Bulldogs Use Big Fourth Quarter to Down Dieterich


Published on December 20 2013 10:57 pm
Last Updated on December 21 2013 12:24 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The St. Anthony Bulldogs scored as many points in the fourth quarter as they did in the first three quarters combined and pulled away to defeat the Dieterich Movin Maroons 36-26 in boys high school basketball Friday night.  The game was heard on 979XFM and www.979xfm.com.  

Neither team could get much going offensively over the first three quarters.  Dieterich led 7-6 after one quarter and led 14-12 at halftime.  St. Anthony got a three-point basket from Neil Williams late in the third quarter...the Bulldogs' only basket of the period...and the game was tied 18-18 heading into the fourth quarter.

St. Anthony got a couple of shots to fall early in the final stanza and rolled on from there, hitting all six of their two-point attempts in the period as well as six of eight from the free throw line and outpointed Dieterich 18-8 in the quarter to post the 10-point win.  Those six baskets were one more than the Bulldogs had totaled through the first three periods.

St. Anthony made 11 of 35 shots for the game, including one of seven from three-point range but made 13 of 16 foul shots and turned the ball over just eight times including just once in the fourth quarter.  The Bulldogs grabbed 21 rebounds.

Dieterich made just eight of 33 shots for 24%, hit six of 10 from the line, committed 16 turnovers and also pulled down 21 rebounds.  Dieterich was four of 15 on three-point attempts.

Williams led St. Anthony with 12 points.  John Goeckner scored nine points, Alex Hoelscher seven points...all in the fourth quarter...Andrew Gardewine scored four points, and Zach Gardewine and Eric Gurtner had two points apiece.

Devin Aherin led Dieterich with 10 points and six blocked shots.  Alex Bohnhoff and Tanner Traub each scored six points, Nick Feldhake three and Travis Niemerg one point.

St. Anthony improved to 5-3 on the season with their fourth straight win.  Dieterich is now also 5-3 on the season.

St. Anthony won the JV game 60-32.  Nick Grunloh scored 12 points while four other players had eight points for the Bulldogs.  Lance Niemerg led Dieterich with 11 points.

Both teams are idle until their first round Christmas tournament appearances...Dieterich at their own tournament and St. Anthony at Vandalia...both on Thursday.


Other scores from Friday night...

Effingham 69, Mt. Zion 53 (it was the Leighton Lark Show Friday night, as the senior poured in 28 points, a career high, including 13 in the fourth quarter; Isaac Foreman added 15 points and nine rebounds; also for the Hearts: Kevin Daugherty eight, Phil Knight six, Marcus Robinson five, Kennan Mahaffey three, Braydon Bone two, Matt Wohltman two; Hearts led 17-10 after one quarter, 31-23 at the half and 48-38 after three quarters; Effingham improved to 5-2 on the season, 2-0 in the Apollo Conference; Effingham won the JV game 69-46; for Effingham: Bond 14, Donaldson 12, Jackson 11, Carie 10, Wolfe seven, Schafer three, Ramos two, Beals two, Zerrusen two, Woltman two, Barnes two, Vasquez one, Minor one)

St. Elmo/Brownstown 52, Beecher City 46 (OT) (St. Elmo/Brownstown will play Altamont for the St. Elmo Tournament championship Saturday night; for St. Elmo/Brownstown: Levi Maxey 20, Jacob Behrends 19, Landon Feezel six, Cole Smithson four, Malachi Maxey three; for Beecher City: Adam Doty 11, Andrew Lagerhausen nine, Brandon Gardner seven, Brady Barnes five, Jackson Bales five, Jacob Kenter four, Austin Rexroad three, Daniel Harder two; Beecher City will play Okaw Valley for third place)

Ramsey 59, Mulberry Grove 35 (Ramsey to play for the consolation championship at St. Elmo; Mulberry Grove to play South Central for seventh place)

Salem 79, Mattoon 71

Paris 78, Charleston 69

Casey-Westfield 62, Red Hill 29

Marshall 46, Olney 39

Newton 52, Oblong 48 (a 23-point first quarter got the Eagles the lead and they held on for the four-point win, scoring just 29 points the rest of the way; Brock Mammoser led Newton with 12 points; also for the Eagles: Luke Stone 11, Luke Huston 10, Corey Workman six, Caleb Chesnut five, Gunner Pickens four, Noah Dart two, Kyle Woods two)

Windsor 49, Stewardson-Strasburg 47 (the Blue Devils won their Homecoming game after the Comets defeated Windsor on Thanksgiving Eve to win their Homecoming game; Tristan Warner with 19 points and Alex Allen with 17 points led Windsor; also for the Blue Devils: Cole five, Ard four, Haddock two, Hutchinson two; Brandon Helmuth led the Comets with 14 points, Jason Fry scored 11 points and Bryce Bugger 10; also for the Comets: Mark Jones five, Austin Rincker five, Chandler Ballinger two)

Neoga 65, Arcola 49 (for Neoga: Wyatt Krikie 23, Jake Baker 21, Jon Atwell nine, Cordell Kersey five, L. Baker four, Moore three)

Cumberland 47, Hutsonville 42 (for Cumberland: Houston Napier 13, Caleb Brumleve 12, Brandon Shoan 10, Sam Bauguss seven, Blayke Cutts three, Trevor Beard two)

Shelbyville 44, Maroa-Forsyth 28

Litchfield 80, Vandalia 53

Pana 103, Staunton 71 (Gary Bowker's 300th career win as Pana coach was memorable; Pana had a 43-point third quarter)

Sullivan 47, Argenta-Oreana 39


Newton 58, Oblong 28 (for the Lady Eagles: Richards 19, Cartright 10, Kerner five, Hartrich five, Koebele four, Kline four, Cohorst four, Will four, Megan Probst two, Pilman one; Newton now 5-6, 4-1 in the Little Illini Conference)