Teutopolis Boys Place Fifth at Duster Thomas Tourney

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Published on December 31 2012 5:53 pm
Last Updated on December 31 2012 9:03 pm
Written by Millie Lange

PINCKNEYVILLE -- The Teutopolis High School boys team picked up two victories Saturday to finish fifth in the Duster Thomas Tournament at Pinckneyville.

T-town opened by bouncing Lawrenceville 81-29. The Wooden Shoes took a 22-10 opening quarter lead and sped to a 47-18 halftime tally.

Three players hit double digits for the Shoes. Kyle Pruemer and Derek Smith scored 12 each while Devin Falbe added 11. Cody Will and Pruemer pulled down four rebounds each. Will had five assists in the game.

That win pushed T-town into the fifth-place contest against Tolono Unity. The Shoes trailed Tolono Unity by a point after the opening period but came back for a 33-26 halftime lead. The Shoes then had a 42-29 second half run to claim a 75-55 victory.

Falbe tallied 22 and Pruemer 21 in the victory. Smith chipped in with 10. Smith led the way in the rebound department with 11 defensive boards. Pruemer added eight points and Jared Waldhoff six. Smith led in assists with three while Falbe had four steals.

Eleventh place went to Benton over Red Bud 40-36 while ninth place went to DuQuoin over Steeleville 58-56. Seventh place was claimed by Trenton Wesclin over Lawrenceville 66-63. Third place at the tournament went to Olney over Lombard Montini 57-56. Jerseyville claimed the championship by downing host Pinckneyville 58-44.

Named to the All-Tournament Team were two Teutopolis players, Derek Smith and Kyle Pruemer.

Duster Hoops Classic

Semifinal Game

LAWRENCEVILLE (29)

Dorney 1-0 -- 2, Loeb 1-0 -- 2, Potts 3-2 -- 8, Blagrave 2-0 -- 4, Cochran 1-0 -- 3, Ladson 0-0 -- 0, Wanke 1-0 -- 2, Thompson 0-0 -- 0, Barnes 0-0 -- 0, Benson 1-0 -- 2, Shick 2-2 -- 6, Campbell 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 12 FG, 4 FT.

TEUTOPOLIS (81)

Will 3-0 -- 6, Hardiek 3-0 -- 7, Pruemer 5-2 -- 12, Smith 3-4 -- 12, Waldhoff 3-0 -- 6, Windell 3-0 -- 6, Fable 5-0 -- 11, Goedde 0-0 -- 0, Kenter 1-0 -- 2, Beck 2-2 -- 6, Niemerg 1-2 -- 4, Schultz 2-0 -- 4, Mette 1-3 -- 5, Sandschafer 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 32 FG, 13 FT.

Lawrenceville          10      8      6      5    --    29

Teutopolis               22    25    22    12    --    81

3-point FG -- Larwenceville 1 (Cochran 1), Teutopolis 4 (Hardiek 1, Smith 2, Falbe 1).

Fifth Place Game

TEUTOPOLIS (75)

Smith 2-6 -- 10, Waldhoff 2-0 -- 4, Will 4-1 -- 9, Hardiek 1-2 -- 5, Pruemer 8-5 -- 21, Windell 0-0 -- 0, Falbe 9-1 -- 22, Beck 1-0 -- 2, Schultz 0-0 -- 0, Mette 1-0 -- 2. TOTALS 28 FG, 15 FT.

TOLONO UNITY (55)

Negangard 3-0 -- 6, Restad 4-1 -- 11,  Thorson 4-6 -- 14, Dillavou 2-3 -- 7, Larson 0-2 -- 2, Deters 1-0 -- 2, Hooker 0-0 -- 0, Mumm 5-0 -- 13. TOTALS 19 FG, 12 FT.

Teutopolis              15    18    20    22    --    75

Tolono Unity          16    10    17    12    --    55

3-point FG -- Teutopolis 4 (Hardidk 1, Falbe 3), Tolono Unity 5 (Restad 2, Mumm 3).