The Ottumwa Courier


December 11, 2010

AREA BOYS BASKETBALL ACTION: Chariton wins tough SCC opener at Albia

OTTUMWA — The Chariton boys basketball team won a tough, defensive South Central Conference opener at Albia on Friday. The Chargers held the Blue Demons into single figures in each of the first three quarters on the way to a 45-36 win.

Cody McCullough led the Chargers with a game-high 17 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, while Jed Marvin added 11. Albia got 14 points, including four 3-pointers, from Kevin Fitzpatrick while Curt Coughlin scored 12 as Albia suffered from an 0-9 free-throw shooting effort in the loss.

“It’s all about getting the guys we want at the foul line. We didn’t get our guards there and that really hurt us,” Albia head boys basketball coach Kevin Archer said. “We just have stretches right now where we don’t look good offensively.”

Both Chariton (2-2, 1-0) and Albia (2-2, 0-1) will be back on the court on Saturday. Chariton will host Melcher-Dallas while Albia hosts Pella Christian.

Chariton 45, Albia 36

Chariton        9     11  11  14    —    45   

Albia          7      4   8  17    —    36   

Chariton (45) — Cody McCullough 17, Jed Marvin 11, Wucely Anderson 6, Brenden Laing 6, Bryce Cunningham 3, Colt Pierschbacher 2. Totals 17 FG 8-16 45.

3-point goals — 3 (McCullough 2). Fouled out — Logan Chandler. Total fouls — 16.

Albia (36) — Kevin Fitzpatrick 14, Curt Coughlin 12, Zach Hutt 4, Alex Mason 2, Hunter Hastings 2, Aaron Henderson 2. Totals 15 FG 0-9 36.

3-point goals — 6 (Fitzpatrick 4). Fouled out — Hastings, Hutt. Rebounds — 23 (Mason 6). Assists — 8 (Cody Bakalar, Hastings 2). Steals — 6 (Hutt 3). Blocks — 0. Total fouls — 21. Turnovers — 10.

Sigourney boys even record against English Valleys

Courier sports staff

SIGOURNEY — The Sigourney boys basketball team evened both their South Iowa Cedar League and overall records on Friday. Andrew Utterback scored 22 points and the Savages beat English Valleys, 60-34.

“We actually started to play the kind of basketball that we can,” Sigourney assistant boys basketball coach Andy Harter said. “We played good team basketball.”

J.C. Abrahamson added 12 points, three assists and two steals for Sigourney (2-2, 2-2), who will host HLV on Monday.

Sigourney 60, English Valleys 34

E.V.         7      7  10  10    —    34   

Sig        16     16  11  17    —    60   

Sigourney (60) — Andrew Utterback 22, J.C. Abrahamson 12, Andrew Fritz 6, Logan Klein 6, Brandon Stuhr 6, Zach Hahn 5, Isaiah Nieuwsma 4, Eddie Conrad 2. Totals 23 FG 8-15 60.

3-point goals — 6 (Utterback 4, Klein 2). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 36 (Fritz 9, Stuhr 7). Assists — 11 (Abrahamson 3, Klein 3). Steals — 5 (Abrahamson 2). Blocks — 1 (Fritz). Total fouls — 12. Turnovers — 12.

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