Shelbyville Daily Union

February 28, 2014

Comets Win, Lose In Regional

John Curtis Daily Union Sports Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union

---- — Stew-Stras basketball got off to a good start in the Cumberland 1A Regional by beating Cumberland, 57-48. Then they lost their semifinal to Dieterich, 76-37.

The Comets were almost shut out in the 1st period on an 11-2 Toledo run. They then matched Toledo in the 2nd and reeled off a 16-9 run in the 3rd to knot the score, 29-29. The 4th was a jailbreak with both teams scoring 17 points and having the game called a draw at the end of regulation. In OT, the Comets flipped the coin on Cumberland. They answered the Pirates 11-2 run in the 1st with a Comet 11-2 run in OT for the win.

Cumberland made 21 field goals and Stew-Stras just 17. But, the Comets were 19-of-29 at the line and Cumberland just 5-of-8.

Monday

Toledo Regional

Stew-Stras 57, Cumberland 48 - OT

St-St 2-11-16-17-11--57

C’land 11-9-9-17-2--48

Stew stats: Helmuth 22 (4-2s, 2-3 pt FGs, 8/10 FTs), 11 rebounds, 5 steals; Fry 15 (4 FGs, 7/12 FTs), 5 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists; Jones 10 (2-2s, 2-3 pt FGs); Bugger 5 (FG, 3/5 FTs), Kessler 2 (FG), A. Blythe 2 (FG), Rincker 1 (1/2 FTs). Team FGs 17. 3-Pointers: 4 (Helmuth 2, Jones 2). Team FTs 19-of-29.

C’land stats: Shoan 12 (6 FGs), Bauguss 10 (3-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 1/2 FTs), Mo. Wolke 9 (3 FGs, 3/4 FTs), McMechan 7 (3 FGs, 1/2 FTs), Napier 6 (3 FGs), Brumleve 4 (2 FGs). Team FGs 21 (1-3). Team FTs 5-of-8.

On Wednesday, Stew-Stras was up against the #1 seed Dieterich. They got blasted by 39 points. Almost identical 22-11 and 20-9 runs in the 1st half put Stew-Stras back by 22 points at the break, 42-20. Nothing changed in the 2nd half, as the Maroons turned the Comets black and blue with an 18-7 run and a 16-10 run.

Helmuth, one of the top scorers in the area, was held to just eight points, matching Comet role player Ted Kessler as the team-high scorers.

Wednesday

Regional Semifinal

Dieterich 76, Stew-Stras 37

St-St 11-9-7-10--37

D’trich 22-20-18-16--76

Stew stats: Helmuth 8 (4 FGs, 0/3 FTs), Kessler 8 (2 FGs, 4/4 FTs), Fry 6 (2-3 pt FGs), Jones 6 (2-3 pt FGs), Bugger 4 (FG, 2/2 FTs), Rincker 3 (FG), Overbeck 2 (FG). Team FGs 13. 3-Pointers: 5 (Fry 2, Jones 2, Rincker). Team FTs 6-of-9.

D’trich stats: Bohnhoff 22 (6-2s, 3-3 pt FGs, 1/2 FTs), Feldhake 12 (2-2s, 2-3 pt FGs, 2/2 FTs), Traub 11 (1-2, 2-3 pt FGs, 3/5 FTs), Aherin 12 (5 FGs, 2/2 FTs), T. Niemerg 6 (2 FGs, 2/6 FTs), L. Niemerg 4 (FG, 2/2 FTs), Poe 3 (FG), Compton 2 (FG), Gephart 2 (FG). Team FGs 27. 3-Pointers: 8 (Bohnhoff 3, Feldhake 2, Traub 2, Poe). Team FTs 14-of-24.