Central rallies to win thriller

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Central's boys basketball team bounced back from a disappointing Farmington Tournament championship game and beat a strong Blytheville (Ark.) team 52-51 Tuesday night on a last-second shot by junior Eli Harris.

Harris, who scored a career-high 18 points against Hazelwood Central on Saturday, took a pass from Will Johnson and with time running out hit a bank shot to give the Tigers (3-1) the one-point win in the Sikeston Invitational.

"This is a huge win for our program," Central coach Derek McCord said. "Our guys battled hard for four quarters."

Both offenses struggled early with Blytheville (4-1) nursing a 23-22 halftime lead. The second half saw Blytheville pick up the pace and race out to a 14-point lead up 44-30. Scott Chestnutt kept the Tigers in the game with a strong third quarter and finished with 25 points, but Central still trailed 44-37 after three quarters.

Back-to-back three-pointers from Harris and Jake Knepp helped the Tigers pull the lead back to 46-45 with four minutes remaining. A Ryan Delph tip two minutes later gave the Tigers their first lead of the second half at 50-49, but a Central turnover followed by a Blytheville basket had the Tigers down one with 24 seconds remaining.

Harris' second basket of the game sealed the Tigers' second win at the Sikeston tournament over the past five years. The Tigers will play Poplar Bluff on Thursday.

CENTRAL 52, BLYTHEVILLE 51Central1481515--52
Blytheville176217--51

CENTRAL (52) -- Alex Ray 2, Eli Harris 5, Jake Knepp 5, Will Johnson 6, Ryan Delph 9, Scott Chestnutt 25. FG 19, FT 11-15, F 12 (3-pointers: Delph 1, Harris 1, Knepp 1. Fouled out: none)

BLYTHEVILLE (51) -- Doug Echols 2, Jason Ship 2, David Williams 18, John Fowler 17, Roosevelt Jackson 4, Herman Kelly 2. FG 20, FT 9-14, F 16 (3-pointers: Fowler 1, Williams 1. Fouled out: none)

Dexter 76, Notre Dame 53

Notre Dame clung to an early first-quarter lead but could not hold on in a road loss.

The Bulldogs (1-3) led 14-13 after the first quarter. Dexter came back with a 19-7 scoring edge in the second quarter for an 11-point halftime lead. The Bearcats were not threatened in the second half.

Bryce Willen finished with 18 for Notre Dame. John Eric Klein added 12 points.

Notre Dame1471616--53
Dexter13192222--76

NOTRE DAME (53) -- Jeremy Brinkmeyer 4, Mark Unterreiner 4, Kirk Boeller 4, John Eric Klein 12, Bryce Willen 18, Steven Eeftink 4. FG 22, FT 7-14 (3-pointers: Klein 1, Boeller 1. Fouled out: none)

DEXTER (76) -- Admire 6, Roberts 9, Miller 9, Devers 3, Guethle 13, Ford 6, Espey 4, Elfrink 5, Demaree 21. FG 30, FT 11-18 (3-pointers: Guethle 2, Roberts 1, Miller 1, Devers 1. Fouled out: none)

Scott City 73, St. Vincent 38

Scott City had three scorers in double figures and outscored St. Vincent in every quarter.

Jeremy Schlosser led the Rams (4-0) with 15 points, Mark Dannenmueller had 14 and Tyler Ward had 11. St. Vincent was led by Alex Armbruster's 18.

Scott City17231716--73
St. Vincent91784--38

SCOTT CITY (73) -- Jeremy Schlosser 15, Mark Dannenmueller 14, Tyler Ward 11, Ryan Glastetter 9, Mark Johnston 9, Andy Beck 8, Darren Willey 6, David Dees 1. FG 28, FT 9-17, F 13 (3-pointers: Schlosser 2, Dannenmueller 2, Beck 2, Willey 1, Glastetter 1. Fouled out: none)

ST. VINCENT (38) -- Alex Armbruster 18, Jacob DeWilde 8, Pat Siegmund 6, Justin Balsman 4, Danny Rellergert 1, Scott Prost 1. FG 14, FT 10-15, F 21 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

JV: Scott City 46, St. Vincent 29

Bell City 81, Advance 56

Bell City held a 22-9 offensive rebounding edge and won big at home.

Dominitrix Johnson led all scorers with 25 points. Advance led after the first quarter but was outscored by 16 in the second quarter. Drew Sherman led Advance with 18 points.

