Bulldogs beat Wildcats again
By Erik Buchinger
The New London boys’ basketball team beat Green Bay West for the second time in five days in a 54-46 home victory on Tuesday, Jan. 31.
The Bulldogs won the first matchup on the road on Friday, Jan. 28, and a snow postponement from Dec. 16 forced the two teams to play back to back.
“We just played these guys a few days ago, and it’s kind of tough playing teams back to back,” New London head coach Kurt Schommer said. “We came out a little bit flatter than we thought we would, but we battled through.”
New London junior Kyle Wolf made the most of his 16 minutes of playing time with a game-high 17 points, as he continued to deal with an injured ankle that has been bothering him for more than three weeks.
“Kyle rolled his ankle a while back, and he tweaked it a little bit tonight,” Schommer said. “We’re going to ice him up a lot, and we’ll see how he’s doing moving forward.”
Schommer said Wolf’s injury opens an opportunity for other players on the team.
“It’s just something that all teams deal with,” Schommer said. “There’s always some type of adversity, whether that be injuries, grades or bad luck of some sorts, so this is just a good opportunity for other guys to step up.”
Bulldogs’ junior Will Wohlt scored 11 points with seven rebounds, and freshman Garret Locy added 10.
New London trailed 22-19 going into halftime, but the Bulldogs outscored Green Bay West 35-24 in the second half to secure the victory.
Green Bay West’s Brandon Dudley led the team with 15 points in the loss.
New London improved to 10-5 overall, including 4-4 in the Bay Conference, while Green Bay West dropped to 1-15 overall and 0-8 in the conference.
“Obviously, it wasn’t a very clean game, but a win is a win, and I think this Green Bay West team is playing better and better,” Schommer said. “You’ve just got to take all wins you can get in conference.”
New London will return to the court on Friday, Feb. 3 on the road against Xavier at 7:15 p.m.