The Manitowoc Lutheran boys basketball team got a team-high 13 points from Garrett Bush but never led as host Brillion prevailed 53-42 on Thursday.
The Lions jumped out to an early 9-0 lead before the Lancers (5-5, 3-4 Olympian Conference) were able to get on the board via a 3-point shot by Buch, one of three he’d make on the night.
When the horn sounded at the end of the first quarter, Buch’s 3 was the only score for Lutheran, which trailed 15-3 as Eric Kittel took control for Brillion scoring seven. Kittel would lead the Lions (9-2, 6-1 OC) with a game-high 18.
A 8-0 run starting in the middle of the second quarter put the Lancers within 21-15 at the end of first half. Brillion cooled off from the field while Lutheran took advantage of second-chance opportunities to pull closer.
The Lions led 17-3 and 21-7 in the second quarter but the Lancers converted six field goals in the frame.
Brillion got going early to start the second half, using a 7-1 run to lead 28-16 before David Menk broke the streak with a short basket.
With the Lions heating back, the Lancers trailed 35-22 before Buch drained his second 3-pointer of the night. Teammate Kyle Staudt got in the action for Lutheran to keep the Lancers within striking distance, trailing 38-30 after three.
Every time Lutheran seemed to cut away at the lead, Kittel and the rest of his Lions teammates start the next quarter hot, as Kittel made a quick 3 to push Brillion’s lead to 41-30.
In almost a carbon copy of the third quarter, Buch hit a 3-pointer to get Lutheran within six and the Lancers trimmed the deficit to 42-37 with 4:53 left in the game. Buch did his part to make Lions sweat, trying to answer Kittel as best he could.
With 1:10 left in the game, Brillion started to pull away at 50-40 after Lutheran had gotten within just four.
In the end, Kittel was too much for the Lancers to stop despite the furious comeback.
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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.
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St. Mary Central
Michael Daniels 13, Zachary Hoheisel 11, Connor Schodorf 6, Richard Vanden Branden 12, Seth Wallace 8.
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.
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.
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.