Manhandling a mismatch

Ozaukee squashes any dreams of an upset that danced in Mishicot’s head

OZAUKEE’S BRENT HOFFMANN soared through Mishicot’s defense toward the basket in the Warriors’ season-opening victory on Dec. 3. Photo by Sam Arendt
Ozaukee Press correspondent

When the Ozaukee Warriors boys’ basketball team opened its season Dec. 3 with a Big East Conference game against visiting Mishicot, it was a tale of two mismatched teams.

The Warriors came away with a 78-33 victory.

“It was a great way to start the season,” coach Bob Domach said. “All of our guys were able to play. We played with great intensity on defense.”

Defense was not the only area of Ozaukee’s game that was clicking. Its offense was strong too.

The Warriors raced out to a 43-16 halftime lead and cruised from there.

Noah Miller scored 31 points, including five three-point baskets. He also had six steals.

Simon Bares scored 14 points. Brent Hoffmann scored 13 points and had four assists.

Logan Bell pulled down 11 rebounds. Jotham Higginbotham scored six points.

Mishicot was led by Cody Peters with 12 points.

Last Friday. Ozaukee had a much tougher opponent when hosting Oostburg.

The Warriors put up a battle, but the Dutchmen came away with a 67-52 win.

“Oostburg is a great defensive team, and they made every possession tough for us,” Domach said.

“I was proud of how hard we played. There were a few points we could have given up, but we kept fighting.”

The Warriors’ defense had difficulty controlling Oostburg’s Cam Jaeger and Austin Smies, who scored 24 and 20 points, respectively.

Ozaukee got 23 points from Miller. He continued his hot shooting from beyond the arc with six three-pointers.

Hoffman just missed a double-double with 10 rebounds and nine points.

Bell had seven rebounds.

“It’s a good game for us to grow from. We will get better,” Domach said.

The Warriors are 1-1 overall and in the conference.

The Warriors were scheduled to play at St. Mary Central Tuesday. On Friday, Dec. 13, they host Sheboygan Lutheran. On Dec. 17, the Warriors will play at Kohler. All are Big East Conference games.



Click Here to Send a Letter to the Editor

Ozaukee Press

Wisconsin’s largest paid circulation community weekly newspaper. Serving Port Washington, Saukville, Grafton, Fredonia, Belgium, as well as Ozaukee County government. Locally owned and printed in Port Washington, Wisconsin.

125 E. Main St.
Port Washington, WI 53074
(262) 284-3494


User login