The Ottumwa Courier


December 14, 2012

Big Reds get big SCC win over E-B-F

CENTERVILLE — There was no Christian Bambrook on the floor for Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Thursday. There was also no let-up from the Centerville Big Reds.

With one of EBF’s top players out due to illness, Centerville ran away early with a key early-season showdown in the SCC. The Big Reds opened a 26-8 lead after one quarter, a 48-15 lead at the half and ran away with a 70-44 win over the Rockets.

“That did make a difference on the game,” Centerville head boys basketball coach Matt Kruzich said of Bambrook’s absence. “We were fired up to play EBF. They took the conference last year. We played up tempo, got them into running and played pretty well as a team.”

Kolton Gonnerman scored a team-high 18 points and collected six steals. Logan Dabney added 15 points, six rebounds and five blocks while Garrett Faris added 11 points.

Trevor Leffler led EBF with 18 points, including three of the Rockets’ eight 3-pointers. Centerville (5-1, 3-0) heads to Newton on Saturday while E-B-F (4-3, 0-3) will not return until Friday, Jan. 4 against Albia.

Centerville 70, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 44

EBF         8      7   7  22    —    44    

CV            26     22  15   7    —    70    

EBF (44) — Trevor Leffler 18, Trevor Swartz 6, Brandon Plate 6, Tanner Allen 5, Christopher Welch 4, Dakota Shepherd 3, Jevin Jensen 2. Totals 17 FG 2-5 44.

3-point goals — 8 (Leffler 3, Swartz 2, Plate 2, Allen). Rebounds — 13 (Leffler 6). Total fouls — 12. Turnovers — 24.

Centerville (70) — Kolton Gonnerman 18, Logan Dabney 15, Garrett Faris 11, Micheal Starcevich 7, Payton Busch 5, Levi Sebolt 5, Jeremy Stufflebeem 4, Jesse Stufflebeem 2, Jared Armington 2, B.J. Gavigan 1. Totals 29 FG 9-10 70.

3-point goals — 3 (Busch, Faris, Sebolt). Rebounds — 26 (Dabney 6). Assists — 15 (Busch 7). Steals — 15 (Gonnerman 6). Blocks — 6 (Dabney 5). Total fouls — 13. Turnovers — 16.

Text Only
  • On Tap Saturday Prep Baseball Class 1A State Finals Twin Cedars vs. Newman Catholic at Des Moines (Principal Park), Noon

    August 1, 2014

  • 0802 OTT Sports IHCC Soccer Coach Doug Seigle mug IHCC Soccer Training Camp date set OTTUMWA– Head coach Doug Seigle has announced the date for players on this year's roster, and those who hope to make the squad, to report for the start of preseason workouts. Seigle says all IHCC women’s and men's soccer players who have signed to pl

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0801 OTT Sports RAGBRAI photo Native Ottumwa cyclist sets powerful example VACAVILLE, Calif. — Scott Pettengill has a passion for life and an indomitable optimism that refuses to be dimmed. Pettengill, a native Ottumwan who now lives in northern California, just finished riding the [Des Moines] Register's Annual Great Bicyc

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0801 OTT Sports Bryon Peyton photo Former Pekin coaches reunite at state tournament DES MOINES — For 15 years, Bryon Peyton and Jeff Eeling shared the dream of coaching together at the Iowa High School State Baseball Tournament. It certainly wasn’t the way they may have imagined it, but almost 30 years later, the dream came true. Pe

    July 31, 2014 3 Photos

  • 0801 OTT Sports Hunter Embray photo Top-ranked Sabers headed to first state baseball final DES MOINES — Hits figured to be a very precious commodity Thursday in the 1A state baseball semifinal matchup between Gehlen Catholic and Twin Cedars. As such, each swing taken by each hitter figured to be very important in collecting precious contac

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0801 OTT Sports Andy Heintz column mug The White Bass that saved the day OTTUMWA — It was time for a break. It was a lovely, Sunday afternoon and I'd spent the past couple of hours tooling around town taking pictures for the newspaper. While it was nice to be outside, I yearned to make the not-so-subtle switch from work

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • State Baseball Tournament TuesdayClass 3A QuarterfinalsDallas Center-Grimes 3, No. 5 Fairfield 0 (9) ThursdayClass 1A SemifinalsNo. 1 Twin Cedars (34-0) vs. No. 5 Gehlen Catholic (30-3), 2 p.m. (104.9 FM KBOE)

    July 31, 2014

  • 0731 OTT Sports Kassidi Henderson mug Three Bulldogs make all-state OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa softball team had three of its players named to a Class 5A All-State team by Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.Bulldog second baseman Ashlyn Thompson and Kassidi Henderson were voted to the all-state second team and Alexis W

    July 30, 2014 3 Photos

  • Prep Softball All-State Team Class 1A 1st Team All State Name School Grade Kayla Tindall Akron-Westfield 12 Dana Hedlund Akron-Westfield 12 Renee Maneman Newelll Fonda 12 Rachel Smith Exira/EHK

    July 30, 2014

  • 0731 OTT Sports Austin Gridley Fairfield baseball photo Oh So Close! DES MOINES — Becoming the first Fairfield pitcher to start a state tournament game in 35 years didn’t seem to faze Trojan senior pitcher Joseph Hietpas. In fact, taking the mound at Principal Park in Des Moines seemed to only help Hietpas as he made

    July 30, 2014 4 Photos

Sports photo reprints