Cougars top Eagles at NTC tourney

ALTAMONT — South Central overcame a double-digit deficit and knocked off St. Elmo/Brownstown, 59-47, in the third-place game of the 2015 National Trail Conference Tournament.
The Cougars were down 10 points early in the game, 18-8. But they rallied in the second quarter and never looked back.
Three players reached double figures for the Cougars, as Brett Harmeier had 16 points, Dre Hill scored 12 and Evan Langley added 11.
Landon Feezel scored 19 points to lead the Eagles (8-14). He was the only SEB player in double figures.
Langley and Harmeier of South Central, along with Feezel and Malachi Maxey of SEB, were all-tourney selections.
SEB led, 16-8, after one period. The Eagles then pushed their lead to 10. After a timeout from Coach Rick Simmons, the Cougars rallied.
By halftime, South Central was up, 28-20. The Cougars held a 42-33 advantage after three periods of play.
SEB sent South Central to the foul line again and again in the fourth period. The Cougars made 11 of 24 free throws in the final frame to secure the win.
South Central improved to 9-13 with the win. The Cougars were seeded sixth in the tourney, but ended up third.

Dieterich wins NTC
In Saturday night's tourney title game, Dieterich defeated St. Anthony, 59-37. The undefeated Movin' Maroons led 18-1 right away, and they were up 35-16 by halftime.
Alex Bohnhoff scored 26 points for the Maroons, who are now 23-0.
In the fifth-place game, Altamont beat Cowden-Herrick, 73-61.
In the seventh-place game, Stew-Stras beat Windsor, 59-45.

NTC Tournament
Title game
Dieterich 59, St. Anthony 37
DI  14  21  12   12  — 59
ST   1   15   16   5   — 37
Dieterich: Campton 2, Bohnhoff 26, Feldhake 13, L. Niemerg 4, Aherin 10, T. Niemerg 4. Totals 11 (4) 25-31 59. Three-pointers: Bohnhoff 2, Feldhake 2.
St. Anthony: Kabbes 4, Grunloh 12, A. Gardewine 9, Niebrugge 11, Rios 1, Z. Gardewine 0, Puckett 0. Totals 10 (4) 5-13 37. Three-pointers: Grunloh 3, A. Gardewine.

 Third-place
South Central, 59, SEB 47
SE 16   4    13   14  — 47
SC   8  20   14   17  — 59
South Central: Harmeier 4 6-10 16, Ratermann 1 0-0 2, Hill 3 6-12 12, Wilkins 1 2-4 4, Langley 5 1-5 11, Riley 0 4-6 4, Brauer 2 1-2 5, Powless 1 3-4 5. Totals 15 (2) 23-45 59. Three-pointers: Harmeier 2. Fouls 19.
St. Elmo/Brownstown: Brown 2 0-0 4, Maxey 1 2-6 4, Kroll 1 0-0 2, Flowers 1 0-0 2, Smithson 2 0-0 4, Feezel 6 7-8 19, Oberlink 2 4-5 8, Hardimon 2 0-2 4. Totals 17 (0) 13-21 47. Three-pointers: None. Fouls 30. Fouled out: Hardimon. Technical: Brown.

Consolation
Altamont 73, Cowden-Herrick 61
CH  19   18   10  14  — 61
AL   15   21   14 23  — 73
Altamont: Caravello 17, Hosick 7, E. Wolff 3, Mayhaus 7, Goeckner 2, Armstrong 22, Cornett 4, K. Wolff 11. Totals 13 (7) 26-32 73.
Cowden-Herrick: Sphar 2, Blackerby 14, M. Sandiford 4, Lorton 2, Burrus 12, Black 5, Pasley 8, Nohren 1, Barnes 13. Totals 15 (6) 13-18 61.

Seventh-place
Stew-Stras 59, Windsor 45
SS    7   18   15   19  — 59
WI   13   13    8   11  — 45
Stew-Stras: Rincker 3, Overbeck 8, Jones 11, Thies 3, Blyth 28, T. Kessler 6.
Windsor: Hutchinson 16, Haddock 11, Warner 18. Totals 7 (7) 10-16 45.

