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MCDONALD'S SWNEWS4U CO-GAME OF THE WEEK (Boys Basketball): Boscobel 84, Shullsburg 83 (3 OT)
Schmid, Davis lead Boscobel boys to wild triple overtime win over Shullsburg
Senior Justis Molldrem converts a layup during Boscobel's 84–83 triple overtime win over Shullsburg. (photo by Wendi Stitzer)

BOYS BASKTBALL: Boscobel 84, Shullsburg 83 (3 OT)

By Jason Nihles, Boscobel Dial / The Platteville Journal / Fennimore Times

Schmid, Davis lead Boscobel boys to wild triple overtime win over Shullsburg

BOSCOBEL — Boscobel outscored visiting Shullsburg 9–8 in triple overtime to pull out a wild 84–83 non-conference victory last Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs (4–16, 2–9 SWAL) led by as much as 17 late in the first half after a lay-up by junior Tucker Schmid.

Schmid scored 15 of his 26 points to help Boscobel build a 36–21 halftime advantage.

The Bulldogs still led by 12 at 53–41 with just over six minutes left in regulation after a 3-poiner by Hunter Gunderson.

Shullsburg stormed back, behind the strong play of Heath Poppy (31 points) and J.J. Berenedes (17), with a 21–6 run to take a 62–59 with 8.5 seconds left in regulation on a layup by Emory Reichling and a two free throws by Poppy.

The Bulldogs regrouped after back-to-back timeouts and forced overtime when Gunderson swished a game-tying 3-pointer from the right corner with 1.5 seconds left to force overtime. 

Boscobel scored the first five points of overtime, but the Miners once again fought back to regain the lead at 71–69.

Junior Gabe Davis grabbed an offensive rebound after a missed free throw and scored on a putback with 24 seconds left to force another tie, and the home team survived a potential game-winning jumper by Berendes at the buzzer.

Davis gave Boscobel a 75–73 lead in the second overtime on a layup with 1:47 left, but Berendes had the answer a minute later with a game-tying baseline jumper from the left side with 27 seconds to play.

The Bulldogs turned it over with 1.3 seconds left. Shullsburg hit the ceiling with its ensuring inbound pass to give the home team once last chance to win it, but Schmid’s 3-point attempt at the buzzer from the right wing just missed.

Davis gave the Bulldogs the early lead in the third overtime, and Schmid buried a 3-pointer from the left corner to make it 80–75 moments later.

Reichling converted a layup on Shullsburg’s next trip down court, and Davis fouled out of the game on the play.

Schmid made a pair of free throws on Boscobel next possession to make it 82–77.

Shullsburg scored five straight points to make a one-possession game, but Dylan Johnson converted a three-point play after a great bounce pass from Justis Molldrem to push the lead back to four at 84–80 with 1:08 remaining. 

Berendes swished a 3-pointer from the left wing with three seconds left to account for the final score. 

After a time out, the Bulldogs threw a long pass and Johnson was able to elude the Shullsburg defense to run out the clock.

Schmid finished the game with a career-high 26 points on 9 of 16 shooting, including 5 of 11 from 3-point land, with four rebounds, three assists and two blocks while playing all 51 minutes.

Davis finished with a monster stat line himself, with 18 points, a career-high 16 rebounds, nine assists and five steals before fouling out in the third overtime.

Gunderson made four 3-pointers and finished with a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Johnson also posted a double-double of 1 points and 10 boards in the win.

Senior T.J. Bell (7 points, 4 rebounds), Molldrem (6 points) and Seth Jillson (four) also scored in the win for the Bulldogs, who eclipsed their previous high scoring out put of 63, by 21 points in Tuesday’s win.

Boscobel traveled to Iowa–Grant (8–13, 2–9) Tuesday night and will now host second-place Mineral Point (17–3, 9–2) Friday night before traveling to La Farge (3–17) Monday night for a non-conference game.

Boscobel 84, Shullsburg 83
(from Tuesday, Feb. 7 @ Boscobel)
Shullsburg....21  41  9  4  8 —  83 
Boscobel........36  26  9  4  9 —  84
Shullsburg (9–12) — Heath Poppy 31, J.J. Berendes 17, Nathan Reuter 9, Logan Nethery 12, Emory Reichling 9, Garrett Ray 5. Totals — 30 16-33 83.
Boscobel (4–15) — Tucker Schmid 26, T.J. Bell 7, Gabe Davis 18, Justis Molldrem 6, Dylan Johnson 11, Seth Jillson 4, Hunter Gunderson 12. Totals — 33-77 9-27 84.
3-point goals — S: 8 (Hoppy 2, Berendes 1, Nethery 3, Ray 1), B: 9-33 (Schmid-Cox 5, Gunderson 4). Team fouls — S: 14, B: 26. Fouled out — B: Bell, Davis.