The Denison-Schleswig boys opened the home portion of their 2018-19 basketball schedule on Tuesday night with a 74-69 victory in overtime against Carroll High at Denison.
The win moved Derek Fink’s D-S club to 2-1 on the young season going into tonight’s (Friday) Hawkeye 10 Conference opener at Harlan.
D-S raced out to a 21-13 first-quarter lead and led 32-26 at halftime.
Both teams netted 20 points in the third quarter, as the Monarchs took a 52-46 advantage into the fourth.
Carroll, though, outscored D-S 18-12 in the fourth to force overtime at 64-64.
The Monarchs then outscored the Tigers 10-5 in the extra period for the win.
Goanar Biliew had a career night for D-S with a double-double effort of 31 points and 20 rebounds to go with three shot blocks.
Charlie Wiebers added 16 points, nine assists, six steals and four boards.
Dawon Dorhout drained three, three-point shots for nine points to go with three boards. Dylan Gehlsen also had nine points and three boards for the Monarchs, which was 5-of-14 from three-point range and 29-of-53 overall from the field for 54.7 percent.
D-S also was 11-of-22 at the free throw line.
"In our home opener, I thought we really brought energy on the defensive end and were locked into the game plan. We executed at a high level on offense in the first quarter," commented Fink.
"Carroll switched defenses up on us the rest of the night and caused us some issues from time to time. Though we led for the entire game, they were always within one or two possessions most of the second half."
"We made just enough plays down the stretch to hang on for the win against a really good team and defending defending Raccoon River Valley Conference champs," noted Fink, whose team won despite turning the ball over 21 times.
Carroll was led by Jany Jioklaw, who poured in 23 points with six boards, three assists and three steals.
Colby Vincent added 16 points and five boards for the Tigers.
Carroll won the junior varsity game in overtime, 58-57.
The two teams went to overtime tied at 51-51.
Braiden Heiden led D-S with 20 points. Carter Wessel added 12 points.
The Carroll freshmen topped D-S, 63-34.
Matthew Weltz tallied 10 points to lead D-S, which trailed 39-16 at halftime.
Colin Reis added eight points, while Brady Boell and Aiden Schuttinga each had six points.
Trey Brotherton finished with four points for the Monarchs.
Score by Quarters
Carroll........13 13 20 18 5 - 69
D-S.............21 11 20 12 10 - 74
D-S Individual Statistics
Scoring: Goanar Biliew 31; Charlie Wiebers 16; Dawson Dorhout 9; Dylan Gehlsen 9; Damien Magnuson 3; Jack Mendlik 3; Ayuel Deng 2; Austin Korner 1
Rebounds: Biliew 20; Wiebers 4; Deng 4; Dorhout 3; Gehlsen 3; Magnuson 2; Mendlik 1
Assists: Wiebers 9; Magnuson 5; Biliew 1; Evan Turin 1
Steals: Wiebers 6; Magnuson 1; Dorhout 1; Gehlsen 1; Biliew 1; Mendlik 1; Nyamell Wakoson 1
Blocks: Biliew 3; Wiebers 1