The Ottumwa Courier

Sports

December 10, 2013

Big Reds score first win of the season

CENTERVILLE — Two games into the season, two fourth-quarter leads had slipped away for the Centerville boys basketball team.

On Tuesday night, the Big Reds found a way to be in the lead when the final quarter was over. The solution, apparently, was to trail after three quarters.

After allowing 20 points to visiting Putnam County (Mo.) in the third quarter, leading to a 49-44 deficit heading into the fourth quarter, Centerville outscored the visiting Midgets 16-6 in the final quarter to rally for a 60-55 win on Tuesday night at Lakeview Gymnasium.

“We’ve been plugging and plugging away in the first three games, but we just couldn’t put one away,” Centerville head coach Matt Kruzich said. “It was fun to finally do that for a change.”

Four different Big Red players scored in double figures, led by Jared Armington’s 14-point, 12-rebound double-double. Michael Starcevich and Brett Kauzlarich each scored 13 points while Kolton Gonnerman had 11 points, seven assists and seven steals.

Centerville (1-2) opens South Central Conference play on Friday at 1-1 Davis County.

BOYS BASKETBALL

CENTERVILLE 60, PUTNAM COUNTY 55

Putnam Co. 14 15 20 6 — 55

Centerville 16 14 14 16 — 60

Centerville (60) — Jared Armington 14, Michael Starcevich 13, Brett Kauzlarich 13, Kolton Gonnerman 11, Garret Faris 9. Totals 24 FG 11-16 60.

3-point goals — 1 (Kauzlarich). Rebounds — 27 (Armington 12). Assists — 21 (Gonnerman 7, Starcevich 6). Steals — 11 (Gonnerman 7). Blocks — 3 (Armington 2). Total fouls — 14. Turnovers — 20.

Sigourney falls at Montezuma in SICL action

MONTEZUMA — Blaine Gretter scored a game-high 16 points and pulled in nine rebounds, but it was not enough to lead the Sigourney boys basketball team to a road South Iowa Cedar League win at Montezuma. Logan Price paced the Braves with 15 points as a 24-12 run in the second quarter paved the way to a 55-38 win over the Savages.

“You could tell it was our first road game of the year,” Sigourney head boys basketball coach Mitch Estlick said. “It’s a tough place to play and tough team to play anytime of the year. They took us out of a lot of the things we wanted to do.”

Sigourney (1-2, 1-2) returns home for an SICL matchup with North Mahaska on Friday night.

BOYS BASKETBALL

MONTEZUMA 55, SIGOURNEY 38

Sigourney 7 12 8 11 — 38

Montezuma 11 24 13 7 — 55

Sigourney (38) — Blaine Gretter 16, Kevin Weber 9, Jordan Albert 6, Colby Kerkove 3, Peyton Crawford 2, Shane Swearingen 2. Totals 12 FG 10-20 38.

3-point goals — 4 (Albert 2, Kerkove, Weber). Fouled out — Crawford. Rebounds — 28 (Gretter 9). Total fouls — 15. Turnovers — 15.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Davis County boys edge Fairfield at Mustang Relays BLOOMFIELD — Although the Davis County boys track and field team successfully protected its home turf Tuesday at the Mustang Relays in Class AA action, it was far from easy. The Mustang boys squeaked by Fairfield by just a point, as they edged the Tr

    April 16, 2014

  • MSAE boys net win over Iowa City West JV IOWA CITY — The Fairfield Maharishi boys tennis team defeated the Iowa City West junior varsity on Tuesday, winning 7-2 at the ICW courts. Solaris Nite played an outstanding match against Cole Schneider, winning the No. 2 singles match 7-5, 6-3. Othe

    April 16, 2014

  • Albia girls beat out Centerville at Redette Golf Invite CENTERVILLE — The Albia Lady Dees captured the Redette Invite held Tuesday in Centerville by a margin of 45 shots over the host squad at the Manhattan Golf Club. Seven schools from the area competed on a day that was sunny but had very cool breezes w

    April 16, 2014

  • Fairfield beats out Centerville at Albia Invitational ALBIA — Several talented area boys golfers teed off in the Albia Invitational on Tuesday. In the end, it was a pair of area teams with hopes of being in the 3A State Tournament that battled for the title as Fairfield beat out Centerville and former s

    April 16, 2014

  • 0417 OTT Sports Ottumwa girls soccer photo Late goal lifts Chariton past Ottumwa OTTUMWA — The goal in soccer is to put the ball in the back of the net. Chariton’s Kourtney Nichols took it one step further on Tuesday night at Eric Wertheim Field. The Charger senior put the ball beyond the back of the net, so much so that it led t

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0417 OTT Sports IHCC softball photo Schieber stymies Iowa Western COUNCIL BLUFFS — Just a few weeks ago, Iowa Western humbled the Indian Hills softball team on its home field. The Reivers outscored the Warriors 15-1 over 12 innings in the first two regional games of the year for IHCC. Kendle Schieber made sure that

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0417 OTT Sports Don Newell Invite photo Home track meet festooned with great performances OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa boys and girls track and field teams put on a Don Newell Classic brimming with adrenaline-soaked moments Tuesday on Senior Night. The girls, who tested their mettle against a profusion of top quality teams, came in fourth with 9

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0417 OTT Sports Queyvn Winters photo -M IHCC's Winters signs with Washington OTTUMWA – It’s a long way from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh to the University of Washington in Seattle. For Queyvn Winters, it’s a journey he’s happy to have taken, especially the detour that brought him for one spectacular season to Indian Hill

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • On Tap Thursday Girls Golf Ottumwa at Marshalltown Invitational, 10 a.m. Davis County and Keokuk at Fairfield, 3 p.m. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont at Oskaloosa, 4 p.m. Sigourney at Montezuma, 4 p.m. Pella Christian at North Mahaska, 4:15 p.m. Lynnville-Sully at Tri-

    April 16, 2014

  • 0416 OTT Sports Centerville track photo Panthers sweep Co-Ed Relays CENTERVILLE -- The Mount Pleasant Panthers boys' and girls' track program swept the team races at the Centerville Co-Ed Relays. The girls won with a team total of 215 while the boys took home a combined team score of 131, narrowly edging the Albia bo

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

NCAA Tournament Scoreboard
Sports photo reprints


Obituaries

Facebook