Central's boys basketball team held Arkansas State signee Ashton Farmer to 11 points, but could not hold down sophomore Jamarcus Williams as visiting Charleston defeated the Tigers 73-62 Tuesday night.
Williams scored 20 of his game-high 23 points in the second half. Central (11-14) trailed 47-41 heading into the fourth quarter but was forced to put the Blue Jays (15-8) on the line late.
Eli Harris led the Tigers with 19 points, Darnell Wilks had 15 and Alex Ray and Anthony Hempstead had 10 apiece.
Central did outrebound a bigger Charleston squad 39-32, with Garrett Ozbun contributing 14 rebounds.
Charleston 73, Central 62
CHARLESTON (73) -- Moses Gater 2, Shawn Sherrell 15, Travis Hamilton 11, Ashton Farmer 11, Justin Clark 11, Jamarcus Williams 23. FG 26, FT 16-22, F 18 (3-pointers: Hamilton 3, Clark 1, Sherrell 1. Fouled out: Farmer)
CENTRAL (62) -- Alex Ray 10, Eli Harris 19, Jajuan Bell 2, Gabe Edwards 2, Garrett Ozbun 2, David Deisher 2, Darnell Wilks 15, Anthony Hempstead 10. FG 25, FT 9-19, F 19 (3-pointers: Ray 2, Harris 1. Fouled out: Hempstead)
Caruthersville 69, Notre Dame 49
Notre Dame fell behind 28-8 after one quarter and wound up losing at home by that 20-point margin.
Alex Ressel paced the Bulldogs (9-16) with 18 points. Tony Slaughter had 20 for the Tigers (16-6), and Kyle Hubbard added 19.
CARUTHERSVILLE (69) -- Plessie Ellitt 10, Kyle Hubbard 19, Kendrickus Reed 4, Paul Sanders 13, Symone Branch 2, Tony Slaughter 20, Justin Fitzgerald 1. FG 29, FT 11-19, F 19 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: Reed)
NOTRE DAME (47) -- Frankie Ellis 5, John Eric Klein 8, Jeremy Brinkmeyer 4, Mark Unterreiner 4, Alex Ressel 18, Jacob Essner 3, Lucas Dirnberger 2, Bryce Willen 5. FG 19, FT 11-17, F 19 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: Boeller)
JV: Notre Dame def. Caruthersville def. 50-39
Crystal City 55, Saxony Lutheran 47
Saxony Lutheran was tied at halftime but wound up losing at home.
Tim Lorenz led the Crusaders (14-5) with 18 points. Lauren Lueders and Casey Petzoldt added 11 each.
"Crystal City has a solid team," Saxony coach John Daniel said. "We played pretty well, but they were just better than us."
CRYSTAL CITY (55) -- Wade Townsend 14, Scott Johnson 5, Jordan Williams 3, Brent Vaughn 12, Jon Drury 3, Wade Backy 2, Mike Tullock 6, Nate Strohkirch 10. FG 17, FT 9-17, F 12 (3-pointers: Townsend 1, Johnson 1, Vaughn 2. Fouled out: none)
SAXONY LUTHERAN (47) -- Lauren Lueders 11, Trey Maevers 3, Casey Petzoldt 11, Alex Jauch 4, Tim Lorenz 18. FG 14, FT 10-12, F 14 (3-pointers: Lueders 2, Maevers 1. Fouled out: none)
JV: Crystal City def. Saxony Lutheran 33-31
Scott City 76, Malden 58
Mark Dannenmueller poured in 31 points, while Mark Johnson scored 13 points and had a career-high 11 assists, as Scott City won on the road.
The Rams (15-8) also received 10 points from Daniel Jackson. Dannenmueller, who hit five 3-pointers, also grabbed seven rebounds.
SCOTT CITY (76) -- Daniel Jackson 10, Travis Glueck 7, Mark Dannenmueller 31, Mark Johnson 13, Jason Schenimann 4, Landon Hill 7, Alex King 4. FG 20, FT 15-22, F 13 (3-pointers: Dannenmueller 5, Glueck 1, Schenimann 1. Fouled out: none)
MALDEN (58) -- Ryan Crislar 6, Alonzo Louis 8, Jordan Beaird 14, John Hensling 5, Michael Simmons 19, Roby Ison 4, Clinton Franks 2. FG 16, FT 8-13, F 18 (3-pointers: Simmons 6. Fouled out: Hensling)
JV: Game canceled due to illness.
