The Two Rivers boys basketball team started off hot from the 3-point line to take an early lead and held off a late rally by host Kewaskum in a 49-43 Eastern Wisconsin Conference win on Friday night.
After shooting 8 percent from the 3-point line in Saturday’s 60-38 loss to Manitowoc Lincoln, the Raiders were 6-of-7 on 3-pointers in the first quarter to jump out to leads of 9-2 and 18-4.
Kewaskum (1-3, 0-2 EWC), though, cut it to 18-10 at the end of the frame and a 14-4 run cut the Two Rivers (1-2, 1-1 EWC) lead to 22-19 with three minutes left in the second quarter.
With the Raiders leading 27-23 at halftime, Kewaskum took its first lead of the game at 30-29 with just more than three minutes left in the third quarter.
Down 33-31 entering the fourth quarter, Two Rivers switched up its defense and began to shoot better from the free-throw line, and at the three-minute mark, the Raiders’ Dexter Smith made a 3-pointer to give Two Rivers a 43-41 lead it wouldn’t relinquish the rest of the way.
Brett Linzmeier had a team-high 12 points for Two Rivers while Smith added 11. Lizmeier Smith tied for a team-high with six rebounds while Linzmeier was 7-of-9 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter. Brett Slaby was third in scoring for the Raiders with nine points, which was scored on three 3-pointers in the first half.
For the game Two Rivers shot 16-of-56 but was 10-of-24 from the 3-point line and 7-of-13 from the free-throw line.
Individual and team statistics for Kewaskum were not submitted to the Herald Times Reporter as of press deadline.
Two Rivers hosts Luxemburg Casco on Tuesday.
Cameron Greene 2, Brett Kasper 7, Brett Linzmeier 12, Brett Slaby 9, Dexter Smith 11, Jordan Steckler 2, Ethan Willman 6.
3-Point Goals – Two Rivers 10 (Brett Kasper 1, Brett Linzmeier 1, Brett Slaby 3, Dexter Smith 3, Ethan Willman 2).
Waupun 53, Kiel 41
Kiel trailed visiting Waupun 13-6 after the first quarter and despite a fourth-quarter rally could not emerge victorious.
The Raiders shot 5-of-9 from the free-throw line while Waupun went 13-of-18.
For Kiel (1-4, 0-2 EWC), Seth Woods had a team-high 11 points while teammate Jordan Meyer added 10.
A complete Waupun roster, along with individual statistics, was not submitted to the Herald Times Reporter as of press deadline.
Terren Driscoll 6, Jack Meunier 3, Jordan Meyer 10, Brock Schneider 3, Carter Voelker 1, Jacob Winkel 7, Seth Woods 11.
3-Point Goals – Waupun 2, Kiel 2 (Jordan Meyer 2), Total Fouls – Waupun 13, Kiel 17.
LATE THURSDAY Brillion 65, Reedsville 43
Reedsville trailed host Brillion 20-8 after the first quarter and never recovered.
Brock Gilsdorf led the Panthers with 20 points while teammate Zach Laabs added 10.
Brock Gilsdorf 20, Bryler Kiekhaefer 6, Zach Laabs 10, Cody Schamburek 3, Bryce Wenzel 4.
Zach Jensen 6, Eric Kittel 23, Tyler Koerth 9, Tyler Lemke 5, Josh Lorenz 1, Jordan Mentzel 4, Tyler Olp 8, Travis Stever 2.
3-Point Goals – Reedsville 4 ( Gilsdorf 1, Kiekhaefer 1, Laabs 2), Brillion Public s 6 ( Kittel 4, Koerth 1, Lemke 1), Total Fouls – Reedsville 19, Brillion 13.
Roncalli 64, Hilbert 37
Isaiah Bessert 14, Alex Deets 4, Josh Erickson 1, Tyler Heyduk 3, Nate Lassila 18, Alec Salutz 3, Sam Scheer 6, Nick Stelzer 13.
3-Point Goals – Roncalli 12 ( Bessert 4, Heyduk 1, Lassila 1, Salutz 1, Scheer 2, Stelzer 3), Total Fouls – Roncalli 17.
Valders 63, St. Mary Central 51
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St. Mary Central
Cameron Butler 10, Andrew Depies 4, Zachary Hoheisel 3, Connor Schodorf 4, Richard Vanden Branden 18, Seth Wallace 12.
Marc Bauer 6, Forrest Fenlon 18, Zack Goedeke 7, Dayton Goehring 2, Ryan Jirschele 4, Evan Schueler 2, Thomas Schwoerer 19.
3-Point Goals – St. Mary Central 13 ( Butler 2, Hoheisel 1, Vanden Branden 6, Wallace 4), Valders 9 ( Fenlon 4, Jirschele 1, Schwoerer 4), Total Fouls – St. Mary Central 18, Valders 14.