Half and half

Cedar Grove-Belgium boys do enough in 18 minutes twice to pull out victories; Kohler’s firepower is too potent for Ozaukee

CEDAR GROVE-BELGIUM’S Max Ford (LEFT) scored 15 points in a win at Lomira last week. Ozaukee’s Brent Hoffmann (right) had 17 points in a loss to Kohler. Photos by Sam Arendt
Ozaukee Press staff

One white-hot first half and a strong second half in separate games led to two victories for the Cedar Grove-Belgium High School boys’ basketball team last week.

The Rockets on Feb. 4 won at nonconference foe Lomira, 68-38, and last Thursday beat Big East opponent Reedsville, 76-64.

Against Lomira, the Rockets jumped out to a 36-15 halftime lead and never looked back. They held Lomira scoreless for an eight-minute stretch.

“If we have that kind of energy, we’ll do really well. We played just a solid all-around game. Lomira’s a pretty good team.”

“I thought we took care of the ball offensively with some of the better possessions we’ve had, not forcing anything,” coach Josh Ketterhagen said.

Michael Navis scored 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting, and 3-for-4 on three-pointers. He added 10 rebounds and four assists.

Max Ford scored 15 points, had six rebounds and made three steals. Sam Peiffer and Logan Ketterhagen each scored nine points.

“Michael came alive. Logan and Sam both kind of pitched in a little bit too,” coach Ketterhagen said.

The Rockets only had 12 turnovers.

Defensively, Ketterhagen praised Logan Arrowood for guarding 6-foot-7-inch Jake Lax, who scored 14 points.

Against Reedsville, the Rockets broke a halftime tie at 31 with a 45-33 second-half advantage, despite point guard Jeffrey Emperley missing the game with a sprained ankle.

In the second half, Navis had 14 points, Matt Voskuil had 13 and Peiffer had 12.

“Those three scoring-wise really picked up the pace for everybody,” Ketterhagen said.

“In the second half our energy came up a little bit better. We wore them down quite a bit.”

Peiffer scored 20 points with eight rebounds and five assists. Voskuil had 19 points with seven rebounds. Navis had 18 points, and Jacob Peiffer had three steals.

For Reedsville, Brenne Dvoracheck had 24 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals and a block.

The Rockets, 6-9 in the Big East and 9-9 overall, were to host Kohler (12-4 Big East) on Tuesday and play at Sheboygan Christian (2-12) on Thursday.

Kohler has too many weapons for Ozaukee

Ozaukee hosted Kohler Feb. 6, the Blue Bombers had four players score in double digits to claim a 67-56 Big East Conference win.

The Warriors’ offense could not keep up, despite strong efforts from Noah Miller and Brent Hoffmann.

Miller scored a game-high 25 points, including four three-point baskets. He also had five rebounds.

Hoffmann scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. He added four assists.

No other Warrior scored more than five points.

“We had our chances against Kohler and we just couldn’t take advantage. They are a solid team,” Ozaukee coach Bob Domach stated.

“We didn’t shoot well. Defensively, we allowed too many points in the paint.”

Logan Bell had six rebounds.

Kohler got 23 points from Carter Gebler. Leo Fink and Lukas Kral each scored 12. Tyler Roeder had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The Warriors trailed by three at the break, 32-29.

The Warriors will play opponents on different ends of the conference standings this week.

Ozaukee 9-6 in the Big East and 9-7 overall, was to host Sheboygan Christian (2-12 Big East) Tuesday.

On, Friday, Ozaukee travels to Oostburg (13-1), which trails Sheboygan Lutheran (14-1) for the conference lead.

On Feb. 17, the Warriors host the Washington County Home School team.

Deb Hamm contributed to this article.



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