Middleton

Cardinals

61

Verona

Wildcats

62

January 28, 2016, 10:00 pm
  1 2 F
Middleton 30 31 61
Verona 27 35 62

Verona 62, Middleton 61

Junior guard Nathaniel Buss scored 20 points and none more important than the second of two free throws in the double bonus with 12.5 seconds remaining to give Verona a 62-61 victory against Middleton on Thursday night in a Big Eight conference game.

Cole Schmitz converted a 3-point play for the Wildcats (6-9, 5-9) with 4:18 left to tie the Cardinals (15-1, 10-1) at 55. Buss made two free throws and scored a basket following a Max Fink steal to take a 59-55 lead.

With 2:48 left, CJ Fermanich answered with a 3-point play to cut the score to 59-58. Kwan Clements made two free throws with 58.0 to make the score 61-58 only to have Tyree Eady tie it on a 3 with 46.0 left. Eady fouled Buss on a drive to set up for the winning free throw attempts.

Eady finished with 24 points. Schmitz had 17 and Clements added 12.

Team Stats

Middleton
FGM
22
3PM
6
FTM
9
FTA
11
PF
17
Verona
22
FGM
3
3PM
15
FTM
20
FTA
9
PF

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