Kramer hits game-winner as Tigers top Trojans in OT
Caden Kramer's jumper with :20 remaining and Michael Landquist's steal and layup before the buzzer gave the Nevis boys basketball team a 68-65 overtime victory at Sebeka Tuesday night.
Sebeka led 38-35 at the half and had a chance to win it at the end of regulation, but a missed layup and tip resulted in a 62-62 tie.
Landquist's 15 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and two steals led the Tigers. Kramer finished with 15 points and four rebounds; Luke DeWulf had 14 points and three assists; Tom Wormley had 13 points, five steals and four rebounds; and Zach Henry dished out four assists for Nevis.
The win gave Nevis a 10-1 record against Section 5A teams and an 18-3 overall record while the Trojans fell to 8-3 in section games and 11-9 overall. James Clark's 28 points led Sebeka, which also received 15 points from William Hannu and 11 points from Jack Lillquist.
"I thought this was a really well-played game for both sides. I actually didn't think that our defense was too bad in the first half, but Sebeka just shot the lights out and scored 38 against us," said Nevis head coach Scott Kramer, whose team prevailed in this game that featured 17 lead changes and 11 ties. "We were hitting shots as well and it was a close game throughout. Our defense was much better in the second half, but we just could not convert at the free-throw line to take control of the game."
Tigers defeat Drakes
Michael Landquist's 21 points, nine rebounds, eight steals and five assists led the Tigers to a 70-45 Northland Conference win over Blackduck on Feb. 9.
Kramer and Wormley scored 13 points apiece while Jack Landquist had seven rebounds and four steals. DeWulf also dished out five assists, Wormley hauled down four rebounds and Kramer had three steals for the Tigers, who led 34-29 at the half.
The win lifted Nevis to 9-2 in conference play while Blackduck fell to 6-6 in the conference and 7-14 overall.
"We were able to put up a lot of points in the first half with our size advantage, but I thought we could have done a better job defensively," said Kramer. "I thought we did a much nicer job in the second half as we took advantage inside and got some easy buckets off of turnovers."