Bloomer Boys Start Basketball Season With Two Wins Last Week

Bloomer senior Leif Iverson goes up for the winning 2-point basket of the Blackhawks 51-50 win over the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Bulldogs on Friday, Dec. 6 in Bloomer. Iverson scored 11 points during the game.

In their first game of the season the Bloomer Blackhawks boys basketball team beat Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, 61-50, at the buzzer on Friday, Dec. 6 at home. The Blackhawks were also victorious at the Northwest Tip-Off Classic hosted by UW-Stout on Saturday, Dec. 7, beating Cadott 57-45.

The Blackhawk boys basketball team won its first game of the season and home opener (originally scheduled to be played in Chetek) Friday night with a 51-50 win over Chetek Weyerhaeuser. With the Blackhawks down 49-50 with 30 seconds to go on the clock Bloomer senior Leif Iverson shot the game winning basket against the Bulldogs.

Senior Austin Thur lead both teams in scoring with 24 points including five 3-point baskets. Iverson was second for Bloomer with 11 points followed by junior Charlie Herrick with nine points all from 3-pointers. Carter Hanson scored the most points for the Bulldogs with 12.

The boys turned right around and headed for Menomonie on Saturday to play in the Northwest Tip-Off Classic held at UW-Stout where they played the Cadott Hornets.

In Bloomer’s 57-45 win over Cadott on Saturday, senior Carter Rubenzer was the top scorer for Bloomer and tying with Cadott’s Cole Sopiarz for the game’s top scorer with 12 points. Rubenzer shot 3/5 and 2/2 on 2 & 3-pointers respectively. Junior Dalton Cook had 11 points for Bloomer, and Thur and Iverson each scored nine.

Bloomer (2-0, 1-0) plays Barron at home on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Bloomer 51, C-W 50

Friday, Dec 6, 2019

Chetek

Dakota Herrman 9, Broc Hoss 11, Carter Hanson 12, Sammy Grotberg 4, Kyle Bilodeau 14. (FGM, FTM-FTA TP) 18, 9-16, 50.

Bloomer

D. Cook 3, A. Thur 24, C. Crane 2, C. Rubenzer 2, C. Herrick 9, L. Iverson 11. (FGM, FTM-FTA TP) 18, 6-10, 51.

Chetek 28 22 – 50

Bloomer 23 28 – 51

3-point goals: Bloomer 9, (D. Cook 1, A. Thur 5, C. Herrick 3.) Chetek 5, (Dakota Herrman 1, Broc Hoss 3, Carter Hanson 1.)

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Bloomer 57, Cadott 45

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019

Cadott

Cole Sopiarz 7, Edward Mittermeyer 3, Brad Irwin 6, Ben Steffes 6, Cole Sopiarz 12, Mason Poehls 5, Mitchell Drilling 6. (FGM-FGA, FTM-FTA TP) 17-43, 5-6, 45.

Bloomer

Dalton Cook 11, Austin thur 9, Connor Crane 5, Carter Rubenzer 12, Trent Tozer 3, Charlie Herrick 2, Leif Iverson 4, Fritz ullom 2. (FGM-FGA, FTM-FTA TP) 23-44, 4-8, 57.

Cadott 18 27 – 45

Bloomer 34 23 – 57

3-point goals: Bloomer 7-20 (Dalton Cook 1, Autsin Thur 3, Carter Rubenzer 2, Trent Tozer 1.) Cadott 6-16 (Cole Sopiarz 1, Edward Mittermeyer 1, Ben Steffes 2, Cole Sopiarz 1, Mason Poehls 1.) Turnovers: Bloomer 11, Cadott 13. Rebounds: Bloomer 22 (4/18), Cadott 20 (4/16). Steals: Bloomer 5, Cadott 1. Assists: Bloomer 14, Cadott 6.