Late steals help Raiders sink Pirates

Two defensive plays by Cam Boland gave the Arcadia boys basketball team a 47-45 win over Cochrane-Fountain City last week Monday.

Arcadia coach Ryan Sonnentag said C-FC had the ball with a chance to win the game before Boland got a steal and took it back for a layup to give the Raiders a 47-45 lead with 24 seconds left. 

The Pirates were going for a tie or the win on their next possession, but Boland forced a turnover, clinching the win for the Raiders.

The Raiders held a 32-26 lead at halftime before both teams struggled offensively. The Pirates eventually caught up, but defense led to offense and a win for the Raiders. The game-winning layup was Boland’s only field goal of the game.

Arcadia shot slightly better from the field going 17-for-43 (39.5 percent) to C-FC’s 16-for-43. Arcadia made eight three pointers to C-FC’s three,but the Pirates had five more made free throws. 

Kaden Updike led Arcadia with 14 points while Trev Bjorge scored 12 and Kevin Cruz had 10.

Arcadia (2-11, 1-5) hosted Osseo-Fairchild on Monday. They will go to Viroqua on Thursday, followed by a trip to Sparta on Friday. This coming Tuesday, the Raiders are set to host Eau Claire Regis before welcoming Black River Falls next week Friday.

Arcadia (field goals/attempts-free throws/attempts-rebounds-fouls-points) — Rotering 0/1-0/0-0-0-0 Boland 1/2-2/2-2-3-4 Baier 0/2-0/0-3-1-0 Bjorge 5/5-0/0-2-5-12 Weltzien 1/4-0/0-3-3-2 Gomez 2/6-1/4-4-0-5 Updike 4/10-2/3-3-0-14 Cruz 4/10-0/0-3-2-10 Braun 0/3-0/0-2-0-0

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