The Coudersport Falcons used a 14-for-14 effort from the foul line in the fourth quarter to defeat the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 59-51 score last night at the Dutch Oven.
St. Marys held a slim 40-38 lead going into the final eight minutes of play. In the fourth quarter, the Falcons outscored the Dutch by a 21-11 margin to come out on top.
“We struggled from the foul line tonight but it was our inability to stop their penetration. They were able to penetrate too easily,” said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
“We had some nice runs, but we were not able to extend them. Their guard play was strong and it hurt us.
“We need to learn from this loss - learn from the experience and get ready for our next game.”
The St. Marys offense was led by Dylan Reigel with 21 points on six twos and three threes. Bob Vollmer scored 10 points on four field goals and a two-for-two night from the foul line.
Coudersport was led by Tim McCusker with 16 points on three twos, two threes and a four-for-four night from the foul line. Jason Gibson finished with 14 points on four twos, a three and a three-for-four night from the foul line. John Michael Rigas scored 10 points on three field goals and a four-for-four night from the foul line.
The early goings of last night’s game was a back-and-forth affair, with Coudy opening the game with a foul shot by Taylor Hathaway. Justin Quiggle gave the Dutch the lead with a field goal. Gibson scored for the Falcons, with Quiggle converting a three-point play, 5-3. A bucket by Bob Vollmer gave St. Marys the 7-3 lead.
Coudersport then scored seven unanswered points to go up 10-7. Vollmer and McCusker exchanged buckets with Rigas scoring for Coudersport, giving the Falcons the 14-9 lead after the first quarter.
Gibson scored to open the second period. St. Marys went on a 7-0 run to tie the game at 16-16 with 5:01 left in the half: Reigel hit a three, while Werner hit a foul shot and Vollmer scored three points in the run. Christopher Rigas scored for Coudersport and Reigel hit a two and a three, 21-18. McCusker tied the game with a three. Vollmer scored for the Dutch, 23-21. Hathaway converted a three-point play for the Falcons to give them a 24-23 lead. A bucket by Werner gave the Dutch the 25-24 halftime lead.
Quiggle scored for the Dutch, 27-24. A three by Kevin Wolfinger and two by McCusker made it 29-27. Ryan Mancuso tied the game with two foul shots with 4:30 left in the period. The teams traded points and the lead. A bucket by Reigel with 1:15 left made the score 37-34. He added a three with 25 seconds left to make the score 40-36. Gibson scored with nine seconds left to cut the Dutch lead to 40-38 with one quarter left.
Reigel tied the game at 45 midway through the fourth quarter. Coudersport went up 47-45. Werner converted a foul shot, 47-46. Coudersport converted four foul shots to make the score 51-46 with 2:11 left. Vollmer sank a foul shot, 51-47. Two foul shots by McCusker made it 53-47. Quiggle scored for the Dutch before Rigas converted two foul shots. Reigel scored a field goal before Coudersport sank four foul shots to win the game 59-51.
The Dutchmen are now 4-1 on the year.
They will return to action next Wednesday in the Elk County Boys’ Holiday Tournament. Their opponent will be announced Thursday.
Kevin Wolfinger 0-1-0-0-3, Taylor Hathaway 2-0-4-5-8, Jason Gibson 4-1-3-4-14, Christopher Rigas 3-0-2-2-8, Tim McCusker 3-2-4-4-16, John Michael Rigas 3-0-4-4-10. Totals 15-4-17-19-59.
St. Marys 51
Jordan Weinzierl 0-0-0-0-0, Ryan Hockman 0-0-0-0-0, Bob Vollmer 4-0-2-4-10, Dylan Reigel 6-3-0-1-21, Ryan Uhl 1-0-1-1-3, Justin Quiggle 4-0-1-1-9, Ryan Mancuso 1-0-2-2-2, Jimmy Werner 1-0-4-8-6. Totals 16-3-10-17-51.
Score by quarters
Coudersport 14 10 14 21 59
St. Marys 9 16 15 11 51
The St. Marys Area junior varsity squad defeated Coudersport by a 39-23 score.
St. Marys took a 13-5 first-period lead. Both teams scored five second-quarter points, giving the Dutch the 18-10 lead at the half.
The Dutch outscored the Falcons 11-6 in the third and 10-7 in the fourth to win the game 39-23.
St. Marys scoring: Justin Beimel 7, Kyle Gaton 2, Caleb Bennett 10, Quinn Cunningham 1, Brett Lanzel 2, Sam Guido 3, Brandon Vollmer 5, Logan Gilmore 2, Shajuan Carrero 7.
Coudersport scoring: A. Rigas 4, J. Lincoln 4, M. Freeman 1, E. Hite 5, G. Whitman 3, J. Bertrand 6.