Orioles fall to Adams-Friendship in end to landmark season

Posted 3/9/22

Orioles fall to Adams-Friendship in end to landmark season The Oriole boys varsity basketball season of 2021-22 is officially in the books, and what a season it was. With Stanley-Boyd finishing near …

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Orioles fall to Adams-Friendship in end to landmark season

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Orioles fall to Adams-Friendship in end to landmark season

The Oriole boys varsity basketball season of 2021-22 is officially in the books, and what a season it was. With Stanley-Boyd finishing near the top of the conference before falling to end the season against Adams-Friendship this past Friday, the highlights were many. Oriole boys varsity coach Tom Hause had more to share when reached for comment.

"We finished the season 16-9 winning the 2nd Place Conference crossover game,” he said. “Each one of our varsity players scored their single game career highs in points this season. This is one of the factors that made us a tough match up, we had multiple players that could lead us in scoring.”

Coming out Friday to face Black River Falls in a home matchup, the Oriole boys came away from the game victorious, with Carsen Hause making a buzzer beater at the end of the game play, the Orioles finishing with 64 points to 62 for Black River Falls. The win from behind set up the Orioles to play Adams-Friendship the following night for the Regional Champion- ship, in which they finished with 38 points to 54 for the Green Devils. With regard to the game against Black River Falls from the night previous, Coach Hause had the following to share.

“We were playing from behind most of the game,” he said. “Down the stretch we had a few key plays on our baseline inbounds that we picked up easy buckets and Carsen knocked down 2 three pointers to give us the lead. It was back and forth the last few possession with Black River Falls Sophomore Anderson matching our offense each time. We had one last opportunity with 4.8 seconds left and the ball out of bounds on our baseline. Black River Falls defended our set play well and Cooper threw the ball out deep to Carsen. Carsen drove left and made a free throw jump shot as time expired for the win!” Hause said for the Orioles As to the game against Adams-Friendship, the game was lost in the second half, with a four point lead by the Green Devils expanding to 16 as Adams-Friendship pulled ahead, fueled in part by a steady stream of successful free throws from Adams-Friendship player Carsen Klaus, the Orioles racking up 15 fouls in the second half to just seven for Adams Friendship.

Regarding Oriole player stats for the back to back games of last week, there were as follows.

Starting with the game against Black River Falls on Friday, the team score leader was Carsen Hause with 32 total game points, followed by Henry Hoel with 11 game points. Lucas Smith made 10 points for the Orioles, Brady Potaczek made nine, and Cooper Nichols made two.

Of the 32 points made by Hause, nine were two-pointers, four were three-pointers, and two were free throws. For Hoel, it was five two-point ers and one free throw, while for Smith the game contribution was made up of two three pointers, one two-pointer, and two free throws. Potaczek made one three-pointer and three two-pointers against Black River Falls, while Cooper Nichols scored two free throws.

Scoring on Saturday against Adams-Friendship, Hause made away with 15 points for the Orioles, Hoel with 12 points, Smith with eight points, Nichols with two points, and Potaczek with one point. As the squad was taken off the floor to give underclassmen experience in the last minutes, the students and fans had one message. “Thank you seniors,” they said in a show of appreciation in the face of the bittersweet end to basketball season.