Written by Stacy Atkison
Published under News
December 27, 2007
Willow Springs heated up in the final period, pulling away from Marshfield High School with 30 fourth period points, earning a 71-63 victory in the quarterfinals of the 62nd Annual Blue & Gold Basketball Tournament Thursday at Hammons Student Center.
The Bears improved to 9-1 with a second win over
Willow Springs hit 6-of-8 field goals and 17-of-20 free throws in the final period to break open a close game. Four Bears finished in double figures scoring, including 5-11 senior forward Blake Haugstead. Haugstead, a small but quick post player, scored 19 points with 9 rebounds and 2 steals, making 6-of-12 field goals and all 7 free throws he attempted in the game.
Senior guard Josh Kraus finished with 14 points, hitting 2-of-3 3-point shots for Willow Springs with 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Jacob Berger added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists to the winning attack and Jacob Capader also scored 13 points for Willow Springs.
Senior point guard Kelby Phelps scored 18 points to lead the Blue Jays attack with 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocked shots and 2 steals in the game. Phelps missed much of the second half because of foul trouble.
Senior Nathan Van Diggelen posted a double-double for
Cameron Keenan scored 10 points for
“I thought Cameron played really well,”
Senior guard Justin Jones had another solid outing for
Senior Justin Drane chipped in with 8 points, 3 rebounds, a steal and an assist for
Charlie Williams pulled down a pair of rebounds for the Blue Jays.
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