Tigers come from behind over Rib Lake
The Stratford High School boys basketball team rallied from an 11-point deficit with six minutes to go in Tuesday’s Marawood matchup to win 52-42 in overtime.
Stratford took a 13-6 lead after the first quarter but Rib Lake battled back in the second to outscore the Tigers, 13-3, to take a 19-16 halftime lead. The Redmen continued to hold the advantage in third, putting in 14 points to Stratford’s 10 but the Tigers closed that gap in the fourth stanza. Trailing 37-26 with under six minutes left, Stratford tied the game at 42 at the end of regulation.
Rib Lake’s mistakes let the Tigers get back into the game as the Redmen battled turnovers, missed free throws and even a lane violation.
Stratford’s Dawson Gebelein tied it up with six seconds left. Teammate Derrick Schmidt had missed two free throws, but the rebound on the second shot bounced to Gebelein who hit a jumper from about 10 feet out.
As the game went into overtime, Stratford caused Rib Lake to turn the ball over on their first four possessions.
The Marathon High School boys basketball team downed Edgar last week Thursday, 53-36.
The Wildcats hung with the Raiders through the first quarter, trailing by just one after the first eight minutes of play. But the Red Raiders dominated the second quarter, outscoring Edgar, 20-6, to grab a 15-point halftime lead.
Marathon expanded that lead to 44-24 by the end of the third. Edgar managed to outscore the Raiders in the final quarter, 12-9, but it wasn’t enough to close the gap.
Edgar head coach David Huss said on Friday, “I’m proud of the effort we displayed for 32 minutes. Marathon is a very good team. We’ll continue to improve and get better each practice.”
To read the full write-up from this week’s boys basketball action, pick up the Dec. 10, 2014, issue of The Record-Review or subscribe online at http://www.centralwinews.com/subscribe-rr-tp