Stockbridge vs. Webberville at Dansville – – Boys Basketball – – The Bleacher Denizen – – December 7, 2021 – – by Chuck Krafft

Tonight, the Bleacher Denizen is in Dansville. Dansville is hosting two boys basketball games to bring in the new season. In the first game, the Webberville Spartans will take on the Panthers from Stockbridge. This is the first game of the season for both teams.

Both coaches were generous with information about their teams. The Webberville Spartans, coached by Nate Lott, are led by his son, Senior fourth year player Nate Lott, who runs the point and basically can do anything his coach asks of him. He is tall enough to defend and score inside. He is athletic and skilled enough to defend and play on the perimeter. He shoots well, is an excellent ball handler and a great passer.

The second best player, Kolson Lycos, who is excellent on slashes to the basket and has a great motor, will be keeping the scorebook today as he recovers from an injury. He should be back on the court in January. Riley Kingsley plays well in the post. He has great offensive moves; he is also a strong rebounder and defender inside. Caleb Howard is strong slashing to the basket and is a determined perimeter defender as well. Max Mills and Tate Mills are scrappy, tireless perimeter defenders.

The Stockbridge Coaching Staff, led by Head Coach Jacob Robidou, gave me the following information about their Panther players. Drew Robinson is the point guard; he is very competitive and plays tough perimeter defense. Jacob Sawicki is a good scorer at the forward position. He is a threat from the three point line, in the mid-range game and at slashing to the basket. Drew Philipp is a versatile player who can play inside or out. He is a good leader, and also quite competitive and clever. Kegan Collins is good with his three point shot or at slashing to the basket. David Kluesner rebounds well. He also is a threat to hit the three point shot or score in the post.

Joseph Ballagh is a good three point shooter, accurate from the free throw line and gives Stockbridge ball handling help. Daniel Mahler is a tall rebounder who provides toughness and hustle. Hayden Ellsworth is a big guy who can help in the post. Micah Bolton and Collin Cook have great team attitudes and never stop hustling.

It is now time to review the events of this contest through the occasionally observant eyes of a Bleacher Denizen who was never able to escape church league when he attempted to play basketball in the days of yore. He was never able to completely grasp that when the opposing team cheered as he scored a basket, he was scoring for the wrong team. The mind boggles!!

Stockbridge loses the opening tap out of bounds, so Webberville gets the first possession. The Spartans miss a three point attempt from the side. Nate Lott draws a charging foul from the Panthers. Webberville misfires on a threeball near the top of the key. Drew Robinson passes to Kegan Collins, who hits a three pointer from the side to give Stockbridge the first three points of the game.

Nate Lott responds by driving and hitting a two point jumper for the Spartans. Stockbridge misses a three point shot from the side. The rebound goes out of bounds and Webberville gets the ball. Webberville misses a driving layup. The Drew connection comes into play as Drew Philipp zips a cross court pass to Drew Robinson, who hits a three point shot from the side to give his Panthers a 6-2 lead.

Drew Robinson steals the ball for the Panthers. Stockbridge misses a three point shot from the wing. Webberville misses a runner in the lane; the rebound goes out of bounds and Stockbridge takes possession. Caleb Howard knocks the ball away from the Panthers and Nate Lott grabs it for the Spartans. Nate Lott hits a layup for Webberville. Kegan Collins hits a putback for Stockbridge to give the Panthers an 8-4 lead.

Webberville misses a jump shot from the free throw line. Tate Mills snags the offensive rebound for the Spartans. Nate Lott drives from the side and hits a layup for Webberville. Stockbridge misses a shot. David Kluesner gets the offensive rebound for the Panthers. Jacob Sawicki hits a two point jumper for Stockbridge. Webberville misses a jump shot. Drew Robinson passes to David Kluesner, who hits a layup to extend the Panther lead to 12-6.

Webberville misses a threeball from the top of the key. Jacob Sawicki passes to Drew Philipp, who hits a layup for Stockbridge. Drew Robinson blocks a Webberville three point attempt. Caleb Howard hits a fast break layup for Webberville. Jacob Sawicki throws a threeball through the hoop from the wing to push the Panther lead to 17-8.

