Kiel, NH nip Falls in EWC boys hoops action

Falcons drop backto back EWC contests
by Steve Ottman Falls News Correspondent


JOE VAN ENGEN (32) of Sheboygan Falls eyes up a pass to a teammate, during an Eastern Wisconsin Conference boys basketball contest at Kiel Thursday, Dec. 17. - Falls News photo by Steve Ottman JOE VAN ENGEN (32) of Sheboygan Falls eyes up a pass to a teammate, during an Eastern Wisconsin Conference boys basketball contest at Kiel Thursday, Dec. 17. - Falls News photo by Steve Ottman The Sheboygan Falls High School boys basketball team dropped two key games to New Holstein and Kiel to fall to 2-3 in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference (5-3 overall) last week.

New Holstein came from behind to defeat Falls 65-62 in overtime Friday, Dec. 20.

New Holstein trailed 46-41 at the end of the third quarter. However, the Huskies went ahead of the Falcons 54-53 with about a minute left in the game.

Falls senior Nick Holscher made 1-of-2 free throws to tie the game and eventually sent the game into overtime.

The Huskies outscored Falls 11-8 in overtime, making some key free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win.

“We didn’t rebound the ball well,” said Falcons’ head coach Jake Frohling. “They made their free throws late in the game and we didn’t.”


NICK HOLSCHER (11) of Sheboygan Falls attempts to work past a Kiel defender, during an Eastern Wisconsin Conference boys basketball game at Kiel on Tuesday, Dec. 17. - Falls News photo by Steve Ottman NICK HOLSCHER (11) of Sheboygan Falls attempts to work past a Kiel defender, during an Eastern Wisconsin Conference boys basketball game at Kiel on Tuesday, Dec. 17. - Falls News photo by Steve Ottman Falls was just 9-for-20 from the free throw line.

Senior Matt Wilke led the Falcons with 21 points and junior Jacob Brading added a career-high 13 points.

Devon Johnson and Josh Burg led New Holstein with 18 points apiece.

Jacob Winkel scored a gamehigh 30 points to lead Kiel to a 65- 51 win over Falls in EWC action Tuesday, Dec. 17.

The Falcons let a 29-27 halftime lead get away in the pivotal second half.

Kiel’s Carter Voelker and Terren Driscoll hit back-to-back 3-pointers and then Voelker converted a lay-up to start the third quarter with an 8-0 run to seize a 35-29 lead.

Wilke answered with a 3-point shot to cut the lead back to 35-32.

Winkel and Driscoll each scored two baskets to push the Raiders lead to 43-35.

Falls senior Brady Mauer made two free throws, before Wilke made a lay-up and Holscher drilled a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 43-42 with 1:36 left in the third quarter.

Kiel’s Bryce Gannigan pumped in a 3-point shot and five more points from Voelker made it 51-43 by the end of the third period.

Holscher then drained his third 3-point shot of the night to bring the Falcons within 53-46.

Wilke added a basket and two free throws to cut the lead to 56-51 with 3:10 left.

The Falcons failed to score a point in the final three minutes, while Kiel finished out the night 5-of-6 at the free throw line to secure the win.

“We didn’t do well defending Winkel,” stated Frohling. “Kiel shot the ball well and we just fell apart in the second half.”

It was all Winkel in the first half, as he scored 18 points to guide the Raiders.

Falls senior Jordan Jackson started the game on fire, scoring 11 points in the first quarter to give Falls a 16-12 edge by the end of the first quarter.

Winkel scored 10 straight points to keep Kiel in the game in the second quarter.

Holscher’s 3-pointer gave the Falcons a 23-14 lead early in the quarter. However, Winkel kept chipping away for the Raiders, as he helped to cut the Falls lead to 26-22.

Mauer grabbed a big rebound that kept the Falcons ahead 29-27 at halftime

SHEBOYGAN FALLS 62

NEW HOLSTEIN 65

Score by Quarters

Sheboygan Falls..11 17 18 8 8-62
New Holstein……..9 19 13 13 11-65

Sheboygan Falls scorers: Matt Wilke 21, Nick Holscher 1, Brady Mauer 8, Michael Raeder 9, Jacob Brading 13, Jordan Jackson 5, Joe Van Engen 5.

New Holstein scorers: Devon Johnson 18, Bryce Karrels 6, Michael Voelker 5, Parker Lemke 5, Nolan Bierne 3, Andrew Casper 5, Josh Burg 18, Jacob Daun 5.

Three-point goals: Sheboygan Falls - Wilke 3, Raeder 2, Jackson, Van Engen. New Holstein - Johnson 2, Karrels, Lemke.

Statistics: Sheboygan Falls - field goals 18-43 (42 percent), free throws 9-20 (45 percent), rebounds 21, turnovers 18. New Holstein - field goals 19-44 (43 percent), free throws 15-24 (63 percent), rebounds 33.

SHEBOYGAN FALLS 51

KIEL 65


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