The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team improved to 3-1 on the young season with a 65-40 victory over the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals in a game played at the St. Marys Area Dutch Oven last night.
The Dutch had a very strong first half, which saw them go up by a 34-15 halftime lead. They outscored the Cardinals by a 23-9 margin in the third period, taking a 57-24 lead with eight minutes remaining. DuBois Central outscored the Dutch 16-8 in the final quarter, making the final score 65-40.
“We did some extra shooting work on Saturday and tonight some of the kids’ hard work paid off,” said St. Marys coach Mark Guido. “It was nice to have three players in double figures and I was really impressed with the way Caleb (Bennett) got off to a great start.”
The Dutch offense was led by Caleb Bennett and Justin Quiggle with 16 points each. Bennett had two twos and four threes, while Quiggle had four twos, two threes and a two-for-three night from the foul line. Jimmy Werner added 12 points on four field goals and a four-for-seven night from the foul line.
DuBois Central was led by Steve Sette with seven points. Jeremy Johnson and Sebastian Schenk each added six points.
The Dutch forced 17 first-half DuBois Central turnovers last night on their way to their early lead.
“Defense should be a consistent for us,” said Guido. “Now we move on to the next one, Coudersport, Thursday night.”
DuBois Central scored the opening points of the game on a putback by Dan O’Connor. Bennett hit a three for the Dutch, followed by Quiggle and Werner with twos, 7-2. Conner Park sank two foul shots for DuBois Central before Bennett hit another three. Park scored on a putback with Bennett answering with another three, 13-6. Schenk cut the Dutch lead to 13-8 with a field goal. A foul shot by SMA’s Shajuan Carrero made it 14-8 and a foul shot by Werner made it 15-8. Sette scored for DuBois Central, 15-10. Werner converted a three-point play with five seconds remaining, giving the Dutch the 18-10 first-period lead.
Werner sank a foul shot at the 6:43 mark, then hit a field goal at the 6:25 mark, giving the Dutch the 21-10 lead. Two foul shots by Sette made it 21-12 before Bennett a hit field goal, 23-12, igniting a 12-0 Dutch run. Werner had two points in the run, Quiggle four, Justin Beimel two and Brandon Vollmer two as the Dutch led 33-21 with 2:24 left in the first half. St. Marys led 34-15 a the half.
Johnson scored a two for DCC to open the second half. Sam Guido scored twice for the Dutch and Vollmer added a field goal, 40-17. O’Connor scored for DCC before the Dutch hit four threes by Bennett, Quiggle, Michael Fox and Quiggle again. Werner added a foul shot and Quiggle a field goal as the Dutch led 55-19 with 2:21 left in the third. DuBois Central cut it to 55-24 before Quiggle scored the last points of the quarter to make it 57-24.
The Cardinals outscored the Dutch 16-8 in the fourth quarter, making the final score 65-40 in favor of the Dutch. Carrerro led the Dutch with three, while Kyle Gaton and Bennett each had two points and Vollmer one.
The Dutchmen are now 3-1 on the season.
Thursday night the Dutch will travel to Coudersport to take on the Falcons. Junior varsity is set for a 6 p.m. start, with varsity to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Friday night the Dutch will host the Clarion Bobcats in a non-league affair.
DuBois Central 40
Steve Sette 1-1-2-2-7, Jeremy Johnson 2-0-2-2-6, Brock LaBue 1-0-0-1-2, Jake Heigel 0-0-1-4-4, Dan O’Connor 2-0-1-2-5, Sebastian Schenk 3-0-0-1-6, Conner Park 1-0-2-2-4, Nate Fassnacht 2-0-0-0-4, Michael Krajewski 0-0-0-0-0, Dom Goldbach 0-0-0-0-0, Tommy Boyer 1-0-1-2-3, Steven Kane 0-0-2-2-2. Totals 13-1-11-18-40.
St. Marys 65
Justin Quiggle 4-2-2-3-16, Sam Guido 2-0-0-0-4, Jimmy Werner 4-0-4-7-12, Brandon Vollmer 1-0-4-6-6, Caleb Bennett 2-4-0-0-16, Michael Fox 0-1-0-0-3, Shajuan Carrero 1-0-2-4-4, Justin Beimel 0-0-2-2-2, Quinn Cunningham 0-0-0-0-0, Philip Danz 0-0-0-0-0, Kyle Gaton 1-0-0-0-2. Totals 15-7-14-23-65.
Score by quarters
DCCHS 10 5 9 16 40
SMAHS 18 16 23 8 65
The Dutch junior varsity squad lost a 45-32 contest to the Cardinals.
DCC took an 11-6 first period lead and outscored St. Marys 13-6 in the second quarter for a 24-12 halftime lead.
The Cardinals outscored the Dutch 13-9 in the fourth quarter. St. Marys outscored DuBois Central 11-8 in the fourth quarter making the final score 45-32 in favor of DCC.
St. Marys scoring: Nate McFadden 5, Philip Danz 7, Ryan Miller 3, Rudy Gleixner 2, Owen Schreiber 2, Quinn Cunningham 7, Nick Proesl 2, Conner DeMonte 2 and Matt Kronenwetter 2.