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Jimtown refuses to quit, comes up short against Marian

Marian, St. Joseph advance to Friday's semifinals.

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 10:33 p.m.

JIMTOWN — Ryan Schafer's hustle play helped Marian hold on for a Class 3A Jimtown Sectional boys basketball victory.

Schafer zipped into the corner to rebound a missed free throw by teammate Anthony Blum, got fouled and made 1 of 2 free throws to seal a 58-54 victory Tuesday, March 4, against Jimtown at Jerry Cook Court.

"That's how (Schafer) plays," said Marian coach Robb Berger. "He's a good athlete. He's real heady for the ball."

Schafer scored eight of his 11 points in the first half and Devin Cannady netted 19 of his game-high 24 in the middle two periods for the Knights.

"Our other players feed off (Devin)," said Berger.

A 17-10 run to end the first half allowed Marian to lead 33-20 at halftime.

"The first quarter was more of the pace they wanted," said Berger. "We wanted to speed them up and that gave us the momentum."

Marian (13-8) will play Culver Academy (12-6) at 6 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the semifinals after holding off the Jimmies.

Marian led by as many as 16 points in the second half — 44-28 — only to see Jimtown cut the gap to two at 56-54.

On his way to a team-best 16 points, junior Nick Floyd sank a 3-pointer with 1:20 to play to pull the Jimmies to within two.

Marian then made 1 of 5 foul shots leading to Schafer's key rebound.

"(Jimtown) played pretty well," said Berger. "We were 10 of 20 at the free throw line and missed layups. We're lucky to survive.

"The hardest game in the tournament is the first one."

The Jimmies, which made 18 of 36 total shots from the floor and 12 of 16 from the stripe, buried six 3-point shots in 17 attempts.

"Our kids do not quit," said Jimtown coach Ron Dietz. "They battle. They fight hard. Some games, it may get away from us. But these kids never quit. They keep believing.

"I'm proud of our young kids. With any type of adversity, they will not stop playing hard."

Freshman Sam Pawlak scored seven of his 13 points for the Jimmies in the first half.

Jimtown sophomore Adam DeShone canned eight of his 11 with two of his three 3-pointers in the second half.

"Jimtown should be proud," said Dietz. "They should look to the future with this group of kids."

Tuesday's other game saw South Bend St. Joseph top Glenn 70-64. A balanced St. Joe squad was paced by Greenan Sullivan (22 points), Keaton Wieschhaus (14), Ryan Woble (14) Matt Gergely (11).

Austen Hayes (26), Jake Strong (13) and Drew McDonald (11) led the way for Glenn (11-8).

CLASS 3A  JIMTOWN SECTIONAL

Marian 58, Jimtown 54

Jimtown — Sam Pawlak 5-7 3-4 13, Nick Floyd 4-11 5-6 16, Trevor Hobbs 3-4 0-0 6, Adam DeShone 4-8 0-0 11, Dylan Guldager 0-0 4-5 4, Kain Templeton 2-6 0-0 4, Austin Secor 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 18-36 (.500) 12-16 (.750) 54.

Marian — Nick Harris 2-4 4-6 8, Will Whitten 3-5 1-2 7, Quron Marks 1-4 0-0 3, Jake Whitfield 0-5 1-2 1, Devin