April 16, 2014
BHS Tigers off to solid early season start at 3-1 PDF Print E-mail

By Don Chipman
Sports Editor
The Tigers are off and running by winning their first two encounters in the Prairieland TOC by winning over Havana 50-33 in their season opener, and downed Bushnell/Prairie City 61-51 in their second outing. In a surprise loss, the Tigers dropped a 48-41 tilt to West Prairie in their third outing of  the  TOC.

BHS vs. Havana
The BHS Tigers, down one at the half 15-14 in their opening game of the Prairieland TOC, rallied with a second half explosion to down the Havana Ducks by a 50-33 final.
The Tigers’ rally was sparked by Jacob Janssen who poured through a game-high 17 points, followed close behind by Rick Dour who counted 15 in the winning effort. Havana’s Mibbs led the Ducks with 11.
The O&B got out of the gate decently enough by taking a 9-4 advantage after one period, with Janssen counting seven. Havana reversed the outcome when they outdid the locals 10-5, as Janssen counted a triple and Dour added a field goal, with the Ducks sneaking into the dressing room with a 15-14 edge.
Coach Laux and his Tigers regrouped at the midway break and put the hurt on the Ducks with a 24-8 explosion in the third frame, sending the hometowners into the final get-go with a comfortable 39-23 advantage. Dour swished two three-bangers and Gus Vermillion counted a trey and a basket.
The hometowners used a 12-10 difference in the last period, led by Dour’s five and Janssen’s four free throws to post the 50-33 victory.
The Tigers finished with a hot shooting night, canning 18-of-33 for 48.6%, netting five triples and were 9-of-12 from the line. Gus Vermillion led the team in rebounding with eight boards, while Paul Schultz gathered in six caroms.

Havana    5  10   8  10—33
Beardstown    5   9  24 12—50
Scoring—BHS-Paul Schultz 2-2 0-0 0-0 4. Alex Schultz 3-7 0-0 1-2 7, Marcus Blair 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Jacob Janssen 3-3 2-4 5-5 17,  Rick Dour 4-8 2-6 1-3 15, Gus Vermillion 1-5 1-2 2-2 7. Totals: 13-25 5-12 9-12
3-Point Goals: BHS (5)—R. Dour 2-6, J. Janssen 2-4, G. Vermillion 1-2
Free Throws Made: BHS:9-12
Rebounds: BHS 26 (G. Vermillion 8, P. Schultz 6, J. Janssen 5)
Turnovers: BHS 25 (R. Dour 8, G. Vermillion 4, A. Schultz 3)
Steals: BHS 13 (J. Janssen 4, P. Schultz 4, A. Schultz 3)
Record: Havana 0-1; BHS 1-0

BHS vs. B/P-City
The locals used a big second period 20-9 run to propel themselves to a 61-51 win over B/P-City last Wednesday in their second contest in the Prairieland TOC. The Tigers scored in double figures in all four periods.
Sophomore Rick Dour held the hot hand for the O&B as he poured through a game-high 25 points to lead the day, with Paul Shultz having a career-high with 12 points. The Spartans’ Serven’s led B/P-City with 19.
The first period was a frantic eight minutes as the B/P-City Spartans rushed out to a 17-12 lead over the Tigers.
The O& B quickly gathered themselves in the second frame and used a huge 20-9 run to build a 32-26 halftime lead behind Dour’s nine points.
After the rest stop, B/P-City found their game again and used an 18-14 edge to pull within two, led by Groudage’s six and Serven’s four points. Paul Schultz’s six paced the local’s effort, as the two teams readied for the final fling with the Tigers hanging on for dear life at 46-44.
The Tigers were able to maintain their composure in the final period of play as the Spartans picked up their intensity in the defensive end but the O&B held on to use a 15-7 difference led by Dour’s nine point explosion  to win going away by 10 with the final verdict of 61-51.
The Tigers continued to shoot the ball well as they hit 41.9% from the field, on 26-of-62, which included 4-of-12 from long range.
The Tigers were unable to get to the line much but did cash in on five of six charity tosses. The locals did a good job on the boards hauling down 33 rebounds led by Gus Vermillion with 10, while Alex Schultz collected seven.

Bushnell    17   9 18   7—51
Beardstown    12 20 14 18—61
Scoring: BHS—Paul Schultz 4-8 0-0 2-2 10, Alex Schultz 3-7 0-0 0-0 6, Niel Patel 0-0 1-1 0-0 3, Marcus Blair 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, Jacob Janssen 3-6 1-1 0-0 9, Rick Dour 8-15 2-7 3-4 25, Gus Vermillion 4-13 0-3 0-0 8
3-Point Goals: BHS 4-12 (Niel Patel 1-1, Jacob Janssen 1-1, Rick Dour 2-7)
Free Throws Made: BHS-5-6
Rebounds: BHS 33 (Gus Vermillion 10. Alex Schultz 8, Marcus Blair 3)
Turnovers: BHS 12—(Rick Dour 4, Gus Vermillion 4)
Steals: BHS-16 (Rick Dour 8, Paul Schultz 3, Alex Schultz 3)
Assists: BHS—12 (Jacob Janssen 4, Rick Dour 3, Alex Schultz 2)
Record; BHS 2-0

