January 19, 2021 – Jackson, WI – It was a tale of two teams in tonight’s game as the Kettle Moraine Lutheran Chargers played host to Cedarburg.
The Bulldogs were daunting as the team imposed its physical will and nailed 3-point shots with ease, while Kettle Moraine Lutheran put up a valiant effort only to be unable to sustain any momentum, struggled from 3-point range and offensive possessions were undone by fouls and turnovers.
The Bulldogs’ size allowed them to seize control early in the first half; the team never let their lead fall below eight points the rest of the game.
Despite a deficit of 41-29 at halftime and giving up an impressive alley-oop to the Bulldogs towards the end of the period, the Chargers still appeared determined to rally in the second half with the home crowd behind them.
Unfortunately, a second alley-oop from the Bulldogs within the opening minutes of the second half seemed to sap the remaining energy the Chargers had left, as they would spend almost the entire second half trailing by at least 20 points; their largest deficit was 28 points 10 minutes into period. Final score Cedarburg over KML 78 – 54.
The Chargers were lead on the scoresheet by freshman Garrett Murphy who finished with 13 points and junior Austin Wagner with 12 points. The Bulldogs dominating performance was catalyzed by seniors Drew Biber (25 points), Matthew Pilch (19 points), and Logan Landers (16 points).
The Chargers remain home for a conference game against Campbellsport on Friday, January 22 at 7:15 p.m. The Bulldogs take their 11th consecutive win and 13-1 record (stats courtesy of Maxpreps.com) to their chief rival in the North Shore Conference facing the Grafton Black Hawks on Friday, January 22 at Grafton.