Cardinals clip Wrens in OT
Not even Chris Hansmann's buzzer-beating three-pointer was enough for Wrenshall on Monday night in their boys basketball game against Cromwell. Hansmann's heroics pushed the game into the extra session, but the Cards played a brilliant overtime a...
Not even Chris Hansmann's buzzer-beating three-pointer was enough for Wrenshall on Monday night in their boys basketball game against Cromwell. Hansmann's heroics pushed the game into the extra session, but the Cards played a brilliant overtime and took an 86-73 win over the Wrens.
Cromwell led by 14 points at the half and at times during the game led by as much as 20 points before a late rally by the Wrens pulled them even, demanding an encore performance in overtime which was all Cards.
Jordan Johnson led the Cards with a big night of 27 points and John Ammesmaki recorded a solid night of 23 points in leading the Cards. Also scoring were Cody Hendrickson with 13, John Hedin added 11, it was nine for Logan Shiflett, and two each for Levi Scheff and Tyler Burgraff.
Hansmann had a game-high 16 points for the Wrens, Aaron Mettling finished with 14, Evan Swanson and Kyle Ziebarth both scored 11 points, Brendon Menze scored nine and John Moder finished with six points.
Wrenshall mounted a furious second half comeback and outscored Cromwell 38-24 in the second half to send things to overtime, but the extra period proved to be all Cards who outscored the Wrens 16-3.
- Last Thursday Wrenshall trounced Silver Bay 59-27 as nine different Wrens got on the scoreboard.
"They are a bit down from last year," commented Wrens coach Joel Swanson following the game. "We were able to pressure the ball and take them out of their offense."
Kyle Ziebarth led the Wrens with 14 points, it was Jon Bartczak with 11, Evan Swanson added 10, Chris Hansmann finished with seven, it was five points for John Moder, Jordan Berglund and Aaron Mettling each recorded four points, and it was two each for Brendon Menze and Nate Sieaym.
"Defensively they sat in a 2-3 zone and invited us to shoot outside which we did not do well at first," remarked Swanson. "Kyle Ziebarth had 14 for us and he has stepped up recently, hustling on defense and giving us a spark on offense."