Plum City avoids upset against EaglesPLUM CITY -- The Blue Devils survived an opening-round scare Tuesday in the WIAA Division 5 regionals by rallying past No. 7 Pepin-Alma 50-46.
By: Eric Lear, The Republican Eagle
PLUM CITY -- The Blue Devils survived an opening-round scare Tuesday in the WIAA Division 5 regionals by rallying past No. 7 Pepin-Alma 50-46.
"We were just a little overconfident coming in," Plum City senior Tyler Churchill said. "We thought it was going to be a walk-through but they came ready to play."
The No. 2 Blue Devils built a 14-6 lead after one quarter of play, but they went ice cold in the second quarter and only netted three points.
"We might not have deserved to win that game," Blue Devils coach Paul Churchill said. "I'm not as excited as a should be. When you’re supposed to win and you win by four I guess you feel fortunate that you win the game because our kids didn't play well."
Plum City was just 2-for-12 from behind the 3-point line in the first half. The Eagles took an 18-17 lead into the locker room.
"We sure had our chances," P-A coach Loren Mueller said.
Eagles sophomore Cole Carroll had a 3-point attempt blocked late in the fourth quarter that would have tied the game.
Alex Gilles led Plum City (13-8) in scoring with 14 points while Chase Luebker and Chad Fox added nine apiece. Trevor Fink scored a game-high 20 points for P-A, which finished the year with a 5-16 record.
Plum City will play host to No. 3 Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran on Friday. For more on this game, pick up Saturday's Republican Eagle.