The Boys Basketball Preseason Schedule is set up with opportunities for those interested in getting some work before the season starts, November 13th.
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The Booster Club also set up opportunities to play in the Brookfield Central Fall League. The league is loaded with top team in the state. Here is the schedule link:
Varsity will also be involved in Joel Claassen's Varsity Blitz Preseason Friendly, Nov. 5th.
Brandon Tilley, 2024 SR Wing visited Mount Mercy out of Iowa and walked out with an offer! Brandon had a great summer playing for the Wisconsin Swing program and showed excellent leadership during the summer high school season. He stands 6'4, 200lbs, can shoot, put the ball on the floor, killer shot fake, and finish at the rim with crafty touch.
He is receiving interest from other NAIA schools, WIAC, and D2 schools out of Minnesota area.
Excited for his senior season and see all the work he put in to help lead the Sabers to another successful season!
On Behalf of the Saber Ballin’ Club and the Franklin Boys Basketball Program, we would like to invite your team to Summer League. We are offering leagues for all High School Levels.
We are looking for 18 teams on the Varsity Level, 8 for JV, and 8 for Frosh.
Secure your spot by emailing Coach Podoll and sending in payment for league. Coach Podoll, Boys Varsity Coach: email@example.com or 414.690.5784
Please click HERE for the schedule!
The Sabers faced a tough test heading into Tuesday night against the #2 ranked Brookfield Central team that looked to continue their impressive season and winning streak. The Lancers took control of the game early and were able to steady any sort of comeback the Sabers attempted to make. With the help of a couple threes from Junior guard Dylan Drajkowski and other key shots the Sabers went into half only down 8.
The second half looked different as the Sabers were able to get momentum going and got the Lancers lead down to 3 points. The Lancers struck back though with back to back threes to silence the comeback and stifle hope for the Sabers. However, the Sabers didn't quit and took to intentionally fouling to slow the game and put the Lancers at the free throw line. This strategy proved to be useful as the Sabers with clutch points from Junior forward Brandon Tilley and contested three point shots from Junior guard Eli Podoll in the corner and Senior forward Alex Mierow the lead went down to 3 with only 15 seconds left.
Junior guard Jacques Brooks was able to draw a travel violation giving the Sabers a chance to tie the game up on the in bounds. With a rushed pass however, the Lancers were able to steal the inbounds pass only to travel again and give the Sabers another chance. The travel violation proved to be frustrating to the Lancers coaching staff and that prompted a technical foul being called against them giving the Sabers two free throw attempts and the ball with 13 seconds left. Senior guard Will Gardner went to the line and went 1 of 2 bringing the score down to two. The Sabers who were out of time outs had to improvise the last few seconds which lead to a desperation drive from Junior guard Eli Podoll and a shot attempt that kissed the back board but just ever so slightly rimmed out at the buzzer giving the lancers the win at 67-65.
The Sabers fought to the very end with a chance to tie at the end against a very good Brookfield Central team which provides momentum heading into another top ten matchup against Homestead at the Luke Homan Showcase.
Player Shout Outs:
Player of the Game: Eli Podoll started off hot and got the game going for the Sabers. In his first show out game all year the junior guard put the state of Wisconsin on notice of what he can do when he is on top of his game.
Alex Mierow proved to be a menace on defense when guarding Lancer star forward Jack Daughtery and hitting clutch shots when needed
Will Gardner again was able to shake off a slow start and show his senior leadership on the court steering the comeback and helping the team believe
Terrance Shelton was a rock defensively and showed some guard like ability slashing, driving and finishing at the rim giving the Sabers some clutch buckets.
Brandon Tilley in his second game back from injury helped mount the comeback in the second half with clutch free throws and and a couple knock down jumpers.
Jacques Brooks was able to terrorize on defense causing huge turnovers and momentous possessions for the Sabers team.
Look for the Sabers to bounce back again this Saturday night again at Brookfield Central against Homestead. Make sure to get your tickets by clicking right HERE!