NTC All-Tournament Team
Evan Langley, South Central
Malachi Maxey, SEB
Konner Blackerby, Cowden-Herrick
Ryan Armstrong, Altamont
Nick Grunloh, St. Anthony
Alex Bohnhoff, Dieterich
Andrew Gardewine, St. Anthony
Landon Feezel, SEB
Devin Aherin, Dieterich
Brett Harmeier, South Central
Nick Feldake, Dieterich
Thomas Caravello, Altamont

South Central falls in semifinals
ALTAMONT — There would be no upset this time.
South Central suffered a 47-30 loss to St. Anthony on Friday night in semifinal contest of the NTC tournament.
Playing for the first time since knocking off defending champion Altamont, the Cougars were looking for another upset. Unfortunately for South Central, it didn't happen.
The loss sent the Cougars to the third-place game, while the Bulldogs moved on to the title game.
South Central led, 8-5, after a low-scoring first period. But St. Anthony went on a 14-3 run in the second quarter to take control. St. Anthony was up, 36-19, entering the final frame.
No one scored in double figures for the Cougars, as Langley scored seven and Hill had six. Kyle Hartke scored 11 to lead St. Anthony's balanced attack.

St. Anthony 47, South Central 30
SC  8  3  8  11 — 30
ST 5  14  17   11 — 47
South Central: Harmeier 1 2-3 5, Hill 3 0-0 6, Wilkins 2 0-1 4, Langley 3 1-5 7, Riley 2 0-0 4, Brauer 2 0-0 4, Powless 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 (1) 3-9 30. Three-pointer: Harmeier.  Fouls 16.  Fouled out: Langley. Technical: Wilkins.
St. Anthony: Hartke 11, Greene 9, Rios 7, Grunloh 6, A. Gardewine 5, Z. Gardewine 4, Martelli 2, Niebrugge 2, Kabbes 1. Totals 11 (5) 10-14 47. Three-pointers: Greene 2, Hartke 2, A. Gardewine. Fouls 13.

Cougars beat Indians
ALTAMONT — South Central dethroned the defending champs.
The Cougars earned a 59-50 overtime victory over host Altamont last Wednesday night at the event.
No. 6 seed South Central advanced to the semifinals with the win.
Noah Powless scored 15 points for the Cougars (8-12), while Harmeier had 13 and Hill scored 12. Langley also reached double figures with 11 points.
Playing on their home court in a front of a large crowd, the third-seeded Indians found themselves down double figures right away, as South Central raced out to an 18-6 lead. Harmeier had eight points in the first period.
The Cougars' zone defense limited the Indians to 19 first-half points, and South Central led by seven at the break.
Altamont outscored South Central, 8-2, in the fourth quarter to tie the game and force overtime. But the Cougars outscored the Indians 14-5 in the extra session.  Powless scored 13 of his 15 points after halftime, and Hill had seven points in the overtime.
Adam Mayhaus scored 16 points for the Indians (14-6) and Ryan Armstrong had 13.

South Central 59, Altamont 50
SC   18    8    17    2   14   —  59
AL     6   13    18    8     6   — 50
South Central: Harmeier 3 5-6 13, Hill 3 5-6 12, Wilkins 2 0-0 4, Langley 4 3-5 11, Brauer 2 0-0 4, Powless 7 1-2 15, Riley 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 (3) 14-19 59. Three-pointers: Harmeier 2, Hill. Fouls 18. Fouled out: Langley.
Altamont: Mayhaus 16, Armstrong 13, Caravello 12, Goeckner 3, Hosick 2, Runge 2, K. Wolff 2, E. Wolff 0. Totals 18 (2) 8-15 50. Three-pointers: Caravello 2. Fouls 18. Fouled out: None.

