At times it looked like a first game, but that was to be expected from a young Laconia basketball team which starts two sophomores, according to its coach Tom King.
Still, the Spartans handled the visiting Horicon Marshmen, 48-27, on Thursday in nonconference action.
"(Tyler) Semenas and (Tyler) Rickert, they have good senior leadership out there; they keep the guys settled down," King said of his two seniors.
Semenas had 10 points on 5-for-9 shooting, but faced a defense intent on stopping him, King said. He had four assists to go with six rebounds and three steals. Rickert, who had six points, matched Semanes in steals.
It was a sophomore, however, that led the team in scoring as Noah Greve had 13 points and made it a double-double with 10 rebounds.
"He had an outstanding game for us as a sophomore," King said.
Laconia led 22-8 at the half and held Horicon to single digits in each of the first three quarters.
"I thought (on) the defensive end (the team) was outstanding," King said.
LACONIA 48, HORICON 27
HORICON-- Darren Bischoff 3, Nick Halsema 9, Lucas Cundy 2, Cody Seisor 1, Austin Hoefts 4, Evan Zimmerman 5, Josh Wehner 3. Totals: 10 4-7 27. 3-pointers: Wehner, Zimmerman, Halsma. Fouls: 13.
LACONIA-- Tyler Semenas10, Zach Bartz 4, Tyler Rickert 6, Brett Wittchow 6, Jacob Huebschman 5, Noah Greve 13, Cole Tiedeman 4. Totals: 16 11-14 48. 3-pointers: Greve, Huebschman, Rickert.
Random Lake 57
Justin Holz scored 17 points and Taylor Schaefer added 11 in Oakfield's loss at home.
Random Lake led 23-17 at the half.
"We are just so young right now it's kind of expected in this first game," said Oakfield coach Kyle Seyfert. "There are a lot of things to improve on."
RANDOM LAKE 57, OAKFIELD 43
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R. LAKE-- Evan Debroux 5, Logan Martin 2, Alex Rafke 10, Andy Fechter 4, Jesse Luotio 17, Aaron Rafke 19. Totals: 20 10-15 57. 3-pointers: Debroux, Luotio, Rafke 5. Fouls: 17.
OAKFIELD-- Taylor Schaefer 11, Justin Holz 17, Sam Ritger 6, Rolin Peterson 5, Tyler Burbach 4. Totals: 13 12-21 43. 3-pointers: Schaefer, Holz 2, Ritger 2. Fouls: 14.
St. Lawrence 18
Mason Sterr scored 14 points and Nick Steger and Adam Buerger had eight rebounds each for the visiting Lions as they won in Mount Calvary.
Sawyer Hoff had five assists for the winners, and Buerger led Lomira in steals with four.
"I liked our second half," said Lomira coach Tyler Witkowski. "We got after it a little mroe and tried to play complete basketball ... We finished possessions hard and made sure our offense wasn't just one pass and a shot.
Witkowski said the Lions also dominated the backboards.
"One of our goals of the season is to rebound better than we have in the past."
Raul Sanchez scored seven and had six rebounds to pace the Hilltoppers.
LOMIRA 57, ST. LAWRENCE 18
LOMIRA-- Terrel Morgan 4, Alex Brath 2, Sawyer Hoff 6, Mason Sterr 14, Mike Dean 4, Ryan Biffert 6, Nick Steger 7, Adam Buerger 8, Justin Derge 2, Bryce Bannach 4. Totals: 26 6-7 57. 3-pointers: Sterr 2.
SL-- Daijon Eshun 2, Andrew Moricz 6, Dalton Hilbert 2, Raul Sanchez 7, Fernando Fernandez 2. Totals: 8 0-2 18. 3-pointers: Moricz, Sanchez.