They weren’t a part of the Six Rivers Challenge, but the Shullsburg and Black Hawk boys’ basketball teams each picked up a crossover victory on the hardwood over the last week.
The Warriors (8-9 overall) defeated Highland, 69-36, in a non-conference make-up game in South Wayne on Thursday, Feb. 4, while the Miners (14-4) rallied from a three-point halftime deficit to defeat Argyle, 60-49, in a intra-Six Rivers contest at AHS on Monday, Feb. 8
Shullsburg 60, Argyle 49
At Argyle, on Monday, Feb. 8, after suffering through a couple of second-half swoons in recent games, the second half was a time to shine for Shullsburg against the Orioles with juniors Hunter Matye and Joey Meyer combining for 28 of the team’s 38 points in the closing half to rally the Miners to a 60-49 non-conference victory.
Meyer scored 12 of his game-high 21 points in the second half and Matye poured in 16 of his 20 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, during that same half to help spark the comeback.
Junior Noah Wand also hit a pair of treys in the second half for Shullsburg on his way to 11 points.
Argyle’s Collin Argue scored 11 of his team-high 20 points in the first half to lead the Orioles (11-5) out to a 25-22 halftime lead. Riley Ostby added 12 points and Kyle Emberson chipped in with nine for the hosts.
Shullsburg has a make-up game (from Feb. 2) at River Ridge on Saturday, Feb. 13, starting at 7:30 p.m., and the Miners return home to host Benton in another league contest on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Shullsburg…... 22 38 – 60
Argyle………… 25 24 – 49
Shullsburg – Lance Lierman 4, Alex Wand 2, Hunter Matye 20, Noah Wand 11, Joey Meyer 21, Cameron Doyle 2. Totals – 24 7-11 60.
Argyle – Argue 20, Ritschard 2, Dammen 4, Ostby 12, Emberson 9, Severson 2. Totals – 21 3-5 49.
3-point goals– S 5 (Matye 2, N. Wand 3), A 4 (Ostby 2, Emberson 2). Total fouls– S 10, A 16.
Black Hawk 69, Highland 36
At South Wayne, on Thursday, Feb. 4, Black Hawk got 15 points apiece from senior Chase Stietz and junior Josh Meier to shoot down the visiting Highland Cardinals, 69-36, in a make-up game from Jan. 25.
Jason Treuthardt and Jett Rufenacht added 10 points apiece, while CJ Leuzinger and Connor Meyer followed with eight points each to fuel the Warriors’ balanced attack.
Stietz also got the job done on the defensive end of the floor after limiting Highland’s high-scoring junior Jon Ross Linscheid to only 20 points in the win.
Highland…….. 15 21 – 36
Black Hawk…. 27 42 – 69
Highland – S. Linschied 4, B. Drury 6, JR Linscheid 20, D. Drury 2, Miller 4. Totals – 15 4-8 36.
Black Hawk – Jacob Quinn 1, Jason Treuthardt 10, CJ Leuzinger 8, Jett Rufenacht 10, Josh Meier 15, Michael Flanagan 2, Chase Stietz 15, Connor Meyer 8. Totals – 27 11-21 69.
3-point goals– Hi 2 (S. Linschied 1, JR Linscheid 1), BH 4 (Leuzinger 1, Stietz 3). Total fouls– Hi 0, BH 0.
Brodhead 69, Black Hawk 65
At South Wayne, on Monday, Feb. 8, Brekan Day scored six of Brodhead’s 10 points in the second overtime session, including a pair of clutch free throws with 16.1 seconds remaining, to lead the Cardinals to a thrilling 69-65 non-conference victory over the host Warriors.
Josh Pickel, who tied the game at 59 all late in the first overtime, added two more key free throws with 3.3 seconds to play to seal the double overtime decision for the Cardinals (6-12).
Each team led by double-digits during regulation, but neither could hang onto the lead as both squads showed resiliency and adversity throughout the night.
The Warriors led 30-20 late in the first half until the Cardinals scored a pair of baskets with under 30 seconds remaining to cut the deficit to six at the break.
Brodhead charged out of the locker room with the momentum and ripped off the first 13 points of the second half to extend their run to 17-0 and turn their 10-point deficit into a 37-30 lead.
They pushed that lead out to as many as 11 points midway through the half, but the Warriors refused to go down quietly. A 14-4 run brought the hosts back within a point with less than a minute to play, and a clutch 3-pointer by sophomore CJ Leuzinger with 15 seconds remaining deadlocked the score at 55 all.
Pickel missed the front end of a bonus situation with 4.6 seconds to go and the Warriors desperation heave at the buzzer was off the mark, sending the game into overtime.
Freshman Connor Meyer scored 11 points in the first half and added in the overtime periods to account for a career-high 23 points to lead all scorers. Leuzinger chipped in with 13 points, while Jason Treuthardt tallied nine and Josh Meier and Jett Rufenacht added eight apiece for the Warriors.
Justice Tway and Parker Johnson scored 20 points each to pace Brodhead. Day added 14, and Pickel finished with eight for the Cardinals.
Black Hawk will host Argyle in a Six Rivers East game on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Brodhead……. 24 31 4 10 – 69
Black Hawk…. 30 25 4 6 – 65
Brodhead – Tway 20, Pickel 8, Johnson 20, Flannery 5, Day 14, Urness 2. Totals – 24 16-22 69.
Black Hawk – Jason Treuthardt 9, CJ Leuzinger 13, Jett Rufenacht 8, Josh Meier 8, Michael Flanagan 2, Chase Stietz 2, Connor Meyer 23. Totals – 26 9-14 65.
3-point goals– BR 5 (Johnson 4, Day 1), BH 4 (Treuthardt 1, Leuzinger 2, Rufenacht 1). Total fouls– BR 12, BH 19. Fouled out– BH: Jacob Quinn, Meier.