Boys basketball: Wolfpack edge P-W, tie for 1st in CMAC

Boys basketball: Wolfpack edge P-W, tie for 1st in CMAC

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Boys basketball: Wolfpack edge P-W, tie for 1st in CMAC

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LAINGSBURG – Jake Zielinski hit the shot of a lifetime, a turnaround 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Laingsburg to a dramatic 40-37 win over Pewamo-Westphalia on Wednesday night.

The victory put the Wolfpack in position to claim a share of the CMAC title with the Pirates (15-2 overall, 12-1 CMAC), who led for the bulk of the fourth quarter until Laingsburg scored five points in the last seven seconds of the game.

“It’s as big (a win) as I’ve ever had as a coach,” Laingsburg coach Greg Mitchell said. “These guys have worked really hard and haven’t had a lot to show for it yet. To see them hang in there and get a win like this against a team like P-W, it means a lot.”

The buzzer-beater came off an inbounds play in front of the scorer’s table with 0.9 seconds on the clock. Zielinski took the pass from Ryan Wade, turned and banked it in from well past the arc.

“When I go to sleep, I dream about making game-winning shots, ever since I was a kid,” Zielinski said. “I dream about them, but not a banked-in three.”

The Pirates led for most of the fourth quarter, but never by more than four points. They had a chance to make it a two-possession game from the free-throw line in the final minute, but missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 41.2 seconds left.

Shaun McKinney drove the baseline for the last two of his team-high 13 points, which tied the game 37-37 with seven seconds left. P-W then fumbled the ball out of bounds at midcourt, leaving 0.9 seconds on the clock to set up the emotional finish.

Lane Simon led all scorers with 18 points for P-W, in the Pirates’ first CMAC defeat since Dec. 19, 2011.

Laingsburg (15-2, 13-1) will earn a share of the CMAC title if the Wolfpack win their last two league games at Portland St. Patrick and at Potterville. P-W will need wins against Fulton, Bath and Dansville to keep a share of the title themselves.

“You always want to win it outright,” P-W coach Luke Pohl said. “If, at the end of the day, we share it with Laingsburg, they have a pretty darned good team. So I really wouldn’t feel bad for sharing it with someone like them.”

LAINGSBURG 40,

PEWAMO-WESTPHALIA 37

Pewamo-Westphalia 12 6 13 6 37
Laingsburg 9 9 13 9 40

Pewamo-Westphalia-Evan Fedewa 0 0-0 0, Kyle Nurenburg 1 0-1 2, Andy Pung 1 1-2 4, Lane Simon 7 3-3 18, Tyler Simon 2 1-2 5, Nick Spitzley 2 2-2 6, Adam Wesley 1 0-0 2. Totals 14 7-10 37

Laingsburg-Sam Edwards 1 0-0 2, Shaun McKinney 5 2-3 13, Michael Schauer 0 0-0 0, Ryan Wade 2 0-0 5, Zach Walker 3 2-2 9, Jake Zielinski 5 0-1 11. Totals 16 4-6 40

3-point goals-Pewamo-Westphalia 2 (Andy Pung 1, Lane Simon 1), Laingsburg 4 (Shaun McKinney 1, Ryan Wade 1, Zach Walker 1, Jake Zielinski 1), Total fouls-Pewamo-Westphalia 11), Laingsburg 14, P-W 11

FULTON 61, DANSVILLE 46

DANSVILLE The Aggies were ahead midway through the third quarter before Colton Antes scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half to lead Fulton (14-3, 11-3) to its CMAC win over Dansville.

The Aggies (4-13, 3-10) were led by Jacob Warfle with 14 points and 11 rebounds, Brad Hunt with 11 points, and Trent Courter with 10 points. Talon Hude also scored 10 points for the Pirates.

Fulton 12 9 18 22 61
Dansville 6 9 17 14 46

Fulton-Colton Antes 7 0-0 19, Nathan Davis 2 2-2 7, Talon Hyde 3 4-5 10, Gregg Jones 1 3-3 5, Ryan Kathrens 0 1-2 1, Jake Litwiller 4 0-0 8, Braeden Proctor 0 3-7 3, Josh Stephens 0 0-0 0, Dalton Trefil 3 0-2 8. Totals 20 13-21 61

Dansville-Andrew Barker 1 0-0 2, Trent Courter 5 0-2 10, Brad Hunt 4 3-3 11, Ryan Olson 0 0-0 0, Nick Ryder 1 3-4 5, Will Walker 1 0-0 2, Jacob Warfle 4 6-6 14, Cody Williams 0 2-2 2. Totals 16 14-17 46

3-point goals-Fulton 8 (Colton Antes 5, Nathan Davis 1, Dalton Trefil 2), Total fouls-Fulton 18, Dansville 18 (Brad Hunt 5). JV score-Dansville 48, Fulton 30

BATH 57, FOWLER 50

FOWLER – Grant Svendsen led Bath with 17 points in a CMAC win over Fowler.

