It was all Kiel as the Raiders bulldozed their way to a 55-16 non-conference boys basketball victory over St. Lawrence Seminary last Thursday night at SLS’ St. Fidelis Gym in what is believed to be the first-ever meeting between the two local schools.
“You could tell that our guys were just intimidated by them,” said St. Lawrence coach Chad Dowland.
“Kiel is the best team we faced and they came out red hot. They’re very athletic.”

The Raiders blew out to a 16-0 lead and set the tone early. Nathan Goehring had nine points, Connor Voelker five and Keenan Manz two in that opening spurt that ended when Aidan Hager scored on a short jumper to put the Hilltoppers on the board at the 12:15 point.
Kiel was up 39-5 at halftime and had the game on running time when the rule went into effect with nine minutes left.
“We needed a game and we were hoping to find someone close,” said Kiel coach Marcus Rumpff on how the game was scheduled.
“Chad Dowland graciously accepted our offer and this was just a fun place to play. The atmosphere was electric. They have great student support here.”
Kiel hit on 21 of their 41 shots and had three players score in double figures led by Goehring’s game-high 17. Connor Voelker came in with 12 points and Travis Kohlmann added 11. Voelker also had seven assists and the Raider defense held the Hilltoppers’ leading scorer Robert Little to just one free throw. Minh Nguyen led SLS with seven points.

JV game
After a lackluster first half, Kiel dominated play in the second half enroute to a 53-27 win at St. Lawrence as Mitch Endries had 11 points and Nathan Plautz nine. St. Lawrence, who led 15-10 in the first half, was led in scoring by Ben Gamino’s eight points.