STAR JOURNAL REPORT
For the third game in a row, the Rhinelander High School varsity boys basketball team found itself playing an extra 4 minutes.
The Hodags, who weren’t able to hold onto a 6-point lead with less than a minute left in regulation, ended up winning Tuesday’s Great Northern Conference game at Antigo in overtime, 68-61.
Both teams scored the same number of points in each half with the game tied 23-23 at halftime and 56-56 at the end of regulation. RHS led by only a point going into the final minute of overtime before closing out the game with a 6-0 scoring run that included a 2-point basket by Junior Howard and a pair of free throws apiece from Owen White and Reese Flores.
White recorded a double-double for the Hodags with 26 points and 16 rebounds, while Howard also scored in double figures with 10 points. RHS shot 23-63 (36.5 percent) from the field overall, but only 6-26 (23.1 percent) from 3-point range. The team went 16-19 (84.2 percent) from the free-throw line.
The win improved the Hodags’ season record to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the GNC going into Friday’s home conference game against Lakeland Union High School.
Hodags 68, Antigo 61 OT
Hodags 23 33 12 – 68
Antigo 23 33 5 – 61
Hodags: Easton Senoraske 2, Reeve Craig 4, Markus Johnson 3, Brad Comer 8, Brad Quade 4, Reese Flores 9, Owen White 26, Junior Howard 10, Matthew Reinthaler 2. 3-pointers: Comer 2, Howard 2, Johnson, Flores. Free throws: 16-19. Fouls: 18.