Mosinee Fights Back to Nip Northland Pines

Mosinee and Northland Pines squared off as the two unbeaten teams in the Great Northern Conference played in Eagle River. After trailing at the half by 6, Mosinee fought back for a 59-56 GNC victory.

Pines would jump out to a quick start on Mosinee would be up 10, 17-7 five minutes into the game. Mosinee would only get 2 stops in Northland Pines’ first 10 possessions. Mosinee would battle back by running the floor better in transition and Mosinee’s Evan Utphall would create 3 quick turnovers to spur a comeback by Mosinee. Mosinee would make four three-pointers, with Trenton Dorn making two, and Drake Grod and Kyle Miller each with one.

The Eagle’s high-powered three-point shooting team would only convert one three in the first half by Ryan Muench. The Indians would force 6 turnovers and another 10 stops on 31 Eagle possessions in the first half and trail 27-33.

Mosinee would crank up the defensive intensity another notch in the second half allowing Northland Pines only 7 field goals total and 5 of them were three-pointers while committing 5 turnovers. Mosinee would outscore Northland Pines 32 to 23 in the second half with four three-pointers, one each by Evan Utphall, Trevor Garski, Cole Kowalski, and Kyle Miller.
Pines would make five three-pointers in the second half, two by Nolan Lurvey, two by Griffin Stiemke, and one by Ryan Muench and would be a perfect, 8 of 8 from the free-throw line.
Mosinee remains unbeaten in Great Northern Conference action while Northland Pines suffers their first lose of the season and falls into second place in the GNC.
Mosinee scoring: Grod 5, Utphall 3, Dorn 8,  Garski 5, Kowalski 7, Jirschele 4, Stoffel 17, Miller 10

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]