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The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen snapped a two game losing streak as they defeated the Johnsonburg Area High Rams by 46-34 score in the consolation game of the Elk County Boys' Holiday Basketball Tournament held at the "Dutch Oven".
"I felt we rebounded well from last night's (Wednesday) loss to Elk Catholic," said Mark Guido, St. Marys Area Head Coach. "We played with composure, especially during the final period."
"Justin Quiggle played his best game of the season since returning from his football injury," added the coach. "Bobby Vollmer turned in a great defensive effort tonight as he did an excellent job on Louie Imbrogno."
"Overall I was very pleased with the way we played tonight and this win should give us some confidence as we enter the league season," said Guido.
Justin Quiggle led the Dutchmen in scoring on Thursday with 16 points on five field goals and two treys. He also led the team with 10 rebounds. Dylan Reigel was next in the scoring column with 10 points on two field goals and two treys. Jimmy Werner checked in with seven points, Ryan Mancuso with five, Ryan Uhl with four, Jordan Weinzierl with three and Ryan Hockman with one. Mancuso also had 10 rebounds for the Dutch.
"We didn't play with any intensity tonight," said Coach Bill Shuey of the Johnsonburg Rams. "I think last night's loss to Ridgway took a lot out of us and we just weren't able to rebound from that loss."
Johnsonburg was led by Louie Imbrogno with 11 points on four field goals and a trey, while Joe Holmberg had 10 points on three field goals and four foul goals. Bill Bliss added seven points for the Rams, while Quinn Luhr, Mitchell Holmberg and Cole Peterson each added two points.
Quiggle opened the scoring in the game with a field goal to put the Dutch up 2-0. Imbrogno hit two field goals and M. Imbrogno two foul goals tp put the Rams up 6-2. A field goal by Reigel was followed by a trey and field goal by Quiggle to give the Dutchmen a 9-6 edge. J. Holmberg hit a foul goal and Luhr a field goal to tie the game at 9-all before Werner turned a three point play to give St. Marys the lead for good at 12-9 at the end of one period.
Imbrogno scored to cut the lead to 12-11 at the start of the second period, but St. Marys scored the next seven points, two by Werner, three by Reigel and two by Mancuso to take a 19-11 lead. A field goal by Bliss and two foul goals by J. Holmberg cut it to 19-15. Uhl hit the final field goal of the half to give St. Marys a six points, 21-15, halftime lead.
J. Holmberg cut it to 21-17 with a field goal to open the second half, but Quiggle followed with two field goals and Reigel a trey to make it 28-17. J. Holmberg hit a field goal, Bliss two foul goals and Imbrogno a field goal for Johnsonburg to make it 28-23. St. Marys closed out the scoring in the third quarter with back to back treys by Quiggle and Weinzierl to take a 34-23 lead into the final period.
Uhl and Reigel scored early in the final period to push the lead to 38-23. Bliss added three points for Johnsonburg to make it 38-26. Mancuso hit a foul goal for St. Marys, followed by a trey by Imbrogno and a foul goal by J. Holmberg making it 39-30. Quiggle and J. Holmberg then traded field goals, 41-32. Hockman hit a foul goal for St. Marys but Peterson added a field goal for Burg, 42-34. Mancuso and Quiggle ended the scoring in the game with back to back field goals to make the final score 46-34.
St. Marys Area is now 5-2 on the season and will return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Brookville to take on the Broookville Raiders in a District Nine League game.
Johnsonburg is now 2-4 on the season and will return to action on Wednesday evening when they play host to the Bradford Area High School Owls.
Johnsonburg Area 34
Joe Holmberg 3-0-4-6-10, Louie Imbrogno 4-1-0-0-11, Quinn Luhr 1-0-0-0-2, Bill Bliss 2-0-3-4-7, Mitchell Holmberg 0-0-2-2-2, Mitchell Vallone 0-0-0-1-0, Cameron Grumley 0-0-0-0-0, Cole Peterson 1-0-0-3-2. CJ Herbstritt 0-0-0-0-0. Totals 11-1-9-16-34.
St. Marys Area 46
Jordan Weinzierl 0-1-0-0-3, Ryan Hockman 0-0-1-3-1, Bob Vollmer 0-0-0-0-0, Dylan Reigle 2-2-0-0-10, Ryan Uhl 2-0-0-0-4, Justin Quiggle 5-2-0-6-16, Ryan Mancuso 1-0-3-4-5, Jimmy Werner 2-0-2-5-7. Totals 12-5-7-18-46.
Score by quarters
J-Burg 9 6 8 13 34
SMA 12 9 13 12 46