West Bend East’s Severin Hilt buried a three-pointer from the right wing at the buzzer to shock the Beaver Dam boys basketball team 56-54 on Saturday night in a WIAA Division One Boys Basketball Regional Final at the BDHS Fieldhouse.
Beaver Dam had just taken a one point 54-53 lead when senior Nate Abel knocked down a pair of free throws with 4.1 seconds left in regulation. After a timeout, the Suns inbounded from the baseline and made one more pass to Hilt who knocked on the game winner as time expired.
Beaver Dam led 38-26 at the half on the back of Abel who knocked down six three pointers on his way to 27 points before the break. East held Abel to just six points in the 2nd half but he finished with a game high 33. The Suns were led by Dawson Rondorf with 16. George Seaman added 10.
Beaver Dam’s season ends at 17-8 while West Bend East (10-15) will head to the WIAA Division One Sectional Semifinals next week. The Sectional pairings will be announced on Sunday afternoon.
Click the link to hear postgame comments from BDHS Boys Basketball Coach Tim Ladron.
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