Kiel moved into a second place tie with Sheboygan Falls in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference after defeating archrival New Holstein, 63-51, in girls basketball action at Kiel High School.
The Raiders led the entire way, but the Huskies stayed within striking range most of the way. The 12-point defeat is the closest New Holstein has been to their arch rivals since a 63-53 defeat at Kiel in February of 2016.

“We’ve narrowed the gap. That’s a big positive,” said NH coach Kevin Meyer.
A Molly Steffes three-pointer, one of five by the Huskies had New Holstein to within six at 38-32 with 16:27 left, but Kiel did not let them get any closer. A Josie Binversie bucket and two field goals from Savannah Walsdorf put the Raiders back up by double figures at 45-32.
“We out them at the line too much and give New Holstein credit. They converted their chances,” said Kiel coach Jeremy Bushman.
“We did have three players score in double figures and we’ve been looking for others to step up.”
Walsdorf led all scorers with 20 points with Rachel Muehlbauer adding 13 and Binversie ten.
Karli Schmitz’s 15 points led the Huskies.

Kiel JV rally
It was a tale of two halves in the junior varsity game as New Holstein led 17-11 at halftime only to be outscored 32-12 in the second half as Kiel posted a 43-29 victory. Jocelyn Aprill and Sarah Pitson each had nine points for the Raiders while Allison Ash and Emma Lucas had eight each. Leading the Huskies was Alyssa Anhalt-Wagner with seven points and Makenzie Schrage with four points.