Lakeside dominants in victory over Columbus
LAKE MILLS — The Lakeside Lutheran boys basketball team raced out to a 20-point lead in the first nine minutes of play and never looked back en route to beating visiting Columbus 68-51 in a Capitol North Conference game on Friday for the team’s third consecutive victory.
Lakeside Lutheran senior forward Cameron Paske led all scorers with 18 points and senior guard Will DeNoyer chipped in 17, including three 3-pointers and 15 first-half points.
The Warriors led 42-23 at halftime and didn’t need long to shake off any rust from not having played in six days.
“It was one of those games neither team practiced all week,” Lakeside Lutheran head coach Kirk DeNoyer said. “The fact we have a senior group helped us out. It was critical we came out and shot it well and defended well. That set the tone for the rest of the night.”
Paske and DeNoyer spearheaded the initial Lakeside (11-3, 5-1 in conference) surge by scoring in the paint and on the perimeter.
“We have to score both from the inside and from the outside,” coach DeNoyer said. “When we have Cam and Will both clicking like they were, we are tough to stop.”
Senior guard Caleb Kuepers scored 10 points and senior forward Jack Monis supplied seven points.
Paske hit two buckets early in the second half and DeNoyer connected on a jumper in the lane to give the Warriors a 50-27 lead with 12 minutes, 10 seconds remaining.
Kuepers dished to Paske for a layup at the rim and finished a layin of his own to push Lakeside’s lead to 27.
Senior forward Caleb Raymond made a 3-point shot from the top of the key and junior guard Matthew Davis hit a layup to extend the lead to 30 points midway through the second half.
Davis hit a 3-pointer with seven minutes to go for Lakeside’s biggest lead at 62-30.
Lakeside knew containing Columbus (8-7, 2-4) forward Trent Casper (18.5 points per game) and center Ben Emler (17.7 ppg) were vital components of the game.
Casper finished with 13 points and Emler managed only 10.
“We focused on them,” coach DeNoyer said. “Cam and Jack both did a great job individually. The last time we played them our guards struggled keeping their guards out of the lane. It was a great team effort all around.”
Lakeside Lutheran remains tied with Lake Mills atop the Capitol North standings, one game better then Luther Prep with four league games to play.
Lakeside travels to Poynette for a Capitol North game on Monday.
LAKESIDE LUTHERAN 68, COLUMBUS 51
Columbus 23 28 — 51
Lakeside 42 26 — 68
Columbus (fg-ft-tp) — Bieker 1-3-6, Kahl 1-0-2, Zahn 3-1-7, Campbell 0-1-1, Osgood 1-0-3, Herschleb 0-1-1, Casper 3-6-13, Anderson 1-0-3, Schroeder 2-0-5, Emler 4-2-10. Totals 15 16-26 51.
Lakeside Lutheran (fg-ft-tp) — DeNoyer 5-4-17, Hackbarth 0-1-1, Kuepers 4-1-10, Jegerlehner 1-0-2, Davis 2-0-5, Schultz 1-1-3, Paske 8-1-18, Monis 3-1-7, Ulrich 1-0-2, Raymond 1-0-3. Totals 26 9-14 68.
Three-point goals — C, Bieker, Osgood, Casper, Anderson, Schroeder; LL, DeNoyer 3, Paske, Kuepers, Davis, Raymond.
Total fouls — C 15, LL 19.