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Area boys basketball roundup

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By The Staff

Brownstown celebrates seniors with big win against Ramsey

Brownstown honored its seniors before Monday's game against Ramsey and followed up the celebration with its best offensive output of the season in a dominating 82-53 win against Ramsey.

Senior Bryce Mason had a season-high 28 points, and fellow senior Zach Rigdon added 15.

Despite the lopsided outcome, the Bombers and Rams were tied at 16 after the first period.

Brownstown would score 22 points in each of the next three quarters, however, and take a commanding lead by holding the Rams to fewer than 13 points in those same periods.

Ramsey senior Blake Hadley scored 21 points and has scored at least 20 points in three straight games to improve his scoring average to 14 points per game.

Monday, Feb. 7
at Brownstown
Brownstown 82
Ramsey 53

Scoring:
Bombers – Mason, 28; Rigdon, 15; Coleman Scott, 14; Austin Hunter, 13; Colten Hunter, 6; Zach Garrison, 3; Noah Oberlink, 2; Matt Sefton, 1.
Rams – Hadley, 21; Asa Thomas, 15; Jordan Johnson, 7; Ryan Black, 4; Tyler Pryor, 4; Luke Webb, 2.
Rams  16–13–11–8—53
Bombers  16–22–22–22—82
Record:
Bombers – 4-15
Rams – 1-18
Up Next:
Bombers – at Beecher City on Thursday at 6:15 p.m.
Rams – vs. Patoka on Friday at 6:15 p.m.
JV – Brownstown won, 84-55.
Scoring:
Bombers – Jake Behrends, 30; A. Hunter, 18; Nick Reeder, 16; Scott, 7; M. Sefton, 6; Eric Gurtner, 5; Dustin Lawson, 2.
Rams – Black, 15; Tyler Knisley, 12; Austin Cunningham, 10; Jacob Bergin, 4; Ryan Kelly, 4; Tristen Wessleman, 4; Clayton Belcher, 2; Jake Roberts, 2; Nicholas Wodtka, 2.
Rams  13–12–18–12—55
Bombers  13–28–17–21—84

St. Elmo defeats Brownstown

Brownstown lost to St. Elmo on Friday, 50-35.

St. Elmo struggled at the start, scoring just four points in the first quarter to spot the Bombers an 11-4 advantage.

The teams switched roles in the second period, however, as  the Eagles got seven points from sophomore Connor Beasley, and six from both senior Kase Stolte and junior Jake Mansker to help them outscore Brownstown 22-9 to take a 26-24 lead to halftime.

Junior Ben Sperry scored nine of St. Elmo's 20 third-quarter points, while the Eagles defense held the Bombers to just half that to take a 46-30 lead.

The teams combined to score just nine points in the final period.

Beasley had a game-high 12 points.

Friday, Feb. 4
at Brownstown
St. Elmo 50
Brownstown 35

Scoring:
Bombers – Zach Rigdon, 9; Coleman Scott, 8; Austin Hunter, 7; Colten Hunter, 6; Bryce Mason, 5.
Eagles – Beasley, 12; Sperry, 9; Mansker, 8; Garrett Buzzard, 7; Kase Stolte, 6; Blake Pruett, 4; Levi Maxey, 2; Blaine Scholes, 2.
Eagles  4–22–20–4—50
Bombers  11–9–10–5—35
JV – St. Elmo won, 67-50.
Scoring:
Bombers – Jake Behrends, 14; Eric Gurtner, 12; Matt Sefton, 11; A. Hunter, 6; Dustin Lawson, 2.
Eagles – Scholes, 18; Maxey, 15; Garrett Bartels, 12; Patrick Schaal, 12; Willie Magnus, 6; Alec Brady, 2; Jacob Denton, 2.
Eagles  13–12–18–12—55
Bombers  12–12–13–13—50

Aces score 104 in double-overtime win

Mulberry Grove scored 104 points in a double overtime win at Cowden-Herrick on Tuesday.

Freshman Devonta Williamson scored a career-high 30 points in the win, and senior Zach Heilig posted 28.
Williamson had a unique triple-double by earning 10 assists and 10 steals.

Senior Allen Tompkins had a double-double with 24 points and 16 rebounds.

The Aces trailed 15-10 after the first period, but outscored the Hornets, 25-14, in the second period to lead by six at halftime.

The Hornets, however, outscored the Aces, 25-19, in the third period, and the teams matched baskets in the fourth to tie the game at 76.

Both teams scored eight points in the first overtime, but the Aces exploded for 20 points in the second four-minute session to secure the 104-96 win.

The teams combined to attempt 139 field goals in the contest, making 73 of them (52.5 percent).

Tuesday, Feb. 8
at Cowden
Mulberry Grove 104 (2OT)
Cowden-Herrick 96

Points – Williamson, 30; Heilig, 28; Tompkins, 24; Harley Steed, 16; John Rickman, 5; Kevin Boulier, 1.
Aces 10–25–19–22–8–20—104
Hornets 15–14–25–22–8–12—96
Record – 6-14
JV – Mulberry Grove lost, 56-47
Points – Jordan Miller, 14; Derek Phillips, 11; Boulier, 7; Christian Dawson, 6; Nate Ketchem, 6; Dylan Street, 3.
Aces  13–11–13–10—47
Hornets  12–11–17–16—56

St. Elmo defeats Christ Our Rock

Senior Garrett Buzzard scored 15 points and junior Jake Mansker added 12 as St. Elmo defeated Christ Our Rock Lutheran on Tuesday, 57-48.

The Silver Stallions were held to just six points in the first quarter, as St. Elmo opened up a nine-point lead.

CORL chipped off two of those points in the second period, but the teams matched baskets in the third period, leaving the Eagles ahead by seven going to the fourth quarter.

Junior Ben Sperry scored eight points in the final stanza for St. Elmo, as it outscored CORL, 21-19 to secure the victory.

Dylan Burmester had a game-high 19 points for the Silver Stallions.

Tuesday, Feb. 8
vs. CORL
St. Elmo 57
CORL 48

Points – Buzzard, 15; Mansker, 12; Connor Beasley, 9; Sperry, 8; Blaine Scholes, 5; Blake Pruett, 4; Kase Stolte, 4.
CORL  6–9–14–19—48
SEHS  15–7–14–21—57
Record – 6-13
JV – St. Elmo won, 59-54.
Points – Scholes, 19; Garrett Bartels, 15; Patrick Schaal, 10; Levi Maxey, 8; Jacob Denton, 4; Willie Magnus, 3.
CORL  9–17–13–15—54
SEHS  22–9–19–9—59