The father-daughter broadcast team of Paul and Karlee Nimmer broadcast the WIAA regional quarterfinal boys basketball game between Kewaunee and Chilton last night. Senior 6’7”center Reggie Nimmer played his final high school basketball game with his dad and sister calling the action on WBDK 96.7 FM. The Storm lost the tournament opener 52-40 in Chilton.
A slow offensive start for each team kept the game close for the first ten minutes. Down two points with 30 seconds left in the second quarter, Kewaunee could have held the ball for one final shot and have led or tied heading into the locker room. Instead, the Storm rushed a shot and allowed Chilton to extend their lead from two points to four points. Moments later, the Storm turned it over and committed a foul on a three point shot. It put Kewaunee down five heading into the break. Chilton could have extended their lead to seven but missed a pair of free throws with no time left on the first half clock.
Coming out in the third quarter leading 21-16, Chilton came out firing and pushed their lead to 26-16 one minute into the second half. The Tigers continued to impose their will throughout the third quarter and pushed their lead to 37-22.
Kewaunee leading scorers were Logan Brusky (10), Alex Mehn (9) and Reggie Nimmer (8).
The scrappy Chilton squad kept their foot on the accelerator in the fourth and convincingly cruised past Kewaunee. Chilton will travel to Luxemburg-Casco to take on the Spartans Friday night at 7:00.