Boys Basketball Round-Up: New Bremen wins eighth straight game
ST. MARYS — A week after hitting six 3-pointers against Perry, St. Marys senior Austin James had a record-tying Saturday night from outside against Parkway.
James tied the school record with seven 3-pointers, Garet Fledderjohann added 20 points and the Roughriders won for the first time at home this season in a 72-53 romp over Parkway on Saturday night.
James’ seven treys ties Tom Burke’s seven 3-pointers against Sidney Lehman in 2005 for the Memorial High School single-game record. James finished with a game-high 21 points.
“Our point guard Garet (Fledderjohann) found me every time I was open,” James said. “We tried to keep the ball moving and I tried to make myself available. And when we got it inside, they kicked it out well.”
James made a 3-pointer in all four quarters and went 3-for-4 from long distance in the third quarter. He has made 16 3-pointers in the Riders’ last three games.
“Austin got in a rhythm and dropped a bunch of them,” St. Marys head coach Dan Hegemier said. “His teammates got him the ball.”
After five straight losses at home to start the season, the Roughriders opened a big lead up in the second quarter and coasted in their first home win.
“It’s good to get it off our backs,” James said. “Just one home win gets us going. We have two more home games we just want to go from here.”
St. Marys improved to 4-2 in Saturday night games.
“Saturday’s our day, I guess,” James said.
St. Marys shot 52 percent from the floor and hit 15-of-17 free throws in its second-best offensive output of the season. The Riders scored 75 points against Indian Lake in December.
St. Marys improved to 4-9. The Roughriders will host Defiance (7-5, 1-3 WBL) on Friday night.
St. Marys' Quinn Zaerr finished the game 5-of-8 from the floor with 16 points and a team-high four rebounds.
Parkway (1-13) has lost eight straight games and gave up a season-high 72 points on back-to-back nights against Coldwater on Friday and St. Marys on Saturday.
Parkway hosts Minster on Friday night.
1 2 3 4 — F
PW 10 3 14 26 — 53
SM 12 16 22 22 — 72
Austin Adams 1-0-3, Tanner Bates 0-3-3, Austin Dennison 5-1-13, Matt Heindel 4-8-16, Brant Barna 4-1-9, Luke Bates 3-0-6, Cody Schmitt 1-1-3. TOTALS 18-14-53.
Garet Fledderjohann 6-6-20, Jarrett Taylor 4-0-8, Austin James 7-0-21, Quinn Zaerr 5-4-16, Isaac Fitzgerald 1-2-4, Nathan Wilker 0-1-1, Jared Knous 0-2-2. TOTALS 23-15-72.
NEW BREMEN 68, RUSSIA 55
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Cardinals basketball team had a spring in its step in a 68-55 win over the Russia Raiders Saturday night, as the Cardinals earned its 12th win.
“I thought we had a lot of energy tonight,” Cardinals head coach Adam Dougherty said. “The last two Saturday games we have not looked very good. We looked a little tired in our legs but tonight we looked pretty good. We did a couple things different in practice this week. Tonight we had a lot of energy early and hung on at the end making enough plays and hanging onto the ball.”
That early energy paid off for New Bremen as they jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first quarter.
Luke Schwieterman had a big game with a team high 24 points including three triples despite not scoring his first basket until he hit a a second-quarter trey for a 19-6 lead.
New Bremen eventually built the halftime lead to 32-14.
The Cardinals (12-2, 4-1) get back into MAC action next Friday when they host New Knoxville, while the Raiders (5-10) will entertain Anna next Tuesday.
New Bremen 16 16 11 25 — 68
Russia 6 11 19 22 — 55
NEW BREMEN — Schwieterman 6-9-24, C. Manger 5-5-17, P. Manger 1-6-8, Heitkamp 2-3-7, Speelman 1-2-4, Fox 1-1-3, Goettemoeller 1-0-2, Homan 1-0-2; Totals 18-27-68.
RUSSIA — Francis 6-5-17, Tebbe 4-0-8, Sherman 3-0-6, Jus. Gariety 2-0-4, Jo. Gariety 2-0-5, Hoying 0-4-4, Poling 1-2-4, Dues 1-0-2, Cordonnier 0-2-2, Aus. Gariety 0-1-1, Pleiman 0-1-1, Monnin 0-1-1; Totals 19-16-55.