Raiders win thriller over Panthers

Greg Ceilley of The Review staff


GWEN STREBLOW, Plymouth freshman, drives past a Kiel player during Friday night’s EWC basketball game. Plymouth’s Nikki Reil watches. — Review photo by Greg Ceilley GWEN STREBLOW, Plymouth freshman, drives past a Kiel player during Friday night’s EWC basketball game. Plymouth’s Nikki Reil watches. — Review photo by Greg Ceilley PLYMOUTH – Junior guard Allison Reseburg banked in a threepointer with 16 seconds left to give the Kiel Raiders a 43-42 win over the Plymouth Panthers in an Eastern Wisconsin Conference girls basketball battle here Friday night.

The win moved the Raiders (5-4 overall) into a three-way tie for the EWC lead with PHS (5-4 overall) and Two Rivers at 4-1. It was the first win for Kiel over Plymouth in seven years.

PHS had taken a 42-40 lead on a three-pointer by Kaily Moegenburg with 32 seconds remaining. After Reseburg’s trey, the Panthers called a timeout with 7.7 seconds left after advancing the ball just past midcourt.

PHS tried to inbound the ball to Nikki Reil but the pass was intercepted by Reseburg who then traveled near midcourt with 4.3 seconds showing. Plymouth’s Gwen Streblow received the ensuing inbounds pass and launched a threepoint shot beyond the top of the key which fell short and Kiel grabbed the rebound as time expired.


KAYLEE KUHN of Plymouth tries to split a pair of Kiel defenders in Friday night’s EWC basketball contest. — Review photo by Greg Ceilley KAYLEE KUHN of Plymouth tries to split a pair of Kiel defenders in Friday night’s EWC basketball contest. — Review photo by Greg Ceilley PHS led most of the game but the score remained close. The lead changed hands seven times in the fourth quarter.

“They [Raiders] never give up. You can get them down but they fight back. It was a great team effort,” said Raider head coach Jeremy Bushman.

The Panthers led 7-5 after one quarter but could’ve led by more. They pounded the offensive glass and got several second-shot opportunities but failed to cash in. Kiel committed six turnovers in the period but they didn’t lead to PHS points.

Free-throw shooting was a key to the outcome as Kiel made 15 of 25 while PHS was only 5-for-13. Plymouth missed the front end of a one-and-one with 1:26 left.

Both teams’ defenses played well – forcing several turnovers with tight pressure and full- and half-court presses. Kiel committed 24 turnovers, including 12 off PHS steals, and the Panthers had 18 turnby overs, with eight off Raider steals.

“It was tough to lose at home and the way we did but you have to move on,” said Panther head coach Brad Shutter. “Both teams played hard.

“It was a real good game. Kiel played very well, give them credit.

“Free throws were definitely the key. We haven’t shot well at the free-throw line all year. It’s more of a confidence thing. I told the girls we need to buckle down and get better [shooting free throws]. I know they can do it,” Shutter said.

“They played very good defense. Their press bothered us.”

Senior forward Kaily Moegenburg led PHS in scoring with 15 points and Streblow added 13. Moegenburg also had a team-high 10 rebounds, four steals and three assists. Mackenzie Haese and Reil shared the assist lead.

Morgan Lisowe contributed three steals for the Panthers.

Sophomore post player Cassandra Schweitzer paced Kiel in scoring with 12, including nine in the first half, rebounds with eight and blocked shots, two. Reseburg had a team-high three assists. Sierra Roehrig led in steals with three.

“Kaily had one of her better games,” Shutter said. “Gwen had a good game.

“Nikki did a good job of battling Schweitzer inside.”

“Our rebounding in the second half was a key,” said Bushman. “We limited them to one shot, especially down the stretch. They killed us on the offensive board in the first half.”

Sophomore guard Sara Winkel gave Kiel a big lift on offense in the second half with all seven of her points, including two treys, coming off the bench.

JV, FRESHMAN GAMES

The Panther junior varsity rolled to a 52-26 win over Kiel to improve to 5-0 in the EWC. The Raiders slipped to 4-1 in league play.

Kalei Hering led PHS in scoring with 11 points as all nine Panthers scored. Lydia Rhude added eight and was high in rebounds at seven.

Hering led the team in steals with four and Emily Majerus had a team-best five assists.

Kiel’s high scorer was Gabrielle Daane with seven.

The Panthers finished second in the Cedarburg Tournament (held Dec. 27-28), losing in the finals to Cedarburg, 39-37. Rhude sparked the PHS attack with 18 points. Hering led in assists with three and Majerus had a team-high six steals.

PHS routed Milwaukee Washington in the semifinals, 74-7. Skyler Gosse keyed the PHS attack with 18 points and Rhude hit 12. Majerus had a team-high eight assists and five steals.

PHS cruised to a 64-15 freshman win over Kiel. Brooklin Willoughby and Jessica Schumacher led the Panthers’ attack with 14 points each. Courtney Summers led Kiel with 11.

“We played very aggressive and got many steals off the press,” said PHS coach Britta Dellger.

On Dec. 30, the PHS freshmen fell at Manitowoc Roncalli, 37-17. Gwen Nytes paced the Panthers’ scoring with five. Jordyn Thomas had a team-high seven boards.

KIEL 43

PLYMOUTH 42

Score by Quarters

Kiel............................5 13 14 11 – 43
Plymouth…...............7 12 15 8 – 42

Kiel scoring: Jeana Fale 1, Cassandra Schweitzer 12, Madeline Dahmer 5, Mia Voland 6, Allison Reseburg 8, Rachel Henning 3, Sara Winkel 7, Sierra Roehrig 1. Three-point goals: Dahmer 1, Reseburg 1, Winkel 2.

Plymouth scoring: Morgan Lisowe 1, Jordyn Pieper 2, Mackenzie Haese 4, Kaily Moegenburg 15, Nikki Reil 3, Gwen Streblow 13, Olivia Jankowski 4. Three-point goals: Moegenburg 2, Streblow 1.

Field goals: Kiel 12-43, 28%; Plymouth 17-49, 35%. Free throws: Kiel 15-25, 60%; Plymouth 5-13, 38%.

Rebounds: Kiel 37, Plymouth 31. Turnovers: Kiel 24, Plymouth 18.


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