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Brothers bolster GET Basketball


GALESVILLE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- If you're trying to find a city that represents brotherly love, you might think you have to go all the way to Philadelphia, but as the GET Boys' Basketball Team proves, that's not necessarily the case.

In fact, two pairs of brothers made up four of their five starters for this years' Redhawks opener.

"I always thought it'd be a cool thing, when I'm a senior, he'd be a freshman and we could start together. Here the first game you have the Wagner boys and Scherr boys starting, so that was really cool," said senior Mitchell Scherr.

Mitchell watched his freshman brother Lucas grow into both a teammate and someone who can beat him one-on-one.

Lucas said, "It's sometimes him. He gets a win every now and then."

"I get lucky every once in awhile," Mitchell added.

Just don't mistake that for a sibling rivalry.

"He helps me out a lot when we're playing on the court," said Lucas. "When I'm not feeling the greatest, he'll come over and tell me 'keep working.'"

Mitchell said, "[There's] No jealousy or anything like that. [I'm] just proud to see he's taken the step to varsity level. He's playing with kids this level."

The same goes for the Wagners: Tim a senior and Nick his freshman brother.

"We are brothers. As far as I know," Tim joked.

Like Mitchell, Tim's doing his part to act as a role model for Nick.

"He's helped me when I'm playing," said Nick. "He's helped me working out and stuff--taught me a lot of stuff."

Recently, a broken hand's meant Tim's had to do a lot of his helping from the sidelines.

Tim said, "You're glad you have someone out there who can--well, he scored 20 points, 17 points against Onalaska. Obviously if you can do that every game we're going to be pretty good."

Still, Tim said it's the year he's dreamed about having all those times growing up.

"You know, you pretend like you're playing a game of basketball," said Tim. "You're a senior. Your brother's a freshman. I can remember thinking about these years for a long time."

You can be sure they'll remember these years for a long time to come.

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