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January 14, 2003

Southwest Iowa Prep Boys Basketball Roundup

From: Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, IA - 14 Jan 2003

OCC takes advantage of Dorn's absence

OMAHA - The importance of 6-foot-8 Iowa School for the Deaf standout Edlin Dorn was shown Monday night, as the Bobcats were outscored 18-5 after the center was fouled out of Monday night's prep basketball game against Omaha Central Christian.

The late-game rally erased what was a three-point Iowa Deaf lead as Central Christian went on to a 66-56 victory.

"Things went downhill pretty fast after Edlin fouled out," ISD coach Dan Gradoville said. "We had trouble rebounding and scoring. We missed the big guy in there."

Dorn was having an excellent game before recording his fifth foul, as he was just a pair of blocks short of a triple-double with 23 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks in a little more than three quarters work.

The Eagles, who had started to take the momentum in the third quarter, took full advantage with Dorn on the bench on their way to outscoring ISD 45-28 in the second half after trailing by seven points at intermission.

"They shot a lot of free throws in the fourth quarter and really started to pull away," Gradoville said. "Our kids gave a heck of an effort though, they played hard."

Nic Upchurch and Eric Humlicek added 11 points apiece for the Bobcats, with Upchurch adding 11 rebounds, while Scott Tinkham chipped in eight points and Moises Arteaga dished out six assists.

Ben Thorson paced a three-headed Central Christian scoring attack with 20 points, while Russell Neal and John Schnell added 15 and 14 respectively.

Iowa Deaf is back in action with a road game against South Dakota School for the Deaf on Thursday.

"Hopefully we learned a little bit from this game," Gradoville said. "We have to learn how to overcome adversity and pick up the slack when we're short-handed."

Iowa Deaf 16 12 21 7 - 56

Omaha Central Christian 11 10 24 21 - 66

Iowa Deaf: Scott Tinkham 8, Moises Arteaga 0 (6a), David Arteaga 1, Eric Humlicek 11, Derek Bohlman 2, Michael Hamann 0, Nic Upchurch 11 (11r), Edlin Dorn 23 (14r, 8b).

Omaha Central Christian: Nick Schneider 6, Elijah Sturgeon 0, John Schnell 14, Ben Thorson 20, Russel Neal 15, Caleb Clark 3, Sam Lundgren 8, Matt Lemieux 0.

Records: Iowa Deaf (5-4), Omaha Central Christian (na)

Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 70,

Logan-Magnolia 31

LOGAN - Logan-Magnolia held two-point lead midway through the second quarter, but wound up being down by nine at halftime and things went from bad to worse as the Panthers fell 70-31 to Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto in a boys non-conference basketball game Monday night.

"The bottom fell out on us fast," Lo-Ma coach Steve Nixon said. "We turned the ball over a lot in the second half and it started to look like a layup drill for Maple Valley."

The Rams, led by a 25-point effort from Mark Vermeersch, outscored their counterpart 41-11 in the second half.

Josh Grant's 14 points led the Panthers.

MapleValley/Anthon-Oto 16 13 18 23 - 70

Logan-Magnolia 14 6 4 7 - 31

MapleValley/Anthon-Oto: Preston Pierce 6, Mark Vermeersch 25, Brad Brouillette 9, Nate Paulsen 0, Core Dose 4, Chris Maynard 6, Corey McBride 2, Jason Colbert 8, Jared Bruhn 6, Aaron Carstens 2, Andrew Petersen 2.

Logan-Magnolia: Mike Dickinson 4, Josh Grant 14, Jameson Landon 7, Kyle Leonard 0, Andy Charbonneau 6, Jon Rosengren 0.

Records: MapleValley/Anthon-Oto (na), Logan-Magnolia (1-10).

Elk Horn-Kimballton 53,

Irwin-Kirkman-Manilla 47

ELK HORN - Elk Horn-Kimballton edged Irwin-Kirkman-Manilla 53-47 in boys non-conference basketball action.

Irwin-Kirkman-Manilla 9 14 11 13 - 47

Elk Horn-Kimballton 6 18 17 12 - 53

Irwin-Kirkman-Manilla: na.

Elk Horn-Kimballton: Alex Arenholtz 1, Nate Lueth 10, Reggie Rasmussen 7, Robert Riessleman 12, Kyle Vollstedt 8, Jarred Wig 9.

Records: Irwin-Kirkman-Manilla (6-2) Elk Horn-Kimballton (4-5).

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