Bulldogs Win Twice Friday at Vandalia


Published on December 28 2013 9:09 am
Last Updated on December 28 2013 9:09 am
Written by Greg Sapp

The St. Anthony Bulldogs won twice Friday in action at the Vandalia Holiday Tournament, defeating Greenville 62-50 and winning over Vandalia 66-50.  Both games were heard on 979XFM and www.979xfm.com.

The wins boost the Bulldogs' record at the tournament to 3-0 and extends their overall winning streak to seven.

In the win over Greenville, the Bulldogs led 11-3 after one quarter and 30-13 at halftime.  St. Anthony's lead was 44-28 after three quarters.  Greenville closed the gap with a 22-18 edge in the final quarter but the Bulldogs still claimed a 12-point win.

Balanced scoring was the name of the game for St. Anthony with four players in double figures; Neil Williams and John Goeckner with 12 points each and Alex Hoelscher and Derek Rios with 10 points apiece.  Andrew Gardewine scored eight points, and Connor Greene and Zach Gardewine with five points each.

In the win over Vandalia, St. Anthony led 13-10 after one quarter but then outscored the Vandals 28-12 in the second quarter to lead 41-22 at halftime.  It was 56-38 after three quarters.

John Goeckner led the way for St. Anthony with 17 points, Derek Rios scored 12 points and Alex Hoelscher added 11 points.  Also for St. Anthony: Neil Williams nine, Connor Greene six, Matt Gibson and Andrew Gardewine three each, Zach Gardewine and Eric Gurtner two each and Nick Wortman in his first game of the season scored one point.

St. Anthony is now 8-3 on the season.  The Bulldogs have one game in the tournament today, at 6:30pm against National Trail Conference rival Altamont.  The Indians are also undefeated in the tournament so the game will decide a berth in the championship game Monday night.  We'll have the game tonight on 979XFM and www.979xfm.com.  

Other Friday scores from Vandalia:

Pana 79, South Central 55

St. Elmo/Brownstown 57, Maroa-Forsyth 53

Altamont 46, Shelbyville 39

Pana 86, St. Elmo/Brownstown 54

Flora 56, Maroa-Forsyth 47