Kiel senior Melissa Meyer eyes a shot attempt as a Manitowoc Roncalli player defends from behind.
Kiel senior Melissa Meyer eyes a shot attempt as a Manitowoc Roncalli player defends from behind.
It wasn’t supposed to be this easy. However, the Raider girls basketball team dominated play in every facet of the game and encountered no trouble in defeating a good Manitowoc Roncalli team by a 56-28 count last Thursday evening on Roncalli’s Jim Kersten Court.

Kiel needed the victory to keep its hopes alive of tying Valders for the Eastern Wisconsin Conference championship, but those hopes diminished as soon as the Raiders found out that Valders easily beat Two Rivers that night giving the Vikings the undisputed title.

Roncalli shows great class

It was Senior Night at Roncalli and in a show of great sportsmanship, Roncalli not only honored their four seniors, but also recognized Kiel seniors Sierra Schobert and Melissa Meyer with a special gift as well, something you just don’t see.
“Coach Jacquart mentioned something to me before the game that they were going to do this, but I had no idea exactly what,” said Kiel coach Jeremy Bushman.
“I’ve always had a lot of respect for Coach Jacquart and the Roncalli program and this shows what great class they have. Sierra and Melissa were totally surprised by it.”
A Savannah Walsdorf basket broke a 2-2 tie and Kiel would string together 14 unanswered points and were never threatened. The lead would balloon to 31-5 at halftime.
“This was a great team win,” added Bushman.
“All of our reserves made very good contributions for us and we take some nice momentum into the post season.”

Casper leads JV
Kiel led Roncalli 22-20 at halftime of the JV-1 game and then slowly pulled away for a 36-47 win over the Jets. Elleigh Casper had 13 points and Melissa Runge 11 for the Raiders. In a recent JV-2 game, Kiel closed out a fine season with a 35-28 win at Brillion. Mckenzie Biwan had 10 points and Jessica Lemke eight for Kiel.