Lodi Hands Mauston Boys 1st Non-Conference Loss: 63-52
Friday night, the Mauston Golden Eagles boys basketball team travelled to Lodi to take on the Blue Devils in non-conference action. Both teams came into the game with 10 wins on the season, and Mauston came in undefeated in non-conference play.
Lodi got out to a quick start, but Mauston fought back and took a four point lead at the end of the first quarter. The Golden Eagles maintained their lead in the second quarter, but the Blue Devils hit a 3-pointer right before halftime to trim the lead to one.
Lodi came out strong in the second half as they took the lead back from Mauston, and never let the Golden Eagles back into the game. The Blue Devils outscored Mauston 20-11 in the third quarter, and maintained their lead throughout the fourth.
Freshman Jordan Shea, and junior Danny Padley led the way for Lodi with 15 point a piece. The Blue Devils had four players reach double digits in scoring, as sophomore Jacob Haag finished with 12, and sophomore Kris Seffrood added 11 points. Also scoring for Lodi was sophomore Brady Moses with 5, junior Zach Nelson finished with one 3-pointer, and senior Tanner Moses had just one free-throw. Lodi shot 11-19 from the free-throw line, with five 3-pointers, three from Seffrood.
Mauston was led in scoring by sophomore Joel Heesch, who finished below his season average of 17 points per game, with just 13. The Golden Eagles had a balanced scoring attack with eight players getting into the scoring column. Senior David Linsmeyer contributed 10 points, senior Brady Nelson added 9, sophomore Ross Thompson had 7, sophomore Hunter Nelson finished with 5 points, junior Jack Orton had 4 points, junior Dale Osthoff put in one 3-pointer, and junior Taylor Ingraham had 2 points. Mauston shot 7-12 from the free-throw all in the second half, and finished with four 3-pointers.
The Golden Eagles fall to 10-3 with their first non-conference loss of the season, as Lodi moves to 11-3 overall. Mauston will start up the second half of their South Central Conference schedule on Friday night at Wautoma.
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