Mistakes sink Blue Devils in 20-point lossThe Plum City boys basketball team was unable to overcome a rash of turnovers in the second quarter of a 68-48 loss to Mondovi.
By: Red Wing Republican-Eagle sports staff, Pierce County Herald
MONDOVI - The Plum City boys basketball team was unable to overcome a rash of turnovers in the second quarter of a 68-48 loss to Mondovi.
Senior Chad Fox led the Blue Devils (6-9, 5-9 Dunn-St. Croix) with 24 points and three blocks. Senior Lawton Radle finished with 15 points and three assists while senior Kris Krueger had a team-leading eight rebounds. Plum City had seven steals in the game but turned the ball over 20 times.
“Their press got us playing out of our comfort level,” Blue Devils head coach Zach Watkins said. “They sped us up.”
A.J. Risler scored 16 points, including three 3-pointers in the first quarter, to lead Mondovi and Quinn Buchholz added 10 points. 10 players scored for Mondovi.
The game was tied 18-18 at the end of the first quarter but Plum City committed 10 turnovers in the second quarter and Mondovi caught fire from the 3-point line. Mondovi made 8 of 16 3-pointers in the first half and led 41-28 at halftime.
The Blue Devils played without leading scorer, Chase Luebker, who was out with an ankle injury and sickness but is expected back for Plum City’s game Monday at home against Gilmanton. It is the first of four consecutive home games for the Blue Devils.