The Ottumwa Courier

Sports

February 19, 2013

McCoy helps lift Eagles past Pleasantville

PLEASANTVILLE — It’s been a tough senior season for Moulton-Udell’s Grey McCoy.

But not on Tuesday.

McCoy — who has been battling an ACL injury all season long — came up huge for the Eagles Tuesday, hitting 7-of-8 3-point shots on the way to a season-best 25 points as Moulton-Udell took a 74-69 win over Pleasantville in Class 1A, District 10 Semifinal boys basketball action.

“He’s struggled with that injury all year,” said M-U coach Brent Martsching. “He’s battled through it as much as he can.”

McCoy’s injury has limited his mobility and limited his playing time this season, but on Tuesday the senior had the kind of game most high school basketball players can only dream about.

“I’m really proud of him,” said Martsching. “I’m proud of the way he’s hung in there for us, and I’m proud of what he accomplished for us tonight.”

With the victory, M-U (16-7) moves on to face Sigourney (20-3) in the district finals at Albia on Thursday. Sigourney advanced with an 86-34 win over Twin Cedars (14-9) Tuesday.

“Sigourney has a real nice ball club, and they play in a good league (the South Iowa Cedar League),” said Martsching. “It will be interesting to see what kind of pace the game is played at. I just hope we can hang in there and represent our community well. We’re very happy to still be playing this far into the postseason.”

On Tuesday, three other Eagles finished in double figures, as Kalen Martsching scored 18 points, Kyle Neher added 12 and Trey Stansberry scored 10.

In what was a back-and-forth game throughout, Pleasantville (15-8) opened up a lead over the Eagles in the third quarter, as M-U found itself down by as many as five points.

The Eagles had worked that lead down to one point when Martsching and McCoy drilled back-to-back 3-pointers. A steal and a layup by Martsching a moment later capped an 8-0 M-U run, and the Eagles never trailed after that.

“We struggled in the third and they made shots,” said coach Martsching. “Then we just made some plays when we had to.”

Pleasantville was led in scoring by Trevor Zoss and Dylan Lauer, who had 18 points each, while Josh Luna scored 16.

Quentin Fowler scored nine points for M-U and dished seven assists, grabbed six rebounds, picked up two steals and blocked a shot. Neher also cleared six boards for the Eagles while Martsching had two steals. M-U shot 12-of-27 as a team from 3-point range.

In other area Class 1A games Tuesday, in District 9 — the other half of M-U’s substate bracket — top-ranked Danville (23-0) took an 80-40 win over Van Buren (11-9), while Pekin (15-8) advanced with a 52-42 victory over Keota. Pekin now gets the unenviable task of taking on unbeaten Danville on Thursday at Muscatine in the district finals. The winner of that contest will play the winner between M-U and Sigourney in the Class 1A, Substate 5 finals on Saturday at Oskaloosa for the right to go to the state tournament.

Moulton Udell 74, Pleasantville 69

M-U        19     12  18  25    —    74   

Pleas        14     15  21  19    —    69   

Moulton-Udell (74) — Grey McCoy 25, Kalen Martsching 18, Kyle Neher 12, Trey Stansberry 10, Quentin Fowler 9. Totals 26 10-15 74.

3-point goals — 12 (McCoy 7, Martsching 3, Stansberry 2). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 23 (Neher 6, Fowler 6). Assists — 17 (Fowler 7). Steals — 5 (Martsching 2, Fowler 2). Blocks — 1 (Fowler). Total fouls — 7. Turnovers — 5.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • On Tap Thursday Prep Baseball Class 1A State Semifinals Twin Cedars vs. LeMars Gehlen at Des Moines (Principal Park), 2 p.m.

    July 30, 2014

  • 0730 OTT Sports Ottumwa Babe Ruth 14 All Stars Ottumwa Babe Ruth team dominates at state OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa 14 Babe Ruth All-Stars team bore a striking resemblance to absolute domination at the state tournament in Ottumwa this season."The longest game we had was six innings," Conner Sheehan said. "We still 10-run ruled that team it ju

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0731 OTT Sports Fairfield baseball Hietpas photo Fairfield falls in nine to DCG in state quarterfinals 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. Neither did the zeroes on the scoreboard that were being posted by his counterpart. Hietpas and D

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0730 OTT Sports Shrine Bowl photo Bulldogs have fun at Shrine Bowl CEDAR FALLS — Ottumwa football coach Zach Pfantz had a blast serving as one of the coaches of the South team at the 42nd Annual Iowa Shrine Bowl at the UNI Dome Saturday. "It was a really awesome and wonderful experience and I was very thankful to ha

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0729 OTT Sports Brok Hopwood mug Three Bulldogs chosen for all-district team OTTUMWA — Three Ottumwa Bulldogs and a slew of Twin Cedars players were selected for their respective Iowa High School All-District teams. The players named to all-district squads were chosen by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. Th

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • 0730 OTT Sports Albia baseball photo Baseball run wraps up a great year for Albia INDIANOLA — Brett Leshen walked into the dugout at Indianola High School’s baseball diamond, took off his Albia baseball jersey and headed up the hill to receive hugs from his family and friends, thus marking the end of a remarkable senior year, and

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0730 OTT Sports EBF softball trophy celebration photo EBF softball team brings trophy back from Fort Dodge EDDYVILLE — It may not have been the hardware the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont softball team intended to come home with. But it was hardware. A trophy. An accomplishment no Rocket softball team had ever accomplished. That’s a feat that’s worth celebr

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Iowa High School State Baseball Tournament CLASS 1A Friday, July 25 Quarterfinals No. 2 Newman Catholic 7, No. 7 BGM 1 No. 6 Don Bosco 2, No. 8 Martensdale-St. Marys 1 Saturday, July 26 Quarterfinals No. 1 Twin Cedars 7, Underwood 0 No. 5 Gehlen Catholic 3, Lone Tree 0 Thursday, July 31 Semif

    July 29, 2014

  • 0729 OTT Sports Ottumwa Babe Ruth State Champs Ottumwa All-Star team advances to Midwest Regional OTTUMWA – The Ottumwa 15-year-old baseball all-star team captured the state championship thanks to an unbelievable pitching staff and near flawless defense. "Pitchers are really the strength of this team," Ottumwa coach Mike Budan said. "We have som

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0729 OTT Sports Rylee Eakins photo New recruits bolster hopes for IHCC volleyball OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College volleyball coach Lyndsey Lyon feels confident she has an incoming recruiting class that will shore up some of the deficiencies of last year’s squad. Lyon has announced the addition of eight former Iowa high s

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

Sports photo reprints


Obituaries

Facebook