Archive for Thursday, February 26, 2009

BHS boys rally to beat Ottawa; BHS girls fall to Cyclones

February 26, 2009

Boys basketball

Baldwin — 56, Ottawa — 51

OTTAWA — Brandon Tommer scored all of his 17 points during Baldwin High’s second half comeback here Thursday. Tommer helped the Bulldogs pick up a confidence booster over Ottawa (14-5), 56-51.

“This was not only our best win of the year, but it’s the best we’ve played,” Baldwin coach Eric Toot said. “It’s not even from a basketball standpoint. We showed toughness, heart and stayed focused the whole game. I was proud of our kids from the opening tip until the final buzzer of how they grinded it out the entire game.”

Baldwin trailed by 13 early in the second half, but rallied to close the lead to four points by the end of the third quarter. Baldwin’s Justin Vander Tuig opened the fourth quarter with three straight baskets to give BHS a 41-40 lead.

Sam Beecher an Tommer scored 14 of Baldwin’s 15 final points of the contest. Tommer drained a three-pointer to give BHS a 52-48 lead with 1:18 remaining.

Vander Tuig led the Bulldogs with 19 points. Baldwin (12-8) will now play at 7 p.m. Monday at Kansas-City Piper for its first round sub-state game.

Baldwin — 5 12 18 21 – 56

Ottawa — 5 20 14 12 – 51

Baldwin — Schiller, 1; Hecker, 2; Beecher, 5; Tommer, 17; Kueffer, 7; McCall, 2; Wright, 3; Vander Tuig, 19.

Ottawa — Steelman, 3; Messenger, 4; Hasty, 16; Barber, 23; Moore, 2; Dengel, 3.

Girls basketball

Ottawa — 58, Baldwin — 25

OTTAWA — Baldwin High’s girls’ basketball team only scored five points in the final 13 minutes of Thursday’s Frontier League contest here. Ottawa (16-4) rolled over the Bulldogs (9-11) 58-25.

No Bulldogs scored in double figures, but Tracie Weege (9) and Alez Zordel (8) combined for 17 of the Bulldogs’ 25 points. Baldwin will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Saint James.

Ottawa — 14 10 21 13 – 58

Baldwin — 4 11 8 2 – 25

Ottawa — S. Miller, 13; A. Miller, 2; Baldwin, 7; Scobee, 1; Hendrickson, 7; McFarland, 13; Peoples, 6.

Baldwin — Howard, 2; Weege, 9; Burkhart, 4; Durr, 1; Behrens, 1; Zordel, 8.

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