Team effort carries Panthers to lopsided win


DAVID HASSEL, Plymouth forward, is fouled by an Oostburg player on a shot during Saturday’s basketball game. Also shown are Oostburg’s Porter Gabrielse (33) and Plymouth’s Tyler Moegenburg. – Photo by Jason Hassel DAVID HASSEL, Plymouth forward, is fouled by an Oostburg player on a shot during Saturday’s basketball game. Also shown are Oostburg’s Porter Gabrielse (33) and Plymouth’s Tyler Moegenburg. – Photo by Jason Hassel OOSTBURG – A strong team effort propelled Plymouth to a 64- 38 rout over Oostburg in a nonconference boys basketball game here Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers, who snapped a two-game slide, upped their record to 7-5. The Flying Dutchmen fell to 5-6.

PHS held a 32-16 rebounding advantage, limited Oostburg to only 31-percent field-goal shooting and had a season-high 20 assists. The Panthers had a balanced attack with 11 players scoring, led by junior guard Alex Shutter with 17 points and junior guard Cody Kuhn, 11.

The Panthers built a 31-15 halftime lead. Shutter sparked the PHS offense in the first half with 11 points.

Junior forward Tristan Van Ess paced the Dutchmen in scoring with 22. Jake Daane had a teamhigh six boards.

“Overall, I feel we played an excellent team defensive game,” said Panther head coach Tim Schultz.

“We were able to limit their ability to get good looks from the three-point line and we were able to take away their ability to get second shots by controlling the boards for entire game.

“Although we didn’t always have a good flow on offense, we were able to be patient and work for good and higher-percentage shots which led to us having a season high 20 assists,” said Schultz.

Gage Nischke led PHS in assists with four and Shutter dished out three. Shutter and Will Hunter had a team-high two steals each.

Plymouth’s top rebounders, with five apiece, were Shutter, Kuhn, Hunter and Derek Schweiger.

“We received contributions from the entire roster as all 13 players played and all 13 had a hand in the victory,” said Schultz.

“Although the results might not always show it, the entire roster has continued to work very hard as they have since before the season started – every day in practice – so it was nice to have a game where everyone was able to play and contribute.”

JUNIOR VARSITY GAME

In JV play, the Panthers rolled to a 60-19 win. PHS raised its record to 9-3.

All nine Panthers scored, led by Cade Knaus with 14 points and Mason Guell, 13. Guell led in assists with three. Brandon Keller was the top rebounder with five.

A freshman game wasn’t played.


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