Panther Boys Basketball Downs De Pere
By Robert Whitmire
The SPASH Boys Basketball team rolled to a 72-63 win over De Pere Tuesday night at the SPASH Fieldhouse to improve their record to 4-0 on the season.
De Pere, out of the Fox River Classic Conference, drops to 1-1 with the loss.
Junior Guard Drew Blair had the hot hand for the Panthers finishing with a game high 25 points. Beau Rosenthal dropped in 18 and Keon’te Williams added 11 points.
The Red Birds managed to stay within striking distance through much of the first half before the Panthers took a 34-23 lead into the break.
De Pere closed to within 41-38 at the 11:58 mark of the second half before the Beau Rosenthal-Drew Blair combination kicked in to high gear to pull away down the stretch.
“Drew Blair got hot from 3-point land, so he and I went two-man and it opened the floor for me because they were forced to guard him,” explained Rosenthal.
The Red Birds were led in scoring by seniors Isaac Hoffmann (25) and Maxwelll Huddleston (18).
The Panther Junior Varsity came away with a 36-20 win led by Travis Johnson with 9 points. Michael Vitt dropped in seven points and Joe Bergquist added six to lead the Panther attack.
SPASH will return to action Saturday, Dec. 10 when they welcome Bay Port to the Fieldhouse for a 7:30 game.
SPASH hit 20 two-pointers, six three-pointers and finished the night 14 of 21 at the free-throw line.
SPASH varsity scoring: Drew Blair 25; Beau Rosenthal 18; Keon’te William 11; Drew Cullen 9; Andrew Erdman 8; Logan Lewis 1.
SPASH JV scoring: Travis Johnson 9; Michael Vitt 7; Joe Bergquist 6; Brett Ehr 5; Elliot Eron 4; Nolan Blair 2; Darren Zwicker 2; Tom Hatton 1.