Shelbyville Daily Union

November 17, 2013

Stew-Stras 8th 3rd At Home

JOHN CURTIS - Daily Union Sports Editor
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SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Stew-Stras 8th grade basketball hosted a tournament on Saturday and salvaged a 3rd place finish beating Cumberland, 47-38, after a close loss to Greenville, 39-33. St. Anthony won the tourney.

Stew-Stras fell behind early, but then stormed back by the half. Greenville opened with a 10-4 run, only to have Stew-Stas reply with a 16-7 run in the 2nd and take a 3-point lead at the break, 20-17.

A defensive 3rd saw Greenville knott eh score at 24-24 heading into the 4th. Who would go to the title game would be decided in the final 6:00.

Greenville exploded for a 15-9 run and score the win. Free throws were key.

Stew-Stras out-scored Greenville 32-29 from the floor, but Greenville made 10 free throws to Stew-Stras one. That gave them a 9-point ad at the line and a 6-point ad on the scoreboard at the final buzzer.

Thies led all scorers with 13 points, including a pair of treys. Greenville had two players in double figures, Doll with 11 and Roadman with 10. The leaders left the two teams even with 21 points each. The rest of the Greenville players out-scored the rest of the Stew-Stras scorers 18-12.

Saturday

SS 8th Tourney

Round 1

Greenville 39, Stew-Stras 33

G'ville  10-7-7-15--39

St-St      4-16-4-9--33

Stew stats: Thies 13 (3-2s, 2-3 pt FGs, 1 FT), Kramer 8 (4 FGs), Kessler 6 (3 FGs), Hansen 3 (FG), Koester 3 (FG). Team FGs 14 (4-3s). Team FTs 1.

G'ville stats: Doll 11 (4 FGs, 3 FTs), Roadman 10 (2 FGs, 6 FTs), Hall 7 (3 FGs, FT), Hamel 6 (3 FGs), Moss 5 (1-2, 1-3 pt FGs). Team FGs 14 (1-3), Team FTs 10.

St. Anthony 50, Cumberland 22

St. A      12-11-17-10--50

C'land     6-7-5-4--22

St. A stats: Walsh 9 (2-2s, 1-3 pt FGs), 2 FTs), Nuxoll 8 (4 FGs), Beesley 8 (1-3 pt FG, 5 FTs), Utz 7 (3 FG, FT), Deters 5 (1-2, 1-3 pt FGs), Seachrist 4 (2 FGs), Heurman 2 (FG), Laurence 2 (FG), Martelli 2 (FG), Guy 2 (2 FTs), Brandt 1 (FG). Team FGs 18 (3-3s). Team FTs 11.

C'land stats: Magee 16 ( 7 FGs 2 FTs), Galloway 3 (FG, FT), James 2 (FG), Yaw 1 (FT). Team

 FGs 9. Team FTs 4.

Stew-Stras played Cumberland in the 3rd place game. Once again, Stew-Stras fell behind early, trailing 9-5. Once again, Stew-Stras had an answer in the 2nd, a 13-1 run. Stew-Stras was up by eight at the half, 18-10.

Cumberland reasserted themselves in the 2nd, but this time, Stew-Stras was equal to the task, only allowing Cumberland to cut the 8-point lead down to six heading into the 4th, 31-25.

It would come down to the 4th period again. Cumberland put up 13 points late. Again, Stew-Stras was equal to the task, putting up 16 points and actually extending their lead in crunch time for the 9-point victory.

Stew-Stras had three players in double figures. Kessler stepped up with 13 points and Kramer and Thies followed with 11 points, each. Thies struck two more times from the arc. 

Cumberland was led by Magee. He led all scorers in their loss to St. Anthony with 16 points. Against Stew-Stras, He led all scorers with 17. But with no other players in double figures, Cumberland didn't have enough firepower to match Stew-Stras.

Stew-Stras scored 38 points from the field, enough to match Cumberland scoring from the field and the line. Stew-Stras' nine free throws were the margin of victory.

3rd Place

Stew-Stras 47, Cumberland 38

St-St      5-13-13-16--47

C'land   9-1-15-13--38

Stew stats: Kessler 13 (6 FGs, FT), Kramer 11 (4 FGs, 3 FTs), Thies 11 (1-2, 2-3 pt FGs, 3 FTs), Quast 7 (2-2s, 1-3 pt FGs), Hansen 3 (FG), Clark 2 (2 FTs). Team FGs 17 (4-3s). Team FTs 9.

C'land stats: Magee 17 (7 FGs, 3 FTs), Galloway 9 (3 FGs, 3 FTs), Grissom 6 (3 FGs),  James 4 (2 FGs), Shull 2 (FG). Team FGs 16. Team FTs 6.

In the title game, St. Anthony's 15-2 run in the 1st was never overcome. Greenville answered with a 14-6 run in the 2nd, but still was back five points at the break, 21-16.

The 2nd half was a defensive lockdown where neither team had a big run. St. Anthony's cushion held up for the 7-point win.

Championship

St. Anthony 39, Greenville 32

St. A    15-6-8-10--39

G'ville   2-14-8-8--32

St A stats: Deters 10 (3-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, FT), Utz 9 (4 FGs, FT), Beesley 9 (3-2s, 1-3 pt FGs), Walsh 8 (3 FGs, 2 FTs), Seachrist 2 (2 FTs), Nuxoll 1 (FT). Team FGs 15 (2-3s). Team FTs 7.

G'ville stats: Doll 11 (2-2s, 2-3 pt FGs, 1 FT), Roadman 7 (FG, 5 FTs), Hamel 6 (2-3 pt FGs), Heckman 2 (FG), Franklin 2 (FG), Hall 2 (FG), Carlson 2 (FG). Team FGs 11 (4-3s). Team FTs 6.

Stew-Stras (3-1) hosts Okaw Valley at 6:15 p.m.