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South boys pull out one-point win in Division 2

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Tim Wester/Special to the Gazette
June 20, 2010
— How much can a high school basketball all-star game for graduated seniors really matter in late June?

For the Division 2 boys in Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association game, it meant everything.


In a game void of slam dunks and behind-the-back passes, the South ground out an 88-87 victory over the North in trademark Wisconsin high school white-knuckle style here Saturday at the UW Field House.


Waukesha Catholic Memorial graduate Derek Schell’s three-pointer with 48 seconds left gave the South its third consecutive victory over the North and certain bragging rights for the summer.


“We’re really competitive, so we really wanted it,” said Delavan-Darien graduate and Beloit College recruit Tyler Butke, who finished with six points. “We were running a lot of sets and pretty much trying to work them (the North players) over.”


That competitive nature also was exhibited by University of Wisconsin recruit Josh Gasser, who passed up a shot in the lane in favor of setting up Schell for the game-winning basket.


“He (Gasser) is just a really good all-around team player, who makes everyone around him better,” said Port Washington coach and Janesville Craig graduate John Bunyan, who was Gasser’s high school coach. “Even the last play where we hit the three, it was him penetrating and kicking it out for the shot.”


Gasser, however, gave all the credit to his teammates.


“All of us are smart players on this team,” the 6-4 guard said. “I knew Derek (Schell) was spotting up, and I knew T.J. (Bray) was getting me the ball, so we all were on the same page even though we didn’t play that much together.”


Despite the South’s impeccable teamwork, the North still had a chance to win on the final possession. The North held the ball for the final 45 seconds before Waupun’s Austin Armga misfired on a 17-foot jumper from the right elbow that sealed the South’s victory.


“I’ve never played with any of these talented guys before,” Butke said. “This was a big step for me and a lot of fun to play with and against all of these guys.”


Both teams appeared to be having fun exchanging points in the first quarter, which ended in a 23-23 tie.


The game remained close in the second quarter, until Portage’s Kevin Hurd came off the bench and drilled five three-pointers to give the South a 51-44 lead with 1:10 left in the half.


But the North quickly answered with an 8-0 spurt to hold a 52-51 lead at half.


The game remained in doubt the rest of the way.


Armga led the North with 17 points, while Kiel’s Brandon Gries had 14, and New London’s Trevor Hass added 12. Hurd paced the South with 20 points.


SOUTH 88, NORTH 87


South (88)—Gasser, 5-13, 7-8, 18; Johnston, 3-10, 0-0, 7; Davis, 5-13, 2-6, 13; Bray, 3-5, 0-0, 6; Schell, 4-9, 0-0, 10; Sperka, 1-8, 1-2, 3; Hurd, 7-11, 1-2, 20; Butke, 3-10, 0-0, 6; Olewinski, 2-4, 0-0, 5. Totals: 33-86, 11-18, 88.


North (87)—Koepnick, 1-4, 1-2, 3; Tecker, 3-12, 0-1, 8; Hissa, 2-5, 0-2, 4; Hass, 4-7, 2-2, 12; Holten, 4-8, 0-0, 11; Armga, 5-10, 6-6, 17; Ellman, 3-6, 0-0, 7; Gries, 4-11, 5-9; 14; Madson, 4-4, 0-0, 9; Oshkeshequoam, 1-5, 0-0, 2. Totals: 31-72, 14-22, 87.


South 23 28 21 16—88


North 23 29 19 87—87


Three-point goals—South 11-33 (Gasser 1-4, Johnston 1-5, Davis 1-4, Bray 0-1, Schell 2-6, Sperka 0-4, Hurd, 5-7, Olewinski, 1-1, McCoy, 0-1. North 11-31 (Koepnick, 0-2, Tecker 2-3, Hissa 0-3, Hass 2-3, Holten 3-6, Armga 1-2, Ellman 1-3, Gries 1-5, Madson 1-1, Oshkeshequoam 0-3). Rebounds—South 55 (Davis 12), North 45 (Hissa 9). Assists—South 16 (Gasser 4, Bray 4), North 17 (Tecker 5). Total fouls—South 14, North 15.


Division 1


n North 100, South 99—Middleton’s Matt Everson hit two free throws with 3.7 seconds left to give the North a thrilling victory over the South.


Madison East’s Marquis Mason, a University of Wisconsin football recruit, had 26 points and nine rebounds to lead the North. The 6-4 AP All-State basketball star made 10 of 15 field-goal attempts and blocked four shots.


Eau Claire North’s 6-11 Evan Anderson, a UW basketball recruit, had 10 points and three rebounds for the North. Milwaukee South’s Derrick Cook led the South with 16 points, and Beloit Memorial’s K.J. Evans had 15.


