The Luxemburg-Casco Lady Spartans hung on to beat the Kewaunee Storm 38-37 Monday night in a non-conference basketball game in Kewaunee. Two free throws by Magdeline Hanmann with 4.4 second left gave the Spartans the win after a three-pointer by Kewaunee’s Gabrielle Stangel rimmed out at the buzzer.
The Spartans held the lead throughout the first half, leading by as many as six points, before going into halftime ahead 14-11. Both team’s defenses caused numerous turnovers and cold shooting for most of the night.
Luxemburg-Casco would go up by as many as eight points, 31-23, in the second half before the Storm came rolling back to take a 37-36 lead on a Brianna Demmin jumper with about two minutes to play.
The Spartans called their last timeout with 11 seconds left and that’s when Hanmann drove to the hoop and was fouled with just over four seconds to play. Stangel’s running three-pointer from the top of the key just missed and L-C came away with the hard fought victory.
Hanmann led the Spartans (2-2) with 12 points and Summer Walechka paced the Storm (1-4) with 13 points.
The next broadcast of Luxemburg-Casco basketball will be on Thursday, December 22 when the girls play at 6 pm against Valders and the Boys at 7:30 pm versus Freedom for doubleheader action on 104.1 WRLU and New Radio Sports Network. Pregame will begin at 5:45 pm with Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard on the call from Luxemburg-Casco High School.
Tuesday's slate includes the Spartans traveling to Clintonville, the Storm hosting Kiel, and Sturgeon Bay traveling to NEW Lutheran.