Big second quarter keys Panthers’ win

BOYS BASKETBALL


DOMINIC BOCCHINI, Plymouth guard, drives to the hoop against Sheboygan South’s Eric Ladwig in Tuesday night’s basketball game. Also shown is Plymouth’s TJ Moegenburg. – Photo by Barb Hunter DOMINIC BOCCHINI, Plymouth guard, drives to the hoop against Sheboygan South’s Eric Ladwig in Tuesday night’s basketball game. Also shown is Plymouth’s TJ Moegenburg. – Photo by Barb Hunter SHEBOYGAN – The Plymouth Panthers outscored Sheboygan South 21-11 in the second quarter to key a 62-55 boys basketball win here Tuesday night.

The nonconference victory stretched the Panthers’ winning streak to four and upped their record to 5-2. The Redwings slipped to 4-4 on the season.

Senior post player Matt Olig and senior point guard Dominic Bocchini sparked the PHS offense in the second period with six and five points, respectively. The Panthers, who trailed 13-8 after one quarter, led 29-24 at halftime and were ahead the entire second half.

“We had good ball distribution and good spacing in the second quarter. We used our possessions well in the half-court set,” said Panther head coach Butch Cain.


BRADY GRAPENTINE of Plymouth launches a shot over Sheboygan South’s Matt Miller in Tuesday night’s basketball game. – Photo by Barb Hunter BRADY GRAPENTINE of Plymouth launches a shot over Sheboygan South’s Matt Miller in Tuesday night’s basketball game. – Photo by Barb Hunter “We played aggressively and tough. We got the loose balls. Our aggressiveness was a key for us.

“Everyone contributed. We had different guys step up. We had good balance [on offense],” said the coach.

Olig and Bocchini led the PHS offense with 14 points each and Zac Cain added 11. Bocchini and Olig were the top rebounders with six and five, respectively.

TJ Moegenburg paced PHS in assists with four and Bocchini had three. Olig and Brady Grapentine had a team-high two blocked shots apiece.

PHS shot very well from threepoint range with 5-for-11 (45 percent). Bocchini led Plymouth in treys with theee.

“We played good team defense. We played well against their top scorers [this season], TJ Pitsch and Conner Harrison,” said coach Cain.

Pitsch led the Redwings in scoring with 11 and Harrison netted 10.

JV, FRESHMAN GAMES

The Panther junior varsity fell to South, 55-48. PHS, 3-4, was led on offense by Cody Kuhn with 10 points, followed by Will Hunter and Derek Schweiger with eight each.

Matt Richards paced PHS in assists with five. Kuhn had a teamhigh seven rebounds. Hunter led in steals with three.

Friday night, the Panthers routed visiting Sheboygan Falls, 50-30, to improve to 3-0 in the Eastern Wisconsin. Hunter keyed the PHS attack with 13 points and Layton Albright hit 10.

Schweiger led Plymouth in boards with 10. Ben Potrykus led in assists with four.

Jared Tenpas and Brayden Much led Falls in scoring with eight and five, respectively.

The PHS freshmen cruised past South, 63-29, behind Holden Reilly’s 17 points. Brandon Keller chipped in with 11 for the Panthers.

Alex Kelly paced PHS in assists with five. Mason Guell had a team-best four steals. The Panthers improved to 4-2.

PLYMOUTH 62
SHEBOYGAN SOUTH 55

Score by Quarters
Plymouth…..............8 21 17 16 – 62
Sheb. South...........13 11 18 13 – 55

Plymouth scoring: Alex Shutter 2, Dominic Bocchini 14, Zac Cain 11, Brady Grapentine 9, Gage Nischke 6, TJ Moegenburg 6, Matt Olig 14. Threepoint goals: Bocchini 3, Grapentine 1, Moegenburg 1.

Sheboygan South scoring: TJ Pitsch 11, Conner Harrison 10, Eric Ladwig 8, Tyler Guenther 4, Matt Miller 5, Sam Selk 2, Eric Tetschlag 8, Jared Reklaitis 7. Three-point goals: Pitsch 1, Ladwig 2, Miller 1.

Field goals: Plymouth 24-48, 50%. Free throws: Plymouth 9-13, 69%; Sheboygan South 17-20, 85%.

Rebounds: Plymouth 18. Turno_ vers: Plymouth 9.


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