Both teams wore pink warm up shirts
Both teams wore pink warm up shirts
Kiel got off to a fast start and host New Holstein was never able to recover as the Raiders stayed in a tie atop the Eastern Wisconsin Conference girls basketball standings with a convincing 65-30 victory over the Huskies on “Pink-Out Night” Thursday at NHHS. Several fundraisers took place that support breast cancer awareness. Both teams had pink warm up t-shirts that spectators could also purchase.
The game itself was all Kiel from the start.

Early run
Sierra Schobert and Josie Binversie spearheaded a 10-0 Raider run to start the game with Megan Stermer coming off the bench to add a bucket. That lead would continue to snowball as the taller Raiders were too much for the young Huskies.
“You need to start out fast against someone like Kiel and we just could not put the ball in the hole in the first half,” said first year NH coach Kevin Meyer.
“Kiel is a tough team. They have a lot going for them and when you have a kid like Schobert, well, we don’t have the big kid that can match up to her.”
After leading 39-18 at halftime, another 10-0 Raider burst to start the second half put the game away.
“My message tonight was that we have to get back to doing the things we are good at and quit worrying about what others are doing and I think we did that,” said Raider coach Jeremy Bushman.
“We have things to clean up yet and have two weeks to get to that level we want to be at.”
Binversie played a nice floor game for the victors.
“I agree,” added Bushman.
“Josie has been in kind of a rut recently but she had a solid game this evening.”
He added that a tough, recent schedule has been starting to take its toll.
“We’ve had five games in 12 days and our legs started to show that.”

Looking ahead
Kiel remains tied with Valders for first in the EWC. The Raiders have Sheboygan Falls at home and road contests at Brillion and Manitowoc Roncalli. Valders slate has a home game this coming Tuesday with New Holstein followed by away games at Chilton and Two Rivers.

Kiel pulls away for JV win
In a tightly contested JV-1 game, New Holstein got scoring from eight different players, but Kiel was able to score a 35-24 victory. Shaelynn Feuertein had six points, Molly Steffes five and Carly Reif four for the Huskies. Leading the Raiders were Sophie Strains and Rachel Muehlbauer with ten points apiece and Caroline Heckmann added four points.