Riley Kingsley drives the baseline and hits a reverse layup for Webberville. He is fouled on the play and makes his free throw. Stockbridge misses a three point shot from the corner. Nate Lott is fouled on a driving runner in the lane. He hits one of his two free throws to trim the Panther lead to 17-12 with 1:55 remaining in the first quarter.

Stockbridge misses a three point shot from the corner. Jacob Sawicki steals the ball for Stockbridge. The Panthers miss a layup. Nate Lott passes to Garrett Goodwin, who drills a three point shot from the corner to chop the Panther lead to two points. Garrett Goodwin knocks the ball away from Stockbridge and Riley Kingsley picks it up for Webberville. Kegan Collins steals the ball for Stockbridge. The Panthers miss a layup. Webberville misses a three pointer from the top of the key. Riley Kingsley gets the offensive rebound for the Spartans. Webberville misses a layup. Stockbridge misses a jump shot. Nate Lott passes to Garrett Goodwin, who throws in a threeball from the corner at the buzzer to give his Spartans an 18-17 lead.

Webberville inbounds the ball to start off the second quarter. The Spartans miss a jumper from the free throw elbow and foul on the rebound. Stockbridge misses a layup. Drew Robinson grabs the offensive rebound for the Panthers. Stockbridge misses a layup. Webberville misses a layup. Nate Lott gets the offensive rebound for the Spartans. Webberville misses a layup. The rebound goes out of bounds and the Spartans retain possession.

Webberville misses a three point shot from the side. Riley Kingsley saves the rebound for Webberville. Webberville misses a jump shot from the wing. Stockbridge misses a shot. Micah Bolton gets the offensive rebound for Webberville. Kegan Collins makes a six foot banked shot from the side to give his Panthers a 19-18 lead.

Webberville misses a three point attempt from the corner. Drew Robinson passes to Joseph Ballagh, who sinks a three point shot from the side for Webberville. Riley Kingsley hits a layup for Webberville. Stockbridge misses a jump shot from the free throw line. Webberville misses a threeball from the wing. Nate Lott gets the offensive rebound; he dribbles in and hits a layup to tie the game at 22-22.

Stockbridge misses a three point shot from the corner. Nate Lott hits a fast break layup to give the lead to his Spartans. Stockbridge misses a layup. Kegan Collins aggressively ties the ball up. The Possession Arrow is impressed by his hustle and determination; the ball is awarded to Stockbridge. Stockbridge misses a driving layup. Jacob Sawicki pulls down the offensive rebound for the Panthers. Riley Kingsley blocks a Stockbridge layup. Webberville turns the ball over. Max Mills gets his hand on the ball and Stockbridge loses the ball out of bounds. Collin Cook nearly steals the ball for Stockbridge, but Webberville recovers. Nate Lott hits a three pointer from the top of the key to give Webberville a 27-22 lead.

David Kluesner is fouled on a driving layup and hits one of his two free throws for Stockbridge. Drew Philipp pulls down the offensive rebound for Stockbridge. Chase Abner’s tight defense causes a Panther double dribble violation. Drew Philipp steals the ball for the Panthers. Stockbridge misses a driving layup. The rebound goes out of bounds and the Panthers get another opportunity. Stockbridge travels with the ball. (Basketball cliches can be interesting. I’m not sure that travelling without the ball is very newsworthy.)

Webberville misses a three point shot from the side. Caleb Howard’s defense causes Stockbridge to miss a driving layup. Webberville loses the ball out of bounds. Stockbridge loses a pass out of bounds. Webberville misses a three point shot from the side. Caleb Howard steals the ball and passes to Chase Abner for a layup that gives his Spartans a 29-23 lead.

Stockbridge misses a three point shot from the side. Shane Abner banks in a fast break runner for Webberville. Drew Robinson passes to Joseph Ballagh, who hits a three point shot from the side for the Panthers. Webberville misses a long heave at the rim at the buzzer.

