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Johnson still alive in state wrestling tourney

Sunday, February 20, 2005

COLUMBIA -- Sikeston senior Joe Johnson won his first-round wrestleback match to stay alive in the Class 3 state wrestling tournament on Friday.

After an opening-round loss, Johnson pinned Park Hill's Chris Miller at the 1:

35 mark of the consolation bout.

Johnson returned to the mat for third-round wrestlebacks on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Should he continue to win, Johnson would advance to fourth-round wrestlebacks at 10, followed by fifth-place matches at 1 p.m. and third-place matches at 2:15.

The area's other remaining competitor, New Madrid County Central senior Cole Burch, was eliminated.

Burch, a 125-pounder, fell to Brad Parn of Brookfield on a pin at 2:19 in his quarterfinal match, after a first-round victory.

Burch rebounded with an 18-8 major decision over Jacob Moore of Warsaw in a second-round consolation match before a final loss, a close 9-7 overtime decision, to Brack Bates of Defries in the third-round consolation match.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Kelly's boys basketball team had someone other than a Deason lead the team in scoring Friday night at Bell City, with the result a 62-52 win.

Michael Glastetter led four Kelly players in double figures with 16 points. The Hawks improved to 17-5. Kendal and Kent Deason, and Derek Felter all scored 15 points to contribute to the win.

The Cubs (15-9) were led by D.D. Gillespie's 19 points.

Alex Armbruster scored 44 points and stole the ball seven times for St. Vincent, leading them to a four-point victory on the road.

St. Vincent trailed at halftime, thanks to the Panthers' Anthony Bollinger, who scored 18 points before the break but left the game in the third quarter due to an injury.

For the Indians, Pat Siegmund added 17 points. For Meadow Heights (15-8), Heath Fulton scored 22 points and Bollinger finished with 20. Terry Wagner and Michael Collier both added 13.

Delta (12-10) took to an early lead and held on for a home win. Brent Menz led Delta with 18 points and hit two 3-pointers.

Also for the Bobcats, Cody Crowden and Kevin Bartels scored 13 points each. Victor Vandeven had 16 points for Leopold, David Thiele had 12 and Alfred VanGennip added 10.

Cody McCraw poured in 22 points for Woodland to lead the Cardinals to their third straight win. For Woodland (8-13), Zach Winchester scored 13 points and Seth Gaines added 11.

Saxony Lutheran improved to 15-6 with a home rout. Casey Petzoldt led the Crusaders with 23 points, Grant Lehmann had 13, Alex Jauch had 12, Lauren Lueders scored 11 and Justin McCollum had 10. Trevin Taylor led Zalma with 11 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Bobbie Jones scored 26 points in a losing effort as Jackson fell at Columbia Hickman. The Indians (22-3) could not overcome the advantage Hickman had behind the arc, making only three 3-pointers to Hickman's seven.