By DAVID MCCOLLUM
LOG CABIN STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph’s boys powered to a 46-18 halftime lead on the way to a 62-37 victory over Bigelow on Monday night in high school basketball at the St. Joseph Family Activity Center.
“We played a really solid first half and then left our focus in the locker room,” said St. Joseph coach Brent Bruich, whose Bulldogs upped their record to 21-2, 6-0 in conference. “We can’t do that if we want to make a deep run in the postseason.”
Andrew led the Bulldogs with 14 points, three assists and four steals. Cole Schichtl and Drake Cooper each had eight points and seven rebounds. Nash Nichols had five points and six rebounds. Landon Enderlin added four points, three assists and three steals.
Bigelow won the the senior girls game, 42-30. Meagan Briggler had 11 points for the Lady Bulldogs (11-12, 4-2). Madeline Moix added eight. Rachel Briggler had seven rebounds and four assists. Anna Mayor had six rebounds.
“Bigelow has a fine ballclub but we had our chances in the game,” said St. Joseph coach Chris Kordsmeier. “We just had way too many turnovers. We had a good effort but need to take care of the ball better.”
In junior boys, Bigelow won, 33-13. Owen Echols and Nathan Hambuchen had four points each for St. Joseph, which fell to 13-4, 2-1.
Central Baptist College teams had a tough time last weekend in Oklahoma.
In men’s play Southwestern Christian defeated the Mustangs, 75-61. Michael Stevenson led the CBC attack with 13 points. Xavier Huskey had 12 points and three steals. Jonathan Liddell had five assists.
Oklahoma Wesleyan then downed CBC, 101-61. Huskey led the Mustangs with 16 points. Carl Corman added 10 rebounds. Jordan Chatters had one steal and seven assists.
In women’s play, Southwestern Christian defeated CBC, 57-49. Alyssa Drake led the Lady Mustangs with 18 points and Chelsea Gregory had four steals. Abbi Stearns added eight rebounds and Bre’Anna Hobbs had three assists.
Oklahoma Wesleyan defeated the Lady Mustangs, 69-40. Drake had 12 points, five steals and an assist. Abbi Stearns added nine rebounds.
GREENBRIER 7TH BOYS
Greenbrier split with Vilonia in two seventh-grade boys basketball games Monday night.
The Panthers won the A game, 31-23. Bo Harmon led with nine points and Spencer Sutterfield added eight. Kollin Jordan had six, Grant Brown, four, Tanner Tilley, three and Reece Hammontree, one.
Greenbrier won the B game, 29-11.
AJ Jordan scored five points for Greenbrier. Jordan added four and Ethan Hall, two.
VILONIA 7TH GIRLS
The Vilonia seventh-grade Lady Eagles swept the Greenbrier Lady Panthers in two basketball games on Monday night.
The Lady Eagles won the A game, 21-8. Leading the scoring for Vilonia was Anna Kaye Kirk with seven points. Kenna Beaty scored three points. Kaitlyn Weaver made three out of four free throws. Callie Eary, Alexis Burnham, Alyssa Netherlain, and Brynn Schuetter added two points each.
The Lady Eagles took the B game, 17-10.
(David McCollum can be reached at 501-505-1235 or firstname.lastname@example.org)