BHS vs. West Prairie
The West Prairie Cyclones surprised the BHS Tigers with a 48-41 setback in the Prairieland TOC.
Rick Dour with 16 and Jacob Janssen with 11, led the losing cause for the O&B. Cousins with 14, and Logan with 12, paced the winners.
The opening frame was a nip-and-tuck affair with the Tigers on top 12-11 after the first eight minutes.
The Cyclones took the second frame 12-9 with Jacob Janssen adding a trey to go with a bucket for five of the locals nine- points.
West Prairie was on top at the intermission leading 23-21. West Prairie’s Cousins tossed in a pair of triples to lead the comeback.
After the rest stop, the Cyclones blew past the hometowners with a 19-11 surge to take a 42-32 margin, lead by Logan’s six and Peterson’s five. Dour’s eight which included two three-bangers, and one from downtown by Janssen, kept the locals within range.
The Tiger defense held West Prairie without a basket in the final get-go, but the Clyclones counted six-of-eight from the line to hold on for the 48-41 victory. Gus Vermillion knocked down a pair of treys but it wasn’t quite enough for the O&B.
A poor shooting night for BHS led to the loss as they counted only 14-of-42 for 33.3%, which included 6-of-15 from beyond the arc. The locals did manage 7-of-9 from the line.

Beardstown    12   9  11  9—41
West Prairie    11 12  19  6—48
Scoring: BHS—Paul Schultz 1-1 0-0 1-1 2, Alex Schultz 1-3 0-0 0-0 2, Jacob Janssen 1-4 2-6 3-4 11, Rick Dour 4-10 2-6 2-2 16, Gus Vermillion 1-8 2-3 1-1 9.  Totals: 8-27  6-15 7-9 41.
3-Point Goals; WP 3 (Cousins 2, Blackledge 1); BHS 6 (Dour 2, Janssen 2, Vermillion 2)
Team Fouls—WP 13; BHS 15
Free Throws Made: WP 13-16; BHS 6-9.
Rebounds: BHS—20 (Janssen 6, Dour 5)
Assists: BHS—9 (P. Schultz 3, D             Steals: BHS—10 (Dour 5, Vermillion 3, A. Schultz 2
Turnovers: BHS—19 (Dour 7, Vermillion 5, P. Schultz 3)
Record: BHS—2-1

BHS vs. Lewistown
The Beardstown Tigers marched into the championship contest of the Prairieland TOC with a 69-59 overtime win in a “barn burner” over Lewistown last Saturday. Rick Dour ripped the nets for a career-high sizzling 36 points, counting five treys from downtown.
Colton Johnson was top gun for Lewistown, pouring through 24 points as he rained down seven three-bangers. Jacob Janssen and Gus Vermillion helped the hometowners as they were also in double figures, with Vermillion adding 16 points and Janssen 12.
The first period was a shootout with Lewistown coming out on top 16-15 over the O&B. Dour scored eight for the locals while Brian Kruzan knocked down eight for the Indians. Janssen tossed in a pair of treys for six points.
The two teams were knotted up even at 25-25 as the two teams headed to the dressing rooms at intermission. The Tigers out-did the Indians 10-9 in the second stanza. Dour led the way with five.
The third period was another dog fight with the Indians using a 13-12 edge to sneak into the final frame leading by one, 38-37. Dour with six and Janssen with five, led the Tigers’ charge. Johnson tossed in a pair of treys and added a free throw to lead Lewistown.
BHS managed to edge out a 14-13 advantage in the last quarter to send the game into OT tied at 51-all. Vermillion and Dour each had five points to pace the locals, while Lewistown counted three triples in the final frame.
In the extra period, it was all Beardstown as they used an 18-8 blowout to capture the hard-earned victory 69-59. Dour led the way with 12 of the locals 18. BHS was 9-of-11 from the line in the extra session. Justin Burdess for the Indians and Paul Schultz for the O&B hit the pines with five fouls each in the contest.

Beardst’n    15 10 12 14 18—69
Lewist’n    16   9 13 13   8—59
Scoring: BHS—Paul Schultz 0-0 0-0 0, Alex Schultz 1-2 0 0-0 2, Marcus Blair 1-3 0 0 -0 2, Jacob Janssen 3-8  2 1-2 13, Rick Dour 7-19 5 7-9 36, Gus Vermillion 6-12 0 4-7 16. Totals 18 7 12-19 69.
3-Point Goals—Lewistown: 11 (Colton Johnson 7, Brian Kruzan 3, Jacob Postin 1); BHS—9 (Jacob Janssen 2, Rick Dour 5)
Free Throws Made— Lewistown: 6-10; BHS: 12-18
Team Fouls: Lewistown: 18 ( Justin Burdess); BHS: 14 (Paul Schultz)
Record—BHS 3-1.Blair 1-3 0 0 -0 2, Jacob Janssen 3-8  2 1-2 13, Rick Dour 7-19 5 7-9 36, Gus Vermillion 6-12 0 4-7 16. Totals 18 7 12-19 69.
3-Point Goals—Lewistown: 11 (Colton Johnson 7, Brian Kruzan 3, Jacob Postin 1); BHS—9 (Jacob Janssen 2, Rick Dour 5)
Free Throws Made— Lewistown: 6-10; BHS: 12-18
Team Fouls: Lewistown: 18 ( Justin Burdess); BHS: 14 (Paul Schultz)
Record—BHS 3-1.

 

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