Columbus Catholic boys basketball clinches at least share of Cloverbelt East title with rout of Greenwood
Dons improve to 19-0, 14-0 in conference
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Tyler Fuerlinger hit the 30-point mark for the third-straight game to help the Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys basketball team to an 88-44 rout of Greenwood on Tuesday night at Columbus Catholic High School.
With the victory, Columbus Catholic improves to 19-0 overall and 14-0 in the Cloverbelt Conference East Division, clinching at least a tie for the conference championship with two games remaining.
The Dons can wrap up the outright Cloverbelt East title with a win at second-place Loyal on Friday or at home against Neillsville on Monday. Columbus has now won or shared the conference title five times since 2010, including winning it outright last season with a perfect 16-0 record.
Fuerlinger finished with 32 points, Hunter Schultz added 17, and Nick Malovrh had 13 in the win for the Dons.
Columbus poured in 59 points to take a 30-point lead into halftime and put the game away early.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Dons 88, Indians 44
Greenwood 29 15 – 44
Columbus Catholic 59 29 – 88
GREENWOOD (44): Marcus Marvin 10, Tyler Genteman 4, Cole Zimbauer 3, Devin Toburen 15, Cole Lucas 2, Braiden Dedretti 1, Zachary Zimbauer 1, Alex Zimbauer 8. Record: 4-14, 3-11 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.
COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (88): Jarred Mandel 4, Charles Payant 8, Nick Malovrh 13, Hunter Schultz 17, Noah Taylor 4, Ethan Meece 10, Tyler Fuerlinger 32. Record: 19-0, 14-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.