Playing the latter game in an unscheduled doubleheader Tuesday night at Luxemburg-Casco gymnasium, the Spartan boys fell to the Denmark Vikings 64-61 in a North Eastern Conference game on Senior Night. The Spartans saw Denmark take control early in the second half by building an eleven point lead 42-31 after holding a 30-27 lead at halftime. The Spartans mounted a comeback with full-court pressure and forcing turnovers in the final six minutes. They even had a couple of chances in the last minute to tie the game but three-point shots by Ryan Robillard and Logan Doell came up short. Drake Locklear hit three key free throws for Denmark in the final seconds to seal the win. The Vikings' 6'-9" sophomore Donovon Scott scored 16 points and was a perfect 6-6 from the free-throw line while Brennen Miller added a game-high 23 points with 6 three-pointers. The Spartans were led by Logan Doell who scored 18 of his team-high 22 points in the first half. Robillard added 14 and Carter Sewell scored 11 but it was not enough as the Vikings pulled off the upset. The Spartans will now hit the road to play Wrightstown on Friday before closing out the conference schedule with a trip to Waupaca next Thursday. The next Spartan boys basketball broadcast on WBDK 96.7 FM will be in the WIAA tournament when that begins in two weeks. Stay tuned for the Division II seeding brackets that will be announced this weekend.
(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)