Prep boys basketball: Two Rivers falls late in road loss

Prep boys basketball: Two Rivers falls late in road loss

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Prep boys basketball: Two Rivers falls late in road loss

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Leading most of the way, the Two Rivers boys basketball team allowed host Sheboygan Falls to go on a 17-2 run spanning the third and fourth quarters in a 62-49 loss on Friday night.

With both teams last playing on Jan. 24, Two Rivers’ loss snapped a six-game winning streak and makes them 8-2 over their last 10 games.

Coming off a 99-55 road win over New Holstein, the Raiders started off strong and looked poised to avenge their 61-59 double overtime home loss to Sheboygan Falls in December.

Sheboygan Falls (12-6, 7-4 Eastern Wisconsin Conference) led most of the first quarter but Two Rivers (11-6, 5-5 EWC) led 14-13 at the end of the frame.

For the rest of the half it was a back-and-forth affair but a Mac Shimulunas 3-pointer gave Two Rivers a 22-18 lead and an Ethan Willman 3-pointer made it 25-20.

At halftime the Raiders led 27-24.

Shimulunas had all seven of his points in the second quarter while Willman added six points in the half and had a team-high 14 in the game.

At the break Two Rivers had four turnovers, 19 rebounds and was 5-of-10 on free throws while Sheboygan Falls had five turnovers, 16 rebounds and was 2-of-2 on free throws.

With 6:15 left in the third quarter, Sheboygan Falls took its first lead since early in the second quarter at 30-29 but a Brett Linzmeier 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the frame gave the Raiders a 42-37 lead entering the fourth quarter.

Sheboygan Falls went on an 11-0 run that was ended when Linzmeier made two free throws to cut the Raiders’ deficit to 48-44.

Linzmeier finished the game with 10 points.

The Falcons went on to make the run 17-2 and outscored Two Rivers 25-7 in the final frame.

Two Rivers 14 13 15 7 49
Sheboygan Falls 13 11 13 25 62

Two Rivers

Brett Kasper 7, Brett Linzmeier 10, Austin Rehrauer 3, Mac Shimulunas 7, Dexter Smith 2, Ethan Willman 14.

Sheboygan Falls

Connor Clark 17, Nate Heili 12, Jake Hucke 7, Sean McKinster 4, Will Meyer 2, Jacob Tenpas 7, Matt Wilke 13.

3-Point Goals – Two Rivers 2 (Austin Rehrauer 1, Mac Shimulunas 1, Dexter Smith 2, Ethan Willman 4), Sheboygan Falls 8 (Connor Clark 1, Matt Wilke 1).

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