Ryan Orr scored nine points and both Max VanVleck and Jeff Dempsey added eight points for the Bees (9-8, 7-6). Trent Thomas and Kevin Koenigsknecht each had nine points for the Eagles (8-9, 6-7).

Bath 6 18 19 14 57
Fowler 8 17 11 14 50

Bath-Ezra Beckwith 1 0-0 2, Jeff Dempsey 4 0-0 8, Cam Ellsworth 3 1-1 7, Dan Hayes 1 0-0 2, Ryan Orr 3 3-4 9, Jacob Rolff 2 0-0 4, Grant Svendsen 8 1-1 17, Max VanVleck 3 2-4 8. Totals 25 7-10 57

Fowler-Andy Birchmeier 2 1-2 6, Daniel Buhr 2 3-3 7, Austin Cook 3 0-1 7, Trent Goerge 4 0-0 9, Kevin Koenigsknecht 3 2-4 9, Jacob Schmitt 1 1-2 3, Drew Simon 0 0-0 0, Joseph Smith 2 3-4 7, Napoleon Watts 1 0-0 2, Dustin Wirth 0 0-2 0. Totals 18 10-18 50

3-point goals-Fowler 4 (Andy Birchmeier 1, Austin Cook 1, Trent Goerge 1, Kevin Koenigsknecht 1), Total fouls-Bath 16, Fowler 15. JV score-Fowler 69, Bath 38

ST. PATRICK 51, SARANAC 45

PORTLAND – Collin Lay led Portland St. Patrick with a game-high 23 points, five rebounds and three steals in a CMAC win over Saranac.

Joe Mackowiak added eight points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals for the Shamrocks (7-9, 5-8). Khiler Sage scored nine points for the Redskins (1-16, 1-13).

Saranac 11 10 13 11 45
St. Patrick 14 9 11 17 51

Saranac-Dustin Hardy 1 1-2 3, John Kinsman 4 0-0 8, Khiler Sage 4 0-0 9, Kiefer Simmons 0 0-0 0, Branden Smith 3 2-5 8, Ryan Vance 2 3-3 8, Hunter Videan 0 0-0 0, Chris Wilson 3 0-0 7, Drew Young 1 0-0 2. Totals 18 6-10 45

St. Patrick-John Carley 1 0-0 2, Connor Hengesbach 2 0-1 4, Caleb Lay 1 4-6 7, Collin Lay 7 6-13 23, Joe Mackowiak 1 6-7 8, Jake Miller 2 0-1 4, John Pline 0 0-0 0, Jake Schneider 1 1-2 3, Jesse Smith 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 17-30 51

3-point goals-Saranac 3 (Khiler Sage 1, Ryan Vance 1, Chris Wilson 1), St. Patrick 4 (Caleb Lay 1, Collin Lay 3), Total fouls-Saranac 22 (Drew Young 5), St. Patrick 16

POTTERVILLE 62, ASHLEY 45

POTTERVILLE – Spencer Dexter scored 19 points and had five steals to lead the Vikings (3-14) in their nonleague victory over Ashley.

The Bears (0-17) were led by Brandon Hier with 15 points, and Seth Austin added 12 points for Potterville.

Ashley 4 15 13 13 45
Potterville 15 18 13 16 62

Ashley-Alex Anderson 2 0-0 5, Cole Farrier 1 0-0 2, Bailey Felton 0 2-2 2, Domingo Guiterrez 0 0-0 0, Dustin Harris 1 4-6 6, Brandon Hier 4 7-10 15, Cole Welch 1 0-2 2, Josh Wilk 2 0-2 5, Justin Wilk 1 0-1 2, Carl Wilson 2 2-2 6. Totals 14 15-25 45

Potterville-Seth Austin 2 7-8 12, Spencer Dexter 8 2-4 19, Austin Little 0 0-0 0, Jeffrey Perkins 2 1-2 5, Logan Pitcher 2 0-1 4, A.J. Schmiedeknecht 5 1-4 11, Loren Smalley 2 3-4 7, Jordon Wenzlick 2 0-0 4. Totals 23 14-23 62

3-point goals-Ashley 2 (Alex Anderson 1, Josh Wilk 1), Potterville 2 (Seth Austin 1, Spencer Dexter 1), Total fouls-Ashley 17 (Alex Anderson 5, Cole Welch, Josh Wilk 4, Justin Wilk 3), Potterville 19 (Spencer Dexter 5). JV score-Potterville 54, Fulton 24

HOWARD CITY TRI-COUNTY 44,

CARSON CITY-CRYSTAL 42

CARSON CITY – The Eagles slipped to 10-7, while Howard City Tri-County improved to 3-14. No further information was available.

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