Cubs, Braves to meet in Oran Inv.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Notre Dame's Abe Dirnberger drove for a layup past Zalma's Tim Rodgers in the first quarter of the opening game of the Woodland Invitational at Marble Hill Monday night. (Fred Lynch)

The much-anticipated meeting between Bell City and Scott County Central will take place sooner than later, as wins from No. 2 Bell City and No. 3 Scott County Central on Monday at the Oran Invitational set up a semifinal matchup between the two teams.

Bell City routed No. 7 Twin Rivers 74-34, and No. 3 Scott County rallied for a 73-67 win over No. 6 Oran. The teams will meet at 8 p.m. on Thursday in the semifinals.

Top-seeded Malden cruised by the Advance junior varsity 92-20 in Monday's other quarterfinal. Alonzo Louis led the Green Wave with 14 points, as five Malden scorers reached double digits. Luke Steil led the Hornets with six points.

Nick Niemczyk led Bell City (2-1) with 21 points in the Cubs' win. Melvin Johnson added 15 points, Phillip Gross had 11 and Austin Bush added 10.

Caleb Johnson led the Braves with 24 points, D.D. Gillespie added 23 and Toby Heeb had 14. Scott County trailed 51-48 after three quarters, but outscored Oran 25-16 in the final period.

Robert Lange led the Eagles with 20 points, Hunter Glastetter had 19 and Kody Campbell added 15. Oran was undone at the free throw line, where the Eagles hit just three of 13. Scott County Central made 22 of 32 free throws.

Kelly and Advance will meet at 6 p.m. tonight in the final quarterfinal.

Bell City 74, Twin Rivers 34

Twin Rivers91195--34
Bell City2423225--74

TWIN RIVERS (34) -- Brett Whitlock 8, Kenny Johnson 9, Jordan Fowler 3, Brandon Bruner 3, Dylan Stockton 4, Kane Parker 4, Zach Robinson 3. FG 12, FT 4-15, F 18 (3-pointers: Whitlock 2, Johnson 2, Fowler 1, Parker 1. Fouled out: none)

BELL CITY (74) -- Nick Niemczyk 21, Melvin Johnson 15, Phillip Gross 11, Clay Maddox 2, Marty Dames 6, Austin Bush 10, Will Bogan 5, Eddie Green 4. FG 24, FT 17-26, F 18 (3-pointers: Niemczyk 3, Johnson 4, Bush 2. Fouled out: none)

Scott County Central 73, Oran 67

Oran12172216--67
SCC10191925--73

ORAN (67) -- Steven Mock 3, Kody Campbell 15, Robert Lange 20, Chase Seyer 4, Hunter Glastetter 19, Steven Dooley 2, Chris Asmus 4. FG 31, FT 3-13, F 20 (3-pointers: Mock 1, Campbell 1. Fouled out: Seyer)

SCOTT COUNTY (73) -- D.D. Gillespie 23, Toby Heeb 14, Richard Brownley 6, Caleb Johnson 24, Bobby Hatchett 6. FG 24, FT 22-32, F 16 (3-pointers: Heeb 3. Fouled out: none)

Woodland Invitational

Notre Dame had six players score in double figures and cruised in its season opener 107-56 over Zalma at the Woodland Invitational.

The top-seeded Bulldogs, the defending champions, were led by Ryan Willen's 24 points. Ty Williams had 20 points, John Unterreiner added 17, Abe Dirnberger and Ivan Thomas had 11 and Mark Himmelberg had 10.

Justin Lemons led Zalma with 16 points, Colton Bailey and Travis Mergel had 11 apiece and Timmy Rodgers had 10.

Perryville, the second seed, cruised by No. 7 Oak Ridge 68-37.

Fifth-seeded Leopold knocked off fourth-seeded Delta in overtime 54-50. Leopold was led by Eric Fluchel with 24 points. Darren VanGennip added 10 points for the Wildcats.

Nate Stroder led Delta with 16 points, Dustin Anglin had 14 and Tyler Martin had 12.

Meadow Heights will face host Woodland at 6 p.m. tonight in the final quarterfinal. Notre Dame will face Leopold at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in a semifinal.