Delta 60, Chaffee 46
Brent Menz scored 20 points as Delta eased past visiting Chaffee.
Also in double figures for the Bobcats (12-8) were Kevin Bartels with 12 points and Cody Crowden with 10. Delta hit 20 of 23 free throws.
Tyler Graham and Korey Chapman both scored 11 point for Chaffee (3-15).
DELTA (60) --Aaron Kinder 8, Cody Crowden 10, Brent Menz 20, Terrance Below 8, Kevin Bartels 12, Nathan Stroder 2. FG 17, FT 20-23, F 8 (3-pointers: Kinder 1, Menz 1. Fouled out: none)
CHAFFEE (46) -- Brad Urhahn 6, Jeff Daugherty 2, Jeremy Penrose 2, Crowden 7, Tyler Graham 11, Korey Chapman 11, Gabe Walter 4, Hedricks 2. FG 16, FT 2-5, F 19 (3-pointers: Crowden 1, Chapman 3. Fouled out: Penrose)
JV: Chaffee def. Delta 62-61
Meadow Heights 91, Valle 64
Meadow Heights scored more than 80 points for the sixth straight game during a home victory over Ste. Genevieve Valle.
For the Panthers (14-7), Anthony Bollinger scored 26 points, Terry Wagner had 25 and Joel Hahs added 16.
VALLE (64) -- Kyle Basler 11, Dan Rozier 11, Nathan Grass 10, Sean Odneal 10, Keith Basler 9, Brad Sexauer 4, Adam Hermann 4, Ray Stanley 2, Ryan Dalton 1. FG 19, FT 6-10, F 12 (3-pointers: Rozier 3, Odneal 1, Basler 1, Basler 1. Fouled out: none)
MEADOW HEIGHTS (91) -- Anthony Bollinger 26, Terry Wagner 25, Joel Hahs 16, Heath Fulton 9, Nathan Revelle 6, Michael Collier 5, Anthony Collins 2, David Kapoth 2. FG 33, FT 7-8, F 11 (3-pointers: Wagner 3, Fulton 1, Hahs 1, Collier 1. Fouled out: none)
JV: Meadow Heights def. Valle 56-43
Woodland 82, Puxico 74
Cody McCraw poured in 34 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Woodland won on the road.
Also for the Cardinals (7-13), Seth Gaines scored 25 points and McKenzie Sterns added 10. Woodland hit 21 of 27 free throws, including nine of 10 in the fourth quarter.
WOODLAND (82) -- Kenny Massa 3, Seth Gaines 25, Chantz Barham 5, Cody McCraw 34, McKenzie Sterns 10, Zach Winchester 5. FG 23, FT 21-27, F 18 (3-pointers: Gaines 3, Barham 1, McCraw 1. Fouled out: Winchester)
PUXICO (74) -- Jesse Townsend 13, Justin Townsend 6, Cody Clark 4, Dylan Adams 12, Tyler Ramsey 25, Jonathan Helm 15. FG 24, FT 9-14, F 22 (3-pointers: Jessie Townsend 3, Adams 2, Helm 1. Fouled out: none)
JV: Puxico def. Woodland 65-24
Zalma 57, Leopold 55
Zalma survived a 10-for-27 performance at the free-throw line to rally past visiting Leopold.
The Bulldogs (3-16), who had 17-10 fourth-quarter edge, were led by Adam Pixley with 14 points. Trevin Taylor added 11, while Tim Landing and Daniel Schrader had 10 each.
Eric Seiler paced the Wildcats with 18 points. Kelly Stause had 12 and Victor Vandeven 11.
