Prep boys basketball: Two Rivers falls in 2OT

Prep boys basketball: Two Rivers falls in 2OT

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Prep boys basketball: Two Rivers falls in 2OT

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After erasing an 11-point second-half deficit, the Two Rivers boys basketball team couldn’t complete the comeback bid in a 61-59 double-overtime home loss to Sheboygan Falls on Tuesday night.

The Raiders tied the game up at 43-43 with 2:05 left in the fourth quarter and after a couple of sloppy possessions from both teams the pair entered the first overtime with the same score.

Down 49-45 in the first overtime, Two Rivers’ Brett Linzmeier hit a 3-pointer with 10.9 seconds left and moments later hit another 3-pointer at the buzzer to make it 51-51 and force a second overtime.

In the second overtime period, the Raiders couldn’t capitalize off of turnovers and missed a number of layups. Linzmeier was called for an offensive foul, his fifth of the game, and as he exited the game Raiders coach Randy Fredrikson was given a technical foul.

The ensuing free throws were made by Sheboygan Falls to make it 56-51 with 2:56 left in double overtime.

Fifty seconds later, Two Rivers’ Brett Slaby made a 3-pointer to tie it at 56-56 and moments later teammate Ethan Willman hit a 3-pointer with 52 seconds left in the period to give the Raiders a 59-58 lead — their first lead since being up 16-14 early in the second quarter.

But as they did all night, Sheboygan Falls made crucial free throws and held off the Raiders as Slaby missed a 3-pointer as the horn signaled the end of the game.

The teams exchanged runs of 6-0 and 7-0 to make it 12-11 Two Rivers after one quarter, but Linzmeier picked up his third foul and sat out the entire second quarter. Despite the missed time, he finished with 18 points — eight coming in the third quarter — while teammate Brett Kasper had a team-high 22 points.

Down 27-19 at halftime, Two Rivers came out in the second half using a zone to prevent Linzmeier and Dexter Smith, who picked up his third foul of the game with just less than two minutes left in the second quarter, from getting any more fouls.

The defense worked as the Raiders cut their deficit to 35-30 entering the fourth quarter.

Individual statistics for Sheboygan Falls were not provided to the Herald Times Reporter as of press deadline.

Sheboygan Falls 11 16 8 8 8 10 61
Two Rivers 12 7 11 13 8 8 59

Two Rivers

Cameron Greene 3, Brett Kasper 22, Brett Linzmeier 18, Brett Slaby 5, Dexter Smith 2, Ethan Willman 9.

3-Point Goals – Two Rivers 5 (Brett Linzmeier 2, Brett Slaby 1, Ethan Willman 2), Total Fouls – Two Rivers 25 ().

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