ATHENS BOYS BASKETBALL CRUSHES PHILLIPS



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PHILLIPS – Aiden Janke scored 21 points and hauled down 12 rebounds as the Athens boys basketball team defeated Phillips 69-31 in a Marawood Conference North Division game Tuesday at Phillips High School.


Athens held a slim 27-24 lead at halftime before busting the game open with a dominant second half, outscoring the Loggers 42-7 over the final 18 minutes.


Cooper Diedrich added 13 points and eight rebounds, and Connor Sheahan chipped in 11 points in the win for the Bluejays, who are now 5-2 overall and 3-2 in the Marawood North.


Phillips falls to 1-6 overall and 0-5 in Marawood North play.


Athens plays at Thorp on Dec. 28.


Bluejays 69, Loggers 31

Athens 27 42 - 69

Phillips 24 7 - 31

ATHENS (69): Connor Sheahan 5-10 0-0 11, Cooper Diedrich 5-12 1-2 13, Evan Guralski 3-6 0-0 8, Ty Johnson 1-2 0-0 3, Andy Schaer 0-0 0-0 0, Kody Lepak 4-9 1-1 10, Connor Komarek 1-2 0-0 3, Aiden Janke 9-19 3-5 21. FG: 28-60. FT: 5-8. 3-pointers: 8-27 (Diedrich 2-5, Guralski 2-5, Johnson 1-2, Komarek 1-2, Lepak 1-4, Sheahan 1-6, Janke 0-3). Rebounds: 31 (Janke 12). Record: 5-2, 3-2 Marawood Conference North Division.

PHILLIPS (31): Statistics not reported. Record: 1-6, 0-5 Marawood Conference North Division.

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