Spencer boys basketball drops Cloverbelt East road games to Loyal, Colby

The Spencer boys basketball team dropped a pair of Cloverbelt Conference East Division road games on Thursday and Friday, losing to Loyal 64-40 and Colby 59-55.

In Thursday’s game at Loyal, Spencer made just 14 of 46 shots from the field and missed 14 of its 16 3-point attempts as it couldn’t get its offense going.

Nate Karau had 14 points and seven rebounds to lead the Rockets.

Quinn Brussow scored a game-high 22 points for Loyal.

In the loss at Colby, Austin Bacon had 22 points and Karau had 13 rebounds for Spencer.

Trinity Larson chipped in 14 points for the Rockets.

Spencer is now 7-12 overall and 6-9 in the Cloverbelt East.

Spencer hosts Neillsville in its final conference game Tuesday and will finish its regular-season schedule in a Cloverbelt Crossover on Thursday.

Friday’s Game
Colby 59, Spencer 55
SPENCER (55):
Jacob Schultz 1-3 1-1 3, Brett Kasch 2-12 2-4 7, Austin Bacon 7-22 6-8 22, Nate Karau 3-9 0-0 7, Trinity Larson 7-10 0-0 14, Eric Ehlert 1-4 0-0 2, Kaleb Brandt 0-2 0-0 0. FG: 21-62. FT: 9-13. 3-pointers: 4-18 (Bacon 2-9, Karau 1-1, Kasch 1-6, Ehlert 0-2). Rebounds: 36 (Karau 13). Record: 7-12, 6-9 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.
COLBY (59): Alex Schmitt 5, Matthew Roth 18, Sawyer Stuttgen 2, Roman Schmitt 1, Harley Schmeizer 13, Matthew Stewart 14, Connor Jeske 3, Hunter Fecker 3. Record: 6-13, 6-9 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.

Thursday’s Game
Loyal 64, Spencer 40
SPENCER (40):
Jacob Schultz 0-2 1-2 1, Brett Kasch 3-12 0-0 7, Austin Bacon 1-12 6-8 8, Nate Karau 6-9 2-2 14, Trinity Larson 2-6 0-0 4, Eric Ehlert 1-3 0-0 3, Kaleb Brandt 1-2 1-2 3. FG: 14-46. FT: 10-13. 3-pointers: 2-16 (Ehlert 1-3, Kasch 1-7, Karau 0-1, Bacon 0-5). Rebounds: 19 (Karau 7). Record: 7-11, 6-8 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.
LOYAL (64): Kole Bogdonovich 9, Trevyn Wilke 14, Quinn Brussow 22, Skylar Ruggles 2, Zach Zimmerman 17. Record: 9-10, 9-5 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.