Seven Albion News area athletes formed a strong core for the Red team in Friday’s Columbus Telegram/Central Community College All-Star Basketball Game, but couldn’t overcome the hot hand of the Blues’ Seth Wendt in a 78-68 loss at the CCC Raider Fieldhouse.
Boone Central’s Anthony Michael, Kraig Flanagan, Brent Dawson and Jordan Temme, Ryan Nathan of Newman Grove, St. Edward’s James Spath and Lucas Weeder of Lindsay Holy Family combined to score 46 of the Reds’ 68 points, but couldn’t overcome a cold second quarter that produced a large double-digit deficit.
Leigh’s Wendt tallied 10 of his game-high 23 points in the final period to help the Blue squad hold off several Red rallies. Sean Farrier of Newman Grove scored two points for the winners.
“We just dug ourselves a deep hole in the second quarter and we almost climbed out of it,” commented Boone Central’s Chuck Perone, who coached the Red squad. “When you get down like that, it’s hard to come back and we just couldn’t get over the hump.”
Blue 26 21 12 19 – 78
Red 19 14 21 14 – 68
Blue Scoring: Kapels, Lakeview 5; Wendt, Leigh 23; McMullin, Leigh 7; Faltys, Howells 13; Foltz, St. Francis 5; Voichahoske, Fullerton 2; Farrier, Newman Grove 2; Kampschneider, Howells 4; Bender, St. Francis 4; Barjenbruch, Lakeview 4; Hilger, David City 0; Noonan, St. Francis 9.
Red Scoring: Gustafson, High Plains 3; Purcell, Lakeview 3; Weeder, Holy Family 2; Flanagan, Boone Central 10; Temme, Boone Central 0; Peterson, Osceola 8; Dawson, Bone Central 5; Spath, St. Edward 8; Michael, Boone Central 13; Nathan, Newman Grove 8; Bos, Clarkson, 4.
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