The Ss. Peter & Paul boys sixth grade basketball team captured the second place trophy in the St. Peters of Marshall Tournament over the weekend by finishing with a record of 3-2.
In the opening round last Thursday, the Warriors defeated Clinton Christian Academy by a score of 30-7.
Ss. Peter & Paul outscored Clinton Christian Academy in both halves 16-7 and 14-10.
Henry Rohrbach had 14 points and nine rebounds to lead Ss. Peter & Paul. Ross Brackman finished the game with eight points, eight rebounds, five steals and one assist while Rhodes Leonard added six points, 12 rebounds, three blocked shots, one steal and one assist, Kennedy Griffy two points and five rebounds, Levi Jeffries six steals, five rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot, Luis Green six rebounds and one assist, Ben Lutz three rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot, Chase Amos three rebounds, two steals and one assist, Ryder Comegys three rebounds, Adam Nave and Brant Meyer each with one rebound and Dalton Johnson with one steal.
Daren Jeffries said he was really pleased with the boys effort. “That was the most intensity we have shown on defense,” Jeffries said. “I thought our guards did a good job of handling their press and we rebounded extremely well. Clinton Christian Academy closed the lead to three points in the second half, but a pair of three pointers by Henry Rohrbach down the stretch helped secure the win.”
In the second game against Cole Camp, Ss. Peter & Paul came out on the short end by a score of 38-28.
Cole Camp also outscored the Warriors in both halves 25-18 and 13-10.
Rohrbach again led Ss. Peter & Paul in scoring with 14 points along with six steals, four rebounds and two blocked shots.
Jeffries finished the game with eight points, two rebounds, two steals and two assists while Leonard had four points, 10 rebounds, four steals and three blocked shots, Brackman two points, one steal and one assist, Amos three rebounds and one assist, Green one rebound, one assist and one blocked shot, Comegys one rebound and Nave with one steal.
In the third game on Saturday, Ss. Peter & Paul upended Malta Bend 36-15.
The Warriors outscored Malta Bend in both halves 18-7 and 18-8.
Rohrbach had six points, five rebounds, four steals, one assist and one blocked shot while Jeffries added six points, three rebounds, two steals and two assists.
Leonard chipped in four points, eight rebounds and one assist while Brackman contributed four points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist, Lutz four points, three rebounds and one steal, Amos two points, four rebounds and one steal, Nave two points and four rebounds, Eli Stock two points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist, Comegys two points, two steals, one rebound and one assist, Green two points, one rebound and one blocked shot, Johnson two points and one assist, Griffy four rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot and Meyer with one rebound and one steal.
Ss. Peter & Paul also won in an afternoon game on Saturday by beating St. Peter’s of Marshall 27-18.
Leonard had six points, 10 rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot in the game for the Warriors, who won both halves 14-9 and 13-9.
Rohrbach also finished the game with six points, seven rebounds, three steals, one assist and one blocked shot. Green added five points and five rebounds while Stock had four points and three rebounds, Jeffries two points, four rebounds, one steal and one assist, Brackman two points, four rebounds and one assist, Griffy two points, two rebounds and one blocked shot, Lutz three rebounds, one steal and one assist, Amos and Meyer each with one rebound and Johnson with one steal.
In the championship game, Ss. Peter & Paul fell to Trinity by a score of 35-18.
Trinity won the first half 25-5 but Ss. Peter & Paul took the second half 13-10.
Brackman led the scoring attack in the game for Ss. Peter & Paul, who dropped to 4-5 on the season, with seven points, four steals, two rebounds and one assist.
Jeffries finished the game with six points, three rebounds, three steals and one assist while Leonard added four points, six rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot, Lutz one point, five rebounds and one steal, Green and Stock each with two rebounds, Griffy with two blocked shots, Amos with two steals and Comegys with one steal.
Jeffries said after a tough loss on Friday night the boys won their first-two games on Saturday against Malta Bend and St. Peter to get to the championship game.
“We had a slow start in the championship game against a good Trinity team,” Jeffries said. “The boys never gave up though and came out with a lot of intensity in the second half. With some adjustments made at half, we were able to outscore Trinity in the second half, but couldn’t overcome the slow start. I am very proud of the boys for not giving up and playing hard the entire game. A very good tournament for these boys. They played with great intensity and continue to show steady improvement.”