DeForest Boys Basketball Versus McFarland

The DeForest Norskies boys basketball team looks to make a run at state

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DeForest Boy’s team huddling up and getting hyped up before the game

On Friday, March 4th the DeForest boys basketball team played in a playoff game against the McFarland Spartans. The game took place at the DeForest Field House at 7 p.m. 

A key part of the game had been DeForest’s Nolan Hawk playing for the first time this season after having surgery in December. At the end of the game, Hawk ended the game with 20 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist. 

Hawk had a dunk that lit up the DeForest student section. He commented, “It felt amazing to play again. I loved how the student section was loud and energetic throughout the entire game”. 

The Norskies came out strong and didn’t look back. The game ended in favor of DeForest 68-53.

The Norskies had other contributors. Max Weisbrod had 26 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists, while Josh Jansen had 14 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist and a handful of blocks. 

The Spartans’ leading score had been Andrew Kelley who had 15 points and one rebound. 

The Norskies, as a whole, out-rebounded the Spartans. The Norskies ended the night with 42 total rebounds, while the Spartans only grabbed 23. 

The Norskies are back in action on Thursday, March 10th at Baraboo High School against the Oregon Panthers.