2013-02-21 / Sports

Lions place 2nd in Edgeley-Kulm J.V. Tournament


Linton-HMB placed second in the Edgeley-Kulm Junior Varsity Boys’ Basketball Tournament in Kulm on Feb. 9. Team members were back row, left to right, Coach Alex Jangula, Ty Bjerklie, Cole Vander Laan, Austin Bernhardt, Jayden Benz, Erik Holzer, Amdrew Small, James Schmaltz and Coach Dustin Sailer; front row, Meg Vander Laan (book), Tanner Sehn, Will Sannes, Chase Schiele, Jared Baumiller and Jordan Hulm. Linton-HMB placed second in the Edgeley-Kulm Junior Varsity Boys’ Basketball Tournament in Kulm on Feb. 9. Team members were back row, left to right, Coach Alex Jangula, Ty Bjerklie, Cole Vander Laan, Austin Bernhardt, Jayden Benz, Erik Holzer, Amdrew Small, James Schmaltz and Coach Dustin Sailer; front row, Meg Vander Laan (book), Tanner Sehn, Will Sannes, Chase Schiele, Jared Baumiller and Jordan Hulm. Linton-HMB came away with 2nd place in the Edgeley- Kulm Invitational Junior Varsity Boys’ Basketball Tournament, held Feb. 7 and 9, at the Kulm High School Gym. Linton-HMB, which drew a bye in the opening round, defeated Oakes, 52-44, in the semi-finals, but then fell to host Edgeley-Kulm- Montpelier, 59-49, in the championship game.

Championship Game

Chris Miller, Josh Foley and Trystan Harr combined for 52 points to lead Edgeley- Kulm-Montpelier to a 59-49 victory over Linton-HMB in the championship game on Feb. 9.

The game was tied, 17-17, after one quarter, but E-K-M moved in front, 30-26, at halftime. Miller (13), Foley (11) and Harr (4) accounted for all but 2 of E-K-M’s points in the first half, while Austin Bernhardt tallied 8 points in the half for Linton-HMB. Linton-HMB closed the gap to 39-37 by the end of the third period, but E-K-M used a 20-12 run over the final 8:00 to pull away.

Miller finished with a game-high 22 points, while Foley and Harr netted 17 and 13 points, respectively, for E-K-M. Erik Holzer (11), Jordan Hulm (10) and Bernhardt (10) each scored in double figures for Linton-HMB, and other scorers for the Lions were James Schmaltz 6, Andrew Small 6, Cole Vander Laan 4, and Jayden Benz 2.

Scoring Summary
Edg.-K-M 17 13 9 20 59
Linton-HMB 17 9 11 12 49

Individual Scoring

Edgeley-Kulm-Mont.: Chris Miller 22, Josh Foley 17, Trystan Harr 13, Tucker Knudson 4, Morgan Harr 2, Tanner Zahn 1. 24 FG, 10-21 FT.

Linton-HMB: Erik Holzer 11, Jordan Hulm 10, Austin Bernhardt 10, Andrew Small 6, James Schmaltz 6, Cole Vander Laan 4, Jayden Benz 2. 21 FG, 4-13 FT.

3-Pointers: E-K-M (1): Foley, Linton-HMB (3): Hulm 2, Holzer 1. Fouls: E-K-M 16, Linton-HMB 19. Fouled Out: None.

Semi-Finals

Andrew Small scored a game-high 25 points and Linton-HMB advanced to the championship game with a 52-44 win over Oakes.

Linton-HMB held a 12-6 lead after one quarter, and then Small (10) and Austin Bernhardt (8) combined for 18 points in the second period to help the Lions open up a 36-25 advantage at the break. Small tallied 16 points and Bernhardt scored 10 for Linton-HMB in the first half.

Oakes closed the gap to 43-39 by the end of the third quarter, but the Tornadoes were held to just 5 points on a pair of field goals in the final period. Linton-HMB hit just one field goal (Jordan Hulm) in the final quarter, but the Lions sank 7 of 10 free throws in the frame to help pull away.

Bernhardt didn’t score in the second half, and he finished with 10 points, while Erik Holzer and James Schmaltz netted 5 points apiece, and Hulm added 4 points for Linton-HMB. Jayden Benz chipped in 2 points and Cole Vander Laan sank a free throw to complete the scoring for the Lions. Preston Anderson and Zach Huffman each scored 10 points to lead Oakes, while Jon Tyre and Matt Kuipers netted 9 points apiece, and Dalton Schuering scored 6 points for the Tornadoes.

Scoring Summary
L-HMB 12247952
Oakes 6 19 14 5 44

Individual Scoring

Linton-HMB: Andrew Small 25, Austin Bernhardt 10, James Schmaltz 5, Erik Holzer 5, Jordan Hulm 4, Jayden Benz 2, Cole Vander Laan 1. 18 FG, 16-21 FT.

Oakes: Zach Huffman 10, Preston Anderson 10, Jon Tyre 9, Matt Kuipers 9, Dalton Schuering 6. 21 FG, 1-4 FT.

3-Pointers: Linton-HMB: None, Oakes (1): Tyre. Fouls: Linton-HMB 7, Oakes 19. Fouled Out: Anderson, Tyre.

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