Published On: Wed, Dec 19th, 2007

Cedar boys claim first win


MADISON — The Cedar Catholic boys’ put their first ‘w’ of the year on the board Friday.
Cedar defeated MidState Conference foe Madison. The win improves the Trojans’ record to 1-3 on the season.
Madison took charge of the contest from the start, hanging a 16-13 lead on Cedar in the opening frame.

The Dragons raced out to an early 6-2 lead before Kyle Kramer hit a jumper with just under six minutes left in the frame to make it 6-4. The Dragons then hit two more before Kramer hit again to cut the defict to 10-6.Madison’s Jason Eisenmann and Kevin Wintz then traded three-pointers to make it 13-9 with just over three minutes left in the opener. The Dragons held a decisive 16-9 lead before Andy Dickes came off the bench and fired up the Trojans with two quick buckets to cut the deficit to 16-13 at the buzzer.
Cedar bounced back with a big 19-10 second-quarter run to  earn the lead and take a 32-26 lead into the locker room at the halftime break.
Madison regained the momentum in the second quarter with a 7-2 run to put Cedar in a 23-15 hole. Mark Dendinger ended the scoring drought with a three-pointer. Tyson Leise then hit a jumper and a pair of free throws to trim the deficit to six points —26-20.
Leise provided the spark for Cedar in the second quarter, hitting for six points in the frame and leading Cedar on a 14-2 run to close out the second quarter and give the Trojans their first lead of the game.
“I felt the kids settled down and played well after giving up 16 in the first quarter,” Cedar Catholic Coach Matt Steffen said.
The teams were dead even in the third quarter, with both Cedar and the Dragons hitting for 10 points in the frame. Kevin Wintz paced the Cedar offense in the quarter with four points.
The Trojans earned an 18-17 scoring advantage in the final frame to seal the win. Kyle Kramer paced the offense in the final frame with 10 points, all off of jumpers in the paint. Mark Dendinger also hit 4-5 free throws for Cedar down the stretch.
Three Cedar Catholic athletes hit for double figures in the contest. Kyle Kramer paced the offense with 16  points. Kevin Wintz added 11 and Tyson Leise hit for a career-high 10 points. Leise and Wintz also led the team in rebounds with five each.
Cedar was in action again Tuesday when Dodge came to town. The Trojans are now off until Dec. 28 when they Host the Cedar Catholic Holiday Tourney. Cedar will open the tourney against Wynot.

Cedar    13    19    10    18—60
Madison    16    10    10    17—53

Cedar        Madison
FG    23-49        19-43
FT    12-20        12-29
3 pt    2-4        3-11
Reb    30        34
TOs    19        24
Fouls    23        20

Cedar – Kyle Kramer, 16; Kevin Wintz, 11; Tyson Leise, 10; Mark Dendinger, 7; Andy
Dickes, 4; Nick Lauer, 4; Corey Kruse, 2; Neil Kramer, 2; Tim Wieseler, 2; Tony Heine, 2. Madison – Derrick Becker, 12; Quante Dorsey, 10; Jacob Daberkaw, 9; Ryne Thompson, 9; Jason Eisenmann, 5; Jacob Sunderman, 4; Drew Wagner, 3; Grant Wolken, 1.
Cedar – Tyson Leise, 5; Kevin Wintz, 5; Tim Wieseler, 4; Corey Kruse, 3; Nick Lauer, 2; Tony Heine, 2; Kyle Kramer, 2; Andy Dickes, 1. Madison – Derel Becker. 7; Ryne Thompson, 7; Quante Dorsey, 6.

Cedar- Kevin Wintz, 4; Nick Lauer, 3; Tyson Leise, 3; Mark Dendinger, 1; Tim Wieseler, 2; Andy Dickes, 1; Corey Kruse, 1.

Cedar- Tyson Leise, 4;  Tim Wieseler, 3;; Kyle Kramer, 2; Andy Dickes, 1; Corey Kruse, 1; Nick Lauer, 1.