Notre Dame 107, Zalma 56

Zalma10141814--56
Notre Dame3230369--107

ZALMA (56) -- Travis Mergel 11, Chad Buehler 8, Timmy Rodgers 10, Colton Bailey 11, Justin Lemons 16. FG 19, FT 9-17, F 16 (3-pointers: Mergel 3, Lemons 2, Buehler 1. Fouled out: Lemons)

NOTRE DAME (107) -- Mark Himmelberg 10, Abe Dirnberger 11, Ryan Willen 24, Ty Williams 20, Blake Gaddis 2, Chad Friend 2, John Unterreiner 17, Austin Greer 4, Ivan Thomas 11, Joseph Tolbert 2, Logan Glueck 4. FG 45, FT 11-13, F 19 (3-pointers: Williams 3, Himmelberg 1, Dirnberger 1, Unterreiner 1. Fouled out: Greer)

Leopold 54, Delta 50, OT

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Leopold12419 910--54

Delta (50) -- Tyler Martin 12, A.J. Horn 6, Dustin Anglin 14, Alex Parks 2, Nate Stroder 16. FG 17, FT 1-12, F 15 (3-pointers: Martin 3, Anglin 4. Fouled out: none)

Leopold (54) -- Nathan Nenninger 4, Codey Van De Ven 9, Tyler Clubb 5, Darren VanGennip 10, Eric Fluchel 24, Matt Stoverink 2. FG 22, FT 7-12, F 14(3-pointers: VanGennip 1. Fouled out: none)

Eagle Ridge 66,Westwood 46

Eagle Ridge held Westwood scoreless through the first quarter and went on to win easily at home.

Daniel Lies led the Eagles with 25 points, and Ben Douglass added 22 points. Daniel Cohen had eight points and 16 rebounds.

GIRLS BASKETBALLFarmington Invitational

Fourth-seeded Jackson knocked off No. 5 Dexter 56-43 on Monday in its opener at the Farmington Invitational.

Lindsay Poole led the Indians with 13 points, and Amanda Peiffer and Gabrielle Garritano had 12 apiece.

In other quarterfinal action, No. 3 Farmington edged No. 6 Notre Dame 65-59.

Central will open its season today against No. 1 Belleville (Ill.) East.

Jackson 56, Dexter 43

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Dexter1312135--43

Jackson(56) -- Andrea Barnes 2, Cody Goodpasture 3, Lindsey Poole 13, Gabrielle Garritano 12, Ashley Charboneau 7, Kelci Keith 5, Jenny Tinholder 2, Amanda Peiffer 12. FG 15, FT 5-14, F 12 (3-pointers: Poole 4, Charboneau 2, Keith 1. Fouled out: none)

Dexter(43) -- Dooley 6, Burleson 7, K. Heil 12, Temples 6, Taylor 10, C. Heil 2 . FG 17, FT 3-3, F 18 (3-pointers: Taylor 1, Burleson 1. Fouled out: none)

St.Vincent 44, Valle 37

Jessica Welker led St. Vincent with 15 points in its season-opening win at the Valle Tournament.

Courtney Besand added 12 points for the Squaws.

St.Vincent719216--44
Valle150157--37

St. Vincent (44) -- Lacey Siegmund 8, Courtney Besand 12, Brooke Brown 2, Miranda Holmes 2, Elizabeth Rozier 2, Lindsay Prost 3, Jessica Welker 15. FG 16, FT 12-16, F 11 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

Valle (37) -- Beigehordt 22, Stoll 8, Biachbill 5, Keller 2. FG 14, FT 0-0, F 17 (3-pointers: Stoll 2. Fouled out: Veigehordt)

Eagle Ridge 42, Westwood 26

Abby Cohen led host Eagle Ridge with 24 points to help the Eagles (2-0) remain undefeated.

Kristen Margrabe added 18 points for the Eagles. Cohen also had 15 rebounds, and Margrabe had 13 rebounds.

Other Events

Cape Central's eighth grade team lost 42-30 to New Madrid County Central on Monday. Central was led by Andrew Williams with 12 points.

-- From staff reports

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