Boys Basketball: 10th-ranked Wingers win third in a rowRyan Boldt was a difference maker on both ends of the court for Red Wing Tuesday as the Wingers defeated Waseca 61-46 in Waseca.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Ryan Boldt was a difference maker on both ends of the court for Red Wing Tuesday as the Wingers defeated Waseca 61-46 in Waseca.
Boldt finished with 19 points, nine rebounds and three steals.
“He was outstanding tonight,” Red Wing head coach Doug Toivonen said. “He got to the basket a bunch. Defensively, he just took the guy he was guarding out of the game. It was a great night for Ryan.”
Jon Sevlie provided 13 points for the 10th-ranked (3A) Wingers (7-3), Luke Bryant had nine points and Ty Buck tallied two points and eight assists.
“He had a lot of nice passes that led to layups,” Toivonen said of Buck.
Josh Kummerfeldt led the Bluejays (6-7) with 18 points as Waseca played its third consecutive game against a ranked opponent. The Bluejays fell to second-ranked (2A) St. Peter and second-ranked (3A) Austin.
Red Wing led 31-17 at halftime and held Waseca to just 28.8 percent shooting for the game. The Bluejays also turned the ball over 14 times.
“We did a real good job of taking away their dribble penetration,” said Toivonen. “Because we took it away … they were not getting a lot of open shots. We did a good job of contesting everything.”
The Wingers begin the Missota Conference season Friday at home against Farmington.
“Our effort tonight was outstanding we did not exactly execute well,” Toivonen said. “We were frustrated because we left a lot of points out there and we did not shoot as well and finish under the basket as well. I did not feel like we were clicking on all cylinders. It’s exciting because we’re working to get better.”