Dieterich to Super-Sectional For First Time

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Published on March 8 2014 1:50 pm
Last Updated on March 10 2014 1:45 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Dieterich Movin' Maroons are breathing rarified air today.

The Maroons came from behind to defeat the St. Anthony Bulldogs 58-51 and captured the Red Hill (Bridgeport) 1A Sectional championship.  The game was heard on 979XFM and www.979xfm.com.  

It's the first-ever trip to a super-sectional for Dieterich after just their second appearance in a sectional championship game.

The Movin Maroons had to play catch-up for most of the game.  Dieterich took a 3-0 lead on a bucket by Nick Feldhake, but St. Anthony held a 14-10 lead after one quarter and pushed the advantage to 24-16 at halftime.  The Bulldogs had an 11-point lead on two occasions, but in the second half the shots started to fall for Dieterich and the Movin Maroons closed to within 37-34 after three quarters.

Dieterich regained the lead and posted the win based on great free throw shooting down the stretch with Alex Bohnhoff and Feldhake taking turns cashing in at the line.  Dieterich held a 10-point lead, but St. Anthony got back to within four before the Maroons closed it out and won by eight.  Dieterich made 11 of 17 shots from the field in the second half.  The Maroons scored 42 points in the second half after being held to 16 points in the first half.

Bohnhoff and Feldhake each scored 17 points for Dieterich.  Travis Niemerg was also in double figures with 11 points. Also for Dieterich: Tanner Traub five, Devin Aherin four, and Lance Niemerg two.

Dieterich improved to 23-8 on the season with the win and advanced to the Carbondale 1A Super-Sectional Tuesday at 6pm against Sesser-Valier, who won the Norris City-Omaha-Enfield Sectional with a 58-49 victory over Cairo.

St. Anthony closed its campaign with a 22-11 record, and says goodbye to seniors Neil Williams, Matt Gibson, Alex Hoelscher, John Goeckner, Frank Jansen, Eric Gurtner and Nick Wortman.

Class 1A Red  Hill Sectional

DIETERICH (58)

Traub 2-0 -- 5, Campbell 0-0 -- 0, Bohnhoff 3-9 -- 17, Feldhake 5-4 -- 17, L. Niemerg 1-0 -- 2, Aherin 2-0 -- 4, T. Niemerg 5-3 -- 13. TOTALS 18 FG, 16 FT.

ST. ANTHONY (51)

Williams 4-0 -- 10, Jansen 2-0 -- 5, Gibson 0-0 -- 0, Greene 2-2 -- 6, A. Gardewine 1-0 -- 2, Z. Gardewine 0-0 -- 0, Goeckner 6-4 -- 17, Hoelscher 4-0 -- 8, Hartke 1-0 -- 3. TOTALS 20 FG, 6 FT.

Dieterich                 7      9    18    24    --    58

St. Anthony          12    12    13    14    --    51

3-point FG -- Dieterich 6 (Traub 1,  Bohnhoff 2, Feldhake 3), St. Anthony 5 (Williams 2, Jansen 1, Goeckner 1, Hartke 1).

Here's ticket information for Dieterich fans:

Tickets are being sold Saturday morning in the Dieterich High School office from 8-11am.  All tickets are $10 each.  Here's the schedule of sales--

8-8:30am--high school boys basketball players, cheerleaders, boys basketball coaches, athletic director, Board of Education members and administrators

8:30-8:45am--staff members

8:45-9:15am--high school students

9:15-10am--reserved seat and season ticket holders, junior high students, and family season pass holders

10-11am--general public

There is NO LIMIT on the number of tickets one may purchase.  

Tickets will also be sold Monday from 8am to 4pm for those who can't make it in on Saturday.  Tickets will also be available for purchase at SIU Arena in Carbondale before the game on Tuesday.  Game time is 6pm Tuesday.   Doors will open for the event at 5pm to ticket holders.

The game will be broadcast on 979XFM and www.979xfm.com.