Prep boys basketball: TR's Linzmeier breaks record in win

Prep boys basketball: TR's Linzmeier breaks record in win

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Prep boys basketball: TR's Linzmeier breaks record in win

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Senior Brett Linzmeier’s 3-point shot has been a staple of the Two Rivers boys basketball team’s offense ever since he joined the program, so in a 99-55 road win over New Holstein on Thursday night, it was no surprise he became the Raiders’ all-time leading scorer by hitting the shot defenses don’t want him to take.

With just less than four minutes left in the third quarter — after scoring the first five points of the half — Linzmeier’s 3-pointer gave him 1,416 points as a Raider, passing Nathan Karman’s previous record of 1,415.

Linzmeier entered the game needing 23 points to surpass the old mark — he netted 15 points in the first half — and he finished with exactly 23 points as his point total now stands at 1,416 as he sat out the fourth quarter.

Two Rivers started the game on a 9-0 run and after leading 19-15 at the end of the first quarter went on an 18-0 run to start the second quarter to lead 44-23 at halftime.

The Raiders forced 14 first-half turnovers and Ethan Willman had three 3-pointers to tally nine first-half points. Willman finished the game with 20 points.

Also for Two Rivers, Dexter Smith finished with 14 points.

Willman’s 3’s were a sign of things to come as the Raiders made a total of 14 3-pointers to set a new record for most 3’s made in a game. The old mark was 12.

Two Rivers began the third quarter on a 12-2 run and led 77-38 entering the final frame. The Raiders’ previous season-high point total was 77 points in a road win over Kewaunee earlier this month.

The win was Two Rivers’ sixth in a row and ninth in its last 10 games.

The Raiders now will have a week off as their next game comes on Feb. 1 as they travel to Sheboygan Falls, which handed them a 61-59 home loss in early December.

Individual and team statistics from the game were not submitted to the Herald Times Reporter as of press deadline.

Sheboygan Falls 62, Kiel 57

Kiel got behind 20-13 at the end of the first quarter and despite a second-quarter comeback couldn’t overcome Sheboygan Falls in the home loss.

Jacob Winkel had a team-high 21 points to lead the Raiders while teammate Cole Voelker had 14 points with two 3-pointers.

Sheboygan Falls had seven 3-pointers to Kiel’s three while the Raiders were 6-of-11 from the free-throw line while the Falcons were 17-of-23.

Sheboygan Falls 20 10 16 16 62
Kiel 13 16 13 15 57

Sheboygan Falls

Connor Clark 5, Nate Heili 2, Jake Hucke 24, Will Meyer 2, Jacob Tenpas 5, Joe Van Engen 1, Matt Wilke 23.

Kiel

Terren Driscoll 2, Bryce Gannigan 5, Carter Voelker 8, Cole Voelker 14, Jacob Winkel 21, Seth Woods 7.

3-Point Goals – Sheboygan Falls 7 (Connor Clark 1, Jake Hucke 3, Matt Wilke 3), Kiel 3 (Bryce Gannigan 1, Cole Voelker 2), Total Fouls – Sheboygan Falls 11, Kiel 19.

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