WEBSTER—The Webster Tigers defeated two non-conference opponents last week, soundly coming out on top of visiting Birchwood 69-45 and going to always tough Turtle Lake, winning there 64-60.
Against the Birchwood Bobcats, Webster jumped out to a 32-20 intermission advantage. Trevor Gustafson had the hot hand for the Tigers getting eight points in the first half. Austin Moser had five with Hunter Gustafson and Jack Washburn getting four apiece.
Bobcat scorer Matthew Marcinske had 12 points on two field goals, two three point shots and two free throws.
Webster poured in 37 points in the second half, holding the Bobcats to 23. Marcinske had 13 for Birchwood, but his teammates did little to help him out as they could add only 10 as a group for the total.
Jack Washburn took over for the Tigers, scoring 15. T. Gustafson had 12 in the second frame.
Game totals show that T. Gustafson had 20, Washburn 19 and Moser 11. The Tigers shot only eight for 18 from the charity stripe.
Marcinske was game high scorer with 25 for the Bobcats. Preston Herricks added 10. The Bobcats shot six for eight from the line.
Close game at Turtle Lake
The Tigers actually trailed Turtle Lake at the halftime horn by a single digit, 34-33. Scoring was balanced for Webster. Both Carsen Stenberg, Coleton Peterson and Hunter Gustafson all had seven points. Trevor Gustafson had five. Jack Washburn tallied four and Tanner Pardun three.
For the Lakers, two players were in double figures and additional player had nine.
The Tigers came back in half number two with 31 points, compared to the Lakers' 26.
Washburn put in 11, T. Gustafson nine and Coleton Peterson had eight to lead the Webster scoring.
Game tallies have Washburn and Peterson each totaling 15 with T. Gustafson adding 14. Stenberg had nine with Hunter Gustafson chipping in with seven. Tanner Pardun and Austin Moser finished with three and one point(s) respectively.
Game high scorer for the Lakers was Jonah Kahl with 19. Carson Schneider had 18. Caden Torgerson added 14.
The Tigers improved their free throw shooting this night, going 11 of 14 as compared to the Lakers' seven for 10.
After hosting St. Croix Falls on Tuesday, the Tigers travel to Unity on Friday and host Northwood next Tuesday.