Hornets win tourney's first thriller in overtime

Friday, December 28, 2007
Chaffee's Andy Hendrix protected the ball while being defended by an Advance player during consolation action. Advance hit a late shot to eliminate Chaffee 59-58. (Aaron Eisenhauer)

Advance eliminated Chaffee with a 59-58 victory in consolation play.

Advance sophomore reserve Matt Ware grabbed an offensive rebound and banked it in with just seconds to go to give the Hornets a 59-58 victory over the Chaffee Red Devils in the consolation quarterfinals of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament on Thursday at the Show Me Center.

The Hornets led 10-6 early in the first quarter but did not take the lead again until Ware scored to begin the forth quarter.

Chaffee got a big game from senior Jerod Steger, whose 22 points was a game high, but was unable to convert at the free-throw line, making just 12 of 22 attempts during the game.

The Red Devils led 58-54 with 1:12 to go after Andy Hendrix made the second of two free throws. Jacob Bond then hit a 3-pointer to pull Advance within one point. Bond hit three 3-pointers during the game and finished with 18 points.

Delta's Cody Schremp held onto the ball as he hit the floor with Leopold's Clayton Stoverink during Thursday's action. (Fred Lynch)

After a timeout by Advance coach Joe Shoemaker, the Hornets stole the inbound pass but were unable to convert on multiple attempts at the basket. Eventually, Chaffee recovered the ball and called a timeout. However, a traveling violation gave the ball back to Advance and led to the game-winning shot by Ware.

Chaffee still had a chance to win the game, but Jerod Steger's 3-point attempt fell off the rim.

Ware scored all 11 of his points in the second half. David VanGennip added 13 points for Advance, which picked up its first win in seven games.

Andy Hendrix netted 14 points for Chaffee, which fell to 4-4.

Advance will face Delta today in the consolation semifinals.

Meadow Heights' Tyler Wagner paused before shooting while surrounded by Kelly players, from left, Levi Felter, Josh Rodgers, Chris Cooper and Eric Turley in the second quarter of their consolation game Thursday at the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament. (Fred Lynch)

ADVANCE 59, CHAFFEE 58

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Chaffee18131413--58

Advance (59) -- Nate Middleton 5, David VanGennip 13, Blake Seabaugh 2, Jacob Bond 18, Cody Mitchell 10, Matt Ware 11. FG 24, FT 6-8, F 16 (3-pointers: Middleton 1, D. VanGennip 1, Bond 3. Fouled out: none.)

Chaffee (58) -- Josh Steger 4, Taimen Taylor 3, Jerod Steger 22, Gabe Seabaugh 3, Dylan McAlister 3, Adam Horton 8, Andy Hendrix 14. FG 20, FT 12-22, F 11 (3-pointers: J. Steger 3, McAlister 1. Fouled out: none)

Woodland's Joe Layton took a shot over Oak Ridge's Dylan Abbott in overtime during Thursday's consolation semifinal game. Oak Ridge won 70-65. (Fred Lynch)

Oak Ridge 70, Woodland 65, OT

Woodland's Caleb Lee hit a 3-point shot with 6 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime with Oak Ridge in the consolation quarterfinals, but the Cardinals fell in overtime.

Freshman starter Brett Thomas scored 14 points for Oak Ridge, including six in overtime.

Dustin Meyr led Oak Ridge with 18 points, while Garret Light scored 15 points before fouling out less than halfway through the fourth quarter.

Woodland led 22-21 at halftime and opened the second half with a Caleb 3-pointer for a 25-21 advantage. Oak Ridge then went on a 15-0 run and would not trail the rest of the game.

Paige Rampley performed with the Kelly Hawks cheerleaders Thursday at the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament. (Fred Lynch)

Oak Ridge led 41-32 entering the fourth quarter, but Woodland rallied. Senior Joe Layton's 3-pointer with 39 seconds remaining brought the Cardinals within one point. Oak Ridge's Meyr knocked down two free throws with 26 seconds remaining, but Lee's 3 sent the game into overtime.

Woodland's Kyle Reynolds led all scorers with 23 points, while Lee ended up with 15.

Oak Ridge will face Kelly today in the consolation semifinals.

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Oak Ridge1110201613--70
Advance's David VanGennip drove past Chaffee's Gabe Seabaugh during Thursday's consolation game. (Aaron Eisenhauer)

Woodland (65) -- Caleb Lee 15, Josh Hahn 9, Joe Layton 5, Timmy Abner 4, Kyle Reynolds 23, Josh Freeman 4, Jordan King 5. FG 25, FT 7-13, F 20 (3-pointers: Lee 3, Hahn 1, Layton 1, Freeman 1. Fouled out: Lee.)

Oak Ridge (70) -- Kaz Lange 6, Dylan Abbott 13, Dustin Meyr 18, Garret Light 15, Brett Thomas 14, Logan Mangels 4. FG 26, FT 17-26, F 15 (3-pointers: Abbott 1. Fouled out: Light)

Kelly 78,Meadow Heights 42

The Kelly Hawks were able to make big runs early in both halves in a consolation quarterfinal victory over Meadow Heights.

The Hawks opened the game with a 14-2 run and led 35-27 at halftime. Kelly threw an 18-2 run at the Panthers at the start of the third quarter to put the game out of reach.

Kelly senior Blake Wade was charged with an offensive foul after slamming into Scott City defender Jake Campbell Wednesday night. (Kit Doyle)

Kelly junior Josh DeBrock tied the tournament's single-game high for points this year with 33. Josh Rogers also registered double digits with 14 points.

Tyler Wagner led Meadow Heights with 10 points,

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Meadow Hts.918105--42

Kelly (78) -- Ryan Essner 1, Chris Cooper 4, Josh DeBrock 33, Brett Harper 2, Levi Felter 2, Blake Wade 2, Ross Lasater 2, Omar Campos 5, Zach Essner 1, Bryce Faulkner 4, Eric Turley 8, Josh Rodgers 14. FG 31, FT 12-20, F 13 (3-pointers: DeBrock 3, Campos 1. Fouled out: none.)

Meadow Heights (42) -- Dustin Hubler 8, Derrick Wilfong 4, Tyler Wagner 10, Adam Welker 3, Tyler Brune 2, Zac Hotop 5, Derek Bess 2, Tyler Welker 6, Luke Nitsch 2. FG 18, FT 4-8, F 16 (3-pointers: A. Welker 1, Hotop 1. Fouled out: none)

Delta 61,Leopold 48

Delta, the 16th seed in the 16-team field, defeated No. 9 Leopold for its first victory of the season.

Leopold led 35-34 entering the final period, but Delta outscored the Wildcats 27-13 over the final eight minutes.

Seniors Chase Rhodes and Tyler Martin paced Delta (1-6) with 16 points apiece, while sophomore Gage Bowers added 14.

Darren VanGennip scored 17 points for Leopold and Larry Nussbaum netted 14.

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Delta1017727--61

Leopold (48) -- Cody Van De Ven 6, Wade Wiseman 8, Darren VanGennip 17, Larry Nussbaum 14, Clayton Stoverink 3. FG 19, FT 8-14, F 15 (3-pointers: Wiseman 2. Fouled out: none.)

Delta (61) -- Gage Bowers 14, Teddy May 5, Tyler Martin 16, Cody Naramore 2, Alex Parks 8, Chase Rhodes 16. FG 24, FT 12-22, F 10 (3-pointers: Martin 1. Fouled out: none.)

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