Tiger swimmers make 2 state cuts at Springfield Invitational

Sunday, February 1, 2004

Central's boys swimming team made the most of a long trip to Springfield, Mo., posting two state-qualifying times and finishing seventh Saturday at the 21-team Springfield Invitational.

Sam Maguire finished second in the 50 free with a time of 22.9 seconds to qualify for state. Central's 200 medley relay team also qualified with a time of 1:48.12. The team consisted of Maguire, Clay Schermann, Alex Heddle and Jason Mercer.

Central's other top performance was from the 200 relay team, which finished second in 1:32.83. The team, which is the same as the medley relay team, shaved nearly two seconds off its state-qualifying time.

Central results200 medley relay -- 5. 1:48.12 (Sam Maguire, Clay Schermann, Jason Mercer, Alex Heddle)

50 free -- 2. Maguire 22.9, 5. Schermann 23.55, 9. Mercer 24.32

100 free -- 11. Heddle 54.02, 12. Hunter Givens 54.07

200 free relay -- 1:32.83 (Maguire, Schermann, Mercer, Heddle)

100 back -- 9. Maguire 1:00.52

100 breast -- 12. Schermann 1:10.34

400 free relay -- 12. 3:52.91 (Givens, Drew Kiel, Daniel Austin, Anton Heeskerk)

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Metro 62, Notre Dame 28

The Notre Dame girls basketball team lost to Metro High School of St. Louis in the semifinals of Villa Duchesne's Queen of Hearts Tournament.

The Bulldogs trailed 19-5 after one period and 35-13 by halftime.

Sommer McCauley led Notre Dame (10-8) with 12 points.

Metro (15-2) advanced to today's championship game against Windsor. Notre Dame plays host Villa Duchesne at 12:30 p.m. today in the third-place game.

Notre Dame58105--28
Metro1916189--62

NOTRE DAME (28) -- Sommer McCauley 12, Amber Karnes 7, Katie Palmer 5, Laura Weissmueller 2, Rachel Wright 1, Amanda Essner 1. FG 10, FT 6-15 F 10 (3-pointers: McCauley 1, Karnes 1. Fouled out: none)

METRO (62) -- Lauren Witherspoon 16, Deidra Dace 16, Dana Loveless 14, Joi Walker 5, Rhyan Robinson 4, Brittanie Witherspoon 2, Brittany Dodson 2, Dana White 2, LaChelle Livingston 2. FG 27, FT 7-12 F 15 (3-pointers: L. Witherspoon 1. Fouled out: none)

Nerinx Hall 51, Central 21

Central was outscored 30-3 during the second and third periods en route to a road loss.

Megan McDonald led the Tigers with eight points.

Central9309--21
Nerinx Hall9151512--51

CENTRAL (21) -- Megan McDonald 8, Jessica Johnston 4, Lauren Loftis 4, Meg Yates 3, Lee Thomas 2. FG 7, FT 4-7 (3-pointers: McDonald 1, Loftis 1, Yates 1. Fouled out: none)

NERINX HALL (51) -- Marshall 10, Kraft 9, Sharpe-Taylor 9, Manuel 7, Pelechek 6, Matthews 4, Calcaterra 3, Kopp 2, Marshall 2. FG 22, FT 3-5 (3-pointers: Kraft 1, Sharpe-Taylor 1, Manuel 1, Matthews 1. Fouled out: none)

New Salem-Marble Hill 53, New Salem-Winfield 27

New Salem Baptist of Marble Hill improved to 15-9 with a win on the road. Sarah Green scored 12 points and dished out 11 assists, and Holly Jordan had 14 points and 10 rebounds for New Salem of Marble Hill. Mary Poole added 12 points.

NS-MH1415122--53
NS-W51228--27

NEW SALEM-MARBLE HILL (53) -- Sarah Green 12, Holly Jordan 14, Mary Poole 12, MacKenzie Jones 6, Larua Poole 5, Celsey Cook 4. FG 25, FT 3-4, F 8 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

NEW SALEM-WINFIELD (27) -- Lee 7, B. Benny 6, McKing 10, N. Benny 4. FG 13, FT 1-4, F 8 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

Perryville 56, St. Vincent 25

April Lorenz scored 20 points to become Perryville High School's all-time leading scorer in a victory over St. Vincent.

Lorenz's final points midway through the fourth quarter gave her 1,412 points and eclipsed the record of 1,411 set by Kathy Rubach in 1984.

"She would have broken it earlier, but she's been injured so much in her four years," Perryville coach Vicki Lohmann said of her 6-foot senior.

Amber Hacker added 18 points.

