The Kewaunee Storm boys basketball team completed its season sweep of Gibraltar on Monday evening, defeating the Vikings 72-49 to defend its home floor and creep closer to Peshtigo in the race for second place in the Packerland Conference.
A rough shooting stretch to begin the game proved to be costly for the away side. Despite the Storm traditionally being the side to shoot more from beyond the arc, the Vikings could not seem to score inside. The Vikings ended the first half with just 19 points, 15 of which came on three-pointers from four different players.
On the Kewaunee side, their first half was marked by wide spread scoring. Ryan Carmichael led the way with 14 and Tanor Bortolini scored 8 of his own, but six other Storm players contributed to the scoreboard before halftime. Carmichael would finish with a game-high 18.
Although the second half would be even, the lead was just too much for the Vikings to overcome, as the lead remained in the 18-24 range for the entirety of the second half.
Following the loss, Gibraltar falls to 7-7 on the year and 5-5 in Packerland Conference play. Kewaunee improves to 10-6 on the season and 8-4 in the conference. The Vikings will take a couple of days off before meeting Green Bay NEW Lutheran at home on Thursday. The team took the first contest against the Blazers in a close 71-69 affair.