The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team dropped a 46-35 District 9 League game to the Bradford Owls last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutchmen were limited to three points in the third period, while the Owls scored 13 to take a 29-18 lead into the fourth quarter. Bradford led 16-15 at the half.
“The three points in the third quarter was probably the most important aspect of the game that led to our defeat tonight,” said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
“We’ve got to find some offensive production from people other than Justin Quiggle and Jimmy Werner,” he added. “We’ve got to figure out how to get some offensive production from some other people.”
The Dutch offense was led by Justin Quiggle with 23 points on six twos, three threes and a two-for-two night from the foul line. Jimmy Werner was next with six points.
Bradford was led by Colton Holzwarth with 12 points on one two, two threes and a four-for-four night from the foul line. Tyler Wilber was next with eight points.
Bradford scored the first seven points of the contest as Randy Ruffner opened the scoring with a three-point play, followed by a foul shot by Holzwarth. Dan Rinfrette hit a three with 3:49 left in the period to make it 7-0. Quiggle made the score 7-2 at the 3:20 mark. Tyler Wilber scored at the 2:38 mark, with Justin Beimel scoring for the Dutch with 55 seconds left to make the score 9-4 at the end of the first period.
Quiggle scored for the Dutch to open the second period. Mike Wilber scored off a steal for Bradford, 11-6. Shajuan Carrero hit a field goal for the Dutch and Quiggle hit a three to knot the game at 11 with 3:57 left in the half. Tyler Wilber and Quiggle traded buckets with Holzwarth hitting a three, 16-13. Brandon Vollmer sank two foul shots for St. Marys, making the halftime score 16-15 in favor of the Owls.
The Owls scored the first nine points of the second half to open a 25-15 lead with 2:33 left in the quarter. Werner sank one of two foul shots for the Dutch. Mike Wilber and Werner traded buckets, 27-18. Rinfrette scored on a putback at the buzzer, giving the Owls the 29-18 lead after three quarters.
Werner sank a foul shot to open the fourth-quarter scoring, 29-19. Rinfrette hit a two and Holzwarth a three, 34-19. Quiggle and Rinfrette traded buckets, as did Werner and Works. Quiggle hit a three and about a minute later added two foul shots, 38-28. The Owls went up 41-28 before Quiggle scored for the Dutch, 41-30, with 1:20 left in the contest. Each team scored five points in the closing minutes as Bradford won 46-35.
The Dutchmen are now 7-9 on the year and 0-7 in District 9 League play.
St. Marys returns to action Friday when they play host to the DuBois Area Beavers in another District 9 League game. Junior varsity is set for a 6 p.m. start, with varsity to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Bounce for Bucks made the following people happy last night: Linda and Ike, Rick and Lynn Schatz, Mickey Azzato, Nathan Yost.
Mike Wilber 2-1-0-0-7, Dan Rinfrette 3-0-0-0-6, Colton Holzwarth 1-2-4-6-12, Forrest Works 2-0-1-2-5, Randy Ruffner 1-0-6-8-8, Tyler Wilber 4-0-0-0-8. Totals 13-3-11-16-46.
St. Marys 35
Justin Quiggle 6-3-2-2-23, Sam Guido 0-0-0-0-0, Jimmy Werner 2-0-2-4-6, Caleb Bennett 0-0-0-0-0, Brandon Vollmer 0-0-2-2-2, Justin Beimel 1-0-0-0-2, Shajuan Carrero 1-0-0-0-2, Michael Fox 0-0-0-0-0. Totals 10-3-6-8-35.
Score by quarters
Bradford 9 7 13 17 46
St. Marys 4 11 3 17 35
The St. Marys junior varsity defeated the Owls by a 42-30 score.
Bradford took a 4-2 first-period lead. St. Marys outscored the Owls 11-9 in the second period to knot the game at 13 at the half.
The third period saw the Dutch outscore Bradford 12-4. In the fourth quarter, St. Marys outscored Bradford 17-14 to win the game 42-30.
SMA scoring: Kyle Gaton 4, Nate McFadden 6, Ryan Miller 14, Rudy Gleixner 8, Quinn Cunningham 2, Conner DeMonte 6, Matt Kronenwetter 2.
Bradford scoring: Tyler Carlson 5, Anthony Zimbardi 6, David Ackerman 9, Tyler Riley 2, Jake Webster 2, Tim Drehner 4, Brandon Nicastro 2.