NORTH 100, SOUTH 99


North—Cameron 1-6 2-2 4, Mach 5-17 3-4 16, Anderson 4-6 2-2 10, Boos 3-5 2-2 10, Pritzl 2-7 0-0 5, Tollefson 0-2 0-0 0, Mason 10-15 5-7 26, Schalow 4-10 2-2 12, Piel 4-5 0-0 8, Everson 3-9 2-2 9. Totals: 36-82 18-21 100.


South—Henry 5-8 4-5 14, Rank 6-12 0-0 15, Evans 5-10 4-4 15, Cook 7-14 0-0 16, Taylor 3-10 1-2 7, Steffens 2-5 0-0 4, Mills 2-9 0-2 4, Bauschek 3-9 0-1 6, Cameron 3-10 3-4 11, Meinecke 3-8 0-0 7. Totals: 39-95 12-18 99.


North 21 15 33 31—100


South 28 20 23 28—99


Three-point goals—North 10-29 (Mach 3-10, Boos 2-3, Schalow 2-6, Pritzl 1-4, Mason 1-2, Everson 1-3, Caeron 0-1), South 9-24 (Rank 3-5, Cook 2-5, Cameron 2-6, Evans 1-2, Meinecke 1-2, Taylor 0-1, Bauschek 0-3). Fouled out—Pritzl. Rebounds—North 51 (Mason 9), South 54 (Mills 10). Assists—North 23 (Mach 4), South 11 (Bauschek 4). Total fouls—North 16, South 20.


Division 3


n South 97, North 93—Fall Creek’s Jordan Reetz made three free throws with 11 seconds left to pull the North within three points, but the South held on for the victory.


Washburn’s Alex Cook got a steal for the North with nine seconds left, but he couldn’t connect on a game-tying three-point shot. Poynette’s Cody Odegaard then made a South free throw with two seconds left to seal the win.


SOUTH 97, NORTH 93


North—Day 2-7 0-0 5; Newburry 3-7 0-0 7; Tweed 2-6 0-0 4; Reetz 5-11 3-3 16; Levra 7-13 2-2 20; Polk 1-3 0-0 2; Ganske 5-8 5-6 17; Cook 2-5 2-4 7; Thorn 4-10 1-2 9; Daniels 2-3 0-0 6. Totals: 33-73 13-17 93.


South—Barsness 2-4 0-0 4; Carl 1-6 2-2 4; Richars 2-10 4-8 8; Helmenstine 3-12 4-4 11; Buehler 3-8 0-0 9; Odegaard 5-13 3-4 14; Koenen 4-9 7-8 17; Sygulla 2-5 0-1 4; Leadholm 2-5 0-0 4; Gage 5-6 2-2 13; Thusias 4-4 0-0 9. Totals: 33-82 22-29 97.


North 20 33 23 17—93


South 17 22 29 29—97


Three-point goals—North 14-33 (Levra 4-7, Reetz 3-8, Ganske 2-2, Daniels 2-2, Day 1-4, Newburry 1-3, Cook 1-3, Tweed 0-3, Polk 0-1), South 9-27 (Buehler 3-5, Koenen 2-5, Helmenstine 1-6, Odegaard 1-5, Gage 1-1, thusias 1-1, Sygulla 0-1, Leadholm 0-1, Richard 0-2). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—North 41 (Ganske 7), South 50 (Richard 9). Assists—North 16 (Reetz 5), South 15 (Thusias 3). Total fouls—North 18, South 15.


Division 4


n North 77, South 66—The North, led by three double-figure scorers, had the advantage in every quarter to knock off the South.


Fish Creek Gibraltar’s Sam Forkert led the North with 15 points. Williams Bay’s Jack Slovick had seven points for the South.


NORTH 77, SOUTH 66


North (77)—LaMarre, 13; King, 10; Forkert, 15; Seidlitz, 6; Brooks, 8; Gerger, 6; Giller, 5; Kitzhaber, 3; Derricks, 7. Totals: 27-13-77.


South (66)—Hulberg, 5; Udelhoven, 4; Watton, 7; Johnson, 11; Allbaugh, 10; Slovick, 7; Vandenburg,, 6; Wyss, 8; Hooker, 3. Totals: 24-15-66.


North 18 16 24 19—77


South 13 15 21 17—66


Three-point goals—North (LaMarre 2, King, Forkert, Seidlitz, Brooks, Giller, Kitzhaber, Derricks 2), South (Kelm, Watton, Johnson. Free throws missed—North 7, South 11. Total fouls—North 23, South 25.





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