HA Classic… The West Bend Championships (Monday)

Action in the 33rd annual Holy Angels Basketball Classic survived Monday night’s snowfall as teams and fans made their way to the Holy Angels Gym. The unofficial “West Bend Championships” features seventh and eighth grade boys teams from West Bend area schools.

In eighth grade pool play Monday night, Holy Angels and St. Mary’s started the snowy night with a cold first quarter as both teams struggled to a 6-4 lead for the visiting Crusaders. The second period continued the cold streak as St. Mary’s took a 13-9 lead into the locker room at the half. Mitch Welker’s basket cut the lead to 13-11 before St. Mary’s outscored the host team 10-4 to take a 23-15 lead into the final period. Jordan Lambert cut the lead to 24-22 halfway through the final stanza, but a three-pointer by Josh Breuer stretch the margin back to 29-22. Lambert answered with his own trifecta to make it 29-25 with 1:35 on the clock. St. Mary’s continued to move the ball preventing Holy Angels from scoring down the stretch. Sam Michels connected on a three-pointer with ten seconds on the clock to close the gap at 34-30. A pair of free throw by Mitchell Hader sealed the victory for St. Mary’s, 36-30. Michels led the Royals with ten points while the Jeremy Wichmann tallied ten for the Crusaders.

In the evening’s finale, Holy Angels returned to the court to take on Silverbrook-Blue. The teams exchanged possession throughout the first two quarters with neither team able to take charge. Silverbrook held a 12-9 margin coming out of the locker room for the third period. Luke Altschwager collected three points the “old fashioned way” with a basket and a free throw to give Holy Angels the edge at 13-12. Silverbrook’s Jacob Lenz answered with two baskets to give SIlverbrook the lead halfway through the third period, 16-13. A driving layup by Mitch Welker in the closing seconds of the period gave the host team a 20-18 edge going into the final stanza. Holy Angels extended the lead to 29-23 with less than two minutes on the clock. Baskets by Mason Myers and Lenz cut the lead to 29-28 and the Vikings began sending Holy Angels players to the charity stripe in the closing minute. Sam Michels and Altschwager combined for 3×4 free throws for Holy Angels and a 32-28 margin with :20 showing. A three-pointer at the buzzer by Lenz gave him a game-high 17 points, making the final score 32-31.

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