SLS splits with Eagles

St. Louis’ 8th-grade defeated Jac-Cen-Del 45-41 Nov. 7 in boys basketball. The 7th-grade boys were dropped 34-10.

Grade 8 coach Chad Miles said his squad closed it out with great ball control and aggressive defense.

Connor Miles scored 18, Hank Ritter scored 10 (9 rebounds), Thomas Lohmueller, Eli Weiler, and Carson Meyer each contributed 4, Preston Conway had 3 and Calvin Grote 2.

Coach Ryan Tekulve said grade 7 fought to the end, not allowing a point in the 4th quarter.

The Cardinals were led in scoring by Adam Meer (3), followed by Max Amberger and Henry Wanstrath (2 each) and Santiago Schutte, Sam Laloge and Ryan Duerstock (1 each). Amberger finished with 9 rebounds.

5th/6th Cards earn sweep

The St. Louis 5th/6th-grade boys basketball teams each defeated St. Mary’s Greensburg Thursday.

Grade 6 won 48-41. Jaiden Kuria poured in 27 points and Caleb Mohr added 17; Ty Reder and Aiden Greiwe had 2 each.

“It was a great game and so much fun to watch,” said coach Erin Trenkamp. “We had a ton of assists coming in from all angles.”

Vincent Meneses had a great steal at the end of the game that led to a basket. Reder again played a great defensive game, with Ben Greiwe pulling down numerous rebounds.

St. Louis 5th White won its first game, taking a 23-16 contest.

Adam Weber led the team with eight points. Griffin Koester scored seven, David Koch six and Owen Hermesch two.

Football regionals set

Although East Central and Milan failed to advance out of their sectionals, a couple teams of area interest are moving on in the state football playoffs.

North Decatur, after escaping Milan 21-20 Friday, will travel to West Washington in Class A competition. In Class 3A’s Sectional 31, Lawrenceburg routed Greensburg 35-14; the Tigers will host unbeaten Heritage Hills Friday.

EC’s Trojans fell 17-14 to Mooresville to finish the year at 11-1. The sectional loss was East Central’s first since 2014.