By Don Chipman
BHS played Farmington last Friday night here at the Tiger Den in a Prairieland Conference clash. The hometowners nine-game winning streak came to an end with a 55-52 overtime loss to the Farmers. BHS knocked off Brown County in a rare Saturday afternoon contest 63-57, the win coming on the road.
The Triopia Trojans took on Springfield Calvary and came out on the short end of a 75-57 match-up last Friday night in a road tilt with the Saints.
Triopia vs. Calvary
The Triopia Trojans (2-17), are in the throes of a down season, managed to stay with Calvary through out the first half, but a devastating second half by the Saints (17-6) produced a runaway 75-57 win over the Big Blue. Dirk Winkleman led the Trojans scoring with 13 points, while Alee Blackford rang up 16 for the winners including four 3-Bangers.
Calvary used a good first period to run off to a 19-13 spread at the end of the first stop. The Big Blue got their offense going in the second period when Winkelman caught fire, (scoring all of his 13 points in the first half) as Triopia blitzed the Saints with a 22-14 breakout to turn things around and grab the lead by two at intermission, 35-33.
The second half was all Calvary as they used a solid defense to gain a 17-10 advantage in the third stanza to take a 50-45 margin into the final quarter. Things went from bad to worse for the Trojans as the Saints lit up the scoreboard with a 25-12 pounding in the final get-go to win going away by the 75-57 final.
Both teams counted five 3-bangers from long distance, with Winkleman counting three for the Big Blue.
Triopia 13 22 10 12—57
Calvary 19 14 17 25—75
Scoring: Triopia—Dirk Winkleman 13, Trent Horney 11, Kole Jackson 11, Griffin Greene 9, Adam Hageman 6, Alex Bell 3, Duesterhaus 2, Isaac Werries 2. Totals: 20 5 12-18 57.
3-Point Goals: Calvary 5 (Blackford 4, James Stonikis 1); Triopia 5 (Winkleman 3, Greene 1, Horney 1)
Team Free Throws; Calvary 16-21; Triopia 12-18
Team Fouls: Calvary 20; Triopia 19 (Jackson)
Records; Calvary 17-6; Triopia 2-15.
BHS vs. Farmington
Farmington ended the BHS Tigers nine-game win streak with a 57-52 overtime win here at the Tiger Den last Friday night. The Farmers bombarded the O&B with 11 treys in the contest.
It was the good, the bad, and the ugly for the O&B. The good–they led at one time by 13 points in the second half–the bad, they lost in overtime and the ugly–when they committed a total of 18 turnovers, two in the extra period, and failed to cover the three-point shot.
Their early full court press created 20 turnovers by the Farmers; however the locals failed to take care of the ball themselves as they were guilty of 18 miscues. They were just 3-of 12 in the first period, and finished with 17-of-39.
The locals had problems with a tight rim in the first period as they counted only three baskets, and a pair of charity tosses by Rick Dour, to trail the visiting Farmers 11-8 after one period of play. Dour finished the night leading the O&B with 18 points.
Trailing 11-8 after the first stop, BHS put together a 14-7 difference in the second frame to lead at the break, 22-18. Dour ignited the comeback with a pair of treys, and Alec Schultz added five points. Beardstown’s pressure defense created havoc for Farmington as they committed seven miscues in the second frame.
Beardstown continued to control the contest with a 12-7 advantage in the third stanza, as Schultz and Jacob Janssen fueled the attack with four each, to lead by nine after the third stop, 39-30.
The fourth period started out well for the Tigers as they ran their margin to 47-33 at the 5:17 mark. From that point forward, the Farmers outscored the locals 17-3, going on a 12-0 run in the comeback. Farmington’s Terry Swearington was the main culprit knocking down four 3-bangers in the final get-go.
BHS committed two costly turnovers in the waning two minutes with Swearington making them pay dearly by hitting two triples to make it a 49-48 contest. Schultz hit one of two charity tosses at 0:33. Farmington’s Noah Welk- er bulled his way into the lane, missed a jumper but got the stick back with 1.6 ticks left on the clock to send the game into OT.
In the extra period, it was all Farmington as Swearington cashed in his sixth 3-banger, meshing two at the line as the Farmers came into the Tiger Den and stole one with a 57-52 final.
Farmington 11 7 12 20 6—56
Beardstown 8 14 17 11 2—52
Scoring: BHS—Paul Schultz 2-2 0 0-1 4, Alex Schultz 2-3 0 1-2 5, Jon Kramer 1-6 0 1-2 3, Jacob Janssen 5-8 0 1-2 11, Rick Dour 5-12 2 6-6 18, D’Ante McWilliams 0 0 2-2 2, Vermillion 4-9 0 1-4 9. Totals: 17-38 2 12-19 52.
3-Point Goals: Farmington 11 (Swearington 6); BHS 2 (Dour 2)
Team Free Throws: Farmington 8-12; BHS 12-19
Team 17; Fouls: Farmington 18; BHS 14 (Vermillion)
Record: BHS 15-8
BHS vs. Brown Co.
The BHS Tigers hit the road for a rare Saturday afternoon encounter with Brown County with the hometowners coming out on top, 63-57. Jon Kramer and Rick Dour shared scoring honors for the hometowners with 19 each,
The opening frame was a “barn burner” as the Tigers managed to outdo the hosts 23-20 in a shootout.The O&B were led by Jon Kramer’s 10 points, along with five from Jacob Janssen.
The second stanza saw the tempo slow down somewhat as the Tigers managed a 14-9 difference to hold a 37-29 margin at the intermission. Brown Co.’s Lewis, who finished with a team-high 15, scored five to lead the Hornets, with BHS getting an 11-point explosion from Rick Dour including a 3-banger and 6-of-8 from the line.
Scoring crept to a crawl in the third period as defense took over with the hosts edging out an 8-7 advantage to trail the Tigers 44-37 heading home. A triple by J. Ruble, and baskets from Lewis and Clinging, spearheaded the Hornets’ scoring. Kramer scored five of his game 19, and a bucket from Alex Schultz paced the O&B.
The final frame saw action pick up once again as the hosts won a 20-19 difference but came up short on the 63-57 final. Vermillion, held to just one basket came to life with six points, while Dour cashed in a trey, two free throws and a bucket to lead the Tigers to the win. Kramer was 4-for-4 from the line, the Tigers were a perfect 8-for-8 from the line in the final frame.
The Tigers held an 18-7 difference at the line, but were only 60% from the charity stripe cashing in on just 18-of-31, while the Hornets were 7-of-12 from the stripe. BHS shot almost as well from the floor with a sizzling 54% from the field on 20-of-37.
Beardstown 23 14 7 19—63
Brown Co. 20 9 8 20—57
Scoring: BHS—Paul Schultz 0 0 0-0 0, Alex Schultz 3-4 0 0-0 6, Jon Kramer 4-10 2 5-7 19, Jacob Janssen 3-5 1 1-2 8, Rick Dour 2-10 2 9-14 19, D’Ante McWilliams 1-1 0 1-4 3, Gus Vermillion 3-7 0 2-4 8. Totals: 20-37 5 18-31 63
3-Point Goals: BC 4; BHS 5 (Kramer 2, Dour 2, Janssen 1)
Team Free Throws: BC 7-12; BHS 18-31
Team Fouls: BC 23 (J. Ruble, Long); BHS 13
Record: BHS 16-8