Hatchet boys come close
The Hatchet boys hung tough with their opening two opponents last week, dropping a 49-41 home game to Prentice on Tuesday and getting edged 44-41 at Mosinee on Friday.
Tomahawk held a slim 14-12 lead over Mosinee after a quarter, then used a 9-1 second to hold a 23-13 lead at the half. But Mosinee pulled within 31-30 in the third, then closed it out with 14-10 fourth.
“We did some good things in the fourth quarter and really battled,” THS coach Tim Albert said. “We only had two turnovers, but we missed a couple of opportunities. We continue to improve, and with hard work, intensity and enthusiasm, we’ll continue to get better.”
THS was paced by: Jon Nyberg (12 p, 8 r, 2 bl); Jared Jarvensivu (12 p, 5 r, 4 a); Kyle Bartz (8 p, 7 r); Fletcher Schoone (3 p, 3 st, 3 a); and Lorne Ahrens (4 p, 3 r).
Tomahawk-FG: 17-39 (44%); FT: 5-8 (63%). WE-FG: 14; FT: 9-19 (47%).
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The Buccaneers honed their edge in the first half, taking 15-10 and 25-16 leads at the breaks. After hanging within 12-11 in the 3rd, Tomahawk closed it with a 14-12 fourth.
“We battled for 32 minutes,” Albert said. “Overall our defense was pretty good, with the exception of giving them 19 offensive rebounds. We had too many turnovers offensively, and several of our turnovers led to easy baskets on their end of the floor.”
Offering contributions were: Nyberg (16p, 9 r); Jarvensivu (15 p, 3 st); Bartz (6 p, 3 r, 4 bl); Schoone (4 p, 3 r); and Ahrens (4 r, 3 st).
Tomahawk-FG: 17-36 (47%); FT: 5-8 (63%). WE-FG: 21; FT: 5-11 (45%).