Senior’s strong all-around game leads Ozaukee boys to easy win over Christian
A huge all-around game by Steve Street propelled the Ozaukee boys’ basketball team to a big comeback win over Sheboygan Christian in the Central Lakeshore Conference opener for both squads Nov. 20.
Street, a senior center, had a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds and added seven blocks, five steals and three assists as the host Warriors scored a 52-35 win.
“Steve had a heck of a game. He affected all facets of the game with his length and athleticism,” said Ozaukee coach Isaiah Ketterhagen, whose team improved to 2-0 overall.
Despite Street’s strong effort, the Warriors got off to a slow start.
“We struggled in the first half, and Christian did a nice job of taking advantage of our mistakes and forcing us into mistakes,” Ketterhagen said.
The Warriors trailed, 11-8, at the end of the first quarter. A 10-6 scoring edge in the second period gave Ozaukee an 18-17 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, the Warriors took charge by outscoring the Eagles, 13-2. Street had eight points during the run.
“I was disappointed with our first-half defense, and we talked about executing at halftime,” Ketterhagen said.
“I think we did a nice job adjusting, especially in the third quarter, but we need to build it into four quarters now.”
Every Ozaukee player who appeared in the game scored. The Warriors got 11 points from Tyler Bares, including three three-point baskets in the second half.
“Tyler Bares had a nice night from the perimeter. He helped put some distance between us and Christian,” Ketterhagen said.
This week, Ozaukee was scheduled to continue CLC play against Cedar Grove-Belgium on Tuesday and travel to Kohler for a 7:30 p.m. game Friday.
On Dec. 4, the Warriors will visit Port Washington for a 7:30 p.m. nonconference game.
Image Information: SENIOR STEVE STREET had 20 points and 14 rebounds in Ozaukee’s 52-35 victory over Sheboygan Christian. Photo by Sam Arendt