Lancers Score First Win At New Berlin Tourney

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A strong second quarter boosted the Lincolnwood Lancers to their first win of the season on Friday, Nov. 29, with a 47-33 decision over Springfield Lutheran High School at the Gene Bergschneider Turkey Tourney in New Berlin.

After dropping their first three games at the Pretzel Dome, the Lancers were steady in the first quarter against the Crusaders, with Sam Herman and Shawn Goebel accounting for eight of Lincolnwood's 13 points.

With a two point lead after the opening eight minutes, the Lancers came on strong in the second quarter, with six players scoring to build up an 28-15 lead. Braxton Schmedeke, Will Jenkins and Cole Sidwell all hit from three-point range as Lincolnwood carried a 13-point lead into halftime.

Neither team would score much in the third quarter, with both picking up six points to keep the Lancer lead at 13. 

The first four minutes of the fourth quarter would be a different story as Lutheran made a move to cut the lead to nine. But as quickly as the comeback started, it disappeared. The Crusaders were whistled for two technical fouls, which played a part in a 10-0 run for the Lancers

Evan Hopper scored eight of those points, hitting a pair of free throws after the first technical, then a layup on the ensuing possession off an assist by Sidwell.

The Lincolnwood senior would be fouled on the rebound on the other end of the court, with Lutheran picking up their second technical shortly after. Hopper knocked down four straight free throws to make it 44-27, then hit Herman streaking to the basket on the inbounds at half-court for the Lancers' largest lead of the game at 19 points.

Lutheran would score six of the last seven points before a free throw by Braden Whalen resulted in the final 47-33 score.

Hopper's fourth quarter surge would give him 14 for the game, the most for either team. Shawn Goebel added 11, while Sam Herman finished with ten before fouling out in the fourth quarter.

Will Jenkins (five), Cole Sidwell (three), Braxton Schmedeke (three) and Whalen (one) finished out the scoring for Lincolnwood.

New Berlin

The Lancers would take on the host school on Tuesday, Nov. 27, and fell to the Pretzels 54-24.

New Berlin led 15-7 after one, but maded up the most of their lead in the second quarter, when they outscored the Lancers 21-4. A three by Cole Sidwell would be the only field goal of the quarter for Lincolnwood.

The Pretzels continued their defensive dominance in the second half as they held the Lancers to just one field goal once again and extended their lead to 47-13. Lincolnwood would outscore the hosts 11-7 in the final frame, but the damage was already done by that point.

Evan Hopper led the Lancers with seven points, followed by Braxton Schmedeke with six, Colton Tischkau with five and Shawn Goebel and Cole Sidwell with three each.

North Mac

With the exception of one bad quarter, Lincolnwood played well in their 49-40 loss to North Mac on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

The Lancers led 15-9 after the first quarter, with Devin Brown getting six points in his first varsity start. The wheels would fall off in the second quarter for Lincolnwood as they managed just one field goal and six free throws as they trailed the Panthers 31-23 at halftime.

The second half would be much better for Lincolnwood as they matched North Mac 8-8 in the third quarter and gave up just one more point in the fourth to finish off the loss.

Cole Sidwell would lead the Lancers in scoring with 11 points, followed by Devin Brown with eight, Shawn Goebel with seven and Braxton Schemedeke with five. Braden Whalen chipped in four, with Evan Hopper and Sam Herman adding two and Will Jenkins hitting a free throw for one.

South County

In their final game of the tournament, the Lancers nearly came back from a 13-point third quarter deficit before falling to South County 41-37.

Lincolnwood held a 13-6 lead after the first quarter, but the Vipers whittled away at that margin and only trailed by one going into the break, 15-14.

The third quarter would be even worse for the Lancers as they were outscored 17-3 in the period, resulting in a 31-18 lead for South County.

Lincolnwood refused to give up though, chopping the lead in half by the midway point of the quarter, and eventually taking the lead on a layup by Shawn Goebel.

Turnovers would keep the Lancers from the win though as two South County steals led to three free throws, which gave the Vipers the lead. After a charge call on Lincolnwood, South County was fouled again and hit both charity chances to account for the final margin of 41-37.

Shawn Goebel led the team with 13 points and was named to this year's all-tournament team. Sam Herman chipped in nine for the Lancers, followed by Cole Sidwell with six, Evan Hopper with five and Will Jenkins with four.

The Lancers will be back on the road for their next two games as they take on Mt. Olive on Friday, Dec. 6, followed by a trip to Hillsboro on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

November 26 at New Berlin

Gene Bergschneier Turkey Tournament

Lincolnwood 7 4 2 11 24

New Berlin 15 21 11 7 54

Lincolnwood (24) - Evan Hopper 7, Braxton Schmedeke 6, Colton Tischkau 5, Shawn Goebel 3, Cole Sidwell 3. Totals: 8 (5-11) 24.

