Sunday, January 30, 2011


Manitowoc Roncalli took on Rocori in a boys' basketball game as part of the Minnesota Breakdown
Border Battle. Manitowoc came into the game with a record of 14-1 and they were ranked #6 in
Division 3 in Wisconsin. Rocori came into the 12-5 and were ranked 14 in Class AAA.

Manitowoc Roncalli came out in a tough man-to-man full court press. They looked to apply pressure to
Rocori from the beginning of the game.

Rocori did a good job of getting the ball out of the basket on the defensive end and getting it to the
other end of the court.
Both teams traded baskets in the first half. The defense that was played was very good by each team. It
took each team a while to get into the flow of the game.
Mike Gresl for Manitowoc connected on some deep three-point shots that gave them confidence.
The game was close throughout the first half. Neither team was able to go on a run.
Manitowoc used a strong man-to-man defense. Rocori had a hard time getting to the basket because of
Manitowoc’ pressure.
At halftime the score was Manitowoc 40 and Rocori 29.
As the second half got underway Rocori came up in a strong man-to-man defense. They wanted to slow
down Manitowoc.
Mantiowoc did a good job of swinging the ball around the three-point line.
Rocori didn't back down from Mantiowoc as they were able to fight back and cut into the deficit.
Rocori went on a run midway through the second half. They got within four points. At 5:32 left to go
in regulation the score was Manitowoc 54 and Rocori 50.
Both teams battled to the end. Rocori went cold the last 5:32 of the game.

Manitowoc came away with the 54-64 victory over Rocori. The leading scorers for Manitowoc were
Ben Stelzer with 41 points that included 10 three-pointers, and Mike Gresl with 11 points. The leading
scorers for Rocori were Jonah Eisenschenk with 24 points and Nathan Meyer with 14.

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