Park boys basketball: Wolfpack falls to 1-4 with pair of non-conference lossesThe youthful Park boys basketball team finished off its non-conference schedule with a 1-4 record after a pair of lopsided losses last week.
By: Patrick Johnson, sports editor, South Washington County Bulletin
The youthful Park boys basketball team finished off its non-conference schedule with a 1-4 record after a pair of lopsided losses last week.
The Wolfpack (1-4) are fielding a young lineup this season. Its lone senior is forward Mike Broskoff. Park has eight juniors and five seniors on the roster currently.
Its inexperienced showed last week as the Wolfpack lost 77-44 at Red Wing on Tuesday and 97-48 on the road at Simley on Friday.
Red Wing (4-2) jumped out to a 43-22 lead on Park at the half and cruised to the win. Park had 10 different players score in the loss. It’s only player to hit double figures, however, was Anthony Juba, who had a team-high 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting. In addition, Sully Brenke had five points and four rebounds. Aaron Gorres led Park on the glass, hauling down five rebounds. Red Wing’s Ty Buck led all scorers in the game with 25 points. The Wolfpack shot 36 percent from the floor in the loss.
It was déjà vu all over again for Park against Simley.
The Spartans (2-0) stormed out to a 52-15 halftime lead and never looked back.
For Park, Klika led the way with 11 points, while Gorres scored eight points and Broskoff chipped in seven points.
The Wolfpack begins Suburban East Conference play this week in hopes of ending a long conference losing streak. Park played host to Stillwater (3-0) on Tuesday, after the Bulletin went to print. Up next for Park is a home game against Hastings (1-2) on Friday. Tip-off is set for 7:15 p.m.