St. Elmo nearly pulls off the upset
ALTAMONT — The St. Elmo/Brownstown Eagles gave undefeated Dieterich a scare. But in the end, the state-ranked Movin' Maroons held on late for a 51-47 victory over SEB in a semifinal contest of the NTC Tournament on Thursday night.
St. Elmo hung tough all game long with the event's No. 1 seed and Class 1A's No. 2 team.
Dieterich's lead was 30-29 at the half, and a low-scoring third period ended with the Maroons up, 33-31. Dieterich outscored SEB, 18-16, in the fourth quarter for the final margin.
Maxey scored 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Eagles. Feezel added 10 points and nine boards.
Turnovers plagued the Eagles, as they committed 22 in the game, compared to just 12 for the Maroons. SEB outrebounded Dieterich, 34-21.
Bohnhoff scored 22 points for Dieterich, which advanced to the championship game.
Maxey's layup gave SEB a 47-46 lead with just under a minute to play, but Bohnhoff scored for the Maroons.

Dieterich 51, St. Elmo/Brownstown 47
ST   13   16     2   16  — 47  
DI    17    13    3   18  — 51
St. Elmo/Brownstown: Maxey 8 2-2 19, Kroll 1 0-0 2, Noll 0 0-0 0, Flowers 1 0-0 3, Smithson 2 0-1 5, Feezel 4 2-2 10, Oberlink 1 0-0 2, Hardimon 3 0-0 6. Totals 17 (3) 4-5 47. Three-pointers: Maxey, Flowers, Smithson. Fouls 19. Fouled out: Hardimon. Rebounds 34. Assists 9. Steals 5. Turnovers 22.
Dieterich: Bohnhoff 7 5-7 22, Feldhake 3 2-4 9, Niemerg 1 5-8 8. Aherin 3 6-8 12. Totals 9 (5) 18-27 51. Three-pointers: Bohnhoff 3, Feldhake, Niemerg. Fouls 10. Rebounds 21. Assists 10. Steals 16. Turnovers 12.

 

Aces, Warriors fare well at CORL tourney

CENTRALIA — Christ Our Rock Lutheran captured its own tourney title for the fourth-straight year with a 58-54 win over Patoka on Friday night.
Jered Cain scored 25 points for Patoka and Garrett Belcher chipped in 10.
The Stallions improved to 16-6 by winning the event, which also featured Mulberry Grove and Ramsey.

CORL 58, Patoka 54
PA    6   17    8    23  — 54
CO   16   8    16   18  — 58
Patoka: S. Cain 5, Belcher 10, J. Cain 25, T. Back 8, Dy. Back 3, De. Back 3.
CORL: Hanenberger 10, Hine 12, Palm 8, Bowen 6, Fleeman 3, Boehne 16, Sparks 3.

Aces top Rams
Mulberry Grove beat Ramsey, 55-40, at the tourney on Friday to finish the event on a high note.
Ty James scored 20 points and had 19 rebounds for the Aces, while Damian Latham had 16 points and three assists.
Brady Black scored 13 points to lead Ramsey, and Michael Camez had 10 points.
Mulberry Grove took care of business in the first half, leading 22-10.
Ramsey got closer after a solid third quarter, but the Aces erupted for 25 fourth-quarter points to finish off the game.

Mulberry Grove 55, Ramsey 40
MG   11   11       8   25   — 55
RA     7      3     13   17  — 40
Mulberry Grove: Latham 5 3-4 16, Redfern 0 0-0 0, Sloan 3 2-3 9, Iberg 2 0-1 6, James 9 2-3 20, Goodin 1 2-2 4. Totals 14 (6) 9-13 55. Three-pointers: Latham 3, Iberg 2, Sloan. Fouls 17.
Ramsey: Lay 1 0-0 3, Hunt 1 1-1 3, Camez 3 4-6 10, Thomas 2 0-0 5, Black 5 1-4 13, Aderman 1 2-4 4, Casey 1 1-2 3. Totals 10 (4) 9-17 40. Three-pointers: Black 2, Hunt, Lay. Fouls 17.

