THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marines Suffer Pair Of Close Setbacks; Season Mark At 2-10
Coming out on the short end of a pair of close Bay Conference home clashes, the Marinette Marines saw their hardwood readout dip to 2-10 overall and 1-8 in the league standings. A cold shooting third quarter spelled defeat in a 58-50 setback to Ashwaubenon Friday before falling to West DePere Tuesday night 42-36.
This week coach Daren Sommerfeldt’s cagers will entertain Escanaba in a non-league outing Friday night before hitting the road for a conference contest at Shawano Tuesday, Feb.1.
Third Quarter Cold
Spells Proves Costly
In 58-50 Bay Loss
One bad quarter did the Marines in Friday night falling to visiting Ashwaubenon 58-50. Coach Sommerfeldt saw his hardwood hustlers lose control of a 21-17 lead when Ashwaubenon closed out the half with a 10-2 surge.
That wasn’t the only bad news. A cold spell in the third frame had the Marines looking up at a 41-27 deficit. The Marinette offense managed one bucket and two free throws, all by Bovee, before finding themselves trailing by 14 points.
Still Marinette wouldn’t quit. The Marines exploded for 23 fourth quarter points to cut the deficit to 55-50 with a half-minute left before coming up short. The comeback effort was fueled by Nate Mikle as he canned a pair of treys for 8 points while Bovee also netted 8 points.
Ashwaubenon connected on 11 of 15 free throws in the final period to seal the win.
Bovee popped in 17 points for the Marines, 12 of those coming in the second half. Andrew Janssen added 11 points, 9 in the first half. Mikle scored 8 points while Brad Golz finished with 6.
Adam Koch (6’7) was the big gun for Ashwaubenon with 19 points, 9 in the first period. Jason Jukkala added 10 points and Alex Noskowiak 7 for the Jaguars.
Marinette made seven 3’s in the game, including two each by Mikle, Bovee and Golz. The Marines connected on 18 of 37 shots (49%) compared to 55% for the Jaguars (21-38).
Ashwaubenon posted lopsided wins in the jayvee (66-43) and freshman games.
Bovee Fires In 21
Points As Marines
Fall To Phantoms
With Bovee tossing in a game high 21 points, the Marines still came out on the short end of a 42-36 conference loss to West DePere Tuesday. The hot shooting senior did most of his damage in the second quarter netting 13 of Marinette’s 15 points. Bovee finished with a quartet of two-point shots, three 3’s and a 4-5 free throw effort.
Unfortunately for the Marines, he didn’t get much support. Andrew Janssen added 6 points while Nate Mikle chipped in with 5.
Jared Janssen sparked West DePere with 15 points while Joel Brunner, Adam Greenwood and Caleb Koltz scored 6 points each.
With Janssen hitting for two buckets and a pair of free throws, West DePere jumped out to a 14-7 first quarter lead. Andrew Janssen tried jump-starting the Marines with 4 points.
Period two is where Marinette and Bovee made their biggest move. With the point guard netting 13 points on a trio of three’s, the Marines ran off a 15-9 spurt to close within 23-22 at intermission.
The Phantoms added a 10-7 third quarter spurt despite 4 more points from Bovee then wrapped up the win with an 9-8 edge in the final frame. In the fourth quarter, Marinette managed buckets by Mikle and Janssen along with two free throws each from Bovee and Brandon Gauthier.