Defense, Reinemann fuel Tigers’ BEC rout

by Greg Ceilley
of The Review staff


ISAAC DIRKER (left) of Howards Grove and Random Lake’s Tyler Landgraf hustle after a loose ball in Tuesday’s BEC basketball game. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley ISAAC DIRKER (left) of Howards Grove and Random Lake’s Tyler Landgraf hustle after a loose ball in Tuesday’s BEC basketball game. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley HOWARDS GROVE – An impressive defensive performance and senior forward Eric Reinemann’s 26 points propelled the Howards Grove Tigers to a 52-29 thumping of Random Lake in a boys basketball game here Tuesday night.

The Tigers’ man-to-man defense stifled the Rams’ attack – holding the visitors to only 8-for- 33 shooting (24 percent) from the field. Random Lake scored only one field goal in the second half.

HG upped its first-place Big East Conference record to 11-0 (15-0 overall). Sheboygan Lutheran is in second at 10-1. The Rams slipped to 7-4 in in the BEC (8-7 overall).

The Tigers built a 17-2 lead at the 12:05 mark in the first half. The Rams had four turnovers in the first four minutes and didn’t score until Nick Lunde’s layup with 13:05 left in the first half.


ERIC REINEMANN (5) of Howards Grove looks to pass against the Random Lake defense in Tuesday’s BEC basketball game. HG’s Derek Stauss (24) and Austin Bender, and the Rams’ Nick Lunde (44), Zach Spaeth (right) and an unidentified teammate look on. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley ERIC REINEMANN (5) of Howards Grove looks to pass against the Random Lake defense in Tuesday’s BEC basketball game. HG’s Derek Stauss (24) and Austin Bender, and the Rams’ Nick Lunde (44), Zach Spaeth (right) and an unidentified teammate look on. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley Keyed by good teamwork and ball movement, the Tigers carved up the Rams’ 2-3 zone defense in the first six minutes – scoring four layups in the half-court set. HG also scored three baskets off turnovers in the initial 3½ minutes.

Reinemann tallied a team-high 10 points out of his team’s first 21.

The Rams used a 15-4 run to cut the Tigers’ lead to 21-17 with 6:00 left until halftime. Scott Paulus keyed the charge with eight points, including two treys.

The Tigers scored the final four points of the opening half on a fast-break layup by Reinemann and a layup from Derek Stauss to take a 28-19 halftime lead.

An 11-5 spurt pushed the Tigers’ lead to 39-24 with 7:15 left. Reinemann led the way with five points during the stretch.

The Tigers were very patient on offense and worked the ball for good shots most of the game against the Rams’ zone.

“We played well tonight. We locked up with our man-to-man and everyone took care of their 1-on-1 match-ups. It was good team defense,” said Stauss, a senior forward.

“Our teamwork was good. All year that’s why we’re winning and that’s what we’ll continue to do,” said Stauss.

“Our defense was spectacular in the second half. We work a lot on defense in practice and it just keeps getting better,” said senior point guard Jack Baldwin.

“It’s been a good year so far but we have to keep getting better. Our team chemistry is very good which helps a lot.”

The Tigers’ defense was al- lowing an average of only 40 points per game coming into Tuesday night.

“This is a very big win. Random Lake is a good team and has a lot of athletic players. Our defense was great,” said Tiger head coach Wade Georgeff.

“We contested all of their shots. Our height and length really bothered them. I was impressed with our rebounding. The guys did a great job of keeping them off the boards.”

The Rams had few offensive rebounds.

“Overall, I was very happy with the team. Eric played another great game inside along with Derek. Jack’s ability as a floor general is nice,” said Georgeff.

Paulus led the Rams in scoring with 10 but was blanked in the second half.

JV-1 GAME

Ryan Baldwin hit 20 points to spark the Tigers to a 50-33 win in the junior varsity-1 game. Kaden Summerville added nine for HG on three treys.


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