Late run sparks Falcons over Panthers

by Greg Ceilley
of The Review staff


SAM MEYER (left) and Plymouth teammate Emma Jewell try to steal the ball from Sheboygan Falls’ Kayla Zeier in Friday night’s basketball game. Allison Antinie (22) of Falls and Jessica Leider of Plymouth look on. —Review photo by Greg Ceilley SAM MEYER (left) and Plymouth teammate Emma Jewell try to steal the ball from Sheboygan Falls’ Kayla Zeier in Friday night’s basketball game. Allison Antinie (22) of Falls and Jessica Leider of Plymouth look on. —Review photo by Greg Ceilley SHEBOYGAN FALLS – The Sheboygan Falls Falcons used an 11-2 spurt in the final 2:37 to topple the Plymouth Panthers, 55-44, in a nonconference girls basketball game here Friday night.

The Falcons, who earned the Battle of Highway 23 traveling trophy which is awarded to the winner each season in this archrival series, improved to 1-1. The Panthers dropped to 1-1 on the season.

PHS pulled to within 44-42 when Alesha Kaat-Fohr buried a three-pointer with 3:11 left to play.

Falls then went on its gamedeciding run to close out the contest. The Falcons, who handled Plymouth’s full-court press well down the stretch, were 9-for-12 at the foul line in the last 2:37.


CLAIRE SMALLWOOD of Sheboygan Falls looks for an open teammate while being pressured by Plymouth’s Carly Lilek in Friday night’s basketball game. — Review photo by Greg Ceilley CLAIRE SMALLWOOD of Sheboygan Falls looks for an open teammate while being pressured by Plymouth’s Carly Lilek in Friday night’s basketball game. — Review photo by Greg Ceilley Myja Durn led the decisive run with five points, including a key rebound basket off a missed free throw by a teammate which gave Falls a 50-42 lead with 1:10 remaining.

The Falcons dominated the boards – holding a 47-24 rebounding advantage. The Panthers’ low-post game was hurt by the absence of starting forward Lexi Lautenschlaeger who left the game with a shoulder injury sustained early in the second half. The 5-foot-10 senior didn’t return to the game.

Durn, a sophomore forward, led all scorers with 16 points, keyed by 12 in the second half. She was a beast on the boards with a game-high 16 rebounds. Durn also had a team-best four steals.

Alyssa Sommerfeld had a team-best three assists for Falls.

Senior post player Jessica Leider paced PHS scorers with 14 and grabbed a team-high nine boards. Emma Jewell led the Panthers in assists and steals with five each.

“This is a good win for us, especially bouncing back from Tuesday’s game [a 45-40 loss to Howards Grove]. I was really pleased,” said new Falcon head coach Mark Olivieri.

“I really liked the effort out of the girls tonight. We got the ball inside. Our passing was a big improvement for us. We had a lot of unselfishness.

“We did a good job against their press and we limited their transition points. Our rebounding was a big improvement area for us,” said Olivieri.


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