The Rothsay boys basketball team traveled to Herman to take on Wheaton/Herman-Norcross Thursday night for a non-conference matchup. Rothsay took a 31-30 halftime lead, but WHN raced out to a 12-0 run to start the second half and it never got closer than 3, with the Warriors winning by a 66-58 final.
“We were really inconsistent on the offensive end of the floor,” said Rothsay Head Coach Taylor Fuhs. “When we played with a sense of urgency we really got some good looks. But we turned the ball over too much on the offensive end, and couldn’t keep the ball in front of us on defense.”
Rothsay was led by Colby Larson with 17 points and 4 rebounds. Tanner Heier contributed 16 points and 4 assists.
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross shot 53.3% from the field. Dylan Bainbridge scored a team high 18 points. Matt Thielen and Clint Determan added 15 points apiece. Nick Lupkes had 9 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Determan added 7 rebounds and 3 assists.
“We had streaks of great defense to start both halves and then made some mistakes,” reported Wheaton/Herman-Norcross Head Coach Jordon Roos. “We were phenomenal at finishing in the lane. A well balanced attack helped us get the win with 3 point shots not falling tonight.”
Rothsay (4-21) will close out the regular season schedule with a home game against Lake Park-Audubon on Monday.
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross (10-12) will play at Battle Lake on Monday and will close out their regular season schedule with a game at Ashby on Thursday.