The Ottumwa Courier


January 24, 2014

Big threes by Bengtson leads Chariton past Albia in OT


Bengtson helped Chariton open a four-point lead midway through the overtime period. Up 63-60 entering the final minute of overtime, Bengtson drilled his second 3-pointer of the extra period to double the Chargers lead.

Both teams are back on the floor today. Albia (10-4, 4-2) heads to Grinnell while Chariton (9-3, 4-1) travels to Knoxville.

Sigourney falls to Montezuma

SIGOURNEY — Blaine Gretter scored a game-high 15 points for the Sigourney boys basketball team, which fell just short of a South Iowa Cedar League win on Friday night against Montezuma. Siraj Thomason led three Braves in double figures with 14 points as Montezuma pulled away in the final three minutes for a 62-52 win over the Savages.

“We were down one shooting at the line to try to tie the game with three minutes left, but we just couldn’t make the plays we needed to make to win that game,” Sigourney head coach Mitch Eslick said. “It was really a game that could have gone either way.”

Sigourney (3-11, 3-11) will travel to North Mahaska for an SICL area matchup on Tuesday night.

Montezuma 62, Sigourney 52

Montezuma 18 11 17 16 — 62

Sigourney 17 15 12 8 — 52

Sigourney (52) — Blaine Gretter 15, Kevin Weber 12, Jordan Albert 9, Colton Powers 7, Colby Kerkove 5, Peyton Crawford 3. Totals 16 FG 15-25 52

3-point goals — 5 (Albert 2, Crawford, Kerkove, Powers). Fouled out — Crawford, Weber. Rebounds — 31 (Gretter 10). Total fouls — 17. Turnovers — 13.

Ferretti races Fairfield past Washington

FAIRFIELD — One week after providing the Fairfield boys basketball team with a dramatic conference win, junior Federico Ferretti made sure the Trojans didn’t have to sweat out the final seconds on Friday against Washington. Ferretti scored 29 points before fouling out to lead the Trojans to an easy 72-53 Southeast Conference win over Washington one week after hitting a last-second shot in a 49-48 SEC triumph over Mount Pleasant.

Fairfield (8-7, 3-3) is back in action on Monday at home against Williamsburg.

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