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By Rob Reischel
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Heights boys keep rolling

 

January 4, 2018

D.J. Geishirt and Wisconsin Heights' boys basketball team improved to 7-1 last week.

Wisconsin Heights' boys basketball team begins conference play this week.

And the Vanguards do so with a tremendous amount of momentum.

Heights rolled past host River Valley, 80-53, last Thursday and improved to 7-1 on the year.

D.J. Geishirt led the Vanguards with 22 points, while Shravan Parman hit five three-pointers and added 17 points. In all, nine different Heights players scored.

"I love games like this because when so many different players score it makes you incredibly difficult to scout," Heights coach Zack Colby said. "I'm very pleased with the win. It's great to keep the momentum going as we head into conference play."

Heights got off to a slow start. But the Vanguards got rolling and took a 37-22 lead by halftime.

"I thought we missed a lot of easy shots in the first eight minutes of game play," Colby said. "Thankfully for us, though, our offense was still clicking well, and I kept reiterating to the boys to stay patient and trust what we were doing. 

"In the middle of the half we started to build a little bit of a lead when (River Valley) switched to a 2-3 zone against us. Our boys thrive on that defense and right on cue, we buried 4-of-5 three pointers."

Heights opened the second half with a big run, as well, and pushed its lead north of 20 in the first few minutes. The Vanguards continued to pour it on and were able to clear their bench midway through the second half.

"The boys came out with a vengeance in the second half and were able to go on a nice run early to keep the game out of reach for most of the half," Colby said.

Dec. 28

Heights 80, River Valley 53

Wisconsin Heights ......... 37 43 - 80

River Valley .................. 22 31 - 53

Wisconsin Heights - Wolfe 3 0-0 9, Geishirt 9 1-2 22, Hughes 1 2-2 4, Geishirt 3 1-2 8, Ayala 2 0-0 4, Caminiti 3 2-2 9, Parman 6 0-0 17, Barsness 1 0-0 2, Brown 2 0-0 5. Totals 30 6-8 80.

RIVER VALLEY - Nachreiner 2 0-0 4, Mickelson 10 5-8 25, Rosenberg 1 0-1 3, Fortney 3 3-5 9, Amble 1 0-0 3, Knutson 4 0-2 9. Totals 21 8-16 53.

3-point goals - WH 14 (Wolfe 3, Geishirt 3, Geishirt 1, Caminiti 1, Parman 5, Brown 1), RV 3 (Rosenberg 1, Amble 1, Knutson 1). Total fouls - WH 12, RV 10.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Vanguards rolled past River Valley, 48-30, last Thursday. Heights improved to 4-6 on the year.

Ashlee Adler led the Vanguards with 21 points, while Karlee Adler added six points.

Heights raced to a 33-18 halftime lead and cruised in the second half.

Dec. 28

Heights 48, River Valley 30

Wisconsin Heights ......... 33 15 - 48

River Valley ................ 18 12 - 30

Wisconsin Heights - K. Adler 3 1-2 7, A. Adler 7 0-0 21, Hering 2 2-2 6, Bollig 1 2-2 4, King 1 2-4 4, Handel 3 0-0 6, Drager 0. Totals 17 7-12 48.

RIVER VALLEY - Hood 1 0-0 3, Gruber 0, Eastlick 1 2-2 4, French 1 0-0 2, Hoffman 1 0-0 2, Briehl 2 0-0 4, Feiner 7 0-2 14, Haas 0 1-2 1. Totals 13 3-6 30.

3-point goals - WH 7 (A. Adler 7), RV 1 (Hood 1). Total fouls - WH 8, RV 13.

 
 

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