BOSCOBEL - The Boscobel boys’ basketball team defeated the visiting Fennimore Golden Eagled by a close margin, 66-62, on Friday, Jan. 22.
The well-matched teams ran neck and neck throughout the game. The first half saw heavy play close to the basket, though Chandler Cashman, Dallas Marks, and Hunter Reynolds were each able to bring in a three-pointer apiece.
Boscobel headed into the half with a single point lead, 25-24.
The second half saw both teams pick up many fouls. Tommy Monroe, Ryan Latham, and Cashman turned that increase into some profit at the line for the Bulldogs. Monroe earned eight out of ten in the second half from the free throw line, with Latham shooting four of seven, and Cashman two of four.
Fennimore outperformed Boscobel overall at the free throw line, capitalizing on 21 out of 26 attempts to the Bulldogs’ return of 16 out of 26 attempts.
The Bulldog offense was also able to open up the court and increase their distant shots for three-point plays, while simultaneously denying the floor to the Golden Eagles and keeping them close to the basket. The lead was stretched slightly, 41-38, for a final score of 66-62.
“The boys played extremely well, with contributions made by the whole team,” said Coach Levi Esters. “We are still continuing to get into foul trouble, so the boys need to continue working on that.”
Leading in scoring were Latham with 18 points, followed by Marks with 12 and Monroe with 11.
The win leaves the Bulldogs with a 2-6 conference record and 6-6 overall.
The Bulldogs were scheduled to host DeSoto on Monday, Jan. 25. That game was cancelled and rescheduled for February 22.
Boscobel will host Mineral Point tonight, Thursday, Jan. 28, for conference play. They then host Wisconsin Heights on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Varsity play gets underway both nights at 7:30 p.m.