It was rivalry night in the Packerland Conference for Door County boys basketball teams. Southern Door controlled Sturgeon Bay 51-42 with intense defense and clutch free throw shooting on the road last night. It marked the first time Eagles senior Drew Klaubauf beat Sturgeon Bay in his four years playing basketball for Southern Door. Drew's defense will not show up on the stat sheet but was the key in the upset of the Clippers. Klaubauf was able to shut down Sturgeon Bay's Nathan Abrahamson limiting him to nine points.
Like a good pitching staff in baseball, Southern Door had a great starter last night in Austin Rohe and a fantastic closer in Mitchel Neubauer. Rohe scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half. Neubauer picked it up in the second half. His 21 point outing will keep him on top of the scoring race in the Packerland Conference.
Gibraltar won their rivalry matchup 47-40 over Sevastopol and holds bragging rights a little longer. Amadee Savard led the Vikings with 11 points. The game was truly decided in the first quarter when Gibraltar jumped out to a 15-3 lead. Casey Giesseman scored a game high 12 points in the loss for Sevastopol.
N.E.W. Lutheran proved they are the top dogs in the Packerland Conference with an 86-46 blowout of Algoma. Travis Kostichka scored 12 points in the paint for the Wolves, but it was nowhere near enough as the Blazers had their way with Algoma.
Oconto upset Kewaunee 65-59 behind Trent Mehlberg's 23 point effort. Reggie Nimmer had a fine night on the block with 17 points and Caleb Johnson added 14 but it was not enough for the Storm.
In the Bay Conference, Luxemburg-Casco got a big win over New London 68-57. Deep threat Jake Zeitler scored 21 points to lead all scorers including five three pointers.