Auburndale boys basketball wins at Abbotsford
Apaches nail down fourth win in last five games
By Paul Lecker
ABBOTSFORD — Auburndale outscored Abbotsford by 10 points in the second half to break open a tight game and beat the Falcons 62-50 in a nonconference boys basketball contest on Monday at Abbotsford High School.
Auburndale (8-12) led 33-31 at halftime before holding the Falcons (11-10) to just 19 second-half points to pull out the victory.
Collin Hawkins had 17 points, and Luke Olsen added 12 for Auburndale, which has won four of its last five games.
Auburndale wraps up its regular-season schedule Thursday in the sixth-place game of the Marawood Conference North-South crossovers at Chequamegon. The Apaches open WIAA playoff action on March 1 at home against Neillsville in a Division 4 regional quarterfinal.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Apaches 62, Falcons 50
Auburndale 33 29 – 62
Abbotsford 31 19 – 50
AUBURNDALE (62): Nicholas Steele 5, Luke Olsen 12, Caleb Weinfurter 6, Collin Hawkins 17, Christian Firnstahl 5, Colten Yeske 8, Dylan Peplinski 9. Record: 8-12.
ABBOTSFORD (50): Ean Rau 3, Adam Seefluth 3, Tyler Kunze 6, Garrett Rau 11, Chandan Gonnering 2, Treven Gorst 25. Record: 11-10.