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Unable to clamp down on Medford’s three-point shooters, and stalled by a failure to come up with loose balls or capitalize on turnovers, the Antigo High School boys basketball team fell to the Raiders Friday in WIAA division 2 regional play, 72-63.

Antigo finished its season at 15-8 while Medford climbed to 19-4 overall heading into its home game tonight against 9-14 Hortonville, which defeated Lakeland by 49-42 in overtime. The Raiders are the No. 2 seed in Division 2, Sectional 1 while the Polar Bears are the No. 6 seed.

Medford hit 11 of 25 three-point shots (44 percent) compared to just three of 15 (20 percent) by Antigo and that alone sufficed to earn the Raiders their win.

We simply failed to step out on and get a hand in the face of their three-point shooters, the Robin coaching staff noted.

And while Red Robins hit 21 of their 37 two-point shots, 57 percent accuracy, that just couldn’t make up for the 24-point difference on three-pointers.

The Robins began the game well enough, a focus heading into the game, and darted out to a 13-3 lead at the 11:12 mark. Medford responded though with a 25-5 run over the next eight minutes to grab a 28-18 lead with 3:30 left in the first half.

Antigo fought back and headed into the halftime locker room down by just 31-25 as A.J. Kirsch dropped in a rebound bucket at the horn.

Medford hit five three-pointers in the half compared to one by Antigo.

That dagger repeated itself in the second half, overriding a valiant effort by the Robins who actually re-gained the lead by 48-45 with 7:15 left in the game after Matt Arndt made a pair of baskets.

Antigo stayed within striking distance until just under two minutes remained and Arndt fouled out with the Robins trailing by 64-59. Forced into fouling, Antigo’s hopes quickly disappeared as Medford drilled eight consecutive free throws.

Arndt finished his Antigo High School career with 21 points, and an unofficial three-year total of 1,173 points. Drew Schwarz also concluded his career with 19 points and A. J. Kirsch tallied 14. Brady Tatro contributed five points and Hunter Bolson added four.

Antigo hit 13 of its 16 attempts for 81 percent accuracy from the stripe.

Garrett Strebig led Medford with 25 points, hitting eight three-point field goals. Osy Ekwueme tallied 17 points while Cameron Wenzel and Jake Sullivan added 12 points apiece.

The Raiders hit 12 of their 21 two point shots (57 percent) and 15 of 22 charity tosses for 68 percent accuracy from the line.



WIAA Division 2

Regional playoff

Antigo at Medford

Raiders 72, Robins 63

Fri., March 3, 2017



AHS 25 38 63

MHS 31 41 72
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Red Robins shot down by Medford in regional action
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Unable to clamp down on Medford’s three-point shooters, and stalled by a failure to come up with loose balls or capitalize on turnovers, the Antigo High School boys basketball team fell to the Raiders Friday in WIAA division 2 regional play, 72-63.

Antigo finished its season at 15-8 while Medford climbed to 19-4 overall heading into its home game tonight against 9-14 Hortonville, which defeated Lakeland by 49-42 in overtime. The Raiders are the No. 2 seed in Division 2, Sectional 1 while the Polar Bears are the No. 6 seed.

Medford hit 11 of 25 three-point shots (44 percent) compared to just three of 15 (20 percent) by Antigo and that alone sufficed to earn the Raiders their win.

We simply failed to step out on and get a hand in the face of their three-point shooters, the Robin coaching staff noted.

And while Red Robins hit 21 of their 37 two-point shots, 57 percent accuracy, that just couldn’t make up for the 24-point difference on three-pointers.

The Robins began the game well enough, a focus heading into the game, and darted out to a 13-3 lead at the 11:12 mark. Medford responded though with a 25-5 run over the next eight minutes to grab a 28-18 lead with 3:30 left in the first half.

Antigo fought back and headed into the halftime locker room down by just 31-25 as A.J. Kirsch dropped in a rebound bucket at the horn.

Medford hit five three-pointers in the half compared to one by Antigo.

That dagger repeated itself in the second half, overriding a valiant effort by the Robins who actually re-gained the lead by 48-45 with 7:15 left in the game after Matt Arndt made a pair of baskets.

Antigo stayed within striking distance until just under two minutes remained and Arndt fouled out with the Robins trailing by 64-59. Forced into fouling, Antigo’s hopes quickly disappeared as Medford drilled eight consecutive free throws.

Arndt finished his Antigo High School career with 21 points, and an unofficial three-year total of 1,173 points. Drew Schwarz also concluded his career with 19 points and A. J. Kirsch tallied 14. Brady Tatro contributed five points and Hunter Bolson added four.

Antigo hit 13 of its 16 attempts for 81 percent accuracy from the stripe.

Garrett Strebig led Medford with 25 points, hitting eight three-point field goals. Osy Ekwueme tallied 17 points while Cameron Wenzel and Jake Sullivan added 12 points apiece.

The Raiders hit 12 of their 21 two point shots (57 percent) and 15 of 22 charity tosses for 68 percent accuracy from the line.



WIAA Division 2

Regional playoff

Antigo at Medford

Raiders 72, Robins 63

Fri., March 3, 2017



AHS 25 38 63

MHS 31 41 72
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