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Pointers team up to top Cubans
Isaiah Oswald
Sophomore Isaiah Oswald scored seven points in last Friday's loss to Mineral Point.

MINERAL POINT – Guards Chase Wendhausen and Isaac Lindsey teamed with center Jack Warrick to give host Mineral Point all the firepower it would need to shoot down Cuba City in a SWAL boys’ basketball game on Friday, Jan. 6.

Wendhausen dropped in a game-high 25 points while Lindsey poured in 19 and Warrick added 11 to lead the Pointers (6-3 overall, 3-1 SWAL) to a 65-48 decision over the Cubans (3-5, 1-3) in the conference clash at MPHS.

The Pointers build up a 31-21 advantage by the intermission, and then outscored Cuba City 34-27 in the second half to pull away from Coach Jerry Petigoue’s crew.

Junior guards Blake Robson and Ryan Hoppenjan each netted 10 points to lead the Cubans. Senior Nathan Timmerman chipped in with eight points, while sophomore Isaiah Oswald tallied seven and senior Jacob Wagner added six for the guests.

The Cubans game at Clayton Ridge, IA., originally scheduled for Monday, Jan. 2, was moved to Friday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m., and their twice-postponed SWAL game at home against Fennimore (Dec. 16 and Jan. 3) was made up on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Cuba City has upcoming SWAL games at home against Southwestern on Thursday, Jan. 12, and at Boscobel on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The Cubans will also face Dyersville Beckman at the 2017 Wendy’s American Trust Classic at Loras College in Dubuque on Saturday, Jan. 14. Tip-off is set for 1:15 p.m.
Cuba City………. 21   27 – 48
Mineral Point….. 31   34 – 65

Cuba City – Blake Robson 10, Ryan Hoppenjan 10, Nathan Timmerman 8, Jacob Wagner 6, Sean McVay 4, Isaiah Oswald 7, Cole Kleiner 2, Jake Langmeier 1. Totals – 17  11-18  48.
Mineral Point – Dailey 2, Wendhausen 25, Lindsey 19, Steffes 2, Warrick 11, Berget 6. Totals – 25  10-19  65.
3-point goals– CC 3 (Robson 1, Timmerman 1, Oswald 1), MP 5 (Lindsey 5). Total fouls– CC 16, MP 15. Fouled out– none.