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Bulldogs absorb loss to Phantoms

New London wins one, drops one

By Scott Bellile

New London sophomore Brayden Kurth attempts a free throw on Jan. 26.  Scott Bellile photo
New London sophomore Brayden Kurth attempts a free throw on Jan. 26. Scott Bellile photo

The West De Pere Phantoms served up some trouble to the New London boys’ basketball team in a 59-39 defeat on Friday, Jan. 29.

“Friday night was a tough one for us,” New London coach Kurt Schommer said. “We came into the game winning a couple conference games on the road, so we were ready to go. Unfortunately, it is still high school basketball, and emotions can come into play. We did not look ready, nor were we prepared for what West De Pere brought to the table.”

Schommer said New London (4-5) will work on improving its defense the rest of the season.

Audiences will have a chance to see the Bulldogs do that at its last five games of the season, all which happen to be at home: Kewaskum (Feb. 9), Menasha (Feb. 11), Seymour (Feb. 16), Green Bay East (Shawano 19) and Shawano (Feb. 25).

As of Jan. 30, New London’s Will Wohlt ranked seventh in the Bay Conference for points scored (119 points; average 13.2 points per game) and 10th for rebounds (46).

Scoring: Will Wohlt 12, Hunter Zaddack 6, Grant Oberstadt 5, Devin Winkler 5, Brayden Kurth 4, Kyle Wolf 3, Tylan Brown 2, Matt Wunderlich 2.

New London 73, GB West 52
NEW LONDON – The Bulldogs won by their largest margin of victory in their highest scoring game of the season over the Green Bay West Wildcats on Jan. 26.

Schommer attributed the higher scoring to taking care of the ball and taking shots within the team’s offense.

“We have been working hard in practice, and it is paying off during games,” Schommer said. “I give a lot of credit to our team for working hard day in and day out. We had a solid game plan coming into the game, and we executed our game plan on both ends of the floor.”

Schommer said his guys played hard, smart and consistent for 36 minutes.

“I’m very proud of how far our team has come, but we know there is so much more we can get out of this team,” Schommer said.

The Bulldogs defeated the Wildcats 71-56 on Dec. 10.

Scoring: Wohlt 20, Winkler 14, Wolf 13, Jacob Johnson 9, Kurth 9, Obserstadt 5, Janik Dannenman 3.

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