Spartans showcase balance

Spartans showcase balance

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Spartans showcase balance

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Oshkosh North just had too many weapons for Racine Case.

Five players reached double figures for the Spartans, led by Cooper Radtke’s 24-point effort, as North throttled the Eagles, 74-60, at the Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Tournament on Friday.

Radtke had an advantage in the lane against Case and the Spartans (9-3) took advantage of it in building a 21-15 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Case (6-3) came back in the second period and held three-point lead at halftime before North surged back ahead in the third quarter and took a 51-47 advantage into the final period.

The Eagles were able to hang with the Spartans for most of the period, but key 3-pointers by Blake Marquardt and Elliot Dyer along with strong free-throw shooting down the stretch helped North pull away for the win.

Nate Neveau finished with 14 points to back Radtke’s performance, while Marquardt (13 points), Dyer (11) and Nick Bauer (10) also reached double figures for the Spartans, who hit eight 3-pointers in the game and finished 22-of-29 from the free-throw line.

James Trice finished with 19 points to lead the Eagles, who made just 6-of-14 free-throw attempts.

Oshkosh North 21 13 17 23 — 74

Racine Case 15 22 10 13 — 60

Oshkosh North: Neveau 14, Bauer 10, Dyer 11, Radtke 24, Taylor 2, Marquardt 13. 3-pointers: 8 (Dyer 3, Bauer 2, Marquardt 2, Neveau). FTs: 22-29. Total fouls: 11.

Racine Case: Pinson 7, Manning 3, Cannon 2, Trice 19, House 11, Jackson 8, King 8, Brenner 2. 3-pointers: 4 (Pinson 2, Manning, Trice). FTs: 6-14. Total fouls: 23.

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