Perryville wins 'Border War' battle

Sunday, December 17, 2006
Chester's Dylan Clark drove to the basket but had his shot blocked by Perryville's Brent Roth while Mike Fritsche also defended in the fourth period of Saturday's game at the Heartland Hoopfest at the Perry Park Center. The Pirates held on for a 45-41 victory.

St. Vincent and Saxony Lutheran also posted wins, while Central lost to Lafayette.

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perryville boys basketball team withstood a late comeback from rival Chester to win the annual "Border War" on Saturday 45-41 at the Heartland Hoopfest at the Perry Park Center.

Chester tied the score in the final 10 seconds at 41-41, but the Pirates were able to hit a jumper with 3.1 seconds remaining and added two free throws to ice the win. Perryville improved to 4-2.

Rick Dunn led the Pirates with 15 points and Brent Roth added 11.

In other action at the Hoopfest, Central fell to 3-5 with a 61-38 loss to Lafayette. The Tigers trailed 27-25 at the half before falling apart after the break.

George Hamilton and Kerry Walker had 10 points apiece in the opening half, but finished with just 14 and 10 points, respectively.

Lafayette sophomore Tyler Griffey, a nationally-ranked 6-foot-9 forward, finished with 20 points.

The first two games of the Hoopfest produced a pair of lopsided results. St. Vincent routed Meadow Heights 64-37 thanks to a comfortable 30-8 first-half lead.

Greg Finger led the Indians with 20 points, and Zach Richardet and Chris Fischer had eight apiece.

Tyler Wagner led the Panthers with 14 points.

Saxony Lutheran routed Chris Our Savior Lutheran 73-29 in the opening game of the eight-game slate. Ben Courtois led the Crusaders with 18 points, Clay Obergoenner had 13 and Alex Jauch had 11.

Webster Groves, ranked No. 2 in the Post Dispatch large schools poll, edged Charleston 59-54 in one of the nightcaps.

Perryville 45, Chester 41

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CHESTER (41) -- Jordan Tindall 3, Caleb Zang 9, Lance Tindall 2, Chris Kern 12, Dylan Clark 8, Miles Tindall 6. FG 14, FT 10-16, F 19 (3-pointers: Zang 2, J. Tindall 1. Fouled out: Kern)

PERRYVILLE (45) -- Corey Lorenz 2, Darren Sherrill 2, Jonathan Hecht 6, Mike Fritsche 9, Brent Roth 11, Rick Dunn 15. FG 17, FT 11-17, F 15 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

St. Vincent 64, Meadow Heights 37

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MEADOW HEIGHTS (37) -- Derrick Wilfong 5, Tyler Wagner 14, John Long 6, Sam Russell 2, Dustin Davis 2, Dustin Hubler 8. FG 13, FT 7-12, F 15 (3-pointers: Wilfong 1, Wagner 1, Long 1, Hubler 1. Fouled out: none)

ST. VINCENT (64) -- Greg Finger 20, Zach Richardet 8, Chris Fischer 8, Josh Rollet 7, Chris Wengert 7, Justin Lott 6, Scott Blythe 6, Matt Abbotyt 2. FG 23, FT 12-20, F 10 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

Saxony Lutheran 73, COSL 29

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CHRIST OUR SAVIOR (29) -- Jacob Mayer 14, Dan Boeder 2, Eric Gramenz 2, Tyler Schaffner 2, Danny Zobel 5, Daniel Schroeder 4. FG 11, FT 2-5, F 12 (3-pointers: Mayer 3, Zobel 1, Schroeder 1. Fouled out: none)

SAXONY LUTHERAN (73) -- Alex Jauch 11, Clay Obergoenner 13, Zach Bohnert 3, Ben Courtois 18, Austin Kwikkel 6, Garrett Ruppel 8, Max Wieser 4, Bret Steffens 7, Bryant Steffens 3. FG 29, FT 6-8, F 14 (3-pointers: Bohnert 1, Courtois 4, Ruppel 2, Bret Steffens 1, Bryant Steffens 1. Fouled out: none)

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