Timmer scores 81 in two wins for New Berlin Eisenhower boys basketball
He breaks school scoring mark with 47 against Whitnall
New Berlin Eisenhower senior guard Reed Timmer continued his scoring tear last week, dropping in 81 points in two Woodland Conference victories in which the Lions outscored their opponents, 153-96.
The Lions are now 11-1 overall, with a 2.5 game lead in the West Division (9-0) over Pewaukee and Wauwatosa West, each 6-2. After losing 62-60 to Messmer the first night of the New Berlin Classic — their only loss of the season — the Lions have won three in a row.
They played at Muskego on Jan. 14 and now travel to Greenfield for a game at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17.
Timmer had 18 field goals, plus eight 3-pointers, and he was 21-for-24 from the free throw lines in the two games.
He scored 34 points in a 75-39 win over New Berlin West on Jan. 8 and then broke the school record when he scored 47 points in a 78-57 win at Whitnall on Friday. Timmer had scored 43 points in a win against Muskego in 2012.
"He is a scoring machine," Ike coach Dave Scheidegger said. "He has been one of the top scorers in the state for four years.
"Right now he is playing at another level. He is a once in a career player (for a coach). He is a rare, special thing."
Win over West
The Lions crushed crosstown rival New Berlin West, 75-39, on Jan. 8 in a game that was moved back one day because school was canceled.
Timmer scored 34 points, hitting four 3-pointers and was 10-of-12 from the free throw line. The Lions had 12 other players score, but Brett Uelmer's seven points was the next best total. Eleven other players scored between two and five points.
Ike led 17-6 after one and after a 22-3 second period, rolled into intermission with a 39-9 lead and the game well in hand. With both teams clearing the bench, the game was a more respectable 36-30 in the second half, with the Lions still having the advantage.
Collin Horning (eight), Chamika Wijenayake (six) and Brennan Grossman (six) led the Vikings scorers.
Timmer scored 12 2-point field goals, four 3-pointers and was 11-of-12 from the free throw line in his 47-point performance in the 78-57 win at Whitnall on Friday.
Uelner had 12, followed by Bennett Kohlhardt (seven), Jack Sirek (six), Nick Ganzke (four) and Sullivan Kulju (two). Nate Schaefer had 18 and Tre Borland had 12 for the Falcons.
After taking a 29-15 first-quarter lead, the Lions watched Whitnall battle back and trailed by 10 at halftime, 44-34. But Eisenhower expanded the lead to 60-46 after three and then used an 18-11 fourth quarter to expand the winning margin to 21 points.
When asked if he thought Timmer would be scoring at this pace (32.2 points per game), Scheidegger had a good answer.
"I'm thinking defense, offense, player development, roles on the team, not about one player player scoring," he said. "Chemistry and rhythm, that's what I'm thinking about.
Although the Lions are 11-1, Scheidegger is thinking like a coach.
"We have things to work on," he said. "We are not a finished product. Individually, defensively, offensively, there is some philosophy we still need to grasp.
"There are situations we need to do better offensively. There is plenty of things to do in practice.
"I'm happy yes, but satisfied no. Tomorrow is another day to work on things."
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