Tigers score big wins
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – Both the Marshfield Tigers boys and girls basketball teams are winning some big games toward the end of the regular season.
On Feb. 8, the Tiger girls scored perhaps their biggest win of the season – a 71-67 win versus Wausau West. The Tigers shot 50 percent from the floor en route to the win. Marshfield trailed 32-27 at halftime, but used a 44-35 second half run to get the win.
Maddie Michaelis led the Tigers with 24 points. She also knocked down seven 3-point baskets. Jenna Jakobi added 23 for the Tigers, who finished their Wisconsin Valley Conference schedule 7-5 – good enough for third place. The win set up a rematch with the Warriors in the playoffs. The Tigers earned a No. 10 seed in Division 1, and will face No. 7 Wausau West in a regional semifinal game on Feb. 22, after both teams earned first-round byes.
Meanwhile, the Tiger boys are cruising right along. Marshfield won its tenth straight game on Feb. 9, knocking off D.C. Everest 85-79. The Tigers trailed by six at halftime, but rallied for the win. Brant Bohman led the Tigers with 23 points. Preston Wagner had 21. Isaac Meverden and Tommy Olson each added 17.
The win followed a big one for the Tigers the night before, Feb. 8, when Marshfield beat Wausau West 60-42.
“I thought in stretches we played pretty well”, Tigers Coach Scott Scheuer said after the game. “We had some possessions that were empty, and it almost looked sometimes like we didn’t have five guys on the same page. I know West is struggling a little bit with injuries, and I think my guys looked at that, and we talked about it at halftime. With the Everest game tomorrow (Feb. 9), I think some of them were thinking about that as well, and maybe that was my fault, because we have to talk about bus times and other things we have to get done, so when you got back-to-back games because of the weather, sometimes that happens. I was really proud of the way they finished.”
Bohman had 21 points, and shot 77 percent from the floor, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range. Bohman also went 3-for-5 at the foul line.
The wins set up a big showdown with Stevens Point on Feb. 21 in Marshfield. A Tiger win would give Marshfield at least a share of the Wisconsin Valley Conference championship.