Crestwood boys edge New Hampton, G-R; downed by Waverly-SR


CRESCO - A strong team effort helped the Crestwood varsity boys’ basketball team earn a hard-fought 64-63 double overtime win over New Hampton on Jan. 2 for its first conference win of the season.
Facing a solid Waverly-Shell Rock team Friday at home, the Cadets were unable to rally in the second half as the Go-Hawks earned a 57-42 win.
Taking on Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Saturday at Wartburg, Crestwood took an early lead and held on for a 46-41 win to improve to 5-5 overall.
Cadets 64, NH 63 (2OT)
Kristian Szajna made two free throws late in the second overtime and the Cadets held off New Hampton to earn a 64-63 win in two overtimes on the road on Jan. 2.
“It was a back-and-forth game the whole night,” Cadet Coach Lynn McCormick said. “We were down three points in the first overtime before Nathan Martinek hit a big three-pointer for us to send the game into the second overtime.
“It wasn’t a pretty game overall, but it was a good conference win for us. Our guys showed a lot of courage throughout the game. We hung in there, and we showed a lot of guts and character down the stretch to get the win. We got a lot of big rebounds and hit some big free throws, which also helped us,” McCormick said.
The Cadets held a 12-10 lead after one period and led 18-14 at halftime. Crestwood took a 30-25 lead into the fourth quarter before New Hampton tied the game at 40-all at the end of regulation. The game was tied at 47-all after the first overtime.
Clayton Ollendieck led the Cadets on offense with 20 points, including one three-pointer, and had eight rebounds. Jacob Andera had 10 points, including two three-pointers, and two rebounds. Carter Henry had 10 points, four rebounds, four steals, four assists and one block.
Jon Henry tallied six points, one rebound and one steal. Kristian Szajna had six points, five assists, three rebounds and one block. Nathan Martinek had seven points, including one three-pointer, and two assists. Boston Ferrie had three points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Shane Vokaty had two points and one block.
The Cadets made 17 of 47 field goal attempts, including four of 21 three-point tries, made 26 of 44 free throw attempts, had 31 rebounds, 14 assists, eight steals and six blocks. New Hampton made 22 of 54 field goals, including one three-pointer, and made 18 of 28 free throw attempts.
Score by quarters
NH 10  4   11   15  7  16 - 63
CW 12  6   12   10  7 17 - 64
W-SR 57, Cadets 42
After a close first half, the Waverly-SR Go-Hawks pulled away in the second half to defeat the Cadets, 57-42, Friday at home.
W-SR held a slim 12-10 lead after one period and took a 26-20 advantage at halftime. The Go-Hawks pushed the lead to 41-31 after three periods.
McCormick said turnovers and subpar shooting hurt the Cadets.
“We had a lot of turnovers, and we are not shooting the ball well right now,” McCormick said. “However, I really liked our effort overall. Defensively, we worked really hard, and our kids are getting after it. We just need to be able to convert (baskets) on offense. 
“Defensively, we are OK. We aren’t giving up a lot of points. We just need to score more on offense. When your not shooting well, you need to be able to take care of the ball. When our shooting comes around, we’ll be tough to beat,” McCormick said.
Clayton Ollendieck led the Cadets with 13 points, including two three-pointers, and had six rebounds. Boston Ferrie had 11 points, two rebounds and two steals. Kristian Szajna tallied seven points, including one three-pointer, had three rebounds and five assists.
Nathan Martinek had six points, including one three-pointer, and two assists. Jon Henry had five points and two rebounds. Jacob Andera and Carter Henry each had two rebounds.
Score by quarters
WSR   12   14   15   16 - 57
CW     10   10   11   11 - 42
Cadets 46, G-R 41
Playing Gladbrook-Reinbeck at Wartburg College on Saturday, the Cadets took a 16-4 lead after one period and held off G-R in the second half for a 46-41 win.
Crestwood led 30-19 at halftime and held a 36-30 lead after three periods.
“We started the game really well, but we let Gladbrook-Reinbeck back in the game in the second half,” McCormick said. “However, our defense played really well and our guys did a great job on defense throughout the game. We just need to be more consistent on offense, but we were glad we hung on to get the win.”
Clayton Ollendieck tallied 12 points, including one three-pointer, had six rebounds, one block and one steal. Kristian Szajna had nine points and five assists. Zackary Lane had six points and six rebounds.
Shane Vokaty had six points and three rebounds. Nathan Martinek tallied six points, one rebound and one assist. Boston Ferrie had four points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Score by quarters
G-R    4   15   11   11 - 41
CW   16  14    6    10 - 46

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