Prep boys basketball: De Pere hands Lincoln home loss

Prep boys basketball: De Pere hands Lincoln home loss


Prep boys basketball: De Pere hands Lincoln home loss


Austin Mecca scored a team-high 11 points but it wasn’t enough as the Manitowoc Lincoln boys basketball team fell to visiting De Pere 69-42 on Friday.

The Ships fell behind 5-0 but rebounded to take a 6-5 lead. A buzzer-beating 3-pointer by the Redbirds to end the first quarter gave De Pere a 13-10 advantage.

De Pere (18-3, 15-1 Fox River Classic Conference) continued the hot shooting in the second quarter, using the late 3-pointer to spark a 13-2 run.

With Matt Fischer making a pair of free throws to end the run, Lincoln (8-13, 6-9 FRCC) faced a 23-14 deficit.

When the first half came to and end, the Ships were outscored in the frame 24-10 and trailed 37-20.

Mecca converted his chances at the line and inside the paint to lead Lincoln with nine points at halftime.

The Redbirds took control in the second quarter after the Ships hung with the FRCC’s top team for much of the first.

One area which hurt Lincoln was when starter Patrick Johnson picked up his third foul early in the second quarter, forcing the Ships to sit one of their top defenders and sharpshooters.

Lincoln’s offense started to keep up with the visitors as Kyle Hoffman and Fischer started to hit from deep themselves.

Despite that, the Ships trailed 50-30 with 1:53 remaining in the third quarter. H

offman hit his second 3-pointer of the quarter to take a bite out of De Pere’s lead, as Lincoln faced an uphill climb down 52-33 entering the fourth quarter.

The final frame belonged to the Redbirds, who scored 17 behind another strong showing from beyond the arc.

De Pere made nine 3-pointers in the game to Lincoln’s four. The Red Birds shot 6-of-7 from the free-throw line to Lincoln’s 10-of-14 performance.

De Pere 13 24 15 17 69
Lincoln 10 10 13 9 42

De Pere

Adam Beyer 7, Kaden Coleman 2, Brett Marshall 2, Cooper Mocarski 12, Spencer Mocarski 6, Brevin Pritzl 23, Mitch Winter 17.


Matthew Fischer 7, Kyle Hoffman 8, Patrick Johnson 6, Austin Mecca 11, Jake Rohrer 2, Nick Schroeder 4, Trevor Terp 1, David Wronkowski 3.

3-Point Goals – De Pere 9 (Spencer Mocarski 2, Brevin Pritzl 5, Mitch Winter 2), Lincoln -Manitowoc 4 (Matthew Fischer 1, Kyle Hoffman 2, David Wronkowski 1), Total Fouls – De Pere 15, Lincoln 14.

Mishicot 48, Reedsville 47

Mishicot raced out to a 13-6 at the end of the first quarter and never looked back in the home win.

Reedsville (6-15, 4-13 Olympian Conference) was led by Brock Gilsdorf who had 17 points with the Panthers’ only 3-pointer.

Also for the Panthers, Bryce Wenzel and Bryler Kiekhaefer each had nine points.

For Mishicot (2-19, 2-15), Chris Kornelly had 17 points with one of the Indians’ three 3-pointers.

Reedsville shot 14-of-19 from the free-throw line to Mishicot’s 15-of-21 performance.

Reedsville 6 13 13 15 47
Mishicot 13 9 10 16 48


Brett Dvorachek 2, Brock Gilsdorf 17, Bryce Hassemer 2, AJ Hynek 2, Bryler Kiekhaefer 9, Cody Schamburek 2, Brady Wendland 4, Bryce Wenzel 9.


Justin Herman 3, Derek Hlinak 7, Chris Kornelly 17, Jake Murphy 7, Dustin Peterson 6, Bryan Willman 8.

3-Point Goals – Reedsville 1 (Brock Gilsdorf 1), Mishicot 3 (Chris Kornelly 1, Bryan Willman 2), Total Fouls – Reedsville 21, Mishicot 17.


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