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January 11, 2013

AREA BOYS BASKETBALL ACTION: Sigourney boys trounce Belle Plaine

Belle Plaine — The Sigourney boys basketball team got 19 points from Jackson Davis and 18 from Vaclav Bujnoch in its 76-31 rout of Belle Plaine Friday in South Iowa Cedar League action.

“We made a lot shots from everywhere,” Savage coach Mitch Eslick said. “They [Belle Plaine] really packed it in on our big guys and the guards made a lot of shots.”

Bujnoch and Stuhr relentlessly attacked the boards on both ends of the floor, pulling down 10 rebounds each.

“We did a nice job of controlling the ball on the boards,” Eslick said.

Sigourney’s Blaine Gretter compiled nine points, all from 3-pointers, while Allan Denny chipped in seven and Kevin Weber added six.

The Savages jumped on the Plainsmen from the get-go, as they built a 23-8 lead in the first quarter. By halftime, their lead had grown to 30.

Sigourney (10-2, 10-2) plays host to South Iowa Cedar League opponent Tri-County Tuesday.

Sigourney 76, Belle Plaine 31

Sigo    23     27  19  7    —    76

Bell    8     12  5  6    —    31    

Sigourney (76) — Allan Denny 7, Kyle Ferree 3, Peyton Crawford 4, Jackson Davis 19, Blaine Gretter 9, Derek Albert 1, Kevin Weber 6, Vaclav Bujnoch 18, Brandon Stuhr 7. Totals 21 FG 25-33 FT 76.

3-point goals — 9 (Davis 3). Fouled out — None. Rebounds —  36 (Bujnoch 10, Stuhr 10).  Total fouls — 21. Turnovers — 14.

Comets fall to second-ranked Notre Dame

The Cardinal boys basketball team fell to second-ranked (Class 1A) Burlington Notre Dame 86-49 Friday in a SEISC South Conference game.

Jonathan Pedersen was at the vanguard of the Comet offensive attack, as he finished with 13 points and corralled six rebounds. Cardinal’s Dakota Showman and Cody Carter each both added 11 points to the Comets’ final tally.

“A slow start kind of hurt us in the long run,” coach Jay Olson said.

Cardinal had fallen behind BND 22-6 by the end of the first quarter and, by halftime, BND’s lead had ballooned to 22 points. The Comets made a nice run to start the second half — cutting the lead down to 14 at one point — but the rally eventually fizzled out, Olson said.

Cardinal (6-5, 5-4) will hit the road Tuesday when it takes on Fairfield Maharishi at Fairfield.  

Burlington-Notre Dame 86, Cardinal 49,

Burl        22     26  18  20    —    86    

Card        6     20  17  6    —    49    

Cardinal (49) — Jonathan Pedersen 13, Dakota Showman 11, Cody Carter 11, Brandon Potts 2, Kaleb Durflinger 2, Conner McElderry 2. Totals 20-52 5-8 49.

3-point goals — 4-13 (Carter 3). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 25 (Pedersen 6, Showman 6). Assists — 6 (Showman 3). Steals — 7 (Showman 3). Blocks — 5 (Potts 3). Total fouls — 16. Turnovers — 21.

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