Bell City nips Notre Dame at the wire

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Dominitrix Johnson hit a tie-breaking basket with two seconds to lift Bell City to a 61-59 victory over Notre Dame on Monday in a fifth-place semifinal game of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center.

Johnson, who scored a combined 90 points in the first two tournament games, finished with 18 points. Sophomore Blaine Stewart added 17 points and Randy Conn had 13.

Notre Dame trailed 31-26 at halftime but starting mounting a comeback early in the fourth quarter, even taking a brief lead 45-44.

The Cubs gained a seven-point lead, but poor foul shooting by the Cubs enabled the Bulldogs to tie the game at 59. Johnson, a 5-foot-11 senior guard, then hit the winning shot.

Bryce Willen paced Notre Dame with 21 points, while John Klein had 14 and Alex Ressel added 13.

Notre Dame11151320--59
Bell City18131119--61

NOTRE DAME (59) -- Bryce Willen 21, Alex Ressel 13, John Klein 14, Blake Fisher 7, Mark Unterreiner 4, Jeremy Brinkmeyer.

FG 21, FT 14-23, Fouls 14 (3-pointers: Willen 1. Fouled out: none)

BELL CITY (61) -- Dominitrix Johnson 18, Blaine Stewart 17, Randy Conn 13, Jeff Liggins 4, Zak McIntyre 3, Derek Pobst 3, Tylor Victor 2, Kerry Lasters 1

FG 20, FT 8-15, Fouls 18 (3-pointers: Conn 3, Stewart 2, Pobst 1, McIntyre 1. Fouled out: none)

Advance 59, Scott County Central 54

Guard Daryl Wade paced Advance with 18 points as the Hornets used strong free-throw shooting in the final minute to prevail.

Advance (5-3) went on a 12-0 run to build a nine-point lead after the first quarter.

Scott Central (5-4), which managing only 3 points in the fourth quarter, got 16 points from Chris Pullen and 10 from Ray Rogers.

Scott Central1115253--54
Advance20131412--59

SCOTT COUNTY CENTRAL (54) -- Avis White 6, Andrew Pullen 2, Chris Pullen 16, Ray Rogers 10, Josh Boley 6, Isaac Porter 5, Jeremy Johnson 5, Daniel Holman 4. FG 19, FT 10-21, Fouls 17 (3-pointers: Avis White 1, Jeremy Johnson 1. Fouled out: Holman)

ADVANCE (59) -- Drew Sherman 8, Dustin Kalinski 6, Daryl Wade 18, Tyler Bowman 9, Jeremy Limbaugh 16, Alex Sample 2.

FG 17, FT 13-23, Fouls 16 (3-pointers: Wade 2, Bowman 1, Sherman 1. Fouled out: none)

Delta 90, Meadow Heights 83, OT

Zack Kelley had 27 points to lead four Bobcats in double figures.

Kevin Bartels added 23 points for Delta (5-4), Brent Menz had 21, and Cody Crowden tallied 13.

Senior Brad Adams led Meadow Heights (6-4) with 37 points.

Meadow Heights202010267--83
Delta1816172514--90

MEADOW HEIGHTS (83) -- Heath Fulton 4, Anthony Bollinger 13, Brad Adams 37, Joel Hahs 7, Matt Kight 5, Evan Kamp 2, Terry Wagner 2, Brian Thompson 9.

FG 32, FT 17-36, Fouls 21(3-pointers: Adams 3, Bollinger 1, Hahs 1, Thompson 1. Fouled out: Hahs)

DELTA (90) -- Aaron Kinder 6, Cody Crowden 13, Brent Menz 21, Zack Kelley 27, Kevin Bartels 23.

FG 26, FT 13-21, Fouls (3-pointers: Menz 2, Crowden 1. Fouled out: none)

Woodland 51, Kelly 49

Woodland got 19 points from Chad Hulvey on its way to a two-point victory.

Travis Benfield added 10 points for Woodland (8-2). Kendal Deason led Kelly (3-6) with 16 points.

Woodland 8101219--51
Kelly 1211818--49

WOODLAND (51) -- Brandon Cowell 7, Anthony Grojean 8, Cody McCraw 7, Chad Hulvey 19, Travis Benfield 10. FG 17, FT 8-16, Fouls 10 (3-pointers: Cowell 1, Grojean 1, McCraw 1. Fouled out: none)

KELLY (49) -- Brooks Edmond 8, Trey Simmons 3, Kendal Deason 16, Chris Romas 11, Derek Felter 3, Josh Jones 8. FG 15, FT 1-6, Fouls 14 (3-pointers: Kendal 4, Simmons 1, Romas 1. Fouled out: none)

-- Daniel Winningham

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