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RVC boys hoops: Turner edges Big Foot

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Gazette staff
February 14, 2014

Aaron Bartz hit five 3-pointers, including the game-winner in overtime, as Beloit Turner edged visiting Big Foot, 46-45, in a Rock Valley South Conference boys basketball game Friday night.

Bartz hit a 3-pointer in each quarter and then in the overtime to help the Trojans win their second straight game and move into third place in the league standings.

Big Foot led 45-43 when Bartz drilled his long corner shot with 1:30 left in the game. The Trojans turned the ball over twice in the final minute, but the Chiefs could not convert.

Bartz led Turner (9-12 overall, 6-9 RVC) with 15 points. Alec Fruin had 12 and Anthony Payton added 11.

Nate Freytag led Big Foot (6-13, 5-9) with 13 points. Austin Hoey added 10.

TURNER 46, BIG FOOT 45 (OT)

Big Foot (45)—Pearce, 3-0-6; Freytag, 3-7-13; Hehr, 1-0-2; Landers, 3-0-6; Hoey, 4-2-10; Wedig, 0-1-1; Tovar, 3-1-7. Totals: 17-11-45.

Turner (46)—Payton, 5-0-11; Galvan, 1-0-3; Olson, 2-0-4; Fruin, 5-0-12; Hansen, 0-1-1; Bartz, 5-0-15. Totals: 18-1-46.

Big Foot     8     8     14     13     2—45

Turner        7     9     16     11     3—46

Three-point goals—Turner 9 (Payton, Galvan, Fruin 2, Bartz 5). Free throws missed—Big Foot 8, Turner 5. Total fouls—Big Foot 10, Turner 18.

• Evansville 55, Whitewater 49—Freshman guard Brennen Banks scored all 26 of his points in the final three quarters as the Blue Devils got an important RVC North road victory.

After Evansville scored just five points in the first quarter, Banks scored 12 on his own in the second, and Evansville clawed to a tie game at halftime.

It solidified its argument for a higher regional seed at today’s coaches meeting.

The Whippets trailed by seven after three and got no closer than four points in the fourth. They were led by Josh Nast and Brett Harms, who each scored 16 points.

EVANSVILLE 55, WHITEWATER 49

Evansville (55)—Banks, 9-5-26; Moc, 2-0-6; Chenoweth, 2-1-5; Sperry, 1-4-7; Walzack, 1-0-2; Bierman, 2-1-5; Ritkowski, 1-2-4. Totals: 18-13-55.

Whitewater (49)—Nast, 6-0-16; Gorsuch, 1-0-3; Harms, 5-2-16; Juomi, 0-1-1; Moss, 1-0-2; Walker, 1-0-2; Michaels, 4-0-8; Stoll, 0-1-1. Totals: 18-4-49.

Evansville         5      19     18     13—55

Whitewater     14     10     11     14—49

Three-point goals—E 6 (Banks 3, Moc 2, Sperry), W 9 (Nast 4, Gorsuch, Harms 4). Free throws missed—E 3, W 2. Total fouls—E 8, W 14. Fouled out—Gorsuch.

 Jefferson 76, East Troy 69 (2 OT)—The Trojans’ Will Iloncaie hit late 3-pointers to force both the first and second overtimes, but the Eagles pulled away in the end with free throws.

Jefferson got leading scorer Vinny Cincotta back in the lineup from a shoulder injury, and he scored 16 points. Cory Welper led all scorers with 18.

Visiting East Troy got 17 each from Iloncaie and Joe Ciriacks but came up short and was knocked out of contention for the RVC North title.

Cincotta was 6-for-6 from the line in the fourth quarter as Jefferson came back, and he was 4-for-4 in the second overtime as the Eagles pulled away.

JEFFERSON 76, EAST TROY 69 (20T)

East Troy (69)—Kaminski, 4-2-12; Eckert, 1-0-2; Iloncaie, 7-1-17; Mitchell, 3-2-8; Ciriacks, 5-2-17; Ju. Growel, 2-0-6; Ja. Growel, 1-5-7. Totals: 23-12/19-69.

Jefferson (76)—D. Ott, 2-1-6; C. Ott, 2-2-6; Stelse, 5-3-13; Cincotta, 3-10-16; M. Ott, 3-1-7; Welper, 7-2-18; Fox, 3-0-6; Janny, 1-2-4. Totals: 26-21/26-76.

East Troy    18   10    13     13     8      7—69

Jefferson     9     8     18     19     8     14—76

Three-point goals—ET 11 (Ciriacks 5, Iloncaie 2, Kaminski 2, Ju. Growel 2), J 3 (Welper 2, D. Ott). Free throws missed—ET 7, J 5. Total fouls—ET 25, J 17. Fouled out—Iloncaie, Ju. Growel, Ja. Growel.

 Clinton 51, Palmyra-Eagle 36—Luke Risse scored a game-high 17 points and the Cougars set up a Rock Valley South showdown.

Clinton, at 7-7 in the RVC, will travel to Orfordville Parkview, 8-7, with a chance to claim at least a share of the conference crown. The Cougars still have a makeup game against Edgerton next week, as well.

Zach Kaminski added 10 for Clinton, which avenged last week’s loss to Palmyra-Eagle.

CLINTON 51, PALMYRA-EAGLE 36

Palmyra-Eagle (36)—Olson, 2-0-5; Boos, 1-0-3; Hayalian, 0-1-1; S. Carpenter, 0-2-2; Behr, 5-10-21; Dahms, 1-0-2; Lutze, 0-2-2. Totals: 9-15-36.

Clinton (51)—Eliszewski, 3-0-8; Kaminski, 3-4-10; Risse, 5-4-17; Severson, 2-0-4; Schiltz, 1-0-2; DeLong, 3-0-8; Churchill, 1-0-2. Totals: 18-8-51.

Palmyra-Eagle     5     9     8     14—36

Clinton               17   19     9     6—51

Three-point goals—Palmyra-Eagle 3 (Olson, Boos, Behr); Clinton 7 (Eliszewski 2, Risse 3, DeLong 2). Free throws missed—Palmyra-Eagle 7; Clinton 10. Total fouls—Palmyra-Eagle 19; Clinton 18. Fouled out—S. Carpenter, Dahms, Severson.

 Parkview 75, Brodhead 62—Senior guard Christian Hobson scored 29 points to lead the Vikings to a road victory.

They could clinch the outright Rock Valley South title with a victory at home over Clinton on Thursday.

Parkview led by just four at halftime but pulled away in the second half. Nolan Masterson had 16 points and Garrett Reinhardt added 15.

Ned Slocum had 23 points for the Cardinals.

PARKVIEW 75, BRODHEAD 62

Parkview (75)—Case, 1-0-3; Masterson, 4-4-16; Peterson, 1-0-2; Wellnitz, 3-2-8; Phillips, 1-0-2; Hobson, 9-5-29; Reinhardt, 5-5-15. Totals: 24-16-75.

Brodhead (62)—Jake Pickel, 0-1-1; Day, 3-2-8; Sanders, 9-0-19; Slocum, 10-2-23; Harnack, 1-4-6; Turner, 2-0-5. Totals: 25-9-62.

Parkview     14    17     20     24—75

Brodhead     8     19     14     21—62

Three-point goals—Parkview 11 (Case, Masterson 4, Hobson 6); Brodhead 3 (Sanders, Slocum, Turner). Free throws missed—Parkview 5; Brodhead 6. Total fouls—Parkview 17; Brodhead 14. Fouled out—Wellnitz.



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