MARSHFIELD – Columbus Catholic scored six points in the final 15 seconds to slip past Fall Creek 90-87 in a wild nonconference boys basketball game Saturday night at Columbus Catholic High School.
Columbus trailed 87-84 before Grant Olson was fouled with 15 seconds to go. He made two free throws and the Dons set up a full-court press, which worked perfectly. Sam Wilczek stole the inbounds pass and scored on a layup with 12.2 seconds to go, putting the Dons on top 88-87.
Fall Creek threw away the inbound pass again, this time it was Jadon Nienast with the steal. He was fouled, sank two more free throws with 7 seconds to go, and the Dons held on for the win after posting a 63-point second half.
Nienast finished with 30 points, Olson added 15 points, Wilczek had 12 and Eden Jacobson 11 for Columbus Catholic, which improves to 11-5.
Luke Olson led Fall Creek (14-3) with 26 points.
Columbus Catholic will play at Colby on Tuesday.
Dons 90, Crickets 87
Fall Creek 39 48 - 87
Columbus Catholic 27 63 - 90
FALL CREEK (87): Nathan Sorensen 11, Isaiah Kaufman 5, Teigan Ploeckelman 15, Jack Riemenschneider 5, Cameron Martzke 3, Soren Johnson 10, Luke Olson 26, Bo Vollrath 12. Record: 14-3.
COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (90): Gage Stratman 2, Cole Noreen 9, Emmitt Konieczny 9, Blake Jakobi 2, Jadon Nienast 30, Sam Wilczek 12, Eden Jacobson 11, Grant Olson 15. Record: 11-5.