The New Berlin Eisenhower boys basketball team is still perfect at 8-0 — and what some thought would be a challenge turned out to be a rather leisurely Friday night.
The Lions used 12 shots from 3-point range to surge past visiting Greendale, 75-43, in a Woodland Conference West Division showdown.
Half of the bombs from downtown came from Drake University-bound senior Reed Timmer, who finished with a game-high 37 points.
After a nearly whistleless first quarter, the Lions led 11-8, but a 29-point explosion in the second quarter helped them secure a 41-19 halftime lead. Ike coasted from there, steadily padding a lead that reached 34.
The Lions also impressed defensively, where they held Greendale standout Jordan Perez to 17 points — a slow night by his standards. David Pulizos also reached double figures for Greendale with 10 points.
"Perez is just a special player; he's phenomenal," Lions head coach Dave Scheidegger said. "I mean he's really the real deal. You can't stop a guy like that. You can hope to slow him down a bit, and maybe that's what we did."
On Greendale's side, it was a humbling, tip-your-cap kind of night.
"Timmer's a great player, and that's what great players do," Greendale head coach Ryan Johnsen said. "And once some of their other guys get going, they're a tough team that gets very difficult to stop. You have to give them credit."
While Ike sits atop the Woodland West, Greendale is second at 5-2, 6-2 overall.
The Panthers had beaten New Berlin West 63-44 on Dec. 17 behind 27 points from Perez, 15 by Pulizos and nine by Josh Michaels.
They get back on the court Saturday against Plymouth at the WBY Shootout at Concordia University.
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