Prep boys basketball: Lincoln stuns host Bay Port

Prep boys basketball: Lincoln stuns host Bay Port

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Prep boys basketball: Lincoln stuns host Bay Port

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Austin Mecca carried the Manitowoc Lincoln boys basketball team with a team-high 20 points en route to a 51-42 victory over host Bay Port on Friday.

The Pirates (7-4, 5-1 Fox River Classic Conference) took an early 8-2 lead before the Ships got within two, but Lincoln (5-8, 2-4 FRCC) showed a resiliency all game.

Lincoln’s offense was diverse in the early going, with three different Ships scoring their first six points. A Mecca layup with seconds remaining in the first quarter tied the game at 10-10 entering the second quarter.

Mecca and teammate Matt Fischer each scored four points in the first quarter to power the Ships offense.

A quick 5-0 run to start the second quarter by Bay Port was ended by a Patrick Johnson bucket. Johnson finished the game with 12 points to join Mecca in double figures.

The Ships settled down after the early onslaught to trail 15-14 midway through the quarter.

Lincoln trailed 22-19 after two quarters, gaining a bit of confidence by going shot-for-shot with a tough Bay Port squad which entered the game undefeated in Fox River Classic Conference play.

After suffering many early-season injuries, the Ships were healthy tonight, allowing Lincoln coach Brian Gallagher to substitute more and fresher players at the end of the game.

A 3-pointer to start the second half gave Lincoln new life and the Ships took the lead for the first time on the very next possession on a Mecca layup to make it 24-22.

Moments later Mecca made yet another basket and was fouled during the shot, converted the free throw to help the Ships build a 27-23 advantage.

Bay Port came back to take a narrow two-point lead before Mecca tied the game at 29-29. Johnson drained a 3-pointer seconds later after an offensive foul by the Pirates to regain the lead for the Ships 32-29.

As the horn buzzed to end the third quarter, Johnson made a lay up to give Lincoln a 36-33 cushion.

Both sides continued the script of trading baskets to start the fourth quarter, with the Ships holding a narrow lead before Johnson hit another 3-pointer to give Lincoln it’s largest lead at that point of five points, 41-36. Kyle Hoffman extended that lead to eight after hitting a 3-pointer of his own.

Hoffman made a pair of free throws as the Ships led 46-40 with 3:09 left in the game.

Mecca continued his strong second half, giving Lincoln its largest lead of the game at 51-40 with just less than a minute to play.

A late basket by Bay Port trimmed the final score but a rejuvenated Ships squad got a much needed win on the road, outscoring the Pirates 15-9 in the final frame to pull away.

Lincoln 10 9 17 15 51
Bay Port 10 12 11 9 42

Lincoln

Matthew Fischer 2, Kyle Hoffman 8, Patrick Johnson 12, Austin Mecca 20, Jake Rohrer 3, Nick Schroeder 6.

Bay Port

Peyton Armstrong 2, Ryan Frieder 12, Ryan Grabig 10, Steven Minzlaff 6, Tucker Noe 2, Tyler Sagal 10.

3-Point Goals – Lincoln 5 (Kyle Hoffman 2, Patrick Johnson 2, Jake Rohrer 1), Bay Port 6 (Ryan Frieder 2, Ryan Grabig 2, Tyler Sagal 2), Total Fouls – Lincoln 11, Bay Port 12.

Campbellsport 45, Kiel 39 OT

Host Kiel fell after being outscored 9-3 in the extra frame.

Kiel trailed 24-15 at halftime before breaking off a 21-12 run in the second half to force overtime. Jacob Winkel led the Raiders in scoring with a team-high 13.

Kiel made one 3-pointer in the game to Campbellsport’s six. The Cougars were 7-of-14 from the free-throw line while Kiel was 6-of-12.

Individual scorers for Campbellsport were not provided to the Herald Times Reporter as of press deadline.

Campbellsport 7 17 7 5 9 45
Kiel 10 5 14 7 3 39

Kiel

Terren Driscoll 7, Bryce Gannigan 2, Jack Meunier 4, Jordan Meyer 3, Carter Voelker 5, Cole Voelker 3, Jacob Winkel 13, Seth Woods 2.

3-Point Goals – Campbellsport 6, Kiel 1 (Terren Driscoll 1), Total Fouls – Campbellsport 11, Kiel 16.

LATE THURSDAY St. Mary Central 54, Mishicot 48

Trailing 23-20 at halftime, host Mishicot was outscored 15-9 in the third quarter and couldn’t complete the comeback bid.

Mishicot trailed 12-11 at the end of the first quarter and 38-29 entering the fourth quarter.

Chris Kornelly had a team-high 23 points with one 3-pointer while teammate’s Derek Hlinak and Bryan Willman each added eight points for the Indians. Willman had two 3-pointers and Hlinak had one.

Mishicot shot 4-of-9 from the free-throw line while St. Mary Central was 12-of-16.

St. Mary Central 12 11 15 16 54
Mishicot 11 9 9 19 48

St. Mary Central

Michael Daniels 13, Zachary Hoheisel 11, Connor Schodorf 6, Richard Vanden Branden 12, Seth Wallace 8.

Mishicot

Derek Hlinak 8, Chris Kornelly 23, Tim Kue 2, Jake Murphy 7, Bryan Willman 8.

3-Point Goals – St. Mary Central 6 (Zachary Hoheisel 2, Richard Vanden Branden 2, Seth Wallace 2), Mishicot 4 (Derek Hlinak 1, Chris Kornelly 1, Bryan Willman 2), Total Fouls – St. Mary Central 17, Mishicot 14.

Reedsville 60, Wrightstown 59

At Wrightstown, Reedsville took its first lead of the game since early in the first quarter with five minutes left and held off the Tigers.

Brock Gilsdorf led Reedsville with 15 points and a pair of 3-pointers while teammate Cody Schamburek added 12 points. Also for the Panthers, Brett Dvorachek had 10 points with two 3-pointers.

Reedsville shots 8-of-15 from the free-throw line while Wrightstown was 15-of-18.

Reedsville 13 10 20 17 60
Wrightstown 9 20 16 14 59

Reedsville

Nathan Dietrich 2, Brett Dvorachek 10, Brock Gilsdorf 15, Bryler Kiekhaefer 7, Zach Laabs 6, Cody Schamburek 12, Bryce Wenzel 8. Totals 8-15 60.

Wrightstown

Doug Fabry 20, Brandon Kahler 10, Nathan Larson 4, Cole VanSchyndel 17, Dylan Zwick 8. Totals 15-18 59.

3-Point Goals – Reedsville 6 (Brett Dvorachek 2, Brock Gilsdorf 2, Bryler Kiekhaefer 1, Cody Schamburek 1), Wrightstown 4 (Doug Fabry 1, Cole VanSchyndel 2, Dylan Zwick 1), Total Fouls – Reedsville 15, Wrightstown 15.

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