St. Vincent5695--25
Perryville15101120--56

ST. VINCENT (25) -- Rachel Hadler 2, Sierra Paulus 6, Laura Gremaud 2, Whitney Guth 5, Ashley Richardet 3, Allison Prost 7. FG 10, FT 4-6, F 18 (3-pointers: Guth. Fouled out: none)

PERRYVILLE (56) -- Kris Schremp 5, Krista Miesner 4, Amber Hacker 18, Beth Steffens 2, April Lorenz 20, Becky Bachmann 1, Danielle Hagan 2, Samantha Lankford 4. FG 18, FT 19-24, F 11 (3-pointers: Hacker. Fouled out: none)

JV: Perryviulle 43, St. Vincent 26

(Late Friday)

Jackson 52, Nerinx Hall 50

Jackson9171016--52
Nerinx Hall1781313--50

JACKSON (52) -- Ashley Bartels 10, Abigail Weinrich 2, Linden Hahs 18, Kylie Werner 4, Katie Loos 2, Jennifer Ferrell 4, Loni Littlepage 3, Kelly Loos 3, Bobbie Jones 6. FG 19, FT 17-27 F 19 (3-pointers: Ke. Loos 1. Fouled out: Ka. Loos)

NERINX HALL (50) -- Heagney 2, E. Marshall 2, Kraft 16, Sharpe-Taylor 5, Pelechek 7, Matthews 6, Calcaterra 21. FG 16, FT 17-23 F 27 (3-pointers: Kraft 1. Fouled out: none)

BOYS BASKETBALL

(Late Friday)

Advance 62, Bloomfield 54Advance1319624--62
Bloomfield7181613--54

ADVANCE (62) -- Jeremy Limbaugh 19, Tyler Bowman 6, Daryl Wade 12, Drew Sherman 6, Ryland Dunivan 4, Jacob Daniel 2, Dustin Kalinski 8, James Masters 2, Josh Bailey 4. FG 20, FT 17-21, F 14 (3-pointers: Limbaugh 3, Wade 2, Kalinski 1. Fouled out: none)

BLOOMFIELD (54) -- Bridges 8, Perry 18, E. Jones 6, Sandage 10, G. Jones 8, McRoy 2, Alsup 2. FG 22, FT 9-12, F 17 (3-pointers: Perry 1. Fouled out: none)

Scott County Central 97, Chaffee 40

Chaffee810166--40
Scott Co.27262519--97

CHAFFEE (40) -- Brad Uhrhan 8, Brandon Davis 10, Richard Hinkebein 8, Cory Slinkard 2, Tyler Graham 4, Gabe Walter 3. FG 16, FT 2-10, F 10 (3-pointers: Davis 2, Hinkebein 2, Walters 1. Fouled out: none)

SCOTT COUNTY CENTRAL (97) -- Chris Pullen 23, Andrew Pullen 12, Josh Boley 5, Shawn Fisher 9, Jeremy Johnson 10, Deangelo Turner 13, Daniel Holman 12, Chris Monroe 10. FG 40, FT 8-11, F 13 (3-pointers: Fisher 3, Johnson 2, Turner 1, Holman 1. Fouled out: none)

OTHER EVENTS

  • Jackson's junior varsity boys team won the Malden JV Tournament with a 61-28 win over Hayti. Logan Bollinger led the Indians (17-1) with 12 points and Trey Stone had 10.

    The Jackson junior varsity wrestling team rolled to first place in the SEMO Conference meet. The Indians had first-place finishers in 11 of the 14 weight classes and second-place finishers in the other three.

    Central finished in a tie for seventh in the team standings with two second-place wrestlers.

    Team scores -- Jackson 397, Farmington 167, Ste. Genevieve 156, New Madrid County Central 144, Poplar Bluff 117, Sikeston 86, Central 59, Dexter 59, North County 52.

    Jackson results

    First-place finishers -- Luke Rayburn, 103; Kevin Wallace, 112; Jake Scheper, 119; Russell Brown, 125; Drew Perry, 135; Will Perry, 140; Anthony Werner, 145; Jordan Barnhart, 152; Garrett Huck, 160; Joel Penrod, 171; Drew Lowes, 189.

    Second-place finishers -- Chris Kamp, 130; Jeremy Loenneke, 215; Ben Wood, heavyweight.

    Central results

    Second-place finishers -- Dominic Jamm, 152; Aja Reutzel, 119.

  • Jackson's eighth-grade boys basketball team beat Central 43-40 in the championship of the season-ending Jackson Junior High tournament. Hunter Grantham led Jackson (13-1) with 12 points and Spencer Goodman and Antonio Garritano had 11 apiece. Garrett Stevens led Central (12-2) with 23 points.

    In the freshman tournament Jackson beat Farmington 47-40 in the championship. Logan Lawson scored 13 and Luke Crader had 10 for Jackson. Central lost 41-39 in overtime to New Madrid County Central in the third-place game. Anwar Glen scored 14 and Blake Slattery had 10 for Central.

    -- From staff reports

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