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Kiel’s season comes to a crushing end with a heartbreaking loss in the state semifinals

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 15, 2024
Kiel’s season comes to a crushing end with a heartbreaking loss in the state semifinals

Kiel’s previously undefeated season came to an end in a heartbreaking loss to Lakeside Lutheran in the WIAA Division 3 state semifinal round. The Raiders fell 57-55 as Lakeside guard Kaycee Guzman hit a tough floater with 1.5 seconds left on the clock to secure the victory.

Throughout the majority of the game, Kiel held the lead for a total of 20 minutes and 35 seconds. However, Lakeside Lutheran went on a 7-0 run late in the second half to pull ahead and ultimately seal the win. Raiders senior Jack Heckmann managed to tie the game with a three-pointer in the final minute, but Guzman’s clutch shot put the Warriors back in the lead for good.

Despite Lakeside taking an early 15-8 lead, Kiel fought back with a 19-3 run to go into halftime ahead 27-21. Guzman led all scorers with 21 points, despite sitting out much of the first half due to foul trouble. The Warriors outscored Kiel by 17 points with Guzman on the floor.

Grant Manz led Kiel with 15 points and 15 rebounds, while Pierce Arenz contributed 12 points to the effort. Kiel finishes their remarkable season with a 28-1 record, having secured their first conference title in 23 years and their first sectional title in 14 years.

By Samantha Johnson

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