Marshfield boys basketball falls behind early, drops home game to Wausau West

first_imgTigers drop to 7-6 overall, 2-4 in WVCBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — It was just one of those nights for the Marshfield boys basketball team.Marshfield fell behind early and never could catch up, dropping a 55-49 decision to Wausau West in a Wisconsin Valley Conference game Friday night at The Boson Company Fieldhouse at Marshfield High School.West (6-8, 4-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference) used a 14-3 run to start the game and never trailed.The Tigers had two different four-minute stretches where they did not make a field goal, but they were able to cut West’s lead to 25-18 by halftime after a pair of free throws from Adam Fravert.A 3-pointer from Alec Hinson, one of five makes from long range for the Marshfield junior guard, made it 25-21 early in the second half, but the Tigers (7-6, 2-4 Wisconsin Valley Conference) then went another 3:30 without a basket.A 3-pointer from Jacob Wokatsch and two free throws by Steven Lewendowski put West back on top by 10 at 38-28.Marshfield cut it to six after a basket by Ethan Voss, and the Tigers missed their next two shots.After Hinson’s fifth 3-pointer at the 1:51 mark, the Tigers did not another make a basket from the field, but they made six of nine free throws to stay close.Hinson’s two free throws with 26.5 seconds to go brought the Tigers to within four at 53-49. However, the team missed three 3-point attempts in the final seconds as West held on.Hinson finished with a game-high 20 points, going 5 of 10 from 3-point range. The other Tigers missed all 16 3-point attempts they tried.The Warriors made 10 of 15 free throws in the final five minutes to hold on to the lead.Marshfield travels to Eau Claire North for a nonconference game on Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Warriors 55, Tigers 49Wausau West 25 30 – 55Marshfield 18 31 – 49WAUSAU WEST (55): Austin Hillery 0-0 0-0 0, Tommy Borta 1-6 5-6 7, Mitchell Michalske 2-8 1-3 5, Jacob Wokatsch 2-4 0-0 6, Zach Raeder 2-3 1-3 7, Justin Rager 0-0 0-0 0, Jakob Tordsen 4-10 2-4 11, Mo Sykes 2-4 3-4 8, Steven Lewendowski 2-5 3-4 7, Jacob Singer 2-2 0-0 4. FG: 17-42. FT: 15-24. 3-pointers: 6-14 (Raeder 2-2, Wokatsch 2-3, Sykes 1-3, Tordsen 1-2, Lewendowski 0-1, Borta 0-1, Michalske 0-2). Rebounds: 38 (Tordsen 7). Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: none. Record: 6-8, 4-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference.MARSHFIELD (49): Ethan Posteluk 1-7 0-2 2, Trevor Schwecke 3-6 2-4 8, Ethan Voss 1-7 2-2 4, Tyson Slade 0-1 0-0 0, Alec Hinson 5-13 5-7 20, Grant Michaelis 1-6 0-0 2, Isaac Huettl 0-1 0-0 0, Nathan McGrath 0-0 0-0 0, Adam Fravert 4-11 5-6 13, Jon Hardinger 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 15-52. FT: 14-21. 3-pointers: 5-26 (Hinson 5-10, Posteluk 0-3, Voss 0-5, Slade 0-1, Michaelis 0-4, Fravert 0-3). Rebounds: 30 (Fravert 7). Turnvoers: 11. Fouls: 24. Fouled out: Huettl. Record: 7-6, 2-4 Wisconsin Valley Conference.last_img