NHS Roundup: NHS hoopsters and matmen notch wins
The Northwestern High School girls basketball team defeated the Chetek Bulldogs 41-35 in a low-scoring event Tuesday night in Chetek. Cassidy Stolzman scored the first points of the game on a pass from Anna Morgan to give Northwestern a 2-0 lead ...
The Northwestern High School girls basketball team defeated the Chetek Bulldogs 41-35 in a low-scoring event Tuesday night in Chetek.
Cassidy Stolzman scored the first points of the game on a pass from Anna Morgan to give Northwestern a 2-0 lead about one minute into the first quarter. Northwestern then remained in a 2-2 tie until Chetek's Alexis Schaaf hit a 3-pointer to make it 5-2 with 42 seconds left in the quarter. Carinda Larson made a shot with 10 seconds to go, and NHS trailed 5-4 after a slow start for both teams.
The Tigers reclaimed the lead with two fast baskets in the second quarter. The second came when Larson hauled down an offensive rebound and found Taylor Prior at the arc for a 9-5 lead about two minutes in.
Chetek tied the game again at 10, and after that NHS never led by more than four points until the final quarter.
In the fourth, Morgan and Jaclyn Amy teamed up to score 14 of Northwestern's 17 points as the Tigers won 41-35.
Morgan and Amys both finished in double figures with 15 and 12 points, respectively. Alexis Schaaf led the Bulldogs with 14 points, including four 3-pointers. Stolzman added six for NHS, Larson had five and Prior added a 3-pointer.
The Tigers host Bloomer Friday. It will be Northwestern's annual Retro Night.
Perfect in the HON
The Northwestern boys basketball team remained undefeated in the Heart O' North Conference with a 58-42 win over the Hayward Hurricanes Friday night at home.
The Tigers improved to 9-0 in the HON and 13-3. The victory also helped them maintain their No. 8 ranking among Division 2 schools in this week's Associated Press poll.
Friday's game was tight early on with Northwestern leading 9-8 after one quarter and 26-22 at the half. The Tigers pulled away from the 'Canes with a 22-12 advantage in the third quarter then held a 10-8 advantage in the final quarter.
Lee Brown, who recently announced he will continue playing basketball at UW-Superior, led the Tigers with 17 points, which included three 3-point baskets. Donnie Hissa added 15 points, John Darwin had nine, Justin Alexson six, Timmy Follis five, and Kendall Abrahamzon and Jake Dunphy three apiece.
Cory Peterson led Hayward (5-8, 4-5) with 14 points.
Northwestern, which made three 3-pointers and was 11-of-15 from the free-throw line, hosts Chetek at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Tigers pin Chetek
The Northwestern wrestling team defeated Chetek/Prairie Farm 36-31 Friday night at home.
"I'm really proud of our team effort," NHS coach Bob Coleman said. "Our guys have been wrestling the past four or five duals forfeiting two to three weight class because of injury. Friday night was one of those again. But because we had some guys win the close ones and other battle for six minutes without getting pinned, we were able to win this one.
"Chetek has a great program. They always show up to wrestle, so we had to be ready. I was also very happy for our seniors. It is great to see them go out with a win on their last dual of their career."
For the Tigers, Justin Chillman won by forfeit at 119; Nate Nelson won by pin at 130; Wes Snow won a 4-2 decision at 140; Brian Tahtinen (145), William Pedersen (152) and Isaiah Smith (160) won by pins; and Ryan Miesbauer won a 3-1 decision.
"It was truly was a team effort," Coleman said. "I do have to mention Isaiah Smith's match. He has suffered season-ending injuries the last two years early in the season so this is like his first year wrestling. He has worked very hard to get better because of his limit mat time. But Friday he came up with a big pin for us."
Up next for the Tigers is the Heart O' North Conference tournament at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Chetek.
Chetek/Prairie Farm 31
103: double forfeit
112: A. Collaway, C, won by forfeit
119: Justin Chillman, N, won by forfeit
125: C. Candler, C, maj. dec. Max Biser, 9-1
130: Nate Nelson, N, pinned Martin, 1:28
135: R. Ellsworth, C, dec. Jack Sundvick, 7-1
140: Wes Snow, N, dec. S. Dobbins, 4-2
145: Brian Tahtinen, N, pinned R. Ellsworth, 3:48
152: William Pedersen, N, pinned T. Zwiefelhofer, 3:39
160: Isaiah Smith, N, pinned Moen, 1:25
171: A. Langer, C, pinned Jake Levine, 2:40
189: S. Robotka, C, won by forfeit
215: Ryan Miesbauer, N, dec. Miller, 3-1
285: M. Neuman, C, pinned Jake Miniot, 1:16