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By Amber Hayden
GLENWOOD CITY – It was a bit of deja vu for Colfax players and fans last Friday night.
In an almost identical replay of the previous evening’s contest in which the Colfax girls built a big first-half advantage in Glenwood City’s gym en route to a lopsided win over the Hilltoppers, Colfax boys’ blew into Topper Town the following evening, December 14, and blew out host Glenwood City by a count of 73-48 in the teams’ second conference contests of the week.
“We did a good job of jumping on them early,” said coach Maas. “We hurt them on the glass with twenty offensive rebounds. I was really happy with our defensive pressure and we caused a bunch of turnovers that kick-started our transition game.”
Colfax was fresh off a big win over rival Elk Mound in Tuesday’s game while Glenwood City was rewarded with its first D-SC win of the season that same evening on a 57-52 victory in Durand.
With the win over Glenwood City, Colfax sits with a 2-1 Dunn-St. Croix conference record and 5-1 overall mark thus far in the 2018-19 season.
The Vikings got off to an 8-0 run against the Hilltoppers before Hadin DeSmith would sink his first double of the evening and put the Toppers on the board 2-8.
Senior guard, Ben Thompson, answered back for the Vikings with a double of his own followed by Jackson Hellmann with a rebound and a double to bring the score to 12-2.
Thompson went on to hit six doubles and a pair of free throws, while Hellmann netted six doubles and was one-of-two from the charity stripe.
Leading Colfax was George Scharlau with a total of 18 points, Scharlau hit the boards for eight doubles and was two-of-three from the line. The offense and defense benefited from Scharlau’s minutes played with 13 rebounds and three steals along with three assists and one block.
In the second half, the Hilltoppers closed to within 12 points of the Colfax lead, 38-50, before the Vikings hit the gas once more to take the win.
Ed Hydukovich and Cole Seehaver added 19 points between the pair off of four doubles, a trey and seven free throws. Hydukovich managed 10 rebounds and two assists while Seehaver had six rebounds and two steals.
Getting into the mix of things were Viking teammates Luke Heidorn with a pair of triples for six and Zach Rindy netted a pair of doubles for four.
The Vikings traveled to Cornell last evening, Tuesday December 18, to take on the Chiefs. Colfax will enjoy the holiday break and be back on the hardwood with a road game against Elmwood/Plum City on January 4.
COLFAX 73, GLENWOOD CITY 48
Colfax…………….……………..39 34 – 73
Glenwood City.………………24 24 – 48
TEAM STATISTICS (FG-FT-F-TP)
Colfax — B. Thompson 6-0-2-14, G. Scharlau 8-2-2-18, E. Hydukovich 3-5-0-11, Z. Rindy 2-0-1-4, L. Heidorn 2-0-2-6, J. Hellmann 7-1-5-15, C. Seehaver 2-2-0-7.
Glenwood City — B. Hallquist 3-1-4-10, D. Hierlmeier 2-1-5-5, G. Johnson 5-1-1-13, H. DeSmith 6-1-3-13, E. Hanson 1-0-2-2, T. Davis 2-0-0-5.
THREE-POINTERS C— B. Thompson 2, C. Seehaver 1, L. Heidorn 2; GC— B. Hallquist 3, G. Janson 3, T. Davis 1.