Miller drops 38 but Ozaukee loses

Boys take higher-seeded Big East Conference playoff foe to overtime before Mantitowoc Lutheran prevails
By 
DEB HAMM
Ozaukee Press correspondent

Sophomore Noah Miller had a career game with 38 points and four steals on Feb. 26 at Manitowoc Lutheran in a first-round Division 4 regional contest.

Miller’s effort was not enough to propel his team to victory, however, as the No. 9-seeded Warriors dropped an 80-77 decision in overtime to the No. 8 seed.

The loss meant the Warriors ended their season with a 9-13 record.

“It was a fun high school basketball game to be a part of,” Ozaukee coach Bob Domach said.

The offensive output was the second highest of the season for the Warriors.

“Unfortunately, we came out on the losing end. I am very proud of the players and how hard they competed. We left everything we had on the floor, and that’s all a coach can ask for from the players.”

Both teams had chances to win the game at the end of regulation. The Warriors missed a floater in the lane with about six seconds left, Domach said.

The Warriors led by three at halftime, 42-39.

The Lancers used a 33-30 second-half advantage to force overtime, when the host team outscored the Warriors, 8-5. Ozaukee had to foul to try to get back into the game at the end, Domach said.

Miller’s huge game included eight three-pointers. He was 8-for-13 from long range and shot 60% on two-pointers. He went 2-for-3 at the free-throw line.

Ozaukee had three other players in double digits. Seniors Ivan Garcia and Mitch Weyker each scored 11 points in the final game of their careers.

Brent Hoffmann scored 10 points, and led the Warriors in rebounds and assists with eight and five, respectively.

Lancer Trey Zastrow scored 29 points and Santana Lomibao scored 24 and had eight rebounds. Evan Lischka dished out seven assists.

The Lancers beat the Warriors twice already this season, 52-42 and 70-60.

Last Friday, No. 1-seeded Roncalli beat Manitowoc Lutheran, 53-44.

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