Prep boys basketball: Lincoln rally falls short at home

Prep boys basketball: Lincoln rally falls short at home


Prep boys basketball: Lincoln rally falls short at home


Kyle Hoffman’s barrage of 3-pointer wasn’t enough as the Manitowoc Lincoln boys basketball team fell 61-50 over visiting Ashwaubenon on Friday.

Hoffman drained a team-high five 3’s and led Lincoln with 17 points as the Ships’ furious comeback was for naught.

The Ships trailed 14-0 before Patrick Johnson got Lincoln on the board with a 3-pointer with 3:21 left in the first quarter.

Ashwaubenon employed a suffocating defense to start with the Ships gathering steam after Johnson’s 3-pointer ended the quarter on a 7-4 run, facing an 18-7 deficit as the horn sounded.

The second quarter was similar, with the Jaguars using a 6-3 run to take a 24-10 lead at the halfway point of the frame.

Johnson’s layup off a steal got Lincoln within 11 with just more than a minute to go in the first half. Hoffman hit a pair of 3’s in the second and an Austin Mecca tip-in right before the half made the score 28-22 heading into the break. Johnson and Mecca were right behind Hoffman in scoring, with 13 and 12 points, respectively.

An increased defensive tempo by Lincoln led to an offensive explosion, with the Ships outscoring the Jaguars 15-10 in the second quarter and getting the deficit into single digits ending on an 8-0 run.

After scoring his first three points from the line, Mecca made a pair from the field including the final bucket of the half matching Johnson with seven points each in the half followed by Hoffman’s six.

The Jaguars ended the Ships’ 10-0 run which extended into the third quarter, with Lincoln facing an eight-point deficit moments after cutting the lead to four on two Mecca free throws three minutes into the second half.

Hoffman hit his third 3-pointer of the game followed by a lay-in by Nick Schroeder which brought the Ships back within single digits, trailing 38-31 with two minutes left in the third quarter.

Every time Ashwaubenon seemed to try to take command, Hoffman responded by leading the Ships by making his third 3-pointer of the quarter as Lincoln trailed 42-40 at the end of the third quarter.

Sensing blood in the water, Hoffman made two free throws to knot the game at 42-42 at the start of the fourth. Mecca’s layup on the next possession gave Lincoln its first lead of the game after trailing by as many as 14 points.

Ashwaubenon responded with a 6-0 run to take a 48-44 advantage with less than five minutes to go before Johnson got Lincoln back within one after nailing a 3-pointer. He blocked an inside shot by the Jaguars, but Ashwaubenon got the ball back and hit a 3-pointer of its own to regain a four-point lead.

With 2:05 remaining in the game, it remained a one-possession game before Ashwaubenon made a pair of free throws on consecutive possessions to lead 55-48.

The game was decided at the line, where the Jaguars iced the game hitting several free throws down the stretch.

Ashwaubenon 18 10 14 19 61
Lincoln 7 15 18 10 50


Jake Imig 8, Zak Imig 6, Bennett Koch 15, Eddie Mattia 18, Kyle Monroe 12, Sam Wisneski 2.


Kyle Hoffman 17, Patrick Johnson 13, Austin Mecca 12, Jake Rohrer 6, Nick Schroeder 2.

3-Point Goals – Ashwaubenon 6 (Jake Imig 2, Eddie Mattia 4), Lincoln 8 (Kyle Hoffman 5, Patrick Johnson 3), Total Fouls – Ashwaubenon 10, Lincoln 16.

Valders 67, Reedsville 58

The Panthers fell to the visiting Vikings despite a 23-point fourth quarter.

Valders led 39-22 at halftime and never looked back, having four players score at least 13 points. Forrest Fenlon led the way for the Vikings with a team-high 16 points followed by 14 each from Zack Goedeke and Ryan Jirschele while Thomas Schwoerer added 13.

Reedsville, meanwhile, saw Bryce Wenzel pour in a game-high 17, joined in double figures by teammate Brock Gilsdorf (11).

Both sides were proficient from beyond the arc combining for 13 makes, with Fenlon nailing three 3’s for Valders while Gilsdorf hit a pair for the Panthers.

Valders 14 25 15 13 67
Reedsville 10 12 13 23 58


Marc Bauer 6, Forrest Fenlon 16, Zack Goedeke 14, Dayton Goehring 4, Ryan Jirschele 14, Thomas Schwoerer 13.


Brett Dvorachek 5, Brock Gilsdorf 11, Bryce Hassemer 2, AJ Hynek 4, Bryler Kiekhaefer 7, Zach Laabs 4, Cody Schamburek 8, Bryce Wenzel 17.

3-Point Goals – Valders 7 (Forrest Fenlon 3, Zack Goedeke 1, Ryan Jirschele 1, Thomas Schwoerer 2), Reedsville 6 (Brett Dvorachek 1, Brock Gilsdorf 2, Bryler Kiekhaefer 1, Cody Schamburek 2), Total Fouls – Valders 16, Reedsville 17.

Hilbert 62, Manitowoc Lutheran 58

The host Lancers recovered from a 23-11 deficit after one quarter but couldn’t complete the comeback.

Three players were in double figures for Lutheran, with Jared Muench leading the way with 13 followed by 11 from Garrett Buch and 10 from Ethan Hillmer.

Hilbert 23 9 13 17 62
Manitowoc Lutheran 11 19 14 14 58


Evan Geiser 3, Mitch Gruett 13, Jordan Jones 13, Bryse Schaffer 6, Spencer Schulz 11, Zach Woelful 15.

Manitowoc Lutheran

Garrett Buch 11, Austin Gorte 6, Ethan Hillmer 10, Brad Kasten 5, David Menk 6, Jared Muench 13, Adam Schwede 7.

3-Point Goals – Hilbert 7 (Mitch Gruett 1, Jordan Jones 4, Zach Woelful 2), Manitowoc Lutheran 7 (Garrett Buch 1, Austin Gorte 1, Ethan Hillmer 2, Brad Kasten 1, Jared Muench 1, Adam Schwede 1), Total Fouls – Hilbert 13, Manitowoc Lutheran 16.

Brillion 53, Mishicot

The Indians fell behind early, as the Lions raced to leads of 15-2 after one and 27-12 at halftime and never let up.

Brillion outrebounded Mishicot 24-18 on the night, which was led by Chris Kornelly’s eight points followed by Derek Hlinak’s seven.

Mishicot 2 10 11 6 29
Brillion 15 12 18 8 53


Kyle Curry 2, Dalton Derene 2, Derek Hlinak 7, Chris Kornelly 8, Jake Murphy 3, Dustin Peterson 3, Bryan Willman 4.


Bob Hussey 2, Zach Jensen 8, Eric Kittel 13, Tyler Koerth 2, Tyler Lemke 6, Josh Lorenz 6, Tyler Olp 4, Jared Orth 12.

3-Point Goals – Mishicot 4 (Derek Hlinak 1, Chris Kornelly 1, Jake Murphy 1, Dustin Peterson 1), Brillion 3 (Eric Kittel 3), Total Fouls – Mishicot 11, Brillion 10.


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