The Ottumwa Courier

Sports

February 14, 2013

Sigourney rolls in district opener

SIGOURNEY — The Class 1A, District 10 quarterfinal boys basketball game between Sigourney and Seymour turned into a game that neither team wanted, but it should have been expected. The young and under-sized Warriors were matched against the senior-laden Savages, who already had registered 18 wins on the season. Sigourney downed Seymour 90-22 in boys basketball action Thursday night in Sigourney.

Seymour advanced to the game by defeating Moravia 35-32, allowing them to split the series of games with their conference rival.

Sigourney will host Twin Cedars Tuesday night in the next round of the district.

Vaclav Bujnoch, with three early baskets, got the Savages off to a 10-0 lead just three minutes into the action. Nick Howell ended the run with two free throws. The lead went to 21-2 after a Bujnoch 3. Howell again went two for two at the line to halt the Sigourney run. Bujnoch ended the quarter with a dunk and the home team led 26-4 after one.

“There are things like size and quickness that you just can’t simulate in practice,” said Seymour coach Austin McCoy. “Night in and night out in their conference they get tested.”

Sigourney opened with eight straight in the second. Bujnoch had the first two baskets and his partner on the front line, Brandon Stuhr, added a pair to put the lead at 34-4. Howell scored again to get the Warriors back on the board. The Savage bigs combined for seven more in the quarter and two baskets by Sigourney’s top reserve, Blaine Gretter, were sandwiched around two more Howell free throws. Sigourney led 47-10 at the half.

The Warriors were forced into 25 first-half turnovers.

“We thought that we could turn them over and our defensive intensity to start did that,” said Sigourney coach Mitch Eslick. “I also thought we did a good job of sharing the ball.”

In the third, the Seymour youth continued to show as the Savages held a 24-6 advantage in the quarter. Midway through the third, the Warriors scored back-to-back baskets. Season leading scorer Jace Poole got in the scoring column and Luke Merritt followed with a steal that he turned into a basket. Bujnoch and Stuhr each had a pair of break-away dunks to highlight the play.

Bujnoch, who found his way to Sigourney last season as a foreign-exchange student, talked about his game and Iowa basketball experience.

“I had a great experience last season and I’ve made some adjustments to the style of play my team needs from me,” he said.

The Savages turned the fourth quarter over to the reserves. Gretter had three scores to finish his 12 point night to lead Sigourney in the final eight minutes.

“I’m familiar with playing off the bench,” said Gretter. “I try to play good defense and concentrate on moving the ball.”

Howell had the final two points for the Warriors again at the line. His 10 point game included eight for eight at the foul line.

“Any time you can be tested by another team, it’s better than practice” added Eslick. “It was great to get all of our guys some time on the floor.”

Sigourney 90, Seymour 22

Sey         4      6   6   6    —    22    

Sig        26     21  24  19    —    90    

Seymour (22) —Dalton Johnson 2, Poole 4, Howell 10, Anthony Furlin 2, Merritt 4 . Totals 6-24 10-10 22.

3-point goals — 0-3. Fouled out —none . Rebounds — 12 (Poole 4, Merritt 4). Assists — 1 (Merritt). Steals — 4 (Howell 3). Blocks — 0. Total fouls — 10. Turnovers — 40.

Sigourney (90) —Allan Denny 8, Kyle Ferree 2, Jackson Davis 6, Gretter 12, Kevin Weber 6, Bujnoch 29, Stuhr 17, Dalton Webster 2, Colton Powers 2, Jordan Albert 2, Colby Kerkove 2, Peyton Crawford 2. Totals 43-69 7-9 90.

3-point goals — 1-18 (Bujnoch). Fouled out —none . Rebounds — 33 (Stuhr 6). Assists — 16 (Davis 5). Steals — 28 (Bujnoch 7). Blocks — 5 (Stuhr 4). Total fouls — 11. Turnovers — 12.

Text Only
Sports
  • Monroe Co. softball moves to Central Region semis INDIANAPOLIS — Makenna Ross went 2-3, helping Monroe County Softball to a 4-1 victory over NE-Keystone, Nebraska on Wednesday at Stokley Field in the Little League Softball Central Regional semifinals.Jena Lawrence baffled Keystone, striking out seve

    July 23, 2014

  • 0724 OTT Sports Ottumwa baseball photo Bulldogs shut out by Valley OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa baseball team ended an adversity-defying season with a disappointing 2-0 loss to West Des Moines Valley in the Class 4A, District 6 Substate finals Wednesday at Legion Memorial Field.A few crucial errors and a dominant pitching

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0724 OTT Sports Fairfield baseball celebration photo Let The Party Begin! FAIRFIELD — In a game with so many of them, perhaps it’s fitting a strikeout started the winning rally.Narendra Martin didn’t let being the 26th batter of the night to strike out get him down. In fact, Martin showed plenty of energy as he took off fo

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bulldogs fall in Substate finals OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa baseball team ended an adversity-defying season with a disappointing 2-0 loss to West Des Moines Valley in the Class 4A, District 6 Substate finals Wednesday at Legion Memorial Field. A few crucial errors and a dominant pitching

    July 23, 2014

  • Area Postseason Baseball Wednesday Class 4A, Substate 6 West Des Moines Valley 2, Ottumwa 0 Class 3A, Substate 6 No. 5 Fairfield 2, No. 7 Centerville 1 (9) Saturday Class 1A State Quarterfinals No. 1 Twin Cedars (33-0) vs. Underwood (23-7), 11 a.m. (Principal Park, Des Moin

    July 23, 2014

  • 0724 OTT Sports Oskaloosa softball team photo Indians finish fifth at first state softball tourney FORT DODGE — Most coaches have concerns how their teams would react to playing in a consolation game at state tournaments. Oskaloosa coach Jay Harms had similar concerns when his Indians faced West Delaware in the fifth-place game at Dodger Field at

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0724 OTT Sports Davis County track coach photo Mustang track and field coaches honored BLOOMFIELD — Two Davis County track and field coaches reaped the benefits of coaching the Mustang girls to a third-place finish at the Class 2A Track and Field meet and the impressive feats of Davis County shot put virtuoso Kate Birchmier. Davis Cou

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0724 OTT Sports Coy Moore photo No. 1 Sabers state bound again! OSKALOOSA — The undefeated (33-0) Twin Cedars Sabers will be the Class 1A, District 6 state tournament representative after they defeated North Mahaska 10-0 in six innings Tuesday night in Oskaloosa. The Sabers will be making their second-straight tr

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0724 OTT Sports IHCC John Wardenburg mug IHCC to hold Junior Warrior Basketball Camp OTTUMWA — Indian Hills will host the Junior Warrior Basketball Camp next week at the Hellyer Student Life Center. The camp will be held from Monday, July 28, through Thursday, July 31, and is open to all boys and girls ages 5-13. There is a fee to at

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0723 OTT Sports Little League State Tourney photo Grandview hits seven home runs to stay unbeaten CENTERVILLE — It was a high scoring affair, but Grandview remained unbeaten with a 3-0 record after defeating Davenport Southeast 19-13.After Johnston American fell 3-1 against Boone on Monday, Grandview was the only undefeated team left out of the e

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

Sports photo reprints


Obituaries

Facebook