Enright leads Cooney boys past Warriors
Oconomowoc got over the 24-hour flu on Jan. 8.
After coming up short on Jan. 7 against West Bend West in a makeup assignment, the Raccoons hosted Muskego in a nonconference game a day later. The host school mounted a mini-rally against the Warriors in the second half, winning, 56-48.
Senior Tyler Enright scored down low on a pass from junior Nick Pierce, giving Oconomowoc a 29-24 lead with 3:30 to play in the third quarter. Early in the third quarter, senior Aaron Cramer made good on a 17-foot jump shot for a 37-29 home team advantage. Enright muscled his way inside two minutes later, fighting two Muskego players for the ball and drew a foul. He calmly steeped to the free throw line making both shots to give Oconomowoc (4-8) a 42-33 lead.
Oconomowoc received successful shots from senior Danny Duffy, junior TJ Schlundt and a defensive rebound from junior Canton Larson inside a minute to seal the deal.
"I thought we shot pretty poorly tonight, and they were able to get a little lead and then hit some shots when they needed to in the fourth quarter," Muskego head coach Andy Capes said. "We had a few defensive lapses, and then No. 3 for Oconomowoc (Larson) beat us a few times when we tried to come back getting on-the-ball pressure. He got in the lane a couple times, and that hurt."
The Warriors (5-9) got 20 points from junior Turner Kehoe. Senior Josh Breider scored 9 points, and Cotton added 8 points.
Enright had 14 points, leading three players from Oconomowoc in double figures. Larson and Schlundt both scored 13 points.
"I thought in the second and third quarters we played very well defensively," Oconomowoc head boys basketball coach Kurt Melton said. "After a tough game last night, the kids found their focus, and again, doing it without Mitch (senior Mitch Pauers). He's a spark plug for us."
Pauers missed his second straight game due to the flu.
Melton was impressed with the play of Enright on Tuesday.
"That might have been Tyler Enright's best game of the season," Melton said. "He was very effective down low. It's always a team game and we played as a team tonight."
Oconomowoc 56, Muskego 48
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