The Ss. Peter & Paul boys eighth grade basketball team fell in the opening round of the St. Andrews of Tipton Tournament Monday night by losing to the Jamestown Eagles 37-36.
The Warriors, dropping to 6-8 on the season, led Jamestown 19-10 at the half and 30-22 after three quarters of play. However, in the final period, Jamestown rallied back with a 15-6 advantage to win the game by one.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Joe Herzog said this was a tough way to start a tournament.  
“We came out playing aggressive on both ends of the court but just couldn’t finish strong,” Herzog said. “Jamestown lived and died by the three.  The first half nothing was going in, the second half six of their eight baskets were threes.  We didn’t handle the token pressure they put on us as we turned the ball over multiple times.  Even with the lead we were to anxious to try and score as we put up some  out of control shots.  We also had our chances at the basket but just couldn’t finish .  Down the finish we were put on the line and were 2 of 6 with most front end of one and ones. Free throws make a difference.  I feel bad for the boys as they played well enough to win but just couldn’t close the deal.”
Schoenthal had 16 points to lead all scorers for Jamestown.
For Ss. Peter & Paul, Luke Green finished the game with 23 points, eight rebounds and two steals.
Memphis Waibel chipped in eight points, two steals, one rebound and one assist while Avery Shaw added three points, one rebound and one steal, Austin Coleman two points, four assists, two rebounds and two steals, Nash McKenzie seven rebounds, three assists and two steals, Colby Caton three rebounds and one steal and Zane Watring with three rebounds.
The Warriors also hit 5 of 13 shots from the line for 38 percent.