April 19, 2014
BHS Tigers go 1-2 at the Carrollton Tourney; defeat North Fulton at home PDF Print E-mail

Don Chipman
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The Beardstown Tigers lost two games and won one in the Annual Carrollton Holiday Tourney. They lost 56-51 to Piasa, drubbed Brussels 68-53, before being bombed by Calhoun 72-48. In a home contest this past Friday, they defeated North Fulton 45-30.

BHS vs. Piasa
In the opening round game at Carrollton, the O&B lost in a closely played contest 56-51. The locals got off to a good start and led after one period 15-12. Five from Rick Dour, with four each from Alex Schultz and Gus Vermillion, led the Tigers scoring.
The second period was an offensive display by both squads with Piasa nosing out the hometowns 23-20 to send the two teams into intermission knotted up at 35-35. Jacob Janssen paced the Tigers with five, followed by Schultz with four and Dour with four.
After the rest stop the Tigers went stone cold from the field as the ‘Birds won the third stanza 10-1. The O&B went 0-for-10 from the field with Dour’s lone free throw the only score for the Tigers.
In the final frame Beardstown outscored Piasa 15-11, but the bad third frame was their undoing as they lost the 56-51 struggle.
Rick Dour’s 16 points and Gus Vermillion’s 12 led the Tigers scoring parade, while Dose’s 18 points paced the winners.

Beardstown     15 20   1 15—51
Piasa                12 23 10 11—56
Scoring: BHS-Paul Schultz 2-2 0 2-2 6, Alex Schultz 2-5 0 2-2 6, Jon Kramer 3-10 0 0-1 6, Jacob Janssen 3-13 1 0-1 5, Rick Dour 6-11 3 1-2 16, Gus Vermillion 4-10 2 2-4 12. Totals: 20-48 6 7-12 51.
3-Point Goals: Piasa 3 (Gallaran 3): BHS 6 (Dour 3, Vermillion 2, Janssen 1)
Tram Free Throws: Piasa 9-11; BHS 5-7
Team Fouls: Piasa 12; BHS 16
Record: BHS 5-6

BHS vs. Brussels
The Tigers won their second outing by defeating Brussels handily 68-53. Rick Dour led the scoring for the locals with 21, including five from downtown. Jacob Janssen added 15, Jon Kramer 14, and Gus Vermillion 10.
The O&B exploded out of the gate with a 15-7 margin in the first quarter, led by Dour‘s two 3-bangers. In the second stanza Brussels managed a 15-14 advantage to trail the hometowners 29-22 at the midway break. Kramer with five and another triple by Dour led the attack.
Brussels continued to cut into the O&B’s margin with a 19-15 difference in the third quarter to head into the final frame trailing only 45-41 against the locals. Kramer’s trey and a bucket led the Tigers with five, Janssen added four.
The Tigers added 14-of-19 from the line for a blistering 24-12 finish to win going away by the 68-53 final verdict. Dour led the charge with 10 points including two triples. Janssen went 5-of-6 at the line.

Brussels            7 15 19 12—53
Beardstown     15 14 15 24—68
Scoring: BHS-Paul Schultz 0 0 4-6 4, Alex Schultz 0-3 0 0-0 0, Jon Kramer 4-9 22 4-4 12, Jacob Janssen 5-9 0 5-6 15, Rick Dour 7-12 5 2-2 21, Gus Vermillion 4-7 0 2-5 10. Totals: 15-40 7 17-22 68.
3-Point Goals; Brussels 5 (Schulte 5); BHS 7 (Dour 5, Kramer 2)
Team Free Throws: Brussels 7-13; BHS 17-22
Team Fouls: Brussels 18 (Friedel); BHS 13    
Record: BHS 6-6

BHS vs. Calhoun
The Calhoun Warriors put the hammer down on the Tigers bombarding the locals with a 72-48 beatdown. The Warriors put four players in double digits with Gus Baalman leading the way with 19. While D’Ante Mc-Williams and Jacob Janssen scored 11 each.
Calhoun blasted the locals with a 16-5 runout in the first period. The hometowners rallied back in the second stanza with a 20-15 difference to trail by six at 31-25 at the midway point. Kramer and Janssen led the comeback with seven each for BHS.
Calhoun came out of the dressing room with a vengeance as they put 25 points on the board in the third stanza to lead 56-37. The Warriors were led by Mitchell Bick’s nine points, with Baalman and Andrew Sievers adding four each. D’Ante McWilliams added a trey to go with a basket to lead the local’s effort.
Calhoun took the final frame 16-11 to post the 72-48 final. Bick added a trey and Baalman a field goal and a free throw for the winners. Kramer’s four paced the locals effort.
“We looked like we were on vacation, we never ever got it going,” said Coach Ross Laux. “The numerous turnovers and rebounding difference took its toll,” he added

Beardstown     5  20 12 11—48
Calhoun          16 15 25 16—72
Scoring:     Paul Schultz 1-1 0 0-0 2, Alex Schultz 0-3 0 0-0 0. Jon Kramer 6-10 0 4-6 16, Jacob Janssen 5-6 1 0-0 11, Rick Dour 1-8 0 0-0 2,    D’Ante McWilliams 5-10 1  0-4 11, Gus Vermillion 1-2 0 2-4 4.  Totals: 20-40 2 6-14 48.
3-Point Goals; Calhoun 3 (Bick 2, M. Baalman 1); BHS 2 (Janssen 1, McWilliams 1)
Team Free Throws: Calhoun 5-5; BHS 6-14
Team Fouls: Calhoun 15; BHS 14 (A. Schultz)
Record: BHS 6-7

BHS vs. N. Fulton
The BHS defense came to the rescue against North Fulton as they held the Wildcats to just 30 points in the O&B’s 45-30 ugly win last Friday at the Tiger Den. Alex Schultz and Jon Kramer shared scoring honors for the Tigers with 10 each. Sam Buchanan.
“When the ball won’t go in the hole, you turn to your ‘D’ and that’s what we did,” said head coach Ross Laux. “Our shots weren’t falling, so we played hard-nosed defense,” concluded Laux.
The Tigers with their withering all-court defensive pressure throughout the contest, caused 15 first half miscues and ending the contest with a total of 29 mistakes.
The Tigers broke out on top early 11-5, led by Kramer’s five points. The second stanza was much the same as the opening period as the locals couldn’t buy a basket in the first half. The O&B out did the Fulton County quintet 9-7, giving threm  a 20-12 lead a the break.
After the intermission, the Tiger defense continued to stifle the Wildcat offense, but the offense was missing again as North Fulton took the third frame 8-7 to trail BHS 27-20. Vermillion and Schultz had the only baskets.
The BHS?Tigers finally got their offense in gear in the final frame as they outscored the visitors 18-10 to post the low-scoring 45-30 victory. Alex Schultz had a big quarter for the O&B with eight points, and his Tiger teammates were able to  mesh 7-of-8 from the line. BHS shot  only 33% from the field on 13-of-39.

N. Fulton            5   7   8 10—30
Beardstown      11  9   7 18—45
3-Point Goals: N. Fulton 7 (Keyes 3, Buchanan 2, Fahnestock 1); BHS 3 (McWilliams, Dour, Kramer)
Team Free Throws: N. Fulton 3-6; BHS 16-24
Team Fouls: N. Fulton16; BHS 11    
Turnovers: N. Fulton 29; BHS 14
Record: BHS 7-7



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