The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 23, 2012

Morrison wins, Erie loses at Warkins Classic


Herald Staff Report

ERIE, Ill. — Morrison started the second half strong, outscoring Stark County 9-3, and that keyed the Mustangs’ 38-29 win Saturday at the Cliff Warkins Cardinal Classic boys basketball tournament.

Alexander Volckmann and Hunter Hamstra scored 14 points each to pace Morrison.

Tanner King scored 13 for Stark County.



Erie fades in opener

Things looked good for Erie in the first quarter of its opener Saturday at the Warkins Classic, but things turned sour after that as its seven-point lead disappeared and Stockton came back for a 53-35 victory.

The Blackhawks outscored the Cardinals 15-5 in the second period to take a 21-18 lead at halftime, then allowed just 10 points in the second half.

Trent Schubert of Stockton finished with a game-high 18 points. Jacob Johnston scored 12 points to lead Erie, and Owen McConnell scored 11.



Defending champs win

Orion, which has won the past five tournament titles, kicked off the 2012 event with a win Saturday, as did Bureau Valley and Knoxville in other games.

Dylan Schultz scored 19 points to lead Orion to a 67-45 win against Mercer County. Mercer County led 14-10 after one quarter but was outscored 23-14 in the second quarter.

Trenton Higgins scored 16 points for Mercer County.

Parker Neuhalfen poured in 30 points, Tommy Johnston added 18 and each of them went 9-for-10 from the free-throw line in Bureau Valley’s 70-55 win against Kewanee Wethers-field.

Trevor Lay scored 20 points for Wethersfield.

Knoxville outscored Riverdale 24-17 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 70-64 victory.

Tyler Houston scored 20 points for Knoxville, Andrew Hale added 18 and Noah Hummel tossed in 16. Jared Richmond led Riverdale with 14.



MORRISON 38, STARK COUNTY 29

MORRISON — Brock Deter 0 0-0 0, Alexander Volckmann 4 6-8 14, Matt Wilkens 1 0-1 2, Kyle Meurs 1 0-0 2, Will Greul 2 0-0 4, Connor Duncan 1 0-0 2, Hunter Hamstra 6 2-3 14. Totals 15 8-12 38.

STARK COUNTY — Bryce Willis 2 0-0 5, Sam Klooster 0 1-2 1, Danny Berchtold 0 0-0 0, Tanner King 4 5-7 13, Jake Berchtold 2 0-0 4, Ryne Daum 1 0-0 2, Kyle Wagenbach 2 0-0 4. Totals 11 6-9 29.

Morrison    4    10    9    15    —    38

Stark County    3    10    3    13    —    29

3-point goals — Stark County 1 (WIllis). Total fouls — Morrison 9, Stark County 14. Fouled out — D. Berchtold.



STOCKTON 53, ERIE 35

ERIE — Jacob Johnston 5 1-3 12, Connor Saad 1 0-0 2, Rhett Stover 3 0-0 8, Kenneth Cole 1 0-0 2, Owen McConnell 5 1-2 11. Totals 15 2-5 35.

STOCKTON — Andy Arnold 0 2-2 2, Sam VenHuizen 4 0-0 8, Jace Springer 5 3-5 13, Trent Schubert 8 2-3 18, Trey Timpe 2 1-1 5, Colton Broshous 2 3-5 7. Totals 21 11-16 53.

Erie    13    5    6    4    —    35

Stockton    6    15    17    15    —    53

3-point goals — Erie 3 (Stover 2, Johnston).