Spartans' season ends in Neenah
Joey Barker, Superior’s only senior, finished his prep career with a game-high 27 points.
The season came to an end for the Superior High School boys basketball team with an 88-62 loss to the Neenah Rockets Friday, March 6, at Ron Einerson Fieldhouse in Neenah.
The Rockets (21-2) will host No. 7 Marshfield in a WIAA Division 1 regional final at 7 p.m. Saturday, March, 7. Marshfield advanced with a 64-60 win over No. 10 Stevens Point.
Superior’s season ends with an 11-12 record.
Joey Barker, Superior’s only senior, finished his prep career with a game-high 27 points. His final line included three 3-pointers and 4-of-4 shooting from the free-throw line.
Overall, Superior was 10-of-10 on free throws.
Max Klesmit, who will play at NCAA Division I Wofford next season, led Neenah with 25 points. Jacob Dietz was also in double figures with 15 points.
Neenah went on to defeat Marshfield 63-49 on Saturday, March 7, and will play Chippewa Falls in a sectional semifinal game in Appleton on Thursday, March 12. The other semifinal game is Kimberly vs. Eau Claire North.
Superior ............ 22-40—62
Neenah .............. 47-41—88
Superior — Draden Jensen 8, Johnny Rhodes 2, Joey Barker, 27, Shane Leask 6, Lars Olson 2, Isaac Domitrovich 2, Kaden Kimmes 15. Totals 22 10-10 62.
3-point goals — Barker 3, Jensen 2, Leask 2, Kimmes.
Neenah — Chevalier Emery Jr. 8, Max Klesmit 25, Ryan Janssen 4, Charlie Wolfgram 3, Bryce Henderson 8, Rex Bayer 3, Carter Thomas 9, Jacob Dietz 15, Ethan Noe 4, Cal Klesmit 6, Austin Schumacher 3. Totals 31 10-11 88.
3-pointers — M. Klesmit 3, Dietz 3, Emery Jr. 2, Wolfgram, Bayer, Thomas.