Stratford boys basketball shoots past Owen-Withee

STRATFORD – The Stratford boys basketball team was smoking hot from deep and made quick work of Owen-Withee, rolling to a 79-43 nonconference victory on Friday night at Stratford High School.

Stratford shot 57 percent overall (30 of 53) and were 13 of 24 from 3-point range in the victory.

Thirteen different Stratford players scored in the victory, four in double figures. Ben Barten was a perfect 7-for-7 from 3-point range and scored 16 points, Chandler Schmidt added 14 points, Branden Ackley chipped in 11, and Lance Heidmann had 10 for the Tigers, who are now 15-0 this season.

The Tigers raced out to a 44-16 lead by halftime.

Owen-Withee drops to 4-10.

Stratford plays at Wausau Newman Catholic in a Marawood Conference South Division game on Tuesday.

Tigers 79, Blackhawks 43
Owen-Withee 16 27 – 43
Stratford 44 35 – 79
OWEN-WITHEE (43):
Statistics not reported. Record: 4-10.
STRATFORD (79): Teddy Redman 3-8 0-0 8, Max Vanderhoof 1-3 0-0 2, Okley Wrensch 1-4 0-0 3, Chase Flink 2-2 0-0 4, Dawson Danen 1-2 1-2 4, Hunter Hannan 1-4 0-0 2, Chandler Schmidt 5-6 1-1 14, Branden Ackley 4-4 0-1 11, Sam Schoenfuss 0-2 0-0 0, Brady Bruesewitz 0-1 2-2 2, Lance Heidmann 4-5 0-0 10, Ben Barten 7-7 1-1 16, Tyler Lappe 1-3 0-0 2, Paul Huther 0-1 1-2 1. FG: 30-53. FT: 6-9. 3-pointers: 13-24 (Ackley 3-3, Schmidt 3-4, Redman 2-5, Heidmann 2-3, Barten 1-1, Danen 1-2, Wrensch 1-3, Vanderhoof 0-1, Schoenfuss 0-2). Rebounds: 27 (Danen 5). Fouls: 18. Fouled out: none. Record: 15-0.