2018-01-14 / Sports


Bulldog cagers fall to Chargers, 56-34

The St. Charles JV cagers dropped a 56-34 decision to visiting Valley Lutheran on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Joey Gonzales paced the Bulldogs with 13 points and three rebounds. Cody Kostick chipped in 10 points and five rebounds.

The Bulldogs are 6-2 on the season.

Lady Bulldogs lost heartbreaker to Sharks

The St. Charles JV girls’ basketball team lost a 49-41 heartbreaker to St. Louis on Monday, Jan. 8.

“The first half we hurt ourselves by unforced turnovers and missed lay-ups,” said St. Charles coach Taylor Kelly. “At halftime it was 24-12. We put ourselves in this position and it makes it harder for us to fight back. The girls fought back strong and we got what we wanted by getting to the free throw line and getting steals. We were in double bonus with three minutes left in the third quarter. We ended the game by going 15 of 32 from the free throw line. Aside from the slow start, that was the difference maker. We have to capitalize on those opportunities.”

Addy Stimac led the ‘Dawgs with 17 points, one rebound, three steals and an assist. Payton Parrish added 11 points with four boards, four steals and three assists. Erika Garcia had five points, a rebound, three steals and an assist. Jozzy Hopkins had three points, a board, a steal and an assist. Madison Browne had two points, three boards, a steal and an assist. Hailey Grunas had two points, a rebound, a steal and an assist.

STC JV cagegirls fall to VL

The St. Charles JV cagegirls lost a close 37-34 contest to visiting Valley Lutheran.

“The girls played tough the whole game and never gave up,” said St. Charles coach Taylor Kelly. “Winning comes down to making free throws and lay-ups. We were five of 15 from the free throw line and missed open lay-ups. These are the things we need to win games. When we work hard on the defensive end and get the steals we’re looking for, we must make those forced turnovers count by making shots. That’s where we struggle.” Erica Garcia led the Bulldogs with eight points, two boards, a steal and two assists. Payton Parrish chipped in seven points with four rebounds and a steal. Madison Browne also had seven points to go with three boards and a steal. Brennyn Wazny had four points, a board and an assist. Emily Duranso had three points, a board and five steals. Jozzy Hopkins had three points, two boards, four steals and three assists. Addy Stimac had two points, four boards and an assist. Hailey Grunas and Mea Syed each had a steal. Andreja Snellenberger had a board.

“Tonight was a great team effort, and I’m very proud of this team,” said Kelly.

Chesaning frosh cagers no match for Panthers

Chesaning’s freshman cagers lost to host Alma 78-41 on Monday, Jan. 8. The Panthers took a 27-8 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. They outscored the Tribe 18-11 in the second, 14-12 in the third and 19-10 in the fourth.

Alex Amman led the Indians with 12 points, three rebounds and three steals. Nick Fowler had six points. Adrian Esquivel chipped in six points. Conley Braxton, Andrew Drielick and Ryleigh Qualls had four points apiece. Jeremy Roy and Tyler Gross added two points each. Weston Powell had a point, three steals and an assist.

Young Hornets split with Mt. Morris, Morrice

The New Lothrop JV cagers returned from break on Monday, Jan. 8, and lost a 37-34 heartbreaker to Morrice.

Robert Beaucamp led the Hornets with seven points, while Trevor Eustace chipped in six.

Then on Tuesday, Jan. 9, they nearly doubled up on Mt. Morris, winning 51-28.

Luke Birchmeier led the scoring this time with 12 points, while Gavin Drager contributed seven.

Vikings top Tribe frosh, 57-41

Chesaning’s freshman boys’ basketball team fell to visiting Swan Valley 57-41 on Thursday, Jan. 11.

The Vikings led 11-8 after the first quarter, then outscored the Tribe 19-13 in the second for a 30-21 lead. Swan Valley posted a 15-10 advantage in the third, and closed out with a 12-10 edge in the fourth.

Alex Amman led the Indians with 14 points, five rebounds and three steals. Andrew Drielick added a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds with two blocks and one assist. Nick Fowler also had a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards to go with four steals. Weston Powell had four points. Brandon Morse added two points.

Hornet JV cagers topple Atherton, 66-51

New Lothrop’s JV cagers picked up a 66-51 win over visiting Atherton on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Robert Beaucamp led the Hornets with 12 points and eight rebounds. Trevor Eustace and Matt Kieffer chipped in seven points apiece. Kieffer also had four boards and two assists.

Luke Birchmeier hauled in a team-high 12 rebounds to go with four points, six assists and three steals.

Tribe JV cagegirls fall to Alma

Chesaning’s JV girls’ basketball squad came out of the holiday break a little rusty, losing to host Alma 33-23 on Monday, Jan. 8.

“We came out flat after a long holiday break, and missing the game that was cancelled last week (Jan. 4). It showed we hadn’t played in 19 days,” said Chesaning coach Steve Keck. “We didn’t shoot well, eight of 39 from the floor and 31 turnovers sealed our fate. We have to take advantage of the shots in the paint and be smarter with the ball. At one point we turned the ball over six consecutive possessions in the second half after taking a 20-13 lead.”

