Eagles Fend Off Clippers, Daoust Nears 2,000-point mark

Southern Door’s 13-point halftime lead shrunk to a one-possession advantage in the second half Monday, but that’s as close as Sturgeon Bay’s boys basketball team could get before losing in the Eagle Gym, 74-66.

The Clippers relied on their perimeter shooting to stay in the game by making 11 three-pointers, but the Eagles’ top scorer, junior Drew Daoust, had another big night with 23 of his game-high 42 points coming in the second half.

Daoust, who is now 7 points from becoming the first Door County player to reach 2,000 career points, made four field goals from behind the arc. Daoust will likely surpass the mark on Thursday when the Eagles play at Algoma.

Southern Door got another 12 points from Caden Pierre, who made the team’s other two three-pointers.

Calvin Richard led three Sturgeon Bay players in double figures with 22 points, which included four three-pointers. Danny Lodl added 12 points with a pair of three-pointers, while Garrett Ulberg scored 10 more.

The Eagles remain atop the Packerland Conference at 11-0 and are 15-4 overall.

The Clippers (7-5, 10-10) host their next game Feb. 13 against Algoma.

Southern Door’s Tyler Neinas (21) soars to the hoop past Sturgeon Bay’s Calvin Richard (10) during Monday’s game in the Eagle Gym. Photo by Kevin Boneske.