By Kelsie Hoitomt
EAU CLAIRE – The Boyceville boys’ basketball team ended their 2013-14 season in the first round of Regional play after losing to Eau Claire Regis 86-53 last Tuesday, February 25.
Regis was seeded third on the Division 4 bracket after finishing 9-5 in their Cloverbelt-West Conference.
The Bulldogs were the sixth seed with a 3-13 Dunn-St. Croix Conference record and a 5-18 overall record.
The Ramblers had an eight point lead over the Bulldogs to start the game with the first quarter score at 18-10.
The Bulldogs were on the board with the help of Jordan Kuhn who hit a triple for his first shot of the game and then followed up with a double. Brady Schutts dropped in two doubles and a free throw as well.
Regis only continued to get stronger on their offense with 21 points scored before the half and an additional 26 in the third for a 65-36 score going into the final quarter.
The Bulldogs fell a bit in the second quarter with eight points scored from yet another triple by Kuhn, a double and a free throw from Schutts and a bucket from Justin Schulz.
After the break, the Bulldogs too had their best offensive play with 18 total points scored. Kuhn kept the team moving forward with two more triples scored.
Hunter Anderson also got in on the action and scored a three and two free throws. Schulz knocked in two doubles and Tyler Draeger had a double and a free throw as well.
The game ended with the Ramblers scoring 21 points in the fourth against the Bulldogs’ 17 to put the final score at 86-53.
Despite the loss, the Bulldogs’ 53 points scored against the Ramblers was the highest amount posted in a game since January 13 when they scored 56 points against Turtle Lake.
The Ramblers’ Billy Wampler was a crucial component in Regis’ as he had 37 points scored by himself for the team.
The Bulldogs’ lone senior, Jordan Kuhn, played a solid last high school basketball game with 19 points scored to lead the team. He put down five triples, two free throws and one double.
Schutts followed with 13 points scored from four doubles and five free throws. Schulz had ten from five doubles. Anderson had six from his one triple and three free throws. Draeger had a double and one free throw and Sam Hellmann finished with one double.
“We’re young and small. They work hard and are getting experience and hopefully getting an understanding for what they have to work on to get better,” said coach Jay Lagerstrom. “They all play each game hard and compete until the end and that’s what you want to see.”