Dons start season 2-0, host Loyal on TuesdayBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWISCONSIN RAPIDS — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys basketball team improved to 2-0 with a tight 54-51 victory over Wisconsin Rapids Assumption on Saturday as part of the Cranberry Classic at Assumption High School.The game was close throughout as the Dons led by two at halftime and went on to win by three.Hunter Schultz scored 16 points, Nick Malovrh had 15, and Evan Nikolai added 13 points for the Dons.Joe Grundhoffer led Assumption (1-1) with 20 points.The Dons host Loyal in their Cloverbelt Conference East Division opener Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com)Dons 54, Royals 51Columbus Catholic 26 28 – 54Assumption 24 27 – 51COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (54): Billy Young 6, Matthias Gouin 0, Nick Malovhr 15, Evan Nikolai 13, Hunter Schultz 16, Tyler Fuerlinger 4, Charles Payant 0. Record: 2-0.ASSUMPTION (51): Jon Trickey 2, Brady Baltus 10, Joey Biebl 2, Jacob Sullivan 6, Trevor Newton 9, Dominic Schneieder 2, Joe Grundhoffer 20, Nathaniel Clark 0, Brandon Birkhauser 0. Record: 1-1.
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