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Ugly victory, pretty record

Lasers survive low-scoring battle, bump to 4-0

Dec. 5, 2012

Kettle Moraine's boys basketball team might be the only state prep team in history to win a game scoring 103 points and another scoring 35 in the same span of three weeks. The undefeated Lasers will take them both.

Opening the Classic 8 Conference slate at home against Waukesha North, the Lasers held the Northstars scoreless in the fourth quarter and prevailed with a 35-30 victory. The win moved KM to 4-0 on the season, adding to their best start since 1987.

"It was a goofy game," KM coach Brad Bestor said. "We played good D and rebounded and had a solid fourth quarter."

The Lasers did hold the ball for 3:30 in one possession in the fourth to contribute to North's goose egg in the period, and Kettle Moraine was able to win after trailing by 1 point heading into the final frame.

"We just didn't shoot very well," Bestor said. "We were 3-for-14 from three, and we did get some good looks inside of their 2-3 zone, but we just missed. We missed a lot of bunnies. It's kind of a hard one to explain, just an ugly grind-it-out game."

Mitchell Oleson finished with 10 points, Mike Ottusch added 9, and Paul Miller had 8 for a team that battles Waukesha West on Friday.

Box Score

Kettle Moraine 35, Waukesha North 30

Kettle Moraine FG FT TP
Miller 4 0-1 8
Perron 1 0-0 3
Oleson 5 0-0 10
Giese 1 2-2 5
Ottusch 4 1-2 9
Totals 15 3-5 35

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