Falls rolls in playoff opener

by Steve Ottman Falls News Correspondent

The No. 1 seeded Sheboygan Falls boys basketball team utilized its big men in the second half to roll past the No. 9 seeded Milwaukee School of Languages squad 62-43 in a WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal playoff game Saturday, March 3.

Falcon seniors Joe Lorenz and Cole Heili combined for 18 points in the second half, as Falls advanced to the regional final contest against No. 4 seed Oostburg.

With the victory, the Falcons improved to 19-4 overall, while Milwaukee School of Languages capped its season with a 9-15 overall record.

The Falcons weren't able to get their offense untracked until the second quarter, when they outscored the Hawks 16-5 to take a 27-16 halftime lead.

Falls senior Bobby Musil scored 10 points in the second quarter, including two 3-point shots.

Heili scored six big points to in the third quarter to propel the Falcons to a 36-28 lead. Falls senior Aaron Krueger then hit back-to back 3-pointers to move the Falcons ahead 42-31.

After enduring a show start, the Falcons gradually pulled away in the fourth quarter on the strength of Lorenz's 10 inside points.

Musil led the Falcons in scoring with 14 points and senior Zach Van Engen added 11.

Reggie Bonds scored 12 points to lead Milwaukee School of Languages.

“We have a lot of depth on this team, which helped us in the second half,” said Falcons coach Eric Spielman. “We took advantage of them in the low post in the second half.”


Score by Quarters
Milwaukee School…11 5 15 12 - 43
Sheboygan Falls…...11 16 17 18 - 62

Milwaukee School scoring: Gene Rhodes 11, Mikeal Dillon 5, Reggie Bonds 12, Dawson Brewer 6, Nate Smith 9.

Sheboygan Falls scoring: Mike Raeder 2, Zach Van Engen 11, Bobby Musil 14, Jacob Tenpas 6, Aaron Krueger 6, Joe Lorenz 10, Cole Heili 8, Matt Wilke 5.

Three-point goals: Milwaukee School - Smith 3, Dillon, Rhodes. Sheboygan Falls - Van Engen, Musil 2, Wilke, Krueger 2.

Statistics: Milwaukee School - field goals 14, free throws 9-12 (75 percent). Sheboygan Falls - field goals 23, free throws 6-8 (75 percent).

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