The Bulldog boys’ varsity basketball team beat the Marinette Marines 57-54 on Friday, Feb. 14, using hot shooting from 3-point range to earn the narrow victory.
New London made 20 of 47 shots (43 percent) while Marinette made 19 of 41 (46 percent). The Bulldogs held a distinct advantage in 3-point shooting, making 11 of 20 (55 percent) while Marinette made 8 of 18 (44 percent). The Marines made 8 of 9 free throws (89 percent) while the Bulldogs made 6 of 12 (50 percent).
Ryan Krueger led New London with 12 points, while Sam Porath scored 11 and Jacob Pinch tallied 10. Ryan Wolf added nine, Nick Thomas scored five, Alex Thiemer contributed four, and Ty Barrington and Tyler Jagiello both scored three.
Shawano 59, New London 48
A slow start hurt the Bulldogs in their game against the Hawks. Shawano also benefitted from New London’s fouls, making 21 of 29 free throw attempts.
The Bulldogs made 16 of 42 shots (38 percent) and hit 9 of 15 from 3-point range. The team made 7 of 12 free throws (58 percent).
Porath and Wolf both scored 12 to lead New London, while Pinch added 11. Barrington added six, Krueger dropped in five, and Thomas contributed two.
The Hawks outrebounded the Bulldogs 27-18 and had 10 assists to New London’s 7. New London committed 21 fouls, while Shawano was whistled for 12 fouls.
New London 60, Oconto Falls 47
The Bulldogs shot 37 percent from the floor, making 38 percent of their 3-point shots and hitting 10 of 18 free throws in their win over the Panthers on Thursday, Feb. 20.
Wolf led New London with 13 points while Thomas scored 12. Pinch added eight, Krueger and Jagiello both netted six, Barrington and Thiemer both scored five, Porath added three, and Konertz scored two.
“We did a great job in the first quarter and maintained the lead during the rest of the game,” said Coach Ken Jagiello. “It was our senior night and we recognized Nick Konertz, Sandro Mrak, Ryan Wolf, and Jacob Pinch. It was a great night for the seniors. Now it is tournament time. Antigo will be a challenge. They play multiple defenses and have some very good shooters.”