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Kelly knocks off Delta; Oran wins second straight

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

MARQUAND -- Saxony Lutheran's boys basketball team survived a wild game and two knee injuries to post a thrilling 108-97 victory in four overtimes over host Marquand Tuesday night.

Casey Petzoldt poured in 40 points and grabbed 20 rebounds for the Crusaders (17-6), who got 29 points from Tim Lorenz and 15 from Alex Jauch.

Josh King paced Marquand with 27 points, Jay Francis had 24 and Robert Sutton added 20.

Jauch suffered a knee injury in the fourth quarter and Lauren Lueders went down in the second period. Both players were taken to the hospital, but their status was not known immediately after the game.

The Crusaders outscored the Tigers 17-6 in the fourth extra period.

"It was a wild game, and both teams played really hard," Saxony coach John Daniel said.

DELTA -- Kelly trailed 45-41 at halftime, but the Hawks outscored Delta 21-8 in the third quarter and won on the road.

Kendal Deason had 30 points for Kelly (18-5), and Kent Deason added 26.

Kevin Bartels led Delta (13-12) with 31 points. Aaron Kinder had 24, and Brent Menz added 10.

CHAFFEE -- Meadow Heights made 10 3-pointers and cruised to a road victory.

With the win, the Panthers claimed the Mississippi Valley Conference title, finishing with a 7-0 conference record.

Terry Wagner led Meadow Heights (16-8) with 21 points, including five 3-

pointers, and Joel Hahs added 10 points.

Tyler Graham led Chaffee (3-16) with 12 points.

LEOPOLD -- Austin Hahs pumped in 27 points, Austin Morrison added and Johnny Price had 12 as Oak Ridge (10-13) posted a big road victory.

David Thiele led Leopold (4-16) with eight points.

ORAN -- Ryan Bouge scored 25 points and Chase Seyer added 10 to help Oran win at home.

For Woodland, Cody McCraw scored a game-high 27 points, and Seth Gaines had 18.

CAPE GIRARDEAU - Former Southeast Missouri State football star Dan Connolly continues his busy offseason this week as he participates in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

The event begins today and concludes Tuesday. More than 300 of the nation's top NFL prospects will gather for the combine, which includes a battery of physical and mental tests in front of NFL scouts, coaches and front office personnel.

"It's exciting," Connolly said. "Never in my dreams did I think somebody from SEMO would be invited to something like this."

Connolly, an offensive tackle who was a four-year starter for Southeast -- he completed his eligibility last season -- also participated in the Las Vegas All-

American Classic on Jan. 22.

Connolly, a 6-foot-4, 315-pound native of St. Louis, projects to play either guard or center in the professional ranks. He is regarded as a probable selection in the seven-round NFL draft that will be held in late April.

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. -- Southeast's golf squad placed third out of 18 schools during its season-opening tournament, Monday's Pizza Hut Classic in Philadelphia, Miss.

The Redhawks had a score of 299, one stroke behind Centenary and North Alabama, who tied for the title.

The tournament was scheduled for 36 holes, but 18 holes were rained out. Sophomore Zack Decker led the Redhawks with an even-par 72, which placed him second. Senior Brandon Couch tied for 10th with 74. Other scores for Southeast were sophomore Mark Schmitz (76), senior Brian Sheehan (77) and senior Matt Hillis (78).

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Southeast's gymnastics team is 35th in the latest national ranking poll as posted on Troester.com, the gymnastics website used to determine regional and national qualifiers for the NCAA Championships.

Southeast (3-5) moved up 14 spots from No. 49 in last week's poll with a regional qualifying score of 191.625. The mark was helped by a season-high score of 194.525 at Bowling Green on Friday and a score of 193.025 at Kent State on Sunday.

This week's national poll included a total of 66 gymnastics teams, although not all gymnastics squads across the country reported their scores and thus were not included.

The ranking is the highest for a Southeast gymnastics squad since 1999, when Southeast was 30th with a regional qualifying score of 193.4375.

Marty Mishow of the SEMO News Service contributed to this report.