Seniorâ€™s strong all-around game leads Ozaukee boys to easy win over Christian
A huge all-around game by Steve Street propelled the Ozaukee boysâ€™ basketball team to a big comeback win over Sheboygan Christian in the Central Lakeshore Conference opener for both squads Nov. 20.
Street, a senior center, had a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds and added seven blocks, five steals and three assists as the host Warriors scored a 52-35 win.
â€śSteve had a heck of a game. He affected all facets of the game with his length and athleticism,â€ť said Ozaukee coach Isaiah Ketterhagen, whose team improved to 2-0 overall.
Despite Streetâ€™s strong effort, the Warriors got off to a slow start.
â€śWe struggled in the first half, and Christian did a nice job of taking advantage of our mistakes and forcing us into mistakes,â€ť Ketterhagen said.
The Warriors trailed, 11-8, at the end of the first quarter. A 10-6 scoring edge in the second period gave Ozaukee an 18-17 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, the Warriors took charge by outscoring the Eagles, 13-2. Street had eight points during the run.
â€śI was disappointed with our first-half defense, and we talked about executing at halftime,â€ť Ketterhagen said.
â€śI think we did a nice job adjusting, especially in the third quarter, but we need to build it into four quarters now.â€ť
Every Ozaukee player who appeared in the game scored. The Warriors got 11 points from Tyler Bares, including three three-point baskets in the second half.
â€śTyler Bares had a nice night from the perimeter. He helped put some distance between us and Christian,â€ť Ketterhagen said.
This week, Ozaukee was scheduled to continue CLC play against Cedar Grove-Belgium on Tuesday and travel to Kohler for a 7:30 p.m. game Friday.
On Dec. 4, the Warriors will visit Port Washington for a 7:30 p.m. nonconference game.
Image Information: SENIOR STEVE STREET had 20 points and 14 rebounds in Ozaukeeâ€™s 52-35 victory over Sheboygan Christian. Photo by Sam Arendt