New Berlin (54) - Knox 13, Cummings 9, Diamond 7, Cox 6, Richie 5, Brewer 4, Buchole 3, Buerkett 3, Malloy 3, Meiseman 1. Totals: 20 5-6 54.

Three-point field goals: Lincolnwood 3 - Goebel 1, Sidwell 1, Tischkau 1; New Berlin 9 - Knox 3, Diamond 1, Cummings 1, Malloy 1, Richie 1, Buerkett 1, Buchole 1.

November 27 at New Berlin

Gene Bergschneier Turkey Tournament

Lincolnwood 15 8 8 9 40

North Mac 9 22 8 10 49

Lincolnwood (40) - Cole Sidwell 11, Devin Brown 8, Shawn Goebel 7, Braxton Schmedeke 5, Braden Whalen 4, Sam Herman 2, Evan Hopper 2, Will Jenkins 1. Totals: 10-30 16-28 40.

North Mac (49) - Wilson 16, Thoroman 8, Kirk 7, Hendricks 6, Starks 4, Downs 3, Hatalla 3, Langellier 2. Totals: 12-43 22-33 49.

Three-point field goals: Lincolnwood 4-11 - Sidwell 3, Schmedeke 1; North Mac 3-18 - Wilson 2, Hendricks 1. 

November 29 at New Berlin

Gene Bergschneier Turkey Tournament

Lincolnwood 13 15 6 13 47

Lutheran 11 4 6 12 33

Lincolnwood (47) - Evan Hopper 14, Shawn Goebel 11, Sam Herman 10, Will Jenkins 5, Cole Sidwell 3, Braxton Schmedeke 3, Braden Whalen 1. Totals: 16-34 10-16 47.

Lutheran (33) - Wiegand 8, Boston 8, Gnoth 6, Davis 5, Manney 4, White 2. Totals: 12-30 8-12 33.

Three-point field goals: Lincolnwood 5-13 - Schmedeke 1, Jenkins 1, Goebel 1, Hopper 1, Sidwell 1; Springfield Lutheran 1-7 - Davis 1.

November 30 at New Berlin

Gene Bergschneier Turkey Tournament

Lincolnwood 13 2 3 19 37

South County 6 8 17 10 41

Lincolnwood (37) - Shawn Goebel 13, Sam Herman 9, Cole Sidwell 6, Evan Hopper 5, Will Jenkins 4. Totals: 14-41 3-5 37.

South County (41) - Duffie 18, Jackson 8, Shumacher 8, Brown 6, Marshall 1. Totals: 13-30 13-23 41.

Three-point field goals: Lincolnwood 6-15 - Goebel 2, Sidwell 2, Herman 1, Hopper 1; South County 2-9 - Duffie 1, Shumacher 1.

Record: Lincolnwood (1-4).

2019 Gene Bergschneider Turkey Tournament Hosted By New Berlin High School

Monday, November 25

• Meridian 76, Lincolnwood 42

• North Mac 51, South County 39

• New Berlin 57, Springfield Lutheran 28

Tuesday, November 26

• Meridian 80, South County 64

• North Mac 37, Springfield Lutheran 25

• New Berlin 54, Lincolnwood 24

Wednesday, November 27

• North Mac 49, Lincolnwood 40

• South County 58, Springfield Lutheran 36

• New Berlin 48, Meridian 43

Friday, November 29

• Lincolnwood 47, Springfield Lutheran 33

• Meridian 62, North Mac 59

• New Berlin 47, South County 45

Saturday, November 30

• Meridian 66, Springfield Lutheran 40

• South County 41, Lincolnwood 37

• North Mac 42, New Berlin 36

Final Standings: 1. New Berlin (4-1); 2. North Mac (4-1); 3. Meridian (4-1); 4. South County (2-3); 5. Lincolnwood (1-5); 6. Springfield Lutheran (0-6).

*New Berlin wins on tiebreaker, defensive points allowed: 1. New Berlin 182; 2. North Mac 202; 3. Meridian 253.

All-Tournament Team: Shawn Goebel (Lincolnwood); Graham Meisenhelter (Meridian); Jacob Jones (Meridian); Tanner Wilson (North Mac); Grant Thoroman (North Mac); Brenton Duffie (South County);  Jackson Smith (South County); Christian Knox (New Berlin); Will Cummings (New Berlin); Jack Buerkett (New Berlin).

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