Prep boys basketball: TR moves on, beats Chilton

Prep boys basketball: TR moves on, beats Chilton

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Prep boys basketball: TR moves on, beats Chilton

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The No. 4-seeded Two Rivers boys basketball team started Saturday night’s WIAA Division 3 State Boys Basketball Tournament regional semifinal on an 11-0 run and never trailed en route to a 77-63 home win over No. 5 Chilton.

Two Rivers (16-7, 9-5 Eastern Wisconsin Conference) didn’t allow Chilton (17-6, 13-5 Olympian Conference) to score its first points until three minutes were left in the first quarter.

Shortly thereafter, though, Two Rivers standout Brett Linzmeier was taken out of the game as he was called for his second foul and was additionally hurt on the play.

The Tigers took advantage, and with Linzmeier out until five minutes were left in the first half, Two Rivers’ lead was trimmed to 32-27 at halftime. Linzmeier had 11 points and three 3-pointers in the first half and finished with a game-high 23 points, five 3-pointers, seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals.

Linzmeier and teammate Dexter Smith hit 3-pointers late in the third quarter and a Jordan Steckler field goal had Two Rivers leading 54-43 entering the fourth quarter.

The Raiders made eight 3-pointers in the game and went 15-of-17 from the free-throw line to Chilton’s 6-of-11 performance. The game was originally to be played on Friday night but inclement weather in Eastern Wisconsin caused the game to be postponed.

Two Rivers also had double-digit scoring performances from Dexter Smith, who had 14 points and seven rebounds with two 3-pointers, and Cameron Greene, who had 10 points and four assists. Also for the Raiders, Brett Kasper had 12 points — all in the second half — with seven rebounds.

Two Rivers will now be at No. 1 Brillion (20-3, 16-2 OC) on Monday at 7 p.m. for the regional championship game.

Chilton 8 19 16 20 63
Two Rivers 17 15 22 23 77

Chilton

Patrick Barany 5, Jered Bruckner 14, Lucas Forstner 8, Isaac Greuel 8, Andrew Huss 13, Tyler Mathes 2, Brett Meyer 4, Jerad Wagner 4.

Two Rivers

Cameron Greene 10, Brett Kasper 12, Brett Linzmeier 23, Mac Shimulunas 1, Dexter Smith 14, Jordan Steckler 6, Ethan Willman 7.

3-Point Goals – Two Rivers 8 (Brett Linzmeier 5, Dexter Smith 2, Ethan Willman 1), Total Fouls – Chilton 18, Two Rivers 17.

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