The streak is now at 11 straight for Caledonia as the Warriors rolled into Wisconsin Saturday and came out with a 66-57 win over the Logan Rangers at Logan High School.
With four players in double figures, Caledonia led by as many as 24 points in the second half but held on after the Rangers scored 13 points in the final three minutes to make it a little more of a contest. Kyle Sorenson led Caledonia with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal and block as Caledonia improved to 12-1 on the season. Colton Lampert and West Spier added 12 each, and Owen King tossed in 10 for the Warriors, who have not lost since Dec. 3. “We had a nice game. They (Logan) have some big kids, but we caused a lot of turnovers and our guard play is getting better and better,” coach Josh Diersen said.
Caledonia used an early 14-5 run to go up 18-8 and led 21-11 after eight minutes, playing four quarters in Wisconsin. With a 33-26 lead at halftime, the Warriors went on a 21-9 run in the third quarter to take a 57-37 lead into the fourth quarter. But the Rangers outscored Caledonia 20-9 to get Logan within single digits. Caledonia hung on down the stretch for the win. “Kyle had a real nice game,” Diersen said. “We rebounded well – West had nine boards and Josh Nord had six, plus Austin Bauer had half-a-dozen assists. He did a good job distributing the ball. If we can keep the tempo up, we’ll go on a run.”
Caledonia has a busy week ahead.
On Monday night they hosted Fillmore-Central. On Friday night the team hosts the only team to beat them this season when Rushford-Peterson comes to Caledonia for what may be the game of the year. “They might be setting up chairs for that one – it will be a great atmosphere,” Diersen said.
The Warriors would like to remind all fans that Friday’s game will be another “Black Out” game with all fans asked to wear black. On Saturday the Warriors will play another home game when they host Waukon, Iowa, in a 5 p.m. tilt.
– Brady Ambrose
CALEDONIA 66, LOGAN 57
La Crosse Logan:11-15-11-20—57
CALEDONIA (12-1): Kyle Sorenson 15, Colton Lampert 12, Austin Bauer 5, West Spier 12, Owen King 10, Gavin Schroeder 4, Josh Nord 4, Seth Twite 4.
LOGAN (2-9): Kenny Chen 4, Anthony Wright 2, Jensen Hinton 4, Trey Davis 5, Preston House 11, Zach Hoeth 3, Chase Johnson 4, Vince Hamilton 4, Evan Verhota 14, Tanner Pierzina 6.