Tiger boys score upset win
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Tigers boys’ basketball team beat Wisconsin Valley Conference rival Stevens Point on Jan. 18 by one point, handing the Panthers their first conference loss of the season. Marshfield edged SPASH 54-53 on a basket by Brant Bohman in the closing seconds of the game to secure the win.
With the win, the Tigers did something they had not done in quite some time – beat the Panthers in Stevens Point. The last time that happened was 2009, and the Tigers ended that eight-game losing streak. The win also stopped an overall 12-game losing streak to Point, and it marked the first time in nearly seven years SPASH lost a conference game at home.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for SPASH,” Tiger coach Scott Scheuer said after the game. “We knew it was going to be this kind of game. We just wanted to get a good look with about 10-15 seconds left, and then we just needed to defend. And obviously Point’s got a lot of weapons, and we were fortunate at the end there and forced them into a pretty tough shot.” A desperation three-point attempt by Point’s Nolan Blair in the final seconds just missed its mark.
“When you play a team like SPASH they make you pay if you’re not right defensively. I didn’t like our energy at all at the beginning of the game. I look at my seniors and my captains to motivate themselves to be ready at the start. If you can’t for a conference game, go into the undefeated Stevens Point fieldhouse, then I don’t know when you can. It got better obviously as the (first) half went on,” Scheuer added.
Bohman led Marshfield with 14 points. Tommy Olson and Anthony Posteluk each had nine, and Isaac Meverden and Addison Hill each added eight.