The Ottumwa Courier

February 5, 2013

AREA BOYS BASKETBALL: Savages top Lynnville-Sully; move into SICL lead

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

LYNNVILLE — Vaclav Bujnoch helped lead Sigourney to an important road win in the battle for the South Iowa Cedar League title. Bujnoch, the area’s leading scorer, poured in a game-high 30 points to lead the Savages to a tough 49-45 win at Lynnville-Sully.

The win pushes the Savages ahead of the Hawks for the SICL lead. The Hawks, who have lost both matchups with Sigourney this year, still have two games left in the conference and could win at least a share of the league title with wins in both games.

“It was a huge road win for us. There were a couple of times the kids could have folded, but they really showed some incredible toughness,” Sigourney head coach Mitch Estlick said. “People were telling me we’ve never won there. It was a really important win for us to get if we want to win the conference.”

T.J. Cunningham scored 17 points to lead Lynnville-Sully while Connor Cullen added 13 for the Hawks. Brandon Stuhr scored 10 points for Sigourney (17-3, 17-2), who can clinch at least a share of the SICL title themselves with a win on Friday as the Savages wrap up league play at Tri-County.

Sigourney 49, Lynnville-Sully 45

Sig.        11     8  13  17    —    49    

L-S        7     11  7  20    —    45    

Sigourney (49) — Vaclav Bujnoch 30, Brandon Stuhr 10, Allen Denny 4, Jackson Davis 3, Blaine Gretter 2. Totals 15 FG 14-20 49.

3-point goals — 5 (Bujnoch 4, Davis). Total fouls — 17.



Bambrook’s 33 points spur Rockets past M-U

MOULTON — Christian Bambrook scored 33 points to lead the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont boys basketball team an 82-69 victory over non-conference opponent Moulton-Udell Saturday.

The Rockets used a huge fourth quarter to shore up a victory over the Eagles, outscoring M-U 25-12 on their way to picking up a victory. E-B-F’s Trevor Leffler scored at team-high 19 points on eight of 12 shooting and corralled 12 rebounds and Trevor Swartz posted 16 points, drilled  three 3-pointers and dished out a team-high nine assists. Jevin Jensen added 11 points and grabbed 12 boards.

Kyle Neher led the Eagles with 22 points on nine of 15 shooting while hauling in a team-high 12 rebounds. M-U’s Trey Stansberry chipped in 17 points, Quentin Fowler accumulated 15 points and Kalen Martsching posted 13 points, knocked down three of the Eagles’ six 3-pointers and handed out a team-high seven assists. Trey Stansberry and Fowler both came up with three steals.

M-U (13-6, 6-2) plays host to Schuyler County, Mo. today in a non-conference game.  E-B-F (11-9, 2-7) played at Colfax-Mingo Monday.   

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 82, Moulton-Udell 69

Eddy        17     25  15  25    —    82    

Moul        24     24  9  12    —    69        

E-B-F (82) — Jevin Jensen 11, Trevor Leffler 19, Christopher Welch 0, Trevor Swartz 16, Dakota Shepherd 0, Brandon Plate 3, Christian Bambrook 33. Totals 32-50 FG 12-15 FG 82.

3-point goals — 6-14 (Swartz 3). Fouled out — Plate. Rebounds — 40 (Jensen 12, Leffler 12). Assists — 31 (Swartz 9) . Steals — 11 (Leffler 3, Plate 3). Blocks — 7 (Bambrook 5). Total fouls — 13.

M-U (69) — Kyle Neher 22, Grey McCoy 2, Trey Stansberry 17, David Sheets 0, Quentin Fowler 15, Kalen Martsching 13, Zach Boettcher 0. Totals 29-70 FG 5-11 FT 69.

3-point goals — 6-19 (Martsching 3). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 29 (Neher 12). Assists — 21 (Martsching 7). Steals — 9 (Stansberry 3, Fowler 3). Blocks — 1 (Martsching). Total fouls — 14.