GAME OF THE WEEK (Nov. 21–27)
BOYS BASKETBALL: Platteville 61, Egderton 60
PLATTEVILLE — Edgerton ended Platteville’s season a year ago in the WIAA Division 3 sectional semifinals.
Monday night Isaiah Oswald and his Hillmen teammates got a measure of revenge. The sweet-shooting senior buried 7 of 11 3-point attempts and scored a career-high 28 points to lead Platteville to a nail-biting 61–60 victory over the visiting Crimson Tide Monday at Platteville High School.
Oswald’s seventh triple of the night gave the Hillmen a 60–58 lead with 1:35 left and fellow senior Andy Eggers split a pair of free throws to give Platteville a three-point lead with 13 seconds left.
Edgerton’s Scott Willie was fouled attempting a game-tying 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left and made the first two free throws, but the potential game-tying attempt rimmed out and the Hillmen claimed their first win of the early season.
“Isaiah got himself into a rhythm on offense early and his teammates did a really good job of getting him the ball in positions where he could catch it and get his shot off quickly,” said Platteville head coach Mike Huser. “He made a big shot to put us late in the game.
“I was happy that we responded after Edgerton was able to take the lead late. We made enough plays down the stretch to get a win against a solid team early in the season.”
Eggers finished with nine points, four rebounds and two steals. Fellow senior Cade Rohrbach added four points, nine assists and eight rebounds. Senior forwards Connor Rilley (6 points, 10 rebounds) and Trey Bartels (6 points, 4 rebounds) combined for 12 points and 14 boards.
Brian Rusch scored a team-high 17 points to lead Edgerton (0–1) in its season-opener.
Huser’s Hillmen opened the 2018–19 season with a 60–44 non-conference loss at Mount Horeb last Tuesday night in a battle of preseason conference favorites.
Platteville 61, Edgerton 60
(from Monday, Nov. 26 @ Platteville)
Edgerton 27 33 — 60
Platteville 35 26 — 61
Edgerton (0–1) — Clayton Jenny 7, Drew Hanson 4, Brian Rusch 17, Peyton Fox 5, Ethan Norland 7, Kyle Wille 13, Nick Sang 7. Totals – 23 7-10 60.
Platteville (1–1) — Andy Eggers 9, Austin Wein 3, Cade Rohrbach 4, Isaiah Oswald 28, Brandon Weigel 5, Connor Riley 6, Trey Bartels 6. Totals – 21 9-13 61.
3-point goals — P: 10 (Eggers 1, Rohrbach 2, Oswald 7), E: 7 (Jenny 1, Rusch 4, Fox 1, Wille 1). Total fouls — P: 11, E: 13. Fouled out — none.