Oconto came to Chilton Monday night with an 11-3 record, but the Blue Devils were still a relative unknown to the Tigers. Chilton found out that the 11-3 record was no fluke.
With the exception of a few moments, Chilton fought an uphill battle all night and suffered a 63-48 non-conference defeat.
“We haven’t played in a week, and I thought we had good practices, but we were out of sync at times,” said Tiger coach Corey Behnke.
Austin Grube’s bucket tied the game at 39 with 12:36 left, but Oconto answered that with an 18-3 run over the next five minutes to put the game away.
“We would make a run at them and I think we might felt a bit too good about it and then Oconto would come right back down the floor with an answer,” added Behnke.
Lukas Halbach led the Tigers with 12 points. However, he was the only one in double figure scoring for 3-7 Chilton. Alex Breckheimer grabbed nine boards to go with his eight points and Alek Lemke canned three three-point field goals for nine points.
“Now we will play like an NBA schedule,” adds Behnke as Chilton will have back-to-back games with Valders. The first was this past Tuesday in Valders and then the Vikings come to Chilton Friday night.
JV’s roll past Oconto
Balanced scoring was the rule as John Pauly and the Chilton JV1 team took charge early and posted an easy 55-26 win over the Blue Devils. Max Mueller had ten points, Ryan Pierquet nine, Austin Grube and Will Fuerbringer eight each, Zander Bowe seven and Zac Halbach six.