Bulldogs did not bring their ‘A-game,’ coach says
By Scott Bellile
The New London boys’ basketball team didn’t bring the “A-game” head coach Kurt Schommer had hoped for at Little Chute on Dec. 22.
The Bulldogs’ 76-59 nonconference loss to the Mustangs didn’t reflect the active defense and hard playing Schommer said he’s used to seeing.
“Versus Little Chute, we didn’t box out very well, had too many unforced turnovers and didn’t communicate, especially on the defensive end,” Schommer said. “It was a frustrating night because I have seen our guys play outstanding basketball at times, and we did not show it at all.”
The Mustangs led 35-24 at the half. They completed two-thirds of its attempted two-pointers (20 of 30) and executing 37 rebounds, including 26 defensive.
The Bulldogs, currently ranked sixth in the Bay Conference, went .500 in 16 of 32 two-pointer attempts and produced 24 rebounds, 18 being defensive.
“There are many things that we need to improve on, and this team has a great mentality on getting better,” Schommer said. “We know a lot of the mistakes we made [Dec. 22] are fixable. It’s just a matter of being consistent with our play on both ends of the floor for 36 minutes.”
Scoring (all): Will Wohlt 11, Kyle Wolf 10, Jacob Johnson 9, Devin Winkler 7, Hunter Zaddack 7, Brayden Kurth 6, Tylan Brown 4, Kyle Krenke 2, Grant Oberstadt 1. Rebounds: Zaddack 7, Kurth 4. Free throws: Kurth 4. Three-pointers: Johnson 3.