Basketball: Raider boys seek revenge at Chippewa FallsThe Raider boys’ basketball team will be looking for a little payback when it travels to Chippewa Falls for a WIAA Regional semifinal game Friday night, March 2.
By: Bob Burrows, Hudson Star-Observer
The Raider boys’ basketball team will be looking for a little payback when it travels to Chippewa Falls for a WIAA Regional semifinal game Friday night, March 2.
The Raiders stormed back from a 13-point first quarter deficit on the Cardinals home court last Friday night but couldn’t get over the hump in a 62-59 loss. The game was the regular season finale for both teams and came just one week before the sixth-seeded Raiders and third-seeded Cardinals will square off again in Friday night’s regional opener.
Hudson takes a regular season record of 12-10 into the contest while the Cardinals are 15-7.
The winner of Friday night’s game will face either No. 7 Superior or No. 2 La Crosse Central Saturday night at the home of the higher seed.
Last Friday in Chippewa Falls, the Cardinals stormed out to a 27-14 first quarter lead before Hudson went on a 19-7 second quarter run to close the gap to 34-33 by halftime.
The Cardinals extended their lead to 48-45 at the end of three before holding off Hudson in the fourth quarter.
The Raiders made 23 field goals in the game, including seven three-pointers, compared to 18 field goals for Chippewa Falls. Six of the Cardinal baskets came from three-point range. But Chippewa had the advantage at the free throw line, hitting 20-of-24 attempts compared to 6-of-13 for Hudson.
Alex Herink led the Raiders with 16 points while Kellen Pearson had 14 and Jordan Delao finished with 13, including three three-pointers. Ethan Stanchik gave Hudson four players in double figures with 12 points while Luke Miller and Stef Smith scored two points each.