Tigers stay perfect, hand SMC first loss


JACK BALDWIN of Howards Grove surveys the St. Mary Catholic defense while being guarded by Isaac Griffith in Thursday’s BEC basketball game. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley JACK BALDWIN of Howards Grove surveys the St. Mary Catholic defense while being guarded by Isaac Griffith in Thursday’s BEC basketball game. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley HOWARDS GROVE – A 13-0 spurt to close out the first half and give Howards Grove a 29-11 halftime lead propelled the Tigers to a 53- 40 boys basketball win over St. Mary Catholic (Neenah) here Thursday night.

The Tigers upped their Big East Conference record to 3-0 (5-0 overall). HG is tied for the league lead with Random Lake and Manitowoc Lutheran. The Zephyrs slipped to 1-1 in the BEC (4-1 overall).

HG led 16-11 before going on its big run. Senior forward Eric Reinemann scored six points on three baskets inside to key the stretch. Jack Baldwin hit four points and Blake Pedrin canned a three-ball for the other scoring.

Isaac Griffith and Kennan Deshambo buried back-toback threes to give SMC a 6-3 lead after HG had gone up 3-0.


KENNAN DESHAMBO of St. Mary Catholic tries to drive past Howards Grove’s Eric Reinemann in Thursday’s BEC basketball game. The Tigers’ Isaac Dirker looks on. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley KENNAN DESHAMBO of St. Mary Catholic tries to drive past Howards Grove’s Eric Reinemann in Thursday’s BEC basketball game. The Tigers’ Isaac Dirker looks on. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley The Tigers answered with an 11-0 tear to seize a 14-6 lead. Dalton Free and Baldwin each hit a trey to cap off the run.

“I thought we played well defensively in the first half. We made it hard for them to get comfortable in their offense which was one of the things we set out to do,” said Tiger head coach Wade Georgeff.

“Some of our guys are really buying into the whole defensive process and it’s starting to show.”

The Tigers, who played a tight man-to-man defense, held SMC to only 36-percent shooting from the field.

Reinemann led the Tigers’ attack with 22 points and Baldwin tallied 13. Reinemann also had a team-high eight rebounds and five steals. Isaac Dirker led in assists with four.

“Eric Reinemann led the way for us again. He continues to score inside, drive to the hoop and knock down outside shots. He is becoming very tough to defend,” said Georgeff.

“He does a great job of finding the gaps and hitting the open shots against these zones we are seeing.”

Reinemann was a red-hot 8-for-11 (73 percent) from the field.

“Jack Baldwin [junior guard] played another good game as well. He is such a leader on the floor for us. He gets better and better each game reading what the defense is in or doing,” said the coach.

Griffith paced the Zephyrs on offense with 15 points, including four treys.

JV-1 GAME

In the junior varsity-1 game, the Zephyrs rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to win, 45-39. HG dropped to 2-1 in the BEC (4-1 overall).

Turnovers and foul trouble hurt the Tigers in the second half. Kaden Summerville led the Tigers in scoring with 14.


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