A non-conference matchup highlighted the friendly rivalry between the New London Bulldogs and Hortonville Polar Bears on Tuesday, Dec. 2. The home team earned the win this time around as the Polar Bears defeated the Bulldogs, 67-57.
Charlie Schabo and Sean Killoren both scored 14 points to lead the Polar Bears. Ryan Krueger added 12 points, while Kyle Witthuhn netted nine. Jake Sommers tallied seven, Alex Turkow scored six, Sam Thompson added four, and Dylan Loveland scored one for the Polar Bears.
Sam Porath led New London with 18 points, while Nick Thomas and Ty Barrington both scored 10 and Hunter Zaddack tallied eight.
Tyler Jagiello scored four, Scott Doucette added three, and Alex Thiemer and Scott Bierman both scored two.
The Polar Bears outrebounded the Bulldogs 24-15. Hortonville had eight turnovers while New London coughed the ball up 12 times. New London was whistled for 23 fouls, while Hortonville committed 17 fouls.
The Polar Bears made 18 of 45 shots (40 percent) while hitting 7 of 16 from 3-point land (44 percent). Hortonville also made 23 of 28 free throws (82 percent).
The Bulldogs connected on 18 of 37 shots (49 percent) but hit just 5 of 15 from long range (33 percent). New London made 16 of 22 free throws (73 percent).
“Our defense was poor along with our rebounding,” said New London Coach Ken Jagiello. “We had great effort from all the players. We did not quit when we were down, and did better offensively. Overall, this was an improvement from game one; however, we must get better and win.”