High school roundup: Klaus leads Saxony past Valle in tourney

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Gus Klaus scored a game-high 25 points and Saxony Lutheran survived a last-second shot to advance to the semifinals of the Chester Invitational boys basketball tournament Tuesday.

Saxony Lutheran (5-7) outscored Valle Catholic by one point in both the third and fourth quarters after the teams played to a 28-28 stalemate in the first half.

The Crusaders will play the Chester vs. Joppa, Ill., winner at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the semifinals.

The championship game of the eight-team event will be played at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Valle1513811--47
Saxony1018912--49

VALLE (47) -- Micheal Loida 9, Lincoln Stoll 3, Alex Rollhaus 2, Alec Greminger 3, Alex Stoll 13, Garrett Koch 6, Ryan Hermann 11. FG 18, FT 5-8, F 15. (3-pointers: L. Stoll 1, Greminger 1, A. Stoll 1. Fouled out: none)

SAXONY LUTHERAN (49) -- Gus Klaus 25, Trent Steffens 2, Kris Cook 3, Clayton Carver 3, Clay Roth 8, Matt Wills 6, Gabe Bohnert 2. FG 18, FT 8-12, F 15. (3-pointers: Klaus 1, Cook 1, Carver 1. Fouled out: Bohnert)

Jackson 74, Woodland 36

Tyler Rhodes led the Indians' outside attack.

The 6-foot senior pumped in five of his team's 10 3-pointers in its road win.

Caleb Newcomer added 11 points, including three treys, for Jackson (10-4).

Martin Williams paced the Cardinals with nine points.

Jackson25201910--74
Woodland612712--36

JACKSON (74) -- Caleb Newcomer 11, Braxton McDowell 6, Tyler Rhodes 15, Zach McDowell 8, Bobby Clark 10, Logan Green 2, Brad Clary 9, John Meyer 8, Luke Sievers 2, Ryan O'Rear 3. FG 29, FT 6-9, F 11. (3-pointers: Rhodes 5, Newcomer 3, B. McDowell 1, O'Rear 1. Fouled out: none)

WOODLAND (36) -- Nick Deck 2, Carson Gemeinhardt 6, David Gray 4, Martin Williams 9, Neil Johnson 8, Lance Yount 4, Brandon Champman 2, Dylan Miller 2. FG 16, FT 4-10, F (3-pointers: Williams 1. Fouled out: none)

JV -- Jackson won 58-25

GIRLS BASKETBALL

St. Vincent 62, Saxony Lutheran 18

Chelsie Boxdorfer poured in 19 points and Courtney Heberlie added 12 in the Indians' home win.

St. Vincent's suffocating defense held the Crusaders scoreless in the third quarter.

Julia Steffens led Saxony Lutheran (3-7) with five points.

The Indians improved to 9-4 with the win.

Saxony5805--18
St. Vincent19112012--62

SAXONY LUTHERAN (18) -- Regan Obermann 4, Julia Steffens 5, Abby Hartmann 2, Natalie Mueller 3, Maci Daniel 4. FG 6, FT 4-6, F 10. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

ST. VINCENT (62) -- Chelsie Boxdorfer 19, Courtney Heberlie 12, Dani Hogard 4, Kayla Seabaugh 9, Storm French 7, Kelci Besand 2, Kali Wingerter 9. FG 26, FT 5-11, F 7. (3-pointers: Boxdorfer 1, Heberlie 2, French 1. Fouled out: none)

-- From staff reports

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