Panthers salvage split of Shootout games with win over Greendale

MEQUON – They couldn’t beat Greendale in football, but the story was different on the basketball court Saturday.

The Plymouth Panthers rode a balanced scoring attack to an 83-69 win over Greendale in the Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Shootout at Concordia College.

The win helped the Panthers salvage a split of their games in the Shootout.

Manitowoc Roncalli soared past the Panthers in their first Shootout game Friday, riding a 22-4 second quarter advantage to a 65-55 win over Plymouth.

Plymouth got double-figure scoring from five different players, led by 22 from senior Kollin Neils, in downing Greendale.

Greendale knocked Plymouth out of the WIAA Division 3 football playoffs in early November, but basketball proved a different story.

“We got a very nice win,” PHS assistant coach Jason Jaeckels stated. “I think this was the toughest opponent we’ve beaten this year and we did it on a day where we didn’t shoot he ball particularly well. We finished 3-14 from beyond the arc.”

Zac Cain and Eric Nygaard provided double-doubles for Plymouth, which led all the way. Cain had 12 points and 11 boards, while Nygaard had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Adding to Neils’ 22-point effort were Tom Jankowski with 20 points and Collin Denzin with 10.

Neils and Denzin topped the team with four assists apiece, while Jankowski pulled down six rebounds.

PHS took a 22-16 lead after the first quarter and maintained a sixpoint margin at halftime, 41-35.

“We were very consistent both offensively and defensively each quarter,” Jaeckels said. “We ran the court well today.”

Jordan Perez led Greendale in scoring with 27 points, Josh Michaels added 11 and David Pulizos 10.


The Panthers held a two-point advantage over the Jets after one quarter, 17-15, but fell into a deep hole in the second quarter.

Roncalli held the Panthers to just four points in the second quarter to build a 37-21 halftime advantage. The lead soared to 55- 32 after three quarters before PHS fought back in the final quarter to narrow the final margin.

The Panthers shot just 34 percent from the field for the game and just 27 percent from threepoint range.

Jankowski led the scoring column for Plymouth with 17 points while Neils added 12.

Josh Erickson fueled the Jets attack with 30 points, while Nick Stelzer added 16 and Logan Thiesen 11.

PHS returns to action Thursday with an EWC game at Kiel.



Score by Quarters

Plymouth…...........17 4 11 23 – 55
Man. Roncalli........15 22 18 10 – 65

Plymouth scoring: Clay Henning 0, Kollin Neils 12, Zac Cain 8, Dominic Bocchini 2, Collin Denzin 9, Tom Jankowski 17, Eric Majerus 2, Eric Nygaard 5. Three-point goals: Jankowski 3, Ngyaard 1.

Manitowoc Roncalli scoring: Tyler Heyduk 0, Sam Dudek 0, Andrew Ahola 3, Shane Johnson 3, Jared Patek 2, Nick Stelzer 16, Josh Erickson 30, Logan Theisen 11.



Score by Quarters

Greendale..............16 19 18 16 – 69
Plymouth…............22 19 21 21 – 83

Greendale scoring: Josh Ringelberg 4, Josh Michaels 11, Nate Thomson 8, Jordan Perez 27, Mitchell Brees 0, Jack Ringelberg 0, Clay Kujawa 0, Carloni 9, David Pulizos 10. Three-point goals: Perez 3, Michaels 1, Thomson 1.

Plymouth scoring: Clay Henning 2, Kollin Neils 22, Zac Cain 12, Dominic Bocchini 2, Collin Denzin 10, Tom Jankowski 20, Eric Majerus 1, Eric Nygaard 14. Three-point goals: Neils 2, Jankowski 2.

Free throws: Greendale 8-11, 73%; Plymouth 13-18, 72%.

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