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The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team raised their record to 4-0 on the year with a 54-39 victory over the Clarion Bobcats last night at Clarion Area High School.
St. Marys used a strong first half, as they were able to build a 27-13 lead at the half. They outscored their hosts 27-26 in the second half to win the game.
â€śIt was a good game for us. We built an early lead, then Clarion closed it a little bit in the third quarter but we were able to penetrate their zone press,â€ť said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
â€śJimmy Werner was eight of nine from the free throw line and Justin Quiggle, in his first game back, finished with a double-double, 11 points and 10 assists,â€ť he added.
The Dutch offense was led by Jimmy Werner with 18 points on five field goals and an eight-for-nine night from the foul line. Justin Quiggle scored 11 points on three twos, one three and a two-for-three night from the foul line.
Clarion was led by Mike Beveridge with 13 points on four twos, one three and a two-for-four night from the foul line. Sheldon Miles scored 10 points on four field goals and a two-for-three night from the foul line.
The Dutch opened the contest by taking a 14-5 first-period lead.
The second quarter saw the Dutch outscore the Bobcats 13-8 in the second quarter as they took a 27-13 halftime lead.
The third period found Clarion outscoring St. Marys 17-11 to cut the St. Marys lead to 38-30.
In the final eight minutes of the contest, St. Marys outscored Clarion 16-9 in the fourth quarter to win the game 54-39.
The Dutch are now 4-0 on the season. They return to action next Tuesday when they play host to the Coudersport Falcons. Junior varsity action begins at 6 p.m., with the varsity set for a 7:30 p.m. start.
St. Marys 54
Rocco Harshbarger 1-0-0-0-2, Jordan Weinzierl 0-1-0-0-3, Sam Guido 0-0-0-1-0, Bob Vollmer 3-0-0-0-6, Dylan Reigel 3-0-2-3-8, Ryan Uhl 1-0-0-0-2, Justin Quiggle 3-1-2-3-11, Ryan Mancuso 2-0-0-0-4, Jimmy Werner 5-0-8-9-18. Totals 18-2-12-18-54.
Cameron Kirkland 2-0-2-7-6, Mike Beveridge 4-1-2-4-13, Sheldon Miles 4-0-2-3-10, T.J. Armstrong 2-0-2-5-6, Bryce Stasson 0-0-0-3-0, Tanner Klein 0-0-0-1-0, Devin Harmon 0-0-1-2-1. Totals 12-1-12-31-39.
Score by quarters
St. Marys 14 13 11 16 54
Clarion 5 8 17 9 39
The St. Marys junior varsity squad registered a 67-31 victory over Clarion.
St. Marys took a 22-13 first-period lead and outscored the Bobcats 15-7 in the second period for a 38-20 halftime lead.
The Dutch outscored the Bobcats 3-3 in the third quarter and 15-8 in the fourth quarter to win the game 67-31.
St. Marys scoring: Justin Beimel 14, Caleb Bennett 5, Nate McFadden 6, Quinn Cunningham 2, Brett Lanzel 2, Sam Guido 2, Brandon Vollmer 12, Logan Gilmore 5, Shajuan Carrero 8.
Clarion scoring: Hearst 7, Painter 6, Buere 4, Diamond 4, Klein 5, Shook 3, Henry 2.