Brett Linzmeier exploded for 15 points in the third quarter on four 3-pointers and the Two Rivers boys basketball team defeated visiting non-conference foe Luxemburg-Casco 61-43 on Tuesday night.
Liznmeier finished with a game-high 25 points and five 3-pointers while teammate Brett Kasper had 10 points on two 3-pointers.
Kasper had a team-high 11 rebounds for Two Rivers (2-2) while Linzmeier was second with 10.
Until the third quarter the game was a back-and-forth affair featuring lengthy runs and droughts by each team.
The Raiders, who never trailed in the game, began on a 5-0 run and after leading 12-9 entering the second quarter went on an 8-0 run to make it 20-9 with 3:48 left in the first half.
But Luxemburg-Casco (1-3) rebounded by going on an 11-0 run to make it 20-20 and at halftime Two Rivers led 22-20.
Linzmeier finished the half with seven points — with no 3-pointers — and seven rebounds while Brett Kasper had a then-team-high of eight points.
Aided by Linzmeier’s outburst, the Raiders began the second half on a 10-run and never looked backed as they scored more points in the frame — 23 — than they did in the entire first half to make it 45-28 entering the final quarter.
Individual and team statistics for Luxemburg-Casco were not submitted to the Herald Times Reporter as of press deadline.
Cameron Greene 2, Brett Kasper 10, Brett Linzmeier 25, Austin Rehrauer 5, Brett Slaby 5, Dexter Smith 6, Jordan Steckler 2, Erik Wiegand 3, Ethan Willman 3.
3-Point Goals – Luxemburg-Casco 8, Total Fouls – Luxemburg-Casco 12.