N.E.W. Lutheran's Nathan Claflin lays up a shot over Drummond's Andrew McKinney during the Shawano holiday tournament in December at the Kress Events Center.
Drummond boys basketball coach Josh Hanson realized in December what every team that played N.E.W. Lutheran found out this season.
"We learned that they are a good team," said Hanson, whose squad lost to the Blazers 45-41 at the Shawano Sun Drop Shootout at the Kress Events Center on Dec. 27. "They have a good, balanced attack. They also play good defense."
Less than three months later, the teams meet again with a lot more at stake in a WIAA Division 5 state semifinal at 1:35 p.m. Thursday at the Kohl Center in Madison. ...