UW-Rock County basketball sweeps UW-Marathon County

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Gazette staff
Saturday, November 9, 2013

JANESVILLE—UW-Rock County's men's basketball team nearly lost a 22-point, second-half lead in its game against UW-Marathon County, but a handful of bench players helped the Rattlers fend off the charging Huskies, 106-102, on Saturday.

Rock County (4-1, 1-0) found itself in deep foul trouble with five players—who all scored at least 11 points in the game—fouling out. As the disqualifications piled up, head coach Scott Lee had to turn to guys who weren't used to tight, late-game situations, including Charlie Thole, a former Parkview Viking, and Brannon Thompson, a former Edgerton Crimson Tide player.

Also pressed into duty was Mike Moss, who led the Rattlers with 22 points. Safarii Hunt went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line as the game wound down.

On the women's side, Rock County (4-1, 4-0) controlled the game throughout, forcing 42 turnovers despite calling off its full-court pressure in the second half and shooting 54 percent from the field. Many of the Rattler baskets came in transition, and all 10 Rattlers made it onto the scoring sheet, led by Leeanna Kinney and Julia Dement with 20 and 19 points, respectively.

Rock County is next in action Wednesday with home games against UW-Richland. The women's game starts at 5:30 with the men to follow at 7:30.




Marathon     43     59—102

Rock             49     57—106

UW-Marathon County (102)—Nieberg 0-1-1, Bunders 6-5-20, Plautz 4-5-15, Schilling 1-0-3, Glennon 6-14-27, Elson 8-5-21, Lechleitiner 4-0-8, Behn 1-0-3, Miller 1-2-4.

UW-Rock County (106)—Dessent 5-6-17, Hunt 3-6-15, Moss 8-5-22, Smith 5-1-11, Thole 1-1-3, Hoskins 5-3-13, Barnes 7-0-14, Spry 5-0-11.

Three-point field goals—Marathon 8 (Bunders 3, Plautz 2, Schilling, Glennon, Behn), Rock 6 (Dessent, Hunt 3, Moss, Spry). Missed free throws—Marathon 13, Rock 6. Total fouls—Marathon 25, Rock 34. Fouled out—Elson (M), Dessent (R), Hoskins (R), Barnes (R), Smith (R), Spry (R). Technical fouls—None.




Marathon     13     25—38

Rock             46     63—109

UW-Marathon County (38)—Southworth 3-3-9, Coles 3-0-6, Shady 1-0-2, Seubert 3-1-7, Coleman 5-2-14.

UW-Rock County (109)—Hannis 2-2-6, Dement 9-1-19, Kinney 8-2-20, Wellnitz 2-2-7, Gestrich 6-0-12, O'Donnell 8-1-17, Weigand 1-2-4, Rackow 2-2-6, Harnack 4-0-8, Smith 4-2-10.

Three-point field goals—Marathon 2 (Coleman 2), Rock 3 (Kinney 2, Wellnitz). Free throws missed—Marathon 10, Rock 6. Total fouls—Marathon 13, Rock 16. Technicals—None.

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