Columbus Catholic boys basketball suffers first loss of season, falling to Spring Grove (Minn.)
By Paul Lecker
ONALASKA – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, dropping an 83-69 decision to Spring Grove (Minn.) on Saturday at the Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Border Battle at Onalaska High School.
Spring Grove (19-1) charged out to a 41-25 lead by halftime and held on from there.
Tyler Fuerlinger scored 32 points and Hunter Schultz added 21 points for the Dons, who fall to 13-1 with the loss.
Columbus Catholic hosts Colby in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game Tuesday. The Dons are 10-0 in the conference and hold a 2½-game lead over Neillsville and are three ahead of Loyal and Owen-Withee with six games remaining.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Lions 83, Dons 69
Spring Grove 41 42 – 83
Columbus Catholic 25 44 – 69
SPRING GROVE (83): Dylan Kampschroer 9, Brock Schuttemeier 2, Gabe Solum 0, Chase Grinde 25, Ethan Matzke 6, Alex Engelhardt 7, Alex Folz 10, Brady Schuttemeier 24. Record: 19-1.
COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (69): Billy Young 2, Matthias Gouin 0, Nick Malovrh 5, Evan Nikolai 6, Hunter Schultz 21, Tyler Fuerlinger 32, Brett Loveland 0, Charles Payant 3. Record: 13-1.