Tigers fall to Shiocton in regional finals

by Greg Ceilley of The Review staff


GARRETT JAHNKE of Howards Grove drives to the basket against a Shiocton defender in Saturday’s regional basketball finals. Howards’ Austin Edge watches. — Review photo by Greg Ceilley GARRETT JAHNKE of Howards Grove drives to the basket against a Shiocton defender in Saturday’s regional basketball finals. Howards’ Austin Edge watches. — Review photo by Greg Ceilley SEYMOUR – Shiocton’s 1-2 scoring punch inside and from three-point range sparked the Chiefs to a 60-40 drubbing of Howards Grove in a Division 4 boys regional basketball title game here Saturday afternoon.

The No. 1-seeded Chiefs, 21- 3, were 9-for-16 on threes for an impressive 56 percent. Shiocton, ranked No. 10 in the Associated Press D-4 poll, also had a strong, physical inside attack.

The fourth-seeded Tigers ended a fine season with a 16-8 mark.

You had a feeling it was the Chiefs’ day when junior forward Patrick Brouillard banked in a three-point shot from near midcourt at the buzzer to give his team a 47-35 lead after three quarters. The basket climaxed an 11-0 run by the Chiefs after the Tigers had pulled to within 36-35 on a trey by Ethan Brinkman. Austin Edge had buried a three-ball on the Tigers’ previous possession.

Shane Kanaman’s eight points, including two treys, sparked Shiocton’s 11-0 spurt.

“We really battled to get back within one. It was a great effort,” said Tiger head coach Mark Christenson.

“I think we kind of ran out of gas after a tough game Friday night against Manitowoc Lutheran.

“They’re [the Chiefs are] big and physical, and can hurt you inside and outside. You just can’t afford to make a lot of mistakes against them. You have to give them a pat on the back,” Christenson said.

The Tigers struggled on offense in the fourth quarter against a tough, aggressive defense and managed only five points. Howards committed four turnovers in the final period.

Kanaman, a senior forward, led a balanced Chief offense with 18 points, including four three-point goals which came in the first half. Brinkman paced Howards with 14 points, with three treys.

Shiocton pounded the boards – outrebounding Howards 30-14. The Chiefs ripped down 10 offensive rebounds which led to 12 points.

Edge paced the Tigers in assists with two. Brinkman led in steals with a pair. Garrett Jahnke, C.J. Berg and Brinkman had a team-high three rebounds apiece.

“I couldn’t be prouder of our kids. They played really well,” said Chief head coach Chad Schmidt.

“Howards Grove played hard and played good defense, and we weathered that. Our in-and-out [on offense] was very nice and we hit some big shots..”

The Tigers missed senior forward Davis Nennig’s inside presence against the bigger, stronger Chiefs. Nennig suffered a knee injury recently and missed the final four games of the season.

HOWARDS GROVE 40

SHIOCTON 60

Score by Quarters
Howards Grove....13 12 10 5 – 40
Shiocton...............13 19 15 13 – 60

Howards Grove scoring: Austin Edge 10, Ethan Brinkman 14, Garrett Jahnke 9, Brevin Scholten 5, Chris Niemann 1, C.J. Berg 1.

Shiocton scoring: Levi Singler 4, Shane Kanaman 18, Talon Heinemeyer 12, Patrick Brouillard 16, Riley Van Asten 10.

Three-point goals: Brinkman 3, Edge 2, Jahnke 1, Kanaman 4, Heinemeyer 2, Brouillard 1, Van Asten 2.

Field goals: Howards Grove 13- 34, 38%; Shiocton 20-41, 49%. Free throws: Howards Grove 8-20, 40%; Shiocton 11-18, 61%.

Rebounds: Howards Grove 14, Shiocton 30. Turnovers: Howards Grove 13, Shiocton 13.


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