T-Birds battle ‘til the buzzer
I-S comes up short against Shiocton
By Holly Neumann
The Iola-Scandinavia boys’ basketball team lost a hard-fought 76-74 game against Shiocton Friday, Feb. 17.
The Central Wisconsin-Eight Conference match-up between the Thunderbirds and Chiefs was played in Iola.
It was a two-point game at the end of the first half, with Shiocton up 41-39.
Kenny Holz scored 12 points for the T-Birds while Nate Schmidt, poured in 13 for the Chiefs.
The game continued to be close with both teams exchanging baskets in the final half.
With 7.4 seconds remaining on the clock Shiocton’s Schmidt was fouled and sent to the free-thrown line. Schmidt, sank the first shot, but missed the second one, allowing the T-Birds to bring down the rebound and move the ball up the court.
With time ticking away Holz took a shot for the T-Birds, but the ball didn’t drop and the Chiefs ran away with the win.
Leading the scoring for Shiocton was Schmidt with 20, followed by Brandon Spencer with 19 and Josh Leitzke with 15.
Topping the scoring for the T-Birds was Holz with 18, followed by Carter Kurki with 15 and Kellan Wandtke with 14.
Iola-Scandinavia will travel to Amherst on Monday, Feb. 20 to take on the Falcons.