COLUMBUS CATHOLIC BOYS BASKETBALL OUTLASTS GRESHAM IN D-5 REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

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MARSHFIELD – Columbus Catholic opened up a lead late in the first half and held on in the second on its way to a 69-50 victory over Gresham in a WIAA Division 5 boys basketball regional semifinal Friday at Columbus Catholic High School.


The Dons pulled ahead by six points at halftime, 35-21, before outscoring Gresham (16-9) by 13 in a strong second-half performance to move on to a regional final.


No. 2 seed Columbus Catholic (22-4) will host No. 3 Edgar (14-11) in a D-5 regional final Saturday at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast live at zaleskisports.com. Edgar routed Northland Lutheran 83-46 on Friday.


Blake Jakobi scored 19 points, Charlie Moore added 18 and Emmitt Konieczny 17 for Columbus Catholic.


Dons 69, Wildcats 50

Gresham 29 21 - 50

Columbus Catholic 35 34 - 69

GRESHAM (50): Belasaire Vele 8, Jack Haffner 9, Will Jensen 6, Lukas Pecore 2, Blade Hoffman 4, Austin Sperberg 6, Corbin Welch 15. Record: 16-9.

COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (69): Emmitt Konieczny 17, Sammy Neville 0, Isaac Mauritz 0, Nathan Nemitz 0, Cole Noreen 2, Cole Timmler 0, Charlie Moore 18, Sam Wilczek 8, Blake Jakobi 19, Grant Olson 3, Lucas Kreklau 2. Record: 22-4.

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