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BOYS BASKETBALL: Buzzer-beating 3 lifts Wolverines in double-overtime

December 19, 2012
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF ( , Times-Republican

JANESVILLE - Brock Fisher made a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1 second left, lifting the GMG boys' basketball team to a 73-70, double-overtime victory over Janesville on Tuesday night in Iowa Star Conference play.

Luke Petty scored a season-high 20 points to lead the Wolverines (4-4, 4-2), who led by 12 going into the fourth quarter but could not withstand Janesville's rally. The Wildcats (4-5, 3-4) fought back to tie the game at 63-all at the end of regulation, and both teams tallied just two points in the first extra period.

Fisher scored 15 points and had eight rebounds for the game, making just his third 3-pointer this season. Blake Warren had 14 points and a team-high nine rebounds, while Bridger Claussen chipped in 12 points and Chad Plaehn had eight.

Hunter Meyer led Janesville with 22 points, Joe Friedrich had 15 and Chris Bright 14.

GMG is scheduled to play conference games Thursday at Don Bosco and Friday at home against CAL.

North Tama 65, Tripoli 25

TRIPOLI - Class 1A No. 7-ranked North Tama broke free for a 24-6 lead after the first quarter and cruised to its ninth victory in as many games, ripping Tripoli 65-25 in Tuesday's Iowa Star clash.

Jacob Wrage had 16 points and five steals, Skyler Kvidera had 15 points, and Nolan Hefty had 14 points and five steals to lead the Redhawks (9-0, 7-0). Dalton Hulme contributed nine points, while Paul Kaufmann had a team-high six rebounds.

Austin Newbrough led Tripoli (5-2, 5-2) with 13 points.

North Tama hosts Dunkerton on Thursday night in Traer.

West Marshall 49, AGWSR 36

ACKLEY - Duncan Ferch tallied 17 points and five rebounds as West Marshall (7-2, 6-0) remained unbeaten in NICL West Division play with a 49-36 victory over AGWSR (6-2, 4-2).

Colby Dunn added eight points and five boards, while Christian Vis and Nick Juel added six points apiece for the Trojans. Reggie Gradwell added five points and Tyler O'Donnell led with six rebounds.

Without leading scorer Josh Bagley (illness) in action, AGWSR was led by Austin Heitland's 15 points. Braden Bonewitz, Evan Janssen and Trevor Bakker added five points each.

The Cougars host Jesup on Thursday night, while West Marshall is off until the new year.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 62, South Tama 47

TAMA - Gladbrook-Reinbeck led from the outset and kept its hold on second place in the NICL West with a 62-47 victory over South Tama in NICL West action.

Camden Kickbush scored a career-high 19 points to lead the Rebels (5-1, 5-1). Chase Clark had a season-high 14 points and Zach Pierce added 14 more.

Jose Fonseca matched his season-best with 20 points to go with eight rebounds for South Tama (4-4, 4-2). Sam Kuhter added 11 points while Vinny Lasley had eight points and 12 rebounds for the Trojans, who play Thursday night against Union in La Porte City.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck, which went 16-for-21 from the free-throw line to South Tama's 0-for-3, will visit Hudson Friday.

Colo-NESCO 72, Clarksville 46

CLARKSVILLE - Brandyn Niemeyer poured in a game-high 27 points to lead Colo-NESCO to a 72-46 victory over Clarksville on the road Tuesday in Iowa Star Conference play.

The Royals led 41-26 at intermission and put things away by outscoring the Indians 23-8 in the fourth. Tanner Clatt (19 points) and Brady Stoeffler (16 points) sparked the Royals from outside, hitting five and four 3-pointers respectively.

Weston Gray led Clarksville with 16 points, while Carter Kelm had seven and Jackson Hendricks added six.

Both teams return to action Friday. Colo-NESCO (5-4) hosts Northeast Hamilton, while the Indians (1-8) face Meskwaki on the road.



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