Parkview boys wins 9th straight
Parkview High (12-3, 8-1) again shot the lights out early to lead 34-18 at the halfway point of a 66-54 victory over arch-rival Brodhead in another key Rock Valley South boys basketball game here Monday night.
“It makes your coaching look really good when they hit shots, and we’ve come out like that the last four or five games in a row,” Saevre said. “When you hit shots early, your defense always picks up from there.”
With its latest pickup, first-place Parkview pushed Brodhead and Beloit Turner (both 5-4) three games behind in the South and maintainede a two-game lead in the loss column of Walworth Big Foot (5-3).
All the bounces were officially going the Vikings’ way against Brodhead when junior T.J. Kaiser hit the first of his three second-quarter three-pointers from the left wing, capping a 13-1 run. The ball went halfway down before popping out, banking off the backboard and back in, giving Parkview a 21-8 lead with 6:47 left in the half.
The Vikings closed the half with a 10-1 run. Mike Jess hit a three-pointer from the right wing before Brodhead’s leading scorer, J.J. Panoske, missed a layup at the left block. Kaiser hit a bomb from the right corner just seconds later, giving Parkview a quick five-point swing and a 32-17 lead with 2:21 left in the half.
The Vikings hit nine three-pointers overall, including six in the first half.
“Parkview did a phenomenal job of shooting the ball in the first half,” Brodhead coach Brian Kammerer said. “We kind of got into the running game, and the up-tempo style is not really ours.”
Senior guard Nick Melton led all scorers with 25 points and triggered the play that gave Parkview its biggest lead at 42-18 with 5:21 left in the third quarter. He threw a full-length pass to Kyle Woodworth, who leaped to catch the ball under the basket before kicking it to the left corner, still in a mid-jump. Jay Naatz took the kick and buried the triple.
The Vikings’ early hot streak proved essential as the Cardinals got back within 10 points at 60-50 on a three-pointer by Jacob Cole with 2:21 to play. Cole led the Cards with 21 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and hit four shots from beyond the arc.
He contorted to hit an acrobatic, scooping layup with his back to Woodworth and the basket to cut the lead to single digits at 63-54 with 47 seconds left.
But every time his players huddled up, Saevre saw no trace of panic.
“They’ve got a calm about them. They’re never get too high, never get too low,” Saevre said. “This year, they’ve really matured in that way—steady, whether things are going well or not going in your favor.”
The Vikings travel to
McFarland on Thursday.
PARKVIEW 66, BRODHEAD 54
Brodhead (54)—Scheidegger, 1-1-4; Wallace, 1-0-2; Cole, 6-5-21; McKee, 1-0-2; Jordan, 1-1-3; Peterson, 0-1-1; Jacobson, 2-0-4; Panoske 7-1-17. Totals: 19-9-54.
Parkview (66)—Woodworth, 4-1-9; Melton, 8-7-25; Jess, 1-0-3; Wischer, 1-0-2; Naatz, 2-0-5; Kaiser, 3-0-9; Reinhardt, 2-0-4; Isenberger 2-3-9. Totals: 23-11-66.
Brodhead 8 10 13 23—54
Orfordville Parkview 18 16 14 18—66
Three-point goals—Brodhead 7 (Cole 4, Panoske 2, Scheidegger), Parkview 9 (Kaiser 3, Melton 2, Isenberger 2, Jess, Naatz). FTs missed—Brodhead 7, Parkview 6. Total fouls—Brodhead 12, Parkview 14.