St. Elmo/Brownstown used a flame thrower on the Hornet's Nest Tuesday, torching Cowden-Herrick, 76-55.

The two teams met in mid-December and the Hornets won, 68-56. But they grabbed 28 boards. This time they only got 19. In the first meeting, they out-shot St E/B fro the arc 8 to 5. This time St. E/B out-shot them 9 to 7.

In the first meeting the Hornets out-scored the Eagles, 33-14 in the 1st half. This time, the Eagles out-scored them in the 1st half, 43-22.

A 25-14 run in the 1st period put the Hornets behind the 8-ball, down by nine. An 18-8 run in the 2nd deepened the Hornets troubles, putting them behind by 19 at the half.    

The Hornets regrouped in the locker room and were able to match St. Elmo in the 2nd half, but they couldn't trim the deficit.

The Hornets had four players in double figures with Konner Blackerby leading the way. Blackerby scored 17 points, with a trey hat trick. Micah Sandiford stepped up and scored a season-high 11 points and three steals.

Leading scorer Colton Burrus was held to 10 points (1-3) with five boards. Trey Pasley had 10 points (2-3s) with four rebounds.

Meanwhile, the Eagles' Feezel and Maxey lit things up from the arc. Feezel scored 27 points with four triples and Maxey had 20 points with four treys. Oberlink and Hardimon followed with nine and eight points.

Tuesday

St. Elmo/Brownstown 76, Cowden-Herrick 55

St E   25-18-19-14--76

C-H   14-8-19-14--55

C-H stats: Blackerby 17 (3-2s, 3-3 pt FGs, 2/5 FTs), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal; M. Sandiford 11 (5 FGs, 1/2 FTs), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 3 steals, 1 block; Burrus 10 (3-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 1/3 FTs), 5 rebounds, 2 assists; Pasley 10 (2-2s, 2-3 pt FGs, 0/2 FTs), 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Barnes 3 (1-3 pt FG), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block; N. Sandiford 2 (FG, 0/2 FTs), 1 rebound; Nohren 2 (2/2 FTs), 2 rebounds, 1 block; Black (0/1 FTs). Team FGs 21. 3-Pointers: 7 (Blackerby 3, Pasley 2, Burrus 1, Barnes 1). Team FTs 6-of-17. Rebounds 19. Turnovers 14. Assists 8. Steals 8. Blocks 3.   

St E/B stats: Feezel 27 (6-2s, 4-3 pt FGs, 3/4 FTs), Maxey 20 (2-2s, 4-3 pt FGs, 4/4 FTs), Oberlink 9 (1-2, 1-3 pt FGs, 4/4 FTs), Hardimon 8 (3 FGs, 2/2 FTs), Kroll 6 (3 FGs), Brooks 2 (FG), Miller 2 (FG, 0/2 FTs), Noll 1 (1/4 FTs), Smithson 1 (1/2 FTs). Team FGs 26. 3-Pointers: 9 (Feezel 4, Maxey 4, Oberlink 1), Team FTs 15-of-22.   

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