Nashua-Plainfield senior Austin Bienemann scored his 1,000th career point on Tuesday night in a 56-55 loss to Newman Catholic. Bienemann need 21 points going into Tuesday night’s game to reach the milestone. He made the benchmark bucket half way through the fourth quarter, putting the Huskies ahead 49-42. Late in the game the Husky boys clung to a one point lead, but a turnover with 25 seconds to go lead to the Knights making the go-ahead bucket. The Huskies had a last chance to score when they got to ball back in the front court with one tick left on the clock, but were unable to connect on a catch and shoot play. Bienemann’s 24 points on the night lead all scorers. Sophomore Bo Harrington scored 18. The Husky boys move to 2-1 on the season.
In the girls game, Nashua-Plainfield came up just short against the Newman girls, 44-42. The Husky girls trailed through much of the first half, but with tenacious defense they were able to tie the game in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter the Huskies were able to take a lead, but were not able to maintain it to the buzzer. The Huskies had the ball with a chance to score off of an inbound play with two seconds remaining, but weren’t able to get the final shot off in time. Jennah Carpenter scored 16 points for the Huskies, while Breanna Hackman contributed an additional 14. The Husky girls are now 2-1, with wins over Rockford and Northwood-Kensett.
The Huskies will be at home for their next contest against St. Ansgar on Monday. KCHA 95.9 will be there with live coverage with Jason Rude on the call. Pregame at 6:05 and and tip off at 6:15.