Vikings climb in deep hole, can’t quite climb out in loss to Little Chute


By Kelly Fenton

The Denmark News


DENMARK – The Denmark High School boys basketball team couldn’t overcome Noah Mueller’s 28 points and fell, 56-51, on Monday night in Denmark.

Mueller rained in six three-pointers, including five in the first half when the Mustangs rolled to a 15-point lead and eventually led by 11 at the half.

The Vikings rallied to eventually cut the deficit to 44-42 on a three-pointer and a driving lay-up by Josh Pelischek with 6:20 remaining. But the Mustangs knocked down 7 of 8 free throws down the stretch, while Mueller, held scoreless through the first 14 minutes of the second half, added a two-pointer and a three as part of a 12-9 run to close it out.

Denmark fell to 7-6 in league play but didn’t lose any ground in the standings and remain in fifth place.

Pat Suemnick and Zane Short each scored 12 points, while Brady Jens added 10 and Pelischek eight.

See the Feb. 1 edition of The Denmark News for full story and photos.