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Boys hoops falls to Stillwater

After a cold-shooting first quarter, the Stillwater Ponies heated up from the outside and went on to hand the Hudson boys' basketball team a 79-53 setback last Tuesday in Hudson.

The Raiders, now 1-4 overall, are playing in the Chippewa Falls Invitational Tuesday and Wednesday (Dec. 29 and 30). They return home to host Red Wing, Minn., Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Hudson, 1-2 in the Big Rivers Conference, resumes BRC action Friday, Jan. 8, at home against Rice Lake (4-3 overall, 0-2 BRC).

Last Tuesday against Stillwater, Minn., the Ponies led 10-5 at the end of the first quarter before outscoring the Raiders 23-14 in the second quarter to open up a 33-19 lead.

Seven of Stillwater's 22 field goals in the game were from beyond the three-point line.

Davy Branson led the Raiders with 19 points, including two of the Raiders three three-pointers, while Eric Schmechel added 11. Matt Krier finished with nine points in the loss while Jordan Vitek had six, Tyler Smrcina four and Ben Duerst and Max Hawksford two each.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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