STAR JOURNAL REPORT
After trailing by five points at halftime Friday, the Rhinelander High School varsity boys basketball team waged a second-half comeback to win its Great Northern Conference home game over Tomahawk, 35-30.
The Hodags, who trailed 16-8 late in the first half for their largest deficit of the game before a 3-pointer by Brad Comer pulled them within five at intermission, were led in scoring by Owen White with 12 points.
RHS shot 11-35 (31.4 percent) from the field overall and 6-19 (31.6 percent) from 3-point range. The team also went 7-15 (46.7 percent) from the free-throw line.
The win, which avenged a recent road loss to the Hatchets, improved the Hodags’ season record to 6-3 in the GNC and 10-5 overall. Tuesday’s non-conference game at Wausau West was postponed. RHS’s next conference game is Thursday at Medford.
Hodags 35, Hatchets 30
Hatchets 16 14 – 30
Hodags 11 24 – 35
Hodags: Reeve Craig 4, Brad Comer 9, Reese Flores 2, Owen White 12, Junior Howard 2, Matthew Reinthaler 6. 3-pointers: Comer 2, White 2, Reinthaler 2. Free throws: 7-15. Fouls: 12.