The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team opened their season Friday night with a 77-41 victory over the Johnsonburg Rams last night at the SMAHS â€śDutch Ovenâ€ť.
The Dutchmen were able to take charge of the contest, taking the first quarter by an 18-7 margin. St. Marys was leading by an 18-2 score with 2:53 remaining in the quarter.
â€śWe put a lot of work in in the offseason and thatâ€™s what bears fruit at this time of year,â€ť said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
â€śOur defensive intensity was there for us tonight. Weâ€™re going to bring it. Weâ€™ll play tough defense every game and tonight we were able to put the game away in the third quarter.â€ť
â€śIt was a great team effort tonight. Overall I was pleased with our team effort,â€ť added Guido.
The Dutch offense had three players in double figures led by Jimmy Werner with 22 points on eight field goals and a six-for-eight night from the foul line. Dylan Reigel scored 18 points on five two-point field goals, two three-point field goals and a two-for-two night from the foul line. Ryan Mancuso finished with 16 points on four twos, two threes and a two-for-three night from the foul line. Mancuso also had 10 rebounds in the contest.
The Rams were led by Joe Holmberg with 12 points on four field goals and a four-for-five night from the foul line. Cameron Grumley and Louie Imbrogno each added eight points.
â€śIt was a rough start for us tonight and I think it was a major wake-up call for some of our players,â€ť said Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey.
â€śWe have a lot of work to do. Sometimes you need a game like this to jog the cobwebs. We didnâ€™t seem to have any sense of order out there.â€ť
â€śSt. Marys played hard out there tonight. We did a lot of ball watching,â€ť added Shuey.
Mancuso hit a field goal to open the contest, followed by a field goal by Dylan Reigel off a steal. Joe Holmberg scored for the Rams before St. Marys went on a 14-0 run. Reigel had seven points, Mancuso five and Werner two during the run for the Dutch. The Rams scored the final five points of the period, making the score 18-7 at the end of the first period.
Grumley and Imbrogno scored for the Rams to start the second period. Werner scored twice, 24-11, before Holmberg converted a three-point play, 24-14. Bob Vollmer gave the Dutch the 25-14 lead with 3:21 left in the half with a foul shot. Two foul shots by Troy Padasak cut the Dutch lead to 25-16. In the closing minutes of the first half, the Dutch outscored the Rams 10-3 to take a 35-19 lead.
Ryan Hockman scored for the Dutch to open the second half. With 6:17 left in the third period Mancuso hit a three, followed by field goals by Reigel and Mancuso. A three by Imbrogno made it 44-25. St. Marys went on a 12-0 run to go up 56-25 with 2:06 left in the third. After two foul shots by Holmberg, the Dutch went on a 4-2 run to close out the third period. Uhl and Werner scored for the Dutch and Quinn Luhr scored for Johnsonburg.
The Dutch were able to outscore the Rams 17-12 in the fourth quarter, making the final score 77-41 in favor of the Dutch.
The Dutch are now 1-0 on the season and will return to action Monday when they host the Oswayo Valley Green Wave. Junior varsity is set for 6 p.m., with varsity scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The Rams are now 0-1 on the season. They return to action Tuesday when they travel to Elk County Catholic. Junior varsity is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start, with the varsity to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Troy Padasak 0-0-2-2-2, Luke Shreffler 1-0-0-0-2, Cameron Grumley 2-0-4-4-8, Quinn Luhr 1-0-0-0-2, Joe Holmberg 4-0-4-5-12, Kyle Sheldon 0-0-3-3-3, Mitchell Vallone 0-0-0-0-0, Cole Peterson 0-0-0-0-0, Bill Bliss 0-0-0-0-0, Mitchell Holmberg 0-1-0-0-3, Louie Imbrogno 1-2-0-0-8. Totals 9-3-14-16-41.
St. Marys 77
Rocco Harshbarger 0-0-0-0-0, Jordan Weinzierl 0-0-3-6-3, Ryan Hockman 2-1-0-0-7, Sam Guido 0-0-0-0-0, Michael Fox 0-0-0-0-0, Bob Vollmer 1-0-1-3-3, Dylan Reigel 5-2-2-2-18, Ryan Uhl 4-0-0-0-8, Ryan Mancuso 4-2-2-3-16, Jimmy Werner 8-0-6-8-22. Totals 24-5-14-22-77.
Score by quarters
Johnsonburg 7 12 10 12 41
St. Marys 18 17 25 17 77
The St. Marys junior varsity squad lost to Johnsonburg by a 53-29 score.
Johnsonburg took a 9-7 first period-lead, then outscored the Dutch 15-8 in the second quarter for a 24-15 lead at the half.
The Rams outscored the Dutch 15-8 in the third period and 14-6 in the fourth quarter to win the game 53-29.
St. Marys scoring: Justin Beimel 4, Caleb Bennett 9, Quinn Cunningham 2, Sam Guido 3, Brandon Vollmer 7, Shajuan Carrero 4.
Johnsonburg scoring: Cameron Grumley 11, Cole Peterson 20, Frank Kocjancic 11, Mitchell Vallone 6, C.J. Herbstritt 5.