St. Elmo falls to Altamont

ST. ELMO – The Eagles three times rallied from at least five points down during Friday’s game against Altamont, but when St. Elmo went down by five with 2:31 left in the game, it was too late for a comeback, as the Indians won, 52-42. With 5:18 left in the second period, the Eagles faced a six-point deficit, but three free throws and a jumper put the Eagles back within one, and they only trailed 19-18 at halftime. With 5:13 left in the third period, St. Elmo again faced a five-point deficit, but junior Blaine Scholes hit a 3-pointer and Kase Stolte made a layup in the next minute to tie the game at 25. Altamont built an eight-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but the Eagles cut that down to two with 5:45 left in the game after sophomore Connor Beasley converted a 3-point play. But that would be as close as St. Elmo (7-15) would get, as Altamont closed the game on 14-6 run to secure its second win of the season against the Eagles. Junior Jake Mansker, easily St. Elmo’s most improved player, looks comfortable in his starting role and drives the lane with more aggression than most area players. He led the Eagles with 15 points against Altamont and averages 8.21 points per game. On Monday, the Eagles fell to state-power Teutopolis, 74-38. Stolte led the Eagles with 14 points in that game. Friday, Feb. 11 at St. Elmo Altamont 52 St. Elmo 42 Points – Mansker, 15; Beasley, 7; Scholes, 7; Garrett Buzzard, 4; Stolte, 4; Ben Sperry, 3; Dylan Bullard, 1; Blake Pruett, 1. Indians 11–8–14–19—52 Eagles 9–9–9–15—42 JV – St. Elmo lost, 52-29 Monday, Feb. 14 at Teutopolis Teutopolis 74 St. Elmo 38 Points – Stolte, 14; Mansker, 7; Sperry, 7; Beasley, 5; Bullard, 3; Pruett, 2. Eagles 4–5–15–14—38 Shoes 15–18–24–17—74

St. Elmo sophomore Connor Beasley takes a shot in the lane during the Eagles’ 52-42 loss to Altamont on Friday.

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