Dieterich, T-town Come Up Short in Super-Sectionals

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Published on March 12 2014 11:19 am
Last Updated on March 12 2014 5:26 pm
Written by Millie Lange

CARBONDALE -- Playing on a super-sectional stage for the first time ever, Dieterich High School came up just short in its bid for its first state tournament berth in boys basketball competition Tuesday evening at the Class 1A Carbondale Super-Sectional.

The Movin' Maroons fell to Sesser-Valier 57-48. The Red Devils stepped out to a 20-11 opening quarter lead and held a 31-19 halftime lead. But the Maroons didn't panic, especially after coming back to beat Effingham St. Anthony in the sectional championship.

The Maroons were having trouble from the free throw line and finished with 13 of 21. But that didn't stop Coach Jeff Staser's squad from pulling within four with 2:21 showing.

However, Sesser-Valier players remained calm during the run and connected on eight of 19 three-pointers in the contest and were 15 of 19 at the line.

Tyler Baxter led the Red Devils with 16 points while Nick Marlo chipped in with 14. Nick McCarty led in rebounds with 11. Sesser-Valier heads to the Class 1A State Tournament at Peoria Friday with a 23-10 record and will face Heyworth, a 72-62 winner over Champaign St. Thomas More, at 12:15 p.m.

In the other state contest, Mendon Unity takes on Mooseheart at 2 p.m. The finals are set for Saturday with the third place contesst at 12:15 p.m. and the championship at 2.

Dieterich was led by Tanner Traub with 18. He was the lone Dieterich player in double figures. Alex Bohnhoff had five steals and four assists. Devin Aherin led in rebounds with eight. The Maroons end the season with a 23-9 record and their best run in school history.

Class 1A Carbondale Super-Sectional

SESSER-VALIER (57)

Barnett 1-2 -- 4, Gunter 3-2 -- 8, Marlo 5-1 -- 14, Baxter 3-9 -- 16, McCarty 1-1 -- 3, Vanwey 1-0 -- 3, Hoffard 0-0 -- 0, Thompson 3-0 -- 9, Miller 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 17 FG, 15 FT.

DIETERICH (48)

Traub 5-4 -- 18, Bohnhoff 2-2 -- 8, Fedhake 3-1 -- 8, Aherin 1-2 -- 4, T. Niemerg 0-3 -- 3, Campbell 0-0 -- 0, L. Niemerg 3-1 -- 7. TOTALS 14 FG, 13 FT.

Sesser-Valier          20    11    16    10    --    57

Dieterich                   11      8    12    17    --    48

3-point FG -- Sesser-Valier 8 (Marlo 3, Thompson 3, Baxter 1, Vanwey 1), Dieterich 7 (Traub 4, Bohnhoff 2, Feldhake 1).

 

Class 2A Carbondale Super-Sectional

For the fourth straight year, Teutopolis High School went home extremely disappointed as the Wooden Shoes fell to Nashville 51-45 in the Class 2A Carbondale Super-Sectional. It was the fourth straight trip to the super-sectional for the Shoes in a row and the fourth straight disappointment.

It was especially disappointing as the Shoes made a 12-2 run to pull within 46-45 with 1:23 remaining in the contest. In the run, Cody Will knocked down two three-pointers and Reed Hardiek nailed a trifecta. T-town had a chance to knot the score with 15 seconds remaining but the thorn in the Shoes' side all night was Daniel Thorson.

Thorson connected on eight of 10 free throws in the last four minutes of the contest and also stole the ball from the Shoes when T-town had a chance to tie the score with eight seconds in the game.

T-town zipped out to a 10-5 opening quarter lead but Nashville came back with a 17-6 second period run to lead 22-16 at halftime. Nashville held a 37-29 lead going into the final period. But Coach Andy Fehrenbacher's crew went from a nine point dfeficit to within one point in the final period.

Thorson finished with 25 points for the winners while Keegan Anderson chipped in with 13. Thorson connected on eight of 10 free throws in the last four minutes of the contest and hit 11 of 14 overall. He also had five steals in the game. Royce Newman led the way in the rebound department with nine. Nashville did not connect on a three-pointer in the game.

T-town was led by Cody Will with 12 points. He was the lone T-town player in double figures. Bobby Wenthe led in rebounds with seven. T-town finished with seven three-pointers in the game.

T-town ended the season with a 21-9 record. Nashville moves on to the Class 2A State Tournament in Peoria with a 25-7 mark and will take on Petersburg PORTA at 6:30 p.m. Friday. In the other semifinal, Bloomington Central Catholic faces Chicago Providence-St. Mel at 8:15 p.m. The finals are set for Saturday with the third place contest at 6:30 p.m. and the championship at 8.

Class 2A Super-Sectional

TEUTOPOLIS (45)

Bro. Mette 2-1 -- 5, Will 4-0 -- 12, Wenthe 2-1 -- 5, Hardiek 2-0 -- 6, Bre. Mette 3-2 -- 8, Drees 1-2 -- 5, Ungrund 0-0 -- 0, Gebben 0-0 -- 0, Kenter 0-2 -- 2, Thoele 1-0 -- 2, Sandschafer 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 15 FG, 8 FT.

NASHVILLE (51)

Thorson 7-11 -- 25, Anderson 2-9 -- 13, Mueller 0-0 -- 0,Newman 3-2 -- 8, Johannes 0-1 -- 1, Jasper 0-0 -- 0, Beetley 2-0 -- 4. TOTALS 14 FG, 23 FT.

Teutopolis          10       6    13    16    --    45

Nashville              5     17    15    14    --    51

3--point FG -- Teutopolis 7 (Will 4, Hardiek 2, Drees 1), Nashville 0.

 

CLASS 3A SECTIONAL SCORES:

Cahokia 54, Centralia 45

Champaign Central 78, Springfield Lanphier 73

Peoria Notre Dame 43, Dunlap 34

North Chicago 55, Chicago St. Patrick 45

Chicago Bogan 72, Chicago University 63

Chicago Orr 63, Chicago Marshall 52

Rockford Lutheran 76, Maple Park Kaneland 61

Chicago Morgan Park 80, Park Forest Rich East 55