St. Elmo Downs Brownstown in Final Battle


Published on February 2 2013 8:45 am
Last Updated on February 2 2013 10:03 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Next season, they'll be teammates but, for one more time, the St. Elmo Eagles battled the Brownstown Bombers in boys high school basketball Friday night.  St. Elmo got the win 62-54 in a game heard on KJ Country 102.3 and 

The St. Elmo and Brownstown sports programs are completing a consolation in all sports next school year, making last night's game at Brownstown memorable.

St. Elmo took a 10-8 lead after one quarter, extended the lead to 23-17 at halftime, and led 44-29 after three quarters.  The Bombers outscored the Eagles 25-18 in the fourth quarter to make it an eight-point final.

St. Elmo had a great night shooting the ball, making 14 of 25 shots for 56%.  The Eagles made 16 of 23 foul shots, committed just 10 turnovers and pulled down 20 rebounds while making seven of 20 three-point tries.

Brownstown made 12 of 35 shots for 34%, hit on 15 of 21 foul shots, committed 13 turnovers and grabbed 28 rebounds, and made six of 14 three-point shots.

Connor Beasley had a double-double for St. Elmo, scoring 21 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.  Levi Maxey scored 15 points and Garrett Bartels scored 13 points.  Also for St. Elmo: Reece Wells and Alec Brady four points apiece and Cole Smithson three points.

Austin Hunter had a double-double for Brownstown, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.  Matt Sefton and Jacob Behrends each scored 15 points and Sefton is the answer to the trivia question...the final player to score for Brownstown in the last game against St. Elmo.  Also for Brownstown: Brock Oberlink scored three points and Curt Frailey two points.

St. Elmo improved to 13-10 on the season, while Brownstown slipped to 8-13.

St. Elmo won the JV game 32-9.  For St. Elmo: Austin and Maxey seven points each, Bauer, Flowers, Smithson and Hardimon four each, and Hill two points.  For Brownstown: Oberlink, J. Sefton and Hall three points each.