The Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City jr. high Bobcats opened at home hosted Stew-Stras on Thursday night and the rural rivals split.

The 7th Grade Bobcats lost to the 7th Grade Comets 38-55. The 8th Grade Bobcats defeated the 8th Grade Comets, 40-13.

The Comet and Bobcat 7th went at it in the 1st half. CHBC trailed by two after one, 14-12. The 2nd frame was much the same. CHBC trailed by 4 at the half, 28-24.

The Comets started to pull away after the break on a 12-8 run. CHBC fell behind by 8, 40-32. In crunch time, the Comets crushed the Bobcat resolve, 15-6. 

Gurgel and Morris led Stew-Stras with 16 and 15 points, respectively. Radloff led CHBC with 9 points.

Thursday

7th

Stew-Stras 55, CHBC 38

St-St  14-14-12-15--55

CHBC  12-12-8-6--38

Stew stats: Gurgel 16 (5 FGs, 6/7 FTs), Morris 15 (5 FGs, 5/9 FTs), Ben Bridges 8 (4 FGs, 0/1 FTs), Bo Bridges 8 (3 FGs, 2/4 FTs), Durbin 8 (2 FGs, 4/9 FTs), Hewing (0/2 FTs). Team FGs 19. Team FTs 17 of 32.

CHBC stats: Radloff 9 (4 FGs, 1/2 FTs), Rueff 6 (3 FGs), Lamb 6 (3 FGs), Villar 4 (2 FGs, 0/2 FTs), Brummer 3 (FG, 1/2 FTs), Calame 2 (FG), Timmons 2 (FG), Felty 2 (FG), Mueller 2 (FG, 0/2 FTs). Team FGs 18. Team FTs 2-of-8.

In the nightcap, CHBC got the upper hand early and never looked back, 13-5. The 2nd quarter was closer. CHBC nipped Stew-Stras, 7-5. CHBC went into the locker room with a 10-point lead, 20-10, to go up by 19, 32-13.

The final nail was driven in the 4th quarter. CHBC went on an 8-0 run. Three Bobcats led the team in scoring. Lorton scored 10 . Wojcik had 10 points, and Evans scored 9.

CHBC Bobcats will play at home on Monday, November 18 @ 6:00 pm, against the Greenville Bluejays.  This will be a make-up game from November 12.

8th

CHBC 40, Stew-Stras 13

St-St    5-5-3-0--13

CHBC  13-7-12-8--40

CHBC stats: Lorton 10 (5 FGs), Wojcik 10 (3-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 1/2 FTs), Evans 9 ( 3-2s, 1-3 pt FGs), Fisher 6 (3 FGs, 0/1 FTs), Jones 3 (FG, 1/3 FTs), Manley 2 (FG, 0/2 FTs). Team FGs 18. 3-Pt: 2 Wojcik, Evans). Team FTs 2-of-8.  

Stew stats: Manhart 4 (1-3 pt FG, 1/2 FTs), Gurgel 3 (1-3 pt FGs), Bridges 2 (FG, 0/1 FTs), Gracey (2/3 FTs), Smith 2 (FG). Team FGs 4. 3-pt: 2 (Bridges, Smith). Team FTs 3-of-8.   

John Curtis can be reached at john.curtis@shelbyvilledailyunion.com

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