Notre Dame passes free-throw test, beats Pirates for 18th win

Saturday, February 22, 2003

Notre Dame's boys basketball team won't have to worry about practicing free throws going into the district tournament next week after attempting 50 in a 84-58 win at Perryville Friday night.

The Bulldogs (18-7) went 38 of 50 from the free throw line in a game in which both teams were riddled with foul trouble.

Despite the lopsided score, Perryville (5-19) led 16-15 early in the second quarter. The Bulldogs, who were playing without Tyler Cuba, ran into early foul trouble. With several starters on the bench, Notre Dame was able to fight back and led 38-27 at halftime.

"I think the other guys did a good job stepping up," Notre Dame coach Darrin Scott said.

The Bulldogs blew the game open in the third quarter, pushing their lead to 25 midway through the period.

Scott said the defense did a good job sticking to its game plan.

"We really tried to contain their penetration," he said.

Bryce Willen led the Bulldogs with 19 points. Travis Siebert added 10.

Oran 74, Chaffee 34

Oran hit nine 3-pointers during a romp on the road.

Nathan Seyer led the Eagles (18-6) with 21 points. Ryne Wood added 11.

James Reischman paced the Red Devils (5-15) with 16 points. Sam Burnett had 12.

Scott City 78, Senath-Hornersville 55

Tyler Ward, Scott City's 6-foot-8 junior center, scored a career-high 26 points to go along with 12 rebounds and six blocked shots as the Rams won on the road.

The Rams (14-6) also got 14 points from Jeremy Schlosser and 11 from D.J. Walton.

Advance 66, Scott County Central 50

Zach Hudson scored 20 points to lead Advance to a home win.

The Hornets (18-7) clung to a 27-24 halftime lead, but outscored the Braves 19-12 in the third quarter to break the game open.

Jared Ritter added 18 points for Advance. Chris Pullen led the Braves with 15 points.

Leopold 81, Delta 50

Hot-shooting Leopold rolled to a 40-18 halftime lead and routed host Delta.

The Wildcats received 20 points from Kevin Holzum, 19 from Josh Van de Ven and 15 from Paul Hutchings.

The Bobcats (5-14) were paced by Joey Keys with 15 points.

Delta's junior varsity beat Leopold to clinch the Mississippi Valley Conference championship.

St. Vincent 97, Meadow Hts. 93 (4OT)

In a marathon game at Meadow Heights, the visiting Indians outlasted the Panthers in four overtimes.

St. Vincent (13-6) fell behind 41-33 at halftime, but outscored the Panthers (16-6) 19-7 in the third quarter to take the lead. The teams finished regulation deadlocked and remained that way until the fourth overtime.

St. Vincent got the majority of its scoring from Alex Armbruster and Matt Wengert, who scored 29 and 27 points, respectively. Chad Lane added 12 points for the Indians.

Meadow Heights had five scorers in double figures, led by Joey Bell's 29 points. Terry Wagner added 18, Brad Adams had 17 and Josh Fulton and Anthony Bollinger had 11 apiece.

Woodland 61, Richland 39

Woodland recovered from a one-point loss Thursday night to rout visiting Richland.

Travis Benfield carried the offense for the Cardinals (10-12) with 27 points. Cody McCraw added 10 points for Woodland.

Woodland led 31-19 at halftime and pushed its lead to 47-30 after three quarters.

Zalma 55, Oak Ridge 47

Zalma had 10 players in the scoring column in a home victory.

Chad Wiseman led the Bulldogs (8-11) with 18 points. Brad McKlin added 13.

The Bulldogs led 29-20 at halftime and entered the fourth quarter up 38-27.

Zach Ruesler led the Blue Jays (2-19) with 18 points and Alex Fadler added 11.


Scott City 47, Malden 42 (OT)

After falling behind 20-3 after one quarter on the road, Scott City fought back and won in overtime.

The Rams (9-11) used several junior varsity players, including Kacie Cartwright and Alisha Obermann, to give them a spark in the second quarter. Scott City outscored Malden 19-7 in the period and 20-15 in the second half to put the game in overtime.

Kristen Schaeffer led the Rams with 12 points.--From staff reports

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