Tomahawk hoopsters drop season opener in Mosinee
For the Tomahawk Leader
MOSINEE – The Tomahawk Hatchet boys basketball team traveled to Mosinee for their game on Friday, Dec. 4 with only eight players in uniform and fell by a score of 78 to 30.
The game started well for the Hatchets, keeping the powerful Mosinee offense in check through the first eight minutes of the contest. The score was 10-9, Mosinee having the edge, before they went on a 31-to-8 run to take a commanding 41-17 lead into halftime as the Hatchet boys began to fatigue.
Tomahawk was outscored 37 to 13 in the second half as Mosinee’s pressure defense continued to harass and frustrate the Hatchet offense.
Drew Bolder lead the Hatchets with 10 points, and Payton Bunce had 9.
“Coming into a game shorthanded and very inexperienced, I was proud of the way that the boys competed,” said head coach Jacob Jarvensivu. “We have a lot of learning to do to be able to compete at a higher level, but all of our mistakes were made with good effort, which is much easier to live with. Tyler Welke, Garrett Nelson, Gavyn Palmer and Tyler Jablonski all scored their first varsity points, which was a bright spot, and now all of these boys have experience to build on.”