Boys Basketball vs. Carmen School of Science and Technology NW
The University School boys’ basketball team defeated Carmen School of Science and Technology NW 77-29 in the opening round of the Brown Deer Sectional in the WIAA Division 3 state tournament playoffs on Tuesday, February 26th at USM.
The Wildcats entered the regional game as the regional’s sixth seed while Carmen Northwest entered as the 11th seeded team. The Wildcats left no doubt that they were the higher seed.
USM jumped ahead early. Thanks to two baskets each by Dalan Henderson, Ma’Teo Holland and Tylan Huff in the first three minutes, the Wildcats scored 12 points, the total number of points their defense would allow their visitors to attain in the whole first half. Keegan Kubicki sank a three pointer, and Henderson made another two pointer, giving USM a 17 point lead before Carmen could score a point. The Wildcats went on to take a substantial 31 point lead at 43-12 by half time.
USM maintained a sizable lead throughout the second half, doubled the point total by the visitors in the period, and cruised to the playoff victory.
Sylvester Cutler, USM’s head coach said, “Nice opening round victory; I’m glad to see us get off to a great start and put it away early. We are going to have to be a little more disciplined on both sides of the ball in the next round, but we are looking forward to the challenge.”
Many members of the USM squad scored points in the contest. Kubicki led the Wildcats with 14 points; Henderson scored 13 points; Huff scored 12 points; Calvin Schmeling scored 10 points; Greg Farrow scored 9 points; Holland scored 6 points; Kai Bartl scored 4 points; Jacob Gold scored 3 points; and Chris Boyd, Jr, Zach Iannacone, and Henry Hartjes scored 2 points apiece in the win.
The victory improved USM’s season record to 13-9. The Wildcats will play Dominican, the regional’s third-seed, in the next round of the Brown Deer Sectional in the WIAA Division 3 state tournament playoffs. The game is scheduled to take place at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1st at Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay.
Score by Half 1 2 Final
CSST 12 17 29
USM 43 34 77
USM Scoring Leaders:
Keegan Kubicki: FG 2 pt 2; 3 pt 3; FTM 1; FTA 2; TP 14;
Dalan Henderson: FG 2 pt 6; 3 pt 0; FTM 1; FTA 2; TP 13;
Tylan Huff: FG 2 pt 3; 3 pt 2; FTM 0; FTA 2; TP 12.