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Boys Basketball vs. Messmer

The University School boys’ basketball team defeated Messmer 68-59 in a Midwest Classic Conference game on Friday, February 7th at Messmer High School in Milwaukee.

The Wildcats scored the game’s first basket and never trailed in the contest.  Messmer did tie it at 6-6, but the Wildcats then went on a 10-2 run to take a solid lead.  They kept building it and eventually led by 17 points at halftime when the score was USM 33, Messmer 16.

USM scored 7 unanswered points at the start of the second half to take a commanding 24 point lead at 40-16.

The Wildcats stayed ahead for the rest of the game.

However, with USM leading at 49-29, the Bishops went to a full court press. Messmer was able to whittle the Wildcats lead down to 9 points on several occasions as the clock ticked away.  The Bishops had even more chances, but they were never able to hone their shooting to get the scoring differential closer.  The Wildcats held them off and returned to USM with a conference victory.

As he often does, Greg Farrow led the Wildcats in scoring; he scored 22 points; Kai Bartl scored 15 points; Chris Powell scored 13 points; Stephawn Easley and CJ Boyd each scored 6 points; Dorian Jones scored 5 points; and John Walters scored 1 point.

USM is 7-9 and 7-4 in the Midwest Classic Conference. The Wildcats play Watertown Luther Prep in a non-conference game on Tuesday, February 11th at USM.


Score by Half          1          2          Final

USM                            33        35          68

MES                            16        43          59


USM Scoring Leaders:

Greg Farrow: FG 2 pt 5; 3 pt 1; FTM 9; FTA 11; TP 22;

Kai Bartl: FG 2 pt 7; 3 pt 1; FTM 1; FTA 1; TP 15;

Chris Powell: FG 2 pt 3; 3 pt 0; FTM 6; FTA 6; TP 13.