Alma held a slim 4-3 lead after the first quarter. Chesaning took an 8-7 advantage in the second to tie it 11-11 at the intermission. The Panthers roared out in the third with a 16-9 advantage, and closed out with a 6-3 edge in the fourth.

Lauren Schirle led the Tribe with seven points, four rebounds, three assists and seven steals. Claire Greenfelder had five points with three rebounds. Karissa Ferry had four points and five boards. Lilly Cooper also had four points. Sidnee Struck had three points with six boards, three steals and a blocked shot. Kaitlyn Farrar grabbed three rebounds. Meghan Florian had two boards and an assist. Natalite Drope had a rebound and a steal. Natalie Bolin was credited with a good defensive effort.

The Lady Indians are 4-2 on the season, 2-2 in Tri-Valley Conference Central Division play.

Tribe JV cagers edged by Panthers, 60-58

A late surge by host Alma proved too much for the Chesaning JV cagers in a 60-58 loss on Monday, Jan. 8.

Chesaning led 22-12 after the first quarter. Alma made a 16-10 run in the second, but the Tribe held a slim 32-28 margin at the intermission. The Indians posted a slim 19-15 edge in the third before the Panthers closed with a 17-7 run in the fourth.

“Alma fought hard, hit some key shots and tied the game for the first time with about seven minutes remaining, and a minute later took the lead by one,” said Chesaning coach Rick Ustishen of the Panthers’ run. “We had a bad stretch to start the fourth quarter, committing too many turnovers and missing some crucial shots, which cost us. We had the chance to score with just 1.1 seconds left with possession of the ball underneath our basket and the shot fell short. Overall, the team played well.”

RaeQuonn Parham led the Tribe with a double double of 27 points and 10 rebounds to go with three steals, two deflections, two blocks and an assist. Imari Hall chipped in 15 points with seven assists, four boards, four steals and a deflection. Jack Skaryd added 10 points with three steals, three deflections, two boards and two assists.

Michael James had five assists, four points, four deflections and two boards. Nolan Meder had two points, two boards and a steal. Trent Devereaux had two boards, two assists and two deflections. Ethan Gray added a rebound and a steal. Ferris Farmer had a board.

Lady Indians trounce visiting Vikings, 55-32

Chesaning’s JV cagegirls bounced back on Thursday, Jan. 11 with a 55-32 win over visiting Swan Valley.

The Indians led 14-9 after the first quarter, then outscored the visitors 10-5 in the second, 15-6 in the third and 16-12 in the fourth.

“This was a nice bounce back win for the team tonight,” said Chesaning coach Steve Keck. “We came out and played some great defense, especially after halftime, and ended up with 14 steals for the game. The team also had 21 assists which shows great team basketball. The support and communication from the whole team on the floor and from the bench was phenomenal.”

Sidnee Struck led the Tribe with 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists, three steals and four blocked shots. Claire Greenfelder chipped in 10 points, one board, one steal and one blocked shot. Karissa Ferry also had 10 points with eight boards, five assists and three steals.

Lilly Cooper added eight points with six boards, five assists and two steals. Lauren Schirle had six points, three assists and four steals. Natalie Bolin had two points and two boards. Allison Oakes also had two points and two rebounds. Kaitlyn Farrar had two boards, an assist and a steal. Natalie Drope grabbed a rebound and Meghan Florian passed out an assist. Liz Davis contributed on defense.

The Indians are 5-2 on the year, 3-2 in Tri- Valley Conference Central Division play.

Vikings edge Tribe JV cagers

Chesaning’s JV boys’ basketball team lost a 44-38 heartbreaker to visiting Swan Valley on Thursday, Jan. 11.

The Vikings opened with a 13-6 advantage in the first quarter, and outscored the Indians 11-10 in the second for a 24-16 lead at the break. They posted a 14-7 advantage in the third, while the Indians gained ground with a 15-6 run in the fourth.

“The guys put in a good effort, but lost to a tall and talented Swan Valley team,” said Chesaning coach Rick Ustishen. “We need to execute better on the offensive end, and make every possession count, and keep up our defense throughout the game. We just need to go back to practice, work on our weaknesses, and keep improving.”

RayQuon Parham led the Tribe with 15 points, six rebounds, five steals, three blocks and two deflections. Michael James had eight points with six deflections, four boards, three assists, and two steals. Imari Hall had seven points, two boards, two deflections and a steal.

Trent Devereaux had two points, two assists, two steals, two deflections and a rebound. Ethan Gray also had two points with four deflections, two assists, two steals and a board. Nolan Meder and Ferris Farmer each had two points and a rebound.

Bulldogs edge Sharks, 46-44

The St. Charles JV cagers edged out St. Louis 46-44 on Monday, Jan. 8.

Joey Gonzales paced the ‘Dawgs with 17 points and five rebounds. Cody Kostick added eight points with six boards and three assists. Landon Jastrembowski chipped in six points and four boards. Brett Schultz had nine points. Mike Menzel grabbed five boards to go with four points.

The Bulldogs are 6-1 on the season.

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