The Ottumwa Courier


November 27, 2012

AREA BOYS BASKETBALL ACTION: Albia blasts Knoxville to open season

OTTUMWA — Tanner Kellogg had 23 points while Matt Baker added 22 as the Albia boys basketball team blasted Knoxville 74-46 to ope the season on Tuesday.

The Blue Demons saw a great team effort throughout the rotation in the victory. Ryan Sarver had 10 points, Austin Luse came up with seven rebounds and five steals, Baker dished six assists and Kellogg grabbed 10 rebounds for Albia.

The Blue Demons (1-0) will travel to Putnam County, Mo. to take on Clark County (Mo.) on Thursday.

Albia 74, Knoxville 46

Knox        9     11  13  13    —    46   

Alb.        16     14  24  20    —    74   

Albia (74) — Gabe Gravert 2, Matt Baker 22, Luke Sarver 4, Ryan Sarver 10, Tanner Wynn 2, Austin Luse 6, Mason Cox 3, Tanner Kellogg 23, Vinnie Velt 2. Totals 30 6-11 74.

3-point goals — 8 (Baker 5, Kellogg 3). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 30 (Kellogg 10, Luse 7). Assists — 25 (Baker 6). Steals — 14 (Luse 5). Blocks — None. Total fouls — 15. Turnovers — 13.

Savages rout Iowa Valley

Courier sports staff

SIGOURNEY — Vaclav Bujnoch drained five 3-pointers on the way to 32 points and the Sigourney boys basketball team opened the season with a 57-22 victory over Iowa Valley in action Tuesday.

Brandon Stuhr hit a double-double for the Savages, scoring 12 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Sigourney will host Belle Plaine on Friday.

Sigourney 57, Iowa Valley 22

I.V.        9     7  2  4    —    22   

Sig        9     21 22  5    —    57   

Sigourney (57) — Kyle Ferree 2, Colby Kerkove 2, Jackson Davis 9, Vaclav Bujnoch 32, Brandon Stuhr 12. Totals 20 11-20 57.

3-point goals — 6 (Bujnoch 5, Davis). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 33 (Stuhr 12). Total fouls — 15.

Fast start lifts Central Lee over Comets

Courier sports staff

DONNELLSON — Central Lee took a 19-3 first-quarter lead and the Cardinal boys basketball team never recovered as Central Lee took a 62-43 win over the Comets to open the season on Tuesday.

Charlie Rachford led all scorers with 16 points for Cardinal while Jonathan Pedersen added 12 and Dakota Showman dished six assists. Hunter Roush led Central Lee with 15 points.

The Comets (0-1) travel to Notre Dame on Friday.

Central Lee 62, Cardinal 43

Card    3     11  19  10    —    43   

C.Lee    19     11  16  16    —    62   

Cardinal (43) — Dakota Showman 5, Charlie Rachford 16, Cody Carter 2, Jonathan Pedersen 12, Kaleb Durflinger 2, Carter McElderry 6. Totals 17-46 3-3 43.

3-point goals — 6 (Rachford 3, Showman, Pedersen 2). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 14 (Pedersen 5). Assists — 9 (Showman 6). Steals — 2 (Showman 2). Blocks — 1 (Rachford). Total fouls — 15. Turnovers — 11.

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