Irish boys rebound from close, overtime loss, get first win


On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the Maple Lake boys basketball team traveled to play Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. It was an overtime thriller against the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Lakers. The Irish played head-to-head the whole way through, eventually falling by a score of 75-72.
In the first half, both teams scored 23 points. They followed that performance by nearly doubling their scoring to put the score at 66-66 after two halves. Facing a tie, they had to battle it out in overtime, where the Lakers scored nine points, three more than the Irish.
 “It was a very good basketball game that was close the entire way,” head coach Tim Staloch said. “We put ourselves in a great position to win, but couldn’t quite close it out.”
David Stokman was the Irish lead scorer with 24 points. Stokman, Landon Caughey, and Brandon Borell all made 100 percent of their free throws.
More information and stats appear in this week's Messenger.