 7 p.m.