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Joe Anderson (R), interviews Sam Wilczek and Charlie Moore (L) after Don's dramatic road win.

Zaleski Sports

OWEN – Sam Wilczek hit a 3-pointer with 3.7 seconds left to give the Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys basketball team a thrilling 64-62 win over Owen-Withee on Friday night at Owen-Withee High School.

Owen-Withee led 59-53 with two minutes left, setting up a wild finish.

Columbus made four free throws and Wilczek converted a three-point play to cut the Blackhawks’ lead to 61-60 with 1:16 to go.

Grant Olson tied the game for the Dons with a free throw with 45 seconds left, before Tyler Weaver put Owen-Withee back on top by a point with a free throw with 28 seconds to go.

After a Columbus Catholic turnover, Owen-Withee was fouled and missed the front end of a one-and-one. Emmitt Konieczny rebounded, dribbled just past halfcourt, and found Wilczek open on the left win and the senior guard drained a 3-pointer to give the Dons a 64-62 lead with 3.7 seconds left.

Owen-Withee called timeout and missed a half-court shot at the buzzer to allow the Dons to escape and remain undefeated at 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the Cloverbelt East.

Wilczek finished with a team-high 16 points, Charlie Moore hit four 3-pointers and added 12 off the bench, and Konieczny had nine points and 10 rebounds for Columbus Catholic.

The Dons host Gilman in a Cloverbelt East matchup Tuesday. The game will be live at

Dons 64, Blackhawks 62

Columbus Catholic 23 41 - 64

Owen-Withee 21 41 - 62

COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (64): Emmitt Konieczny 3-12 3-4 9, Cole Noreen 3-8 2-2 9, Charlie Moore 4-7 0-0 12, Sam Wilczek 5-12 4-5 16, Blake Jakobi 2-4 3-4 7, Grant Olson 2-7 2-4 7, Lucas Kreklau 2-3 0-0 4. FG: 21-53. FT: 14-19. 3-pointers; 8-28 (Moore 4-7, Wilczek 2-6, Olson 1-3, Noreen 1-4, Jakobi 0-2, Konieczny 0-6). Rebounds: 34 (Konieczny 10). Record: 6-0, 2-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.

OWEN-WITHEE (62): Statistics not reported. Record: 2-4, 1-4 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.

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