Stew-Stras 7th have played their way to the championship game of their own regional, beating Sigel last night, 53-49.

Three Sigel players were in double figures, but three Stars were too, plus they got scoring from two other players to get the four point win. The Stars held off a late charge by St. Michael’s to get the win.

Clayton Brandt and Kyle Helmuth had 15 each for Stew-Stras and Henry Ballinger had 12 totaling 42 points. The three from Sigel totaled 49. But, Luke Rincker and Cody Collins of Stew-Stras made up the difference, scoring eight and three points, respectively.

Stew-Stras (16-5) will play Neoga (16-3) for the regional title on Thursday.

Stew-Stras 14-10-14-15—53

St. Michael 10-9-12-18—49

Stew-Stras stats: Brandt 15 (4-2’s, 1-3 FG’s, 4 FT’s), Helmuth 15 (7 FG’s, 1 FT), Ballinger 12 (3-2’s, 2-3 FG’s), Rincker 8 (4 FG’s), Collins 3 (FG, 1 FT). Team free throws 6. 3-pointers: Ballinger 2, Brandt 1.

Saturday the Stars beat Martinsville in round one of the regional, 51-20.

Stew-Stras-21 8 18 4--51

Martinsville-3 4 5 8--20

Scoring: For Stew-Stras- Helmuth 17 pts, (8 FG, FT); Rincker 9 pts, ( 4 FG, FT); Ballinger 7 pts, (1-3, 2 FG); Brandt 7 pts, (3 FG, FT); Collins 5 pts, (1-3, FG); Wascher (FG); Overbeck (FG); Cress (FG).

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