Aces beat Warriors
Damian Latham and Jered Cain matched each other point for point, but Latham's Mulberry Grove Aces beat Cain's Patoka Warriors, 64-59, at the Christ Our Rock Tournament on Thursday.
Latham scored 27 points for the Aces, and Cain put in 27 for the Warriors.
The Aces rallied from 12 down in the second half for the win. Patoka had a 32-20 lead at halftime, but Mulberry Grove went on a 21-12 run in the third quarter.
The Aces then outscored the Warriors, 23-14, in the fourth quarter to pull off the come from behind win.
Mulberry Grove outscored Patoka, 44-26, after halftime, including a 24-14 run to end the game.
Austin Redfern added 14 points for Mulberry Grove and James had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Belcher scored 15 and Tyler Back had 12 had Patoka.

Mulberry Grove 64, Patoka 59
MG  11    9    21   23   —  64
PA  17   15   12   14 — 59
Mulberry Grove: Latham 9 4-7 27, Redfern 6 2-5 14, Sloan 3 0-0 7, Iberg 1 0-0 3, James 5 2-5 13, Goodin 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 (8) 8-1764. Three-pointers: Latham 5, Sloan, Iberg, James. Fouls 15.
Patoka: Belcher 6 3-6 15, J. Cain 9 6-10 27, T. Back 6 0-1 12, D. Back 2 0-0 5, S. Cain 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 (3) 9-12 59. Three-pointers: J. Cain 2, D. Back. Fouls 18. Fouled out: S. Cain.

Ramsey falls to CORL
Tourney host Christ Our Rock improved to 2-0 in the event with a 56-46 win over Ramsey on Thursday.
The Silver Stallions had a big halftime lead, 39-18. But the Rams chipped away at the deficit.
Ramsey used an 8-2 run to make it 46-33. The Rams were only down six with six minutes left in the game.
But the Stallions finished strong, forcing four late turnovers and also making their free throws late in the game.
No Ramsey stats were available.

Patoka hammers Ramsey, Aces fall to hosts
Patoka blew out Ramsey, 68-47, last Tuesday at the Christ Our Rock Tournament.
The Warriors had a 35-19 lead by intermission, and extended the lead to 57-33 by the end of the third period.
Belcher and Dylan Back scored 18 points apiece, while Jered Cain added 16 for the Warriors (15-6).
Ramsey's Camez scored 15 points.

Patoka 68, Ramsey 47
RA    7   12     14   14  — 47
PA  14   21    22   11  — 68
Patoka: S. Cain 1 0-2 2, Belcher 8 2-8 18, J. Cain 7 2-3 16, T. Back 4 4-4 12, Dy. Back 6 0-0 18, Organ 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 (6) 8-17 68. Three-pointers: D. Back 6. Fouls 13.
Ramsey: Lay 3 0-0 9, Hunt 2 0-0 6, Reiss 2 0-0 5, Camez 5 5-7 15, Thomas 1 0-0 2, Ky. Aderman 2 0-0 4, Ko. Aderman 1 4-6 6. Totals 10 (6) 9-13 47. Three-pointers: Lay 3, Hunt 2, Reiss. Fouls 17.

Hosts top Aces
In other action last Tuesday, Christ Our Rock topped Mulberry Grove, 62-58.
The game was tied at 44 after three periods of play. The hosts then outscored the Aces, 18-14, in the fourth quarter.
James scored 26 points and had 13 rebounds for Mulberry Grove, and Latham added 15 points.

CORL 62, Mulberry Grove 58
CO  15   14    15   18  — 62
MG  11   13   20   14  — 58
Mulberry Grove: Latham 5 2-3 15, Redfern 3 3-3 9, Sloan 1 0-0 2, Iberg 0 0-0 0, James 10 6-9 26, Goodin 3 0-0 6. Totals 18 (3) 12-15 58. Three-pointers: Latham 3. Fouls 9.
Christ Our Rock: Hine 15, Palm 8, Bowen 24, Feehan 4, Boehne 10, Sparks 1. Totals 22 (4) 6-11 62. Three-pointers: Bowen 2, Hine, Beohne. Fouls 14.

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