Cadet boys lose to No. 5 Comets, defeated by Waverly-Shell Rock
Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:32am admin
CRESCO - The Crestwood varsity boys’ basketball team gave Class 3A No. 5 Charles City a tough battle for four quarters before the Comets pulled away late for a 62-52 win over the Cadets on Jan. 30.
Playing at Waverly on Feb. 2, Crestwood competed hard for four quarters but came up a few points short as Waverly-SR held on for a 51-45 win. The loss dropped the Cadets’ overall record to 7-11.
C. C. 62, Cadets 52
Taking on No. 5 Charles City at home on Jan. 30, the Cadets were unable to hold onto a third quarter lead as the Comets went on a 29-15 run in the fourth to beat Crestwood, 62-52.
Both teams traded buckets during the first period as the Comets took a 17-15 lead into the second quarter. In the second, Charles City led 24-19 before the Cadets went on a 7-3 run to cut the lead to 27-26 at halftime.
In the third period, Crestwood went on an 11-4 run to take a 37-31 lead before Charles City closed the gap to 37-33 going into the fourth. The Cadets struggled from the field in the fourth as they hit only three field goals over the final eight minutes.
Four straight free throws by Nathan Martinek cut the Comets’ lead to three points at 46-43 with 3:58 left, but Crestwood was unable to get closer.
“In the fourth quarter, it came down to Charles City scoring and we didn’t,” Cadet Coach Lynn McCormick said. “Our defense let down a couple times and Charles City got some easy baskets. Plus, we had some shots that didn’t go in.
“I loved our effort against No. 5 Charles City. Defensively, we did a good job and overall, we had a great effort from everyone. If we can continue to get a great effort and cut down on our turnovers, we’ll be a tough team to beat in the post-season tournament,” McCormick said.
Clayton Ollendieck posted a double-double for the Cadets with 15 points, 14 rebounds and three assists. Nathan Martinek had 12 points and three rebounds. Carter Henry had eight points, four rebounds and four assists.
Zack Lane and Kristian Szajna each scored six points. Szajna had one three-pointer, five assists and three rebounds. Jacob Andera had three points on one three-pointer. Boston Ferrie scored two points. Shane Vokaty and Jon Henry each had one rebound.
Score by quarters
CW 15 11 11 15 - 52
CC 17 10 6 29 - 62
W-SR 51, Cadets 45
Facing Waverly-SR on Friday, the Cadets struggled at the free throw line down the stretch as the Go-Hawks held on for a 51-45 victory.
Waverly-SR led 18-13 after one period and held a 32-23 lead at halftime. The Cadets went on a 16-8 run in the third period to cut the Go-Hawks lead to 40-39 going into the fourth. Unfortunately for the Cadets, they made only one of six free throws late in the game as W-SR was able to hold on for the win.
“The game came down to free throws,” McCormick said. “We made one of six free throws down the stretch while Waverly made six of six free throws late. We always shoot free throws during practice, but it is difficult to simulate the pressure of a game during practice.
“On the positive side, I was happy with the way our kids battled hard throughout the game. I thought Clayton Ollendieck played a great game for us as he finished with 26 points. As a team, we gave ourselves a chance to win late in the game. We want to keep playing with that same intensity going into the post-season,” the coach said.
Clayton Ollendieck finished with 26 points, including one three-pointer, had five rebounds, three assists and one block. Zack Lane had eight points, seven rebounds and two assists. Kristian Szajna had seven points, including one three-pointer, and six assists.
Nathan Martinek had two points and three rebounds. Boston Ferrie had two points and six rebounds. Jon Henry tallied two points. Carter Henry had two assists. Shane Vokaty had two rebounds.
Score by quarters
CW 13 10 16 6 - 45
WSR 18 14 8 11 - 51