Conner Schroeder watches his jump shot
Conner Schroeder watches his jump shot
It took eight games, but the New Holstein Huskies boys basketball team notched their first victory last Thursday night.
The Huskies got off to an excellent start and then withstood a Kiel rally to beat the Raiders 67-62 in Kiel.
NH coach Jason Hoerth breathed a sigh of relief saying, “We finally got the monkey off our back. It feels good to beat Kiel. We persevered and played much better tonight. Kiel made that run at the end of the first half and we were thinking – not again. Then Sam Casper had that big three-point play.”

Hoerth was referring to Casper’s offensive rebound, put back for two, and he got fouled on the play converting the free throw that gave NH a 20-19 halftime lead. Casper had his best game of the season collecting nine points.
Luke Bufton again led the Huskies with 20 points and Brad Schroeder got back on track with a 16-point night, but another player in the spotlight was Dayne Jacobson.
“Dayne has seen few minutes on varsity and we gave him the start tonight. He came through big for us.”
Jacobson hit a three-pointer to start the game and another to start the second half. He collected 12 points on four triples.

Cieslewicz erupts for 28
New Holstein opened up a 7-0 lead, but Kiel would use a late first half run to take a 17-15 lead on Matt Cieslewicz’s three-pointer. He would take game scoring honors scorching the net for 28 points including five of the Raiders’ 11 three-pointers.
The Raiders would trail as much as 13 at 53-40 with just under five minutes remaining when they made another run at the Huskies. Another three from Cieslewicz got the Kiel deficit down to three at 63-60 with 25 seconds left.
NH sealed the game as Bufton went 4-4 from the free throw line to close out the contest.
“The slow start hurt,” said Raider coach Marcus Rumpff.
“It was like we were depleted of energy. The middle of the first half, we found something and then Casper’s three-point play was a killer.”

JV Game
New Holstein captured the junior varsity game 54-39 behind 13 points from Dayne Jacobson and 11 from Cameron Olson. Game scoring honors went to Kiel’s Chase Lubbert with 18 points.