Oak Ridge boys basketball team finishes third at Woodland Tournament

Sunday, December 2, 2012

MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The scorebook says Corvin Schoen scored four points. But what the scorebook doesn't say speaks volumes.

Schoen, a senior forward, was a key contributor defensively for Oak Ridge on Friday night as the Blue Jays downed Perryville 61-50 in the third-place game of the Woodland Invitational Basketball Tournament.

Schoen harrassed, hounded and generally made life miserable for Perryville's Colin Schirmer throughout the night. Even though Schirmer, the Pirates' 6-foot-6 junior center, scored a game-high 17 points, he was held to just seven in the first half as Oak Ridge built a 31-17 halftime lead.

"I told [Schoen], 'I thought you played as well defensively against Shirmer better than almost anybody all week long,'" Oak Ridge coach Adam Stoneking said. "I thought he just a fantastic job of eliminating the touches.

"He's by far and away their most lethal offensive weapon, so if he can't touch it, they're going to have a hard time scoring."

The Blue Jays (2-1), meanwhile, were firing on all cylinders, hitting 9 of 17 field goals in the first quarter to open a 21-9 lead. Even though Perryville (1-2) played them even the rest of the way, the Pirates couldn't dig out of their first-quarter hole.

"We were down 12 points at the end of the first quarter and we end up losing by 11," Perryville coach Justin Dreyer said. "If we could get out of the gates a little bit better, that's a different ballgame."

Oak Ridge junior center Ryan Below matched Schirmer with 17 points. Junior guard Kelby Brown added 14 and senior guard Hunter Seyer had 13.

Grant Dix added 14 for Perryville.

Perryville 9 81914--50
Oak Ridge21101713--61

PERRYVILLE (50) -- Nate Kinnison 9, Garrett Martin 5, Grant Dix 14, Brett Schnurbusch 3, Colin Schirmer 17, Jacob Lawrence 2. FG 20, FG 4-5, F 23. (3-pointers: Kinnison 1, Martin 1, Dix 3, Schnurbusch 1. Fouled out: Schnurbusch)

OAK RIDGE (61) -- Andrew Puchbauer 4, Ethan Seyer 2, Hunter Seyer 13, Kelby Brown 14, Ryan Below 17, Lance Rohde 7, Corvin Schoen 4. FG 20, FT 17-26, F 10. (3-pointers: H. Seyer 2, Brown 2. Fouled out: none)

Consolation final

Woodland 69, Meadow Heights 42

Garrett Reynolds scored a game-high 21 points as Woodland pulled away in the final quarter.

The hosts outscored Meadow Heights 18-5 in the second period to open a 29-19 halftime lead.

Josh Douglas scored 20 points to lead the Panthers.

Meadow Heights145167--42
Woodland11181624--69

MEADOW HEIGHTS (42) -- Josh Douglas 20, Jacob Douglas 7, Ryan Foltz 5, Tyler Cook 3, Kyle Baremore 5, Kyle Overbey 2. FG: 17. FT: 4-13. F: 11. (3-pointers: Jo. Douglas 2, Ja. Douglas 1, Baremore 1. Fouled out: none.)

WOODLAND (69) -- B.J. Long 2, Aaron Yount 10, Tyler Yount 4, Garrett Reynolds 21, C.J. McAlister 5, Dylan Miller 11, Skyler Liley 8, Cody Miles 8. FG: 27. FT: 8-10. F: 12. (3-pointers: A. Young 2, Reynolds 4, McAlister 1. Fouled out: none.)

All-tournament team

Josh Douglas, Meadow Heights; Ryan Below, Oak Ridge; Colin Schirmer, Perryville; Garret Reynolds, Woodland; Jesse Sanders, Scott City; Ryan Brock, Scott City; Kyle Stroder, Leopold; Joe Elfrink, Leopold; Cameron Davis, Leopold; Brandon Jansen, Leopold.

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