Advance14111516--56
Bell City12271626--81

ADVANCE (56) -- Alex Sample 3, Jeremy Limbaugh 14, Tyler Bowman 3, Daryl Wade 7, Drew Sherman 18, Rylan Dunivan 2, Dustin Kalinski 5, James Masters 4. FG 17, FT 19-28, F 20 (3-pointers: Sample 1, Wade 1, Sherman 1. Fouled out: none)

BELL CITY (81) -- Dominitrix Johnson 25, Derek Pobst 5, Blaine Stewart 5, Jeff Liggins 15, Zak McIntyre 13, Randy Con 10, Tyler Victor 6, Garrett McIntyre 2. FG 30, FT 15-18, F 21 (3-pointers: Liggins 1, Z. McIntyre 3, Conn 2. Fouled out: none)

JV: Bell City 66, Advance 62

Delta 65, Oak Ridge 39

Brent Menz scored a game-high 22 points as Delta won on the road against its former coach, Robert Stein. Daniel Cook added 13 points for Delta (3-1). Austin Morrison paced Oak Ridge (0-4) with 13 points.

Delta11191718--65
Oak Ridge7101210--39

DELTA (65) -- Aaron Kinder 7, Derek Helderman 8, Cody Crowden 3, Brent Menz 22, Daniel Cook 15, Zack Kelly 8, Kevin Bartels 2. FG 22, FT 16-33, F 17 (3-pointers: Kinder 1, Menz 3. Fouled out: Kelly)

OAK RIDGE (39) -- Kody Engler 3, Tyler Myers 3, Jared Schoen 2, Brian Ruessler 6, Austin Morrison 13, Terry Bogenpohl 4, Austin Hahs 8. FG 15, FT 8-14, F 28 (3-pointers: Morrison. Fouled out: Ruessler , Morrison, Bogenpohl, Hahs)

JV: Delta 52, Oak Ridge 19

Woodland 59, Leopold 32

Woodland held Leopold to 11 first-half points and cruised at home. Cody McCraw led the Cardinals (3-1) with 16 points. Lucas Horrell led Leopold with 12 points.

Leopold65714--32
Woodland1711229--59

LEOPOLD (32) -- Michael Vandeven 4, Lucas Horrell 12, Brandon Bueter 8, A.J. Seiler 5, Kelly Stause 3 FG 10, FT 9-11, F 12 (3-pointers: Horrell 1, Seiler 1, Stause 1. Fouled out: none)

WOODLAND (59) -- Kenny Massa 5, Brandon Cowell 2, Ben Martin 4, Anthony Grojean 1, Cody McCraw 16, Chad Hulvey 14, Brandon Masters 2, Mac Stearns 2, Travis Bendfield 13. FG 22, FT 12-18, F 12 (3-pointers: McCraw 2, Massa 1. Fouled out: none)

JV: Woodland 49, Leopold 32

Portageville 60, Kelly 49

The Hawks hit nine 3-pointers but lost at home. Kent Deason had 16 points and four 3-pointers. Trey Simmons added 13 points for Kelly (2-2).

Portageville8131524--60
Kelly11141014--49

PORTAGEVILLE (60) -- Antonio Scott 13, Raymone Kershaw 6, Jordan Penn 15, Willie Hassel 17, Jimmy Larry 9. FG 17, FT 14-27, F 15

(3-pointers: Scott 1, Penn 1, Hassel 1, Larry 1. Fouled out: none).

KELLY (49) -- Brook Edmond 6, Kent Deason 16, Trae Simmons 13, Chris Romas 6, Michael Glastetter 5, Josh Jones 3. FG 8, FT 6-13, F 20 (3-pointers: Deason 4, Simmons 2, Romas 1. Fouled out: Glastetter).

JV: Kelly 64, Portageville 51GIRLS BASKETBALL

Woodland 68, Lesterville 12

Woodland improved to 1-1 with a win at home.

Courtney Glastetter scored 17 points in the first quarter and finished with a game-high 21. Fellow freshman Francee VanGennip added 10.

Lesterville3423--12
Woodland2514227--68

LESTERVILLE (12) -- Clatto 7, Cash 5. FG 5, FT 0-2, F 15 (3-pointers: Clatto 1, Cash 1. Fouled out: none)

WOODLAND (68) -- Courtney Glastetter 21, Francee VanGennip 10, Sasha Hutson 9, Elisha Glastetter 7, Rheanna Greer 6, Amanda Abner 6, Casey Brimmer 5, Cureton 2, Kandice Abner 2. FG 32, FT 3-18, F 14 (3-pointers: Brimmer 1. Fouled out: none)

St. Vincent 29, Kingston 23

St. Vincent picked up its first victory on the road, defeating Kingston in a low-scoring affair.

