Mauston’s undefeated season ends with loss to A-F: 46-45
Tuesday night, the Adams-Friendship Green Devils hosted the Mauston Golden Eagles in South Central Conference boys basketball action. Mauston came into the game undefeated at 8-0, and 2-0 in conference play, while Adams-Friendship came in 4-6, and also 2-0 in the conference.
The Green Devils controlled the tempo of the game and the scoreboard from the beginning. Mauston kept fighting, and was able to tie the game at 34 at the end of the third quarter, but then Adams-Friendship went on a 7-0 run to start the fourth quarter, and Mauston could never come back to take the lead. The Golden Eagles had plenty of chances to take the lead, but turnovers and missed free-throws kept them from doing so. Mauston shot just 53% from the free-throw line making 9-16. The Golden Eagles missed some clutch free-throws, including one at the end of the game that could have sent the game into overtime.
Adams-Friendship was led in scoring by senior Kincaid Hodkiewicz who made 5 three-pointers in the game, and finished with 19 points. Junior Nick Becker also led the way with 2 three-pointers, and 12 points total. Other scorers included: senior Trent Kearney with 10 points, seniors Mike Pease and Clifford Hays added 2 points a piece, and senior Mike Unterberger finished with one free-throw. The Green Devils shot just 3-8 from the free-throw line.
Mauston was led in scoring by senior David Linsmeyer who finished with 10 points, and was the only player in double digits. Other scorers included: senior Brady Nelson with 8 points, sophomore Hunter Nelson added 7 points, junior Jack Orton had 6, junior Dale Osthoff and sophomore Ross Thompson both added 5 points, and sophomore Joel Heesch had just 4 points. The Green Devils shut down Heesch, who had his worst game as a starter for the Golden Eagles.
Adams-Friendship improves to 5-6 overall, but sits alone at the top of the conference with a 3-0 record. Mauston falls to 8-1 and 2-1 in conference play. The Golden Eagles look to bounce back next Tuesday night at Richland Center in non-conference action. Mauston has a rough stretch ahead, as they will play 7 of their first 8 games in 2011 on the road.
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