Columbus Catholic boys basketball blasts Neillsville

Posted on 10 December 2013 by paul

This story is sponsored by Forward Financial Bank

MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys basketball team continued to solid start to the season, posting a 57-34 win over Neillsville in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game Tuesday night at Columbus Catholic High School.

Columbus improves to 6-1 and 4-0 in the Cloverbelt East after handing Neillsville (3-1 overall and Cloverbelt East) its first loss of the season.

Neillsville led 10-9 after the first quarter and the score was tied at 20-20 at halftime.

The Dons came out of the break and dominated the second half, outscoring Neillsville 16-4 in the third quarter and 37-14 overall during the final 16 minutes.

Jake Puent had 16 points to lead Columbus Catholic.

The Dons play at Colby on Friday. The game will be broadcast on WOSQ-FM 92.3 and online at

Dons 57, Warriors 34
Neillsville 10 10 4 10 – 34
Columbus 9 11 16 21 – 57
Dux 4, Houge 6, Neville 5, Matson 8, Opelt 2, Grottke 9. Record: 3-1 overall and Cloverbelt East.
COLUMBUS (57): DeSmet 13, Fleischmann 14, Green 8, Payant 3, Nikolai 3, Puent 16. Record: 6-1, 4-0 Cloverbelt East.

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