LEOPOLD (55) -- Michael Vandeven 9, Victor Vandeven 11, David Thiele 3, Eric Seiler 18, Kelly Stause 12, Alfred VanGennip 2. FG 13, FT 11-16, F 23 (3-pointers: M. Vandeven 1, V. Vandeven 3, Seiler 2. Fouled out: Seiler)
ZALMA (57) -- Trevin Taylor 11, Kyle Conley 7, Adam Pixley 14, Josh Barrett 5, Tim Landing 10, Daniel Schrader 10. FG 19, FT 10-27, F 21 (3-pointers: Pixley 3. Fouled out: Pixley)
JV: Leopold 70, Zalma 48
--From staff reports
By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian
Considering all that he has been through, Andrew Lambert is putting together a strong indoor season for Southeast Missouri State's track and field program.
Lambert has already compiled several top-five finishes in his specialties of the long jump and high jump, including two seconds (high jump, long jump) and a third (high jump).
Two weekends ago at Southern Illinois University he soared 6 feet 8 1/4 inches in the high jump, which tied his career best and is the top performance in the Ohio Valley Conference this season. He also has the league's second-best long jump, and has already twice gained OVC field athlete of the week honors
Not too bad, especially taking into account that the junior from Sikeston High School saw his status for the entire indoor and outdoor seasons -- and perhaps his career -- placed in jeopardy following a strange incident during an intramural softball game.
"The way Andrew has come back is pretty amazing," said Southeast coach Joey Haines, whose program will host its only meet of the indoor season Friday at the Student Recreation Center, starting at 6 p.m. with field events and 7 p.m. with running events.
Lambert was working for Southeast's intramural sports department as an umpire during a slow-pitch softball game in September.
A player from one of the teams was batting, and he fouled a ball back with two strikes, which constitutes an out. Lambert, stationed behind the plate, said he took several steps back to watch the flight of the ball.
The next thing Lambert knew, an object slammed into his head; the player who fouled out, apparently upset at himself, had thrown the aluminum bat, catching Lambert flush on his right ear.
"I know he didn't mean to hit me, but ..." Lambert said, shaking his head. "I never saw it. I took a couple of steps back to watch the ball and the next thing I knew I was clocked. I was in shock."
Lambert said his right ear, which took the brunt of the impact, got cut significantly and required plastic surgery. He also had a skull fracture.
But that wasn't even the worst part. Lambert lost all hearing in the ear, and three doctors have told him it will be permanent.
In addition, the result of the impact forced Lambert's equilibrium to be way off and he developed vertigo, which leads to dizzy spells. At least one doctor didn't want him to do any kind of physical activity for an entire year.
"But I really didn't want to have to lay off the whole year," Lambert said. "I did a lot of rehab, different kinds of exercises for my equilibrium and balance.
"I took the whole semester off from training for track and just tried to get better. I had doctors who didn't want me to do anything, but I slowly got better, and finally all three of my doctors cleared me to compete."
So far, so good, said Lambert, although he still has subtle reminders of the incident, which, according to Lambert, led to the player who threw the bat being banned from all intramural activities.
"I can tell my balance is just barely off, and every now and then I still get ringing in my ears," he said. "But overall I've come back pretty well."
Much to Haines' surprise.
"He's bounced back quicker than anybody could have thought. The doctors didn't even know if he'd be able to compete again," Haines said. "It's actually been remarkable, because in the high jump so much is balance and equilibrium. But he worked so hard to get back, and he's doing very well. You have to give him a lot of credit."
Lambert, a former track and football standout for Sikeston's Bulldogs, put together solid seasons during his first two years at Southeast.
As a freshman, he was third in the high jump, sixth in the long jump and sixth in the triple jump at the OVC indoor meet, and he placed third in the high jump and fourth in the triple jump at the OVC outdoor championships.
Then last year as a sophomore, Lambert was second in the high jump, third in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump at the OVC indoor, followed by outdoor performances of third in the long jump and ninth in the high jump.
Lambert anticipated even bigger accomplishments for his junior year, and in preparation he had bone spurs removed from both ankles that had been bothering him in the past.
"I was very excited. This was supposed to be my breakthrough year," he said. "Then, while I'm still coming back from the ankle surgeries, I got stuck with that [being hit by the bat]."
Lambert, however, continues to display the same kind of resolve that allowed him to return to action so quickly.
"It's kind of like it's fueled the fire," said Lambert, who ranks No. 10 on Southeast's all-time high jump list. "I don't want to let anything stand in my way.
"I'm almost where I left off last year in the long jump and high jump. I just want to keep going and see what happens."