Area roundup: BSE girls win, Patoka boys cruise

BROWNSTOWN — With three and a half minutes remaining in Monday's girls basketball game, the Brownstown/St. Elmo Bombers had a comfortable double-digit lead.
Three minutes later, the game was on the line.
But Gabi Moore made two late free throws, and the Lady Bombers held on for a 45-38 win over Altamont.
Moore's free throws proved big down the stretch.
"She stepped up and made her free throws at the end, so I'm really proud of Gabi," Pruett said.
The Bombers had a 12-point lead late in the game, only to see Altamont rally.
In the end, the hosts held on.
"This is a great win for us," Pruett said. "It's always great to beat our rivals."
Audriana Pruett scored 12 points for BSE, making four three-pointers. Morgan Brown scored nine, Moore had eight, Kyrstyn Fitch added seven and Emily Bone chipped in five.
The Bombers improved to 10-8 on the season. The team recently took fifth place at the Dieterich Tournament.  
"We're starting to get healthy," Pruett said. "Audriana is getting healthier and getting back up to game speed. And we've been in almost every game we've played in. These girls are getting there. They just have to put together four quarters every night."
A close first half ended with the hosts up, 21-20.  The Lady Indians struggled with turnovers in the third period, and the Bombers pulled away. Pruett hit a three-pointer late in the period, and BSE had a 33-24 lead entering the fourth quarter.
Altamont suffered through some cold shooting, and BSE's lead slowly grew bigger and bigger.
Fitch and Brown hit three-pointers in the fourth quarter, and BSE was up, 39-26, with 3:33 left in the game. The lead reached 12 at 40-28 a few seconds later.
But Altamont made one last push. The Indians went on a 10-1 run, cutting BSE's lead to 41-38 with 30 seconds remaining.
Altamont was unable to get a turnover and had to foul. Moore then stepped to the line and calmly sank both clutch free throws for a 43-38 lead.
The Indians then missed two shots and a layup by Fitch just before the buzzer accounted for the final score.
"They started making their shots and we were taking shots too quickly," Pruett said of Altamont's comeback. "We let them back in the game. But in the end, we won. They did good."
Keidron Duckwitz scored 12 points for Altamont. BSE is at Christ Our Rock on Friday, while South Central will host Altamont on Thursday night.

BSE 45, Altamont 38
BS   5   16   12   12   —  45
AL 10   10     4    14   — 38
Brownstown/St. Elmo: Fitch 3 0-1 7, Bone 2 1-5 5, Pruett 4 0-0 12, Da. Shelton 1 0-0 2, De. Shelton 0 0-0 0, Brown 3 2-3 9, Moore 2 4-6 8, Baron 1 0-0 2. Totals 10 (6) 7-15 45. Three-pointers: Pruett 4, Fitch, Brown. Fouls 11. Fouled out: Brown.
Altamont: Duckwitz 5 0-0 12, Goeckner 3 1-2 8, Biggs 1 0-0 2, Burns 2 1-2 5, Miller 3 2-2 8, Wolff 0 3-4 3. Totals 11 (3) 7-9 38. Three-pointers: Duckwitz 2, Goeckner. Fouls 16. Fouled out: McHugh.

 

Zimmerman leads Ramsey, earns all-tourney honors

Kayla Zimmerman outscored Decatur Christian all by herself last Friday.
Zimmerman poured in 29 points in Ramsey's 46-26 win over Christian at the Tri City/Sangamon Valley Tournament.
Zimmerman scored 25 points in her team's 48-37 loss to Mt. Pulaski.

Ramsey 46, Decatur Christian 26
RA  21    10   9   4  — 46
DC   5   5   6   10  — 26
Christian: Jones 2, Hill 3, Edgecombe 4, Popis 17. Totals 10 (1) 3-10 26. Three-pointer: Hill.
Ramsey: Strobel 1 0-0 2, Zimmerman 13 0-0 29, Cunningham 2 0-0 4, M. Kimberlin 3 0-0 7, S. Kimberlin 2 0-0 4. Totals 17 (4) 0-0 46. Three-pointers: Zimmerman 3, M. Kimberlin.

Mt. Pulaski 48, Ramsey 37
RA  10   11   7   9 — 37
MP  15   9   12   12  — 48
Ramsey: Zimmerman 10 3-5 25, Cunningham 0 1-2 1, Schackmann 0 0-0 0, M. Kimberlin 1 1-2 4, S. Kimberlin 1 5-6 7, Woody 0 0-0 0, Wesselmann 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 (3) 10-15 37. Three-pointers: Zimmerman 2, M. Kimberlin).
Mt. Pulaski: Hayes 19, Beccue 3, Ford 2, Bridge 6, Pickett 10, Rentmeister 4, Wakeman 4. Totals 12 (7) 3-6 48. Three-pointers: Hayes 4, Bridge 2, Beccue.

TCSV All-Tourney Team
Bethany Daniels, TCSV
Rachael Quaritsch, FCW
Ashley Van Weelden, FCW
Maddy Sheraka, Roxana
Erica Sheets, Roxana
Kayla Zimmerman, Ramsey
Abby Salzeider, Pawnee
Danielle Popis, Decatur Christian
Lexy Broccardo, South Fork
Lilly Picket, Mt. Pulaski

BOYS

PATOKA — Patoka picked Cisne's defense apart from the start in a 55-35 blowout victory on Tuesday night.
The Warriors raced out to a 20-3 lead. Patoka's Dylan Back hit two three-pointers to push his team's advantage to 26-7 with six minutes left in the first half. The Warriors held a comfortable 34-16 lead by halftime. By the time the fourth quarter began, Patoka's lead was 44-25.
Jered Cain scored 20 points and Garrett Belcher added 14 for the Warriors (11-5).
SEB Eagles fall
Central A&M used a barrage of three-pointers to knock off St. Elmo/Brownstown, 70-54, on Tuesday night.
Central A&M made 14 three-pointers in the game. SEB hit just two threes.
Central A&M took a five point lead into halftime. An 18-5 third quarter allowed Central A&M to pull away at 56-38.
Kyle Hardimon scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Eagles, while Landon Feezel had 11 points.
St. Elmo/Brownstown is at Stew-Stras on Friday night.

Aces slip
Cowden-Herrick finished strong in a 70-54 win over Mulberry Grove on Tuesday night.
The Hornets outscored the Aces, 23-11, in the fourth quarter to secure the conference win.
Damian Latham scored 16 points to lead Mulberry Grove, and Michael Sloan added 11. Mulberry Grove is at Ramsey on Friday night.
Central A&M 70, St. Elmo/Brownstown 54
ST   20   13     5   16   —  54
CE  20   18   18   14   — 70
St. Elmo/Brownstown: Hardimon 6 0-0 12, Feezel 4 3-3 11, Maxey 3 2-2 10, Oberlink 4 0-0 8, Noll 1 3-4 5, Kroll 2 0-0 4, Smithson 1 1-2 3, Brooks 0 1-2 1. Totals  19 (2) 10-14 54. Three-pointers: Maxey 2. Rebounds 29 (Feezel 8). Assists 13 (Maxey 4). Turnovers 18. Fouls 9.
Central A&M: Garner 13, Bagley 12, Bray 11, Steadman 9, Ohl 7, Bugg 3, Miller 9, Reed 3, Ludwig 2. Totals 10 (14) 8-9 70. Three-pointers: Bagley 4, Garner 3, BRay 3, Miller, Ohl, Bugg, Reed. Rebounds 32.

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