who only got two of ….
who only got two of 12 shots to fall and finished with five points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Blomberg hit one of four 3-point tries to finish with three points. Patrick had a bucket to go with a team-high 11 rebounds. He blocked two shots and added two steals.
Rib Lake took great care of the basketball with just seven turnovers.
Rib Lake 67, Tomahawk 39
On Dec. 10, the Redmen shut out the host Tomahawk Hatchets over the last eight minutes of the first half to take control of the game and Petkau played a big role in finishing the team’s 67-39 win in the second half.
The senior scored 13 of his team-high 17 points after halftime capped by a highlight- reel slam dunk, where he beat his man off the dribble at the top of the key, drove the middle of the lane and threw it down while getting fouled. He made the free throw to give the Redmen a 59-31 lead.
Things didn’t look quite so good halfway through the first half. Tomahawk’s 6-7 post Connor Dichsen scored six early points and guard Drew Bolder went off for 12 points as the Hatchets came back from a six-point deficit to take a 22-20 lead on an Elijah Scheffler bucket.
That, however, would be Tomahawk’s last bucket of the half. Ewan sank a 3-pointer to give Rib Lake the lead back, Patrick stuck in an offensive putback and Vlach sank a 3-pointer to put the Redmen up by six. Gerstberger made a pair of free throws, Petkau got a tough scoop shot to fall, Ewan made a free throw and Gerstberger stuck in a second-chance hoop to finish a 15-0 run that made it 35-22 at halftime.
After getting the opening three points, the Hatchets did not get any closer in the second half. Petkau scored eight of Rib Lake’s first 13 points in the half, while Vlach hit his second trifecta of the night. Blomberg swished two 3s as well, pushing the lead to 54-31 before Petkau made two free throws and then put the exclamation point on the non-conference win with his dunk.
Petkau added five rebounds, two steals, two assists and a blocked shot. Ewan and Gerstberger both scored 14 points in the win. Gerstberger had eight rebounds, three blocked shots, two steals and two assists. Ewan had three steals and three rebounds.
Blomberg scored nine points, all in the second half and pulled down five rebounds. Vlach had six points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Brock Thiede put in three of six late free throws and grabbed three rebounds. Patrick had two points, five boards and two assists. Trey Klemann and Michael Borchardt both had a late point.
Bolder led Tomahawk with 19 points.