Phillips Swarms Abbotsford

Abbotsford (OnFocus) – The Phillips Loggers swarming half court defense stymied Abbotsford all night long, and the visitors cruised to a convincing 86-46 Marawood Conference win over the Falcons.

Phillips proved on their first possession that they were ready for business, with Taber Fawley connecting from long range. The Loggers’ Nate Belan drained a three-pointer the next time down, and Phillips’ offense was already in high gear.

The story of the game, however, was the Loggers’ swarming 1-3-1 half court defense, which kept Abbotsford from getting good shots all game long and limited the Falcons to just 18 first half points.

Hunter Soyk led Abbotsford with 15 points and Cade Faber added 13 for the Falcons.

Nate Belan led Phillips with 26 points, including six three-pointers.

Phillips connected on 11 three-pointers on the evening.

Phillips (86) Jordan Drexler 14, Dawson Haumschild 12, Taber Fawley 23, Nate Belan 26, Mason Sauter 9, Braden Janacek 2

Abbotsford (46) Bryce Draper 3, Hunter Soyk 15,  Cade Faber 13, JV Castillo 4, Brandon Diedrich 6, Adam Diedrich 5

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

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]