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COLUMBUS CATHOLIC BOYS BASKETBALL DROPS OPENER, BEATS ASSUMPTION AT CRANBERRY CLASSIC

Updated: Dec 2, 2019

Zaleski Sports


WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys basketball team opened its 2019-20 season with a split at the Cranberry Classic at Assumption High School over the weekend.


The Dons lost their season opener to Port Edwards 70-68 on Friday and defeated Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 58-41 on Saturday.


With the victory over Assumption, Columbus Catholic coach Joe Konieczny earned his 300th career varsity coaching win and his 276th at Columbus.


Columbus Catholic will open its Cloverbelt Conference East Division schedule with its home opener against Colby on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.


In Friday's game, Columbus led 37-31 at halftime but couldn't hold on. Quinton Tranel scored 32 points for Port Edwards. Tom Nystrom led the Dons with 23 points and Wyatt Drexler added 18 points.





Drexler poured in 28 points in the Dons' win on Saturday. Columbus led 37-29 at halftime and put the game away by holding Assumption to 12 points in the second half.


Friday’s Game

Blackhawks 70, Dons 68

Columbus Catholic 37 31 - 68

Port Edwards 31 39 - 70

COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (68): Cole Noreen 8, Tom Nystrom 23, Jadon Nienast 6, Sam Wilczek 5, Eden Jacobson 8, Wyatt Drexler 18. Record: 0-1.

PORT EDWARDS (70): Nathan Gibbs 6, Alex Hernandez 9, Carson Parks 6, David Gibbs 11, Ben Hanten 6, Quinton Tranel 32. Record: 1-0.

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Saturday’s Game

Dons 58, Royals 41

Columbus Catholic 37 21 - 58

Assumption 29 12 - 41

COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (58): Cole Noreen 3, Tom Nystrom 7, Jadon Nienast 8, Sam Wilczek 1, Eden Jacobson 9, Wyatt Drexler 28. Record: 1-1.

ASSUMPTION (41): Dennis Matott 15, Bryson Galbreath 4, Reed Duellman 7, Alec Sullivan 6, Nick Leberg 5, Kemp Ross 4. Record: 0-2.

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