Cardinals Split Games With St. Mike’s Trojans

The St Louis 5th Graders lost on a last-second shot to St Michael’s on Monday 13-12.

This was a hard-fought and intense game between 2 teams that would not back down. The game went back and forth until the very end. The 1st quarter saw St Michaels jump out to a 4 – 2 lead but St Louis came back to take the lead at the half 8 – 7.

The score stayed the same as the 3rd quarter saw no team able to breakthrough in the scoring column. Tight defense on both sides was the name of the game with many steals, deflections from both teams. The last quarter saw the teams go head to head in scoring with Sam Dice hitting the go-ahead basket with 20 seconds left in the game. St Louis was able to cause a turnover to get the ball back with 13 seconds but St Michaels returned the favor by stealing the ball causing a scramble to ensue where St Michaels’ Logan Ross was able to score on the last-second shot to put the home team in the lead at the end of the game by a final score of 13 – 12.

Leading Scorers for St Louis were Sam Dice, Ray Walke, and Calving Padgett with 4 points apiece to lead the team.
The Defense was lead by Padgett, Walke, Dice, and Andrew King. The team played a very stingy man-to-man defense and it paid off up to the end. Other contributors were Caleb Harmeyer, Damien Brelage & Grant Wanstrath. The team played well but came away on the short end for this game. I couldn’t be more proud of all of them as their effort and energy led this team.

The Cards last game of the season is on Wednesday, Dec 16th, when they take on Greendale Middle School at the St Louis Activity Center for their final game of the season. The team currently sits at 7 wins and 3 losses (by a total of 11 points).   

Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Dice. 

The St. Louis 6th Grade Boys Basketball team avenged an earlier season loss to St. Michael-Brookville by winning Monday night 29-19.

The game was back and forth until the fourth quarter when the Cardinals defense kept St. Michael scoreless and pulled away for the impressive win.   

Adam Weber shined both offensively and defensively leading all scorers with 15 points. Griffin Koester and David Koch both scored four points. Rylan Yeager, Kaden Maple and Augie Hillenbrand all scored two points each to round out the scoring attack for St. Louis.   

The boys play their last game of the season Wednesday night at home against Greendale. The Cardinals are 6-2 on the season.

Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jeff Hermesch.