Lakers score victory in home debut, 43-40|
With its first five games of the 2005-06 season on the road, the White Lake High School boys basketball team made its home debut Tuesday night and survived with a win, defeating the Crandon Cardinals 43-40.
We put together 32 minutes of intense basketball, coach Rob Scherrer said.
We still had too many turnovers, but, at least most of our turnovers were aggressive turnovers, he added. We took advantage of Crandons overplay by getting some key back door lay-ups.
Led by Adam Vaudt who scored 20 points including two threes, the Lakers fought back from an early 6-13 first quarter deficit to pull within two, 20-22, at the half.
That hard work continued into the third as after tying it up, White Lake pulled ahead, out-scoring its opponents 16-11, to edge ahead 36-33 heading into the final quarter. With each team being held to only seven in the final minutes, the Lakers held on for the win to edge its Northern Lakes Conference to 1-1 on the season. The team sits at 2-4 overall.
We worked very hard to get the ball to the basket, Scherrer said. We were rewarded with a 49 percent shooting night (17-for-35) and 23 free throw attempts compared to 13 attempts by Crandon. Thats a result of constantly trying to get the ball in the lane.
Behind Vaudt, Austin Betz scored six points for the Lakers while Sam Wickersheim and Jeff Maas both had five. Scott Popelka had four and Jake Berry, three.
Maas and Betz played great on both ends of the court and Berry hit a big shot down the stretch and made some huge plays on defense, Scherrer said. Wickersheim had a nice second half controlling the ball against the great intensity that Crandon showed on defense.
Overall both teams left everything on the floor, he added. Crandon was tenacious. Everytime we would put together a run, they would answer, usually with a three.
Led by Devon DeHart who sank one three-pointer in his 14-point game, the Cardinals shot 38 percent from the field (15-for-39), including 5-for-16 from three-point range. Robert Conn finished with 11 points, Tyler Anderson had seven, and Derek DeHart, four. Jimmy Gumm and Josh Collette both had two.
The Lakers also got the advantage on rebounds, collecting 23 to Crandons 21.
White Lake will return to action Thursday at home versus Wabeno.
LAKERS 43, CARDS 40
CHS 13 9 11 7 40
WL 6 14 16 7 43
Field Goals: Devon DeHart 5-11 3-4 14; Conn 4-12 1-3 11; Anderson 2-4 1-2 7; Derek DeHart 2-2 0-0 4; Gumm 1-5 0-2 2; Collette 1-4 0-2 2. Totals: 15-39 5-13 40. Three-Point Shooting; 5-16 (Anderson 2, Conn 2, Devon DeHart 1.) Rebounds: 23 (7 offense) Fouled Out: None
Field Goals: Vaudt 7-14 4-7 20; Betz 3-5 0-5 6; Wickersheim 2-6 1-5 5; Maas 2-3 1-2 5; Popelka 2-3 0-0 4; Berry 1-2 1-4 3. Totals: 17-35 7-23 43. Three Point Shooting: 2-8 (Vaudt 2) Rebounds: 23 (7 offense) Fouled Out: None.
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