The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans lost a heartbreaking 64-61 thriller to the Little Chute Mustangs Saturday afternoon in Luxemburg. Clutch three-point shooting and free-throws allowed Little Chute to overcome a nine-point deficit in the second half to claim the victory.
Both teams used a suffocating zone-trapping defense to limit offensive opportunities all night long. The game started out slow with the Spartans being held to a single point in the first four minutes but trailed only 4-1 at the time. The game stayed close all half as the teams went into intermission tied at 28 apiece.
Spartan junior Logan Doell caught fire in the second half scoring 18 of his game-high 23 points to push Luxemburg-Casco’s lead to nine points with over ten minutes to play. Little Chute battled back and controlled the tempo the rest of the way to secure the win.
Luxemburg-Casco (6-3) had a few opportunities to tie or take the lead at the end, but turnovers doomed a last-minute comeback. Little Chute (6-3) had four players in double figures with Kade VanAsten leading the way with 13.
The Spartans will look to bounce back on Tuesday when they travel to Denmark to take on the Vikings.