Webberville leads 31-26 at halftime.

Kegan Collins leads the halftime scoring for Stockbridge with 7 points. Joseph Ballagh has 6 points and Jacob Sawicki has 5 points.

Nate Lott leads the Webberville scoring with 14 points. Garrett Goodwin has 6 points and Riley Kingsley has 5 points.

Webberville inbounds the ball to start off the third quarter. The Spartans miss a three point shot from the wing. Stockbridge misses a fast break layup. Webberville misses a layup. Drew Philipp passes to Joseph Ballagh, who hits a three point shot to cut the Spartan lead to 31-29.

Stockbridge disrupts Webberville and there is a scramble for the ball, but the Spartans get it back. Riley Kingsley hits a layup for Webberville. Stockbridge misfires on a threeball from the side and misses a putback. Caleb Howard makes a fast break layup for Webberville. Stockbridge turns the ball over. Webberville misses a three point shot from the side. Riley Kingsley hits a putback for Webberville to give the Spartans a 37-29 lead.

Stockbridge misses a layup. Webberville misses a fifteen foot shot form the side. Nate Lott knocks a Panther pass out of bounds, but Stockbridge retains possession. Stockbridge misses a three point shot from the wing. Micah Bolton gets the offensive rebound for the Panthers. Stockbridge misses a three point shot from the wing. Riley Kingsley hits a layup for Webberville. Stockbridge misses a layup. Webberville loses a pass out of bounds. Kegan Collins is fouled on a driving layup and hits one of his two free throws to shave the Spartan lead to 39-30 with 3:10 to play in the quarter.

Caleb Howard passes to Chase Abner, who hits a threeball from the top of the key for Webberville. Stockbridge misses a three point shot from the corner. Drew Robinson knocks a pass out of bounds to prevent a Webberville layup. Webberville gets the ball back, but misses a layup. Chase Abner blocks a Stockbridge fast break layup. The ball goes out and the Panthers get another possession. Stockbridge misses a three point attempt from the side; the ball goes out of bounds and this time, Webberville takes it. Caleb Howard passes to Nate Lott, who is fouled on a layup and hits one of his two free throws. With 2:18 to go in the third quarter, the Webberville lead is at 43-30.

The rebound from the missed free throw goes out and Webberville gets the ball back. Nate Lott inbounds the ball to Riley Kingsley, who hits a layup for the Spartans. Stockbridge misses a three point shot from the corner. Micah Bolton gets another offensive rebound for the Panthers. Stockbridge misses a three pointer from the wing. Webberville misses a three point shot from the corner. Caleb Howard gets the offensive rebound and passes to Garrett Goodwin, who fires in a three pointer from the corner to boost the Spartan lead to 47-30.

Stockbridge misses a three point shot from the side. Micah Bolton (tonight’s Panther offensive rebounding king) gets (you guessed it!) the offensive rebound for Stockbridge. Stockbridge is fouled on a layup, but misses two free throws. Webberville misses a three point shot from the side. Riley Kingsley hits a putback for the Spartans. Micah Bolton drives the baseline and is fouled on a layup. He hits two free throws to cut the Webberville lead to 49-32 with 5.6 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

Webberville is not able to shoot before the buzzer sounds. After three quarters, Webberville has a 49-32 lead.

Stockbridge inbounds the ball and the fourth quarter is underway. Max Mills steals the ball for Webberville. Nate Lott is fouled on a layup and hits one of his two free throws for the Spartans. David Kluesner passes to Kegan Collins, who drains a threeball from the wing. Webberville’s lead is at 49-35.

Webberville misses a three point shot from the side. Max Mills steals the ball for the Spartans. Webberville misses a layup. Stockbridge misfires on a triple try near the top of the key. The Panthers get the offensive rebound, but Nate Lott steals the ball for the Spartans. Webberville misses a three point shot from the wing. Caleb Howard steals the ball for Webberville. The Spartans miss a fast break layup. Riley Kingsley knocks Stockbridge’s outlet pass out of bounds; the Panthers retain possession.

Stockbridge misses a three point shot from the side. Drew Philipp gets the offensive rebound for the Panthers. Stockbridge is fouled, but misses the first shot of a one and one free throw opportunity. Webberville misses an eight foot shot in the lane; the rebound goes out of bounds and Stockbridge takes possession. The Panthers miss a layup. Webberville misses a twelve foot shot from the baseline. Riley Kingsley gets the offensive rebound and is fouled on a putback. Riley Kingsley hits one of his two free throws to give Webberville a 51-35 lead with 5:05 to play in the game.

David Kluesner is fouled and hits one of his two free throws for Stockbridge. Drew Robinson gets the offensive rebound for the Panthers. Stockbridge misses a jump shot. Joseph Ballagh gets the offensive rebound for the Panthers. Kegan Collins passes to Jacob Sawicki, who hits an eight footer from the side for Stockbridge.

Webberville turns the ball over. Stockbridge loses the ball out of bounds. Joseph Ballagh steals the ball. Stockbridge misfires on a threeball from the corner. Nate Lott drives, spins and hits a layup for Webberville. Stockbridge is fouled, but misses the first shot of a one and one opportunity. Micah Bolton gets another offensive rebound for Stockbridge. Stockbridge misses a jump shot. Joseph Ballagh gets the offensive rebound for Stockbridge. Drew Philipp is fouled and hits one of his two free throws for the Panthers. With 3:42 left on the clock, Webberville’s lead is at 53-39.

Caleb Howard passes to Riley Kingsley, who hits a layup for Webberville. Micah Bolton reacts quickly to ensure that a loose ball does not become a Panther turnover. Stockbridge misses a three point shot from the wing. Drew Philipp gets the offensive rebound for the Panthers. Stockbridge misses a jump shot. Drew Philipp gets the offensive rebound for the Panthers. Stockbridge misses a shot. Webberville misses a layup, but gets the offensive rebound. Nate Lott drives in for a Spartan layup. Jacob Sawicki drives in for a Panther layup. At this point, Webberville has a 57-41 lead.

Nate Lott hits a fast break layup for Webberville. Stockbridge misses a three point shot from the side. Webberville reciprocates and misses a three point shot from the side. Max Mills gets the offensive rebound for the Spartans. Nate Lott hits a layup to give Webberville a 61-41 lead.

Tate Mills knocks a Stockbridge pass out of bounds; the Panthers get the ball back. Nate Lott steals the ball for Webberville. Webberville misses a layup. Stockbridge drives and misses a five foot shot in the lane. Webberville misses a sixteen footer from the wing. Riley Kingsley gets the offensive rebound, is fouled and hits two free throws to push the Webberville lead to 63-41 with 54.1 seconds remaining in the contest.

Riley Kingsley knocks the ball away from Stockbridge and Nate Lott picks it up for Webberville. Nate Lott hits a fast break layup for the Spartans. Stockbridge misses a layup. Daniel Mahler hits a putback, is fouled and makes a free throw for Stockbridge. Nate Lott passes to Caleb Howard, who is cutting to the basket; Caleb Howard makes a layup for Webberville. Jacob Sawicki is fouled and hits one of his two free throws for Stockbridge. Webberville is fouled, but misses the front end of a one and one. Stockbridge misses a thirty footer at the final buzzer.

Webberville wins the game, 67-45.

Kegan Collins led the Stockbridge scoring with 11 points. Jacob Sawicki joined his teammate in double figures with 10 points. Joseph Ballagh contributed 9 points. David Kluesner put in 4 points. Drew Robinson, Drew Philipp and Daniel Mahler each had 3 points. Micah Bolton tallied 2 points.

Nate Lott led the victorious Spartan team with 25 points. Riley Kingsley supported his teammate with 20 points. Garrett Goodwin had three three pointers for 9 points. Chase Abner contributed 7 points. Caleb Howard added 6 points.

Dansville and Perry played the second game that night. Here is the play by play of that game!

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