Columbus Catholic boys basketball crushes Nekoosa in opener
Dons play Assumption in Cranberry Classic championship Saturday
By Paul Lecker
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Tyler Fuerlinger and Hunter Schultz combined for 54 points to help the Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys basketball team to an 81-50 victory over Nekoosa in its season opener, which was a semifinal at the Cranberry Classic at Assumption High School.
Fuerlinger had 29 points, and Schultz scored 25 for the Dons. Nick Malovrh notched 11 points.
Columbus jumped out to a 38-19 lead by halftime and poured it on with a 43-point second half.
The Dons will play Assumption in the championship game at 7:45 p.m. Saturday night.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Dons 81, Papermakers 50
Nekoosa 19 31 – 50
Columbus Catholic 38 43 – 81
NEKOOSA (50): No statistics reported. Record: 0-1.
COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (81): Jarred Mandel 8, Karak Bushman 2, Ryan Dieringer 0, Noah Taylor 0, Peyton Nystrom 0, Nick Malovrh 11, Hunter Schultz 25, Noah Hansen 1, Tyler Fuerlinger 29, Charles Payant 3. Record: 1-0.