Hortonville earns two more wins
By Scott Bellile and John Faucher
Basketball player Kyle Witthuhn joined Hortonville’s 1,000-point club during a Fox Valley Association victory over Appleton East on Feb. 16.
A 6-foot-2-inch senior guard, Witthuhn is the third basketball player in school history to reach the milestone, according to head coach Matt Hintz. Witthuhn has averaged over 16 points per game.
“One-thousand points shows a lot for Kyle,” Hortonville head coach Matt Hintz said. “He has been a varsity player for four years and has put a lot of time into this program. He is a very athletic player and each year has learned how to score different ways. It is also a credit to his past and present teammates for trusting their teammate and helping him reach this accomplishment.”
He scored 17 points during the Feb. 16 game and ended the night with 1,001 career points.
Hortonville wrapped up the first half of the game with a 25-18 lead over Appleton East and ended the game winning 58-52.
“We played a decent game against Appleton East, played well early then struggle in the second half,” Hintz said. “East was more aggressive on the offensive end in the second half than in the first, and I don’t think we handled it very well.”
Scoring: Kyle Witthuhn 17, Ryan Krueger 10, Sam Thompson 10, Charlie Schabo 9, Dante Lipske 6, Dylan Loveland 6.
Hortonville 57, Fond du Lac 54
The Polar Bears traveled to Fond du Lac on Friday, Feb. 19 and picked up a 57-54 conference win over the Cardinals.
Appleton West 65, Hortonville 54
The Polar Bears (14-6) hosted the Appleton West Terrors (13-3) on Monday, Feb. 22 and lost 65-54.
Hortonville (11-7) will conclude their regular season on Thursday, Feb. 25, as they host Oshkosh West (5-11). The Polar Bears have a first round bye in the WIAA Division 1 Regional.