EWC finale: Kiel slips past Chilton
Chilton gave Kiel all it could handle, however the Raiders used a mid-second half surge to get past the Tigers for a 60-41 win in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference and regular season boys basketball final game Thursday evening at Chilton High School.
Kevin Broeckel of Chilton
Chilton honored seniors Kevin Broeckel, Alex Brandt, Bernard Propson, Matt Merwin, David Weber and Nathan Moehn in a pre-game ceremony and then came out focused on upsetting the Raiders.
Kiel struggled from three-point range failing to make any triples in 10 tries while the Tigers were 8-17. Kiel led by just one, 30-29, at halftime before pulling away late.
Nickel held in check
The Tiger defense had one of its best showings of the season limiting Kiel standout guard Trent Nickel to just eight points, 11 below his conference average that ranks him third. Meanwhile, Jake Criter and Moehn led the CHS offense scoring 11 points each.
Kiel went to its inside game to pull away.
Austin Goehring had 18 points and 11 rebounds with Justin Dedering pouring in 16 points and Jonathan Meyer 12. Kiel also sank 20 of 31 free throws. Zach Zorn and Nickel led the defense with three steals apiece. Goehring also had three blocked shots.
Chilton tuned the ball over 17 times in the game as they finished winless in 14 EWC games and were 1-21 overall heading into their WIAA Division 3 regional opener this past Tuesday at Sturgeon Bay.
Meanwhile, Kiel finished at 6-8 in the EWC tying Manitowoc Roncalli for fifth place. The Raiders opened up regional play at Denmark this past Tuesday with a 10-12 overall record.