The Squaws, who went scoreless in the third quarter and had just eight points in the second half, held Kingston to single digit scoring in all four quarters. St. Vincent (1-4) led 21-10 at halftime.

St. Vincent111008--29
Kingston 5648--23

ST. VINCENT (29) -- Rachel Hadler 7, Sierra Paulus 7, Ashley Richardet 6, Joy Donze 3, Amanda Carron 2, Laura Gremaud 2, Whitney Guth 2. FG 12, FT 3-7, F 14 (3-pointers: Hadler 1, Bonze 1. Fouled out: none)

KINGSTON (23) -- Bone 16, Allen 2, E. Johnson 2, Fielder 2, Heuer 1. FG 11, FT 1-8, F 14 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

JV: St. Vincent 54, Kingston 15

Marion (Ill.) 38, Central 27

Central could not hold off a late Marion run and lost on the road late Monday night.

The Tigers led by a point after three quarters but Marion hit a couple of three-pointers in the fourth quarter which sunk the Tigers. Megan McDonald led all scorers with 18 points. Central9657--27
Marion94619--38

CENTRAL (27) -- McDonald 18, Schabbing 6, Johnston 3. FG 10, FT 3-4, F 8 (3-pointers: McDonald 4. Fouled out: none)

MARION (38) -- Carr 16, Hanson 8, Robertson 8, Lewis 4, Sullivan 2. FG 14, FT 8-8, F 12 (3-pointers: Carr 2. Fouled out: none)

JV: Marion def. CentralWRESTLING

Central 45, Carbondale (Ill.) 29

Central improved to 2-0 in dual meets for the second straight season with a win on the road.

Pins by Jonathan Poston, Tyler Yeargain and Jason Poole helped the Tigers pick up the win.

103 -- Chris Griffith (Ce) forfeit

112 -- Rodney Brooks (Ca) forfeit

119 -- Travis Drone (Ca) pinned Matthew Latham 3:44

125 -- Jonathan Poston (Ce) pinned Joey Legan 1:05

130 -- Tyler Yeargain (Ce) pinned Zack Lomax 3:54

135 -- Dan Coonce (Ce) maj. dec. Joe Potts 15-3

140 -- Brad McDaniel (Ca) dec. Garrett New 10-6

145 -- Luke Webber (Ca) pinned Trey Huey 1:45

152 -- Cory Huskey (Ce) technical fall Ryan Parrish 17-2 at 5:41

160 -- J.D. Mungle (Ce) forfeit

171 -- Corey Rohling (Ca) maj. dec. Russell Smith 16-8

189 -- John Moseby (Ce) forfeit

215 -- Jason Poole (Ce) pinned Adam Kosmicki 5:38

HVY -- Jordan Moultrie (Ca) maj. dec. Drew Lincoln 12-4BOYS SWIMMING

Notre Dame 117, Poplar Bluff 64

Notre Dame improved to 2-1 in duals with a win at home.

The Bulldogs got wins from Josh Lester (200 and 500 free), Chad McCormick (50 and 100 free), John Stoverink (diving), Joe Graves (100 breast), John Fisher (100 back), the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay.

(Notre Dame results)200 medley relay --1. 1:58.90 (Josh Lester, JohnStoverink, Stephen Hine, Chad McCormick); 3. 2:11.68 (Drew Boyd, Lance Carroll, Adam Reinagel, John Kiblinger)

200 free -- 1. Lester 2:16.15; 2. Joe Graves 2. 216.87

200 IM -- 1. John Fisher 2:16.31; 3. Carroll 2:53.15

50 free -- 1. McCormick 26.12; 2. Nick McCrate 31.93

Diving - 1. Stoverink 203.70; 3. Boyd 105.4

100 fly -- 2. Hine 1:05.59

100 free -- 1. McCormick 1:01.26

500 free -- 1. Lester 6:13.09

200 free relay -- 1. 1:45.54 (Fisher, Stoverink, Hine, McCormick); 3. 1:56.65 (Carroll, Graves, Reinagel, Jordan Voss)

100 back -- 1. Fisher 1:09.21; 3. Boyd 1:12.65

100 breast -- 1. Graves 1:20.24; 2. Carroll 1:20.93

400 free relay --1. 4:05.65 (Lester, Stoverink, Hine, Fisher); 2. 4:34.87 (Reinagel, Voss, Boyd, Graves)

-- From staff reports

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