The Ottumwa Courier


January 19, 2013

AREA BOYS BASKETBALL ACTION: Huge second half lifts Comets

NEW LONDON —  Dakota Showman scored 23 points and dished six assists to lead four Comets in double figures as the Cardinal boys basketball team exploded in the second half on the way to a 77-41 blowout win over New London in Southeast Iowa SuperConference action on Friday.

Cardinal trailed 24-16 at the half, but enlightened the scoreboard with 35 points in the third quarter and outscored New London 61-17 after the halftime break.

Cody Carter scored 11 points for the Comets while Charlie Rachford and Jonathan Pedersen each added 10.

Cardinal (8-5, 7-4) will host West Burlington today.

Cardinal 77, New London 41

Card        9     7  35  26    —    77    

N.L.        11     13  9  8    —    41    

Cardinal (77) — Dakota Showman 23, Cody Carter 11, Charlie Rachford 10, Jonathan Pedersen 10, Kaleb Durflinger 7, Neil Urtado 4, Brandon Potts 4, Cody Streeby 4, Nathan Yeager 2, Logan Rachford 1, Sam Pedersen 1. Totals 28-63 13-15 77.

3-point goals — 8-16 (Showman 4, C.Carter 3, C.Rachford 1). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 35 (Showman 7, Durflinger 7, Potts 7). Assists — 17 (Showman 6). Steals — 14 (Showman 3, Rachford 3, Potts 3). Blocks — 3 (Rachford 2). Total fouls — 12. Turnovers — 8.

Sigourney pulls away from Montezuma

Courier sports staff

MONTEZUMA — Vaclav Bujnoch sored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Sigourney boys basketball team exacted some revenge on Montezuma, pulling away for a 41-21 South Iowa Cedar League victory on Friday.

The win leaves Sigourney all alone in second place in the SICL, one-half game behind Lynnville-Sully. Both Sigourney and Montezuma had just two league losses going into Friday, while L-S had just one.

Sigourney pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring Montezuma 18-8 in the frame. Montezuma had edged Sigourney 43-40 in action in early December.

Sigourney (12-2, 12-2) hosts North Mahaska at Tuesday.

Sigourney 41, Montezuma 21

Sig        9     9  5  18    —    41    

Mont        5     6  2  8    —    21    

Sigourney (41) — Allan Denny 4, Kyle Ferree 1, Jackson Davis 7, Vaclav Bujnoch 23, Brandon Stuhr 6. Totals 15 7-13 41.

3-point goals — 4 (Bujnoch 2, Davis, Denny). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 29 (Bujnoch 12). Total fouls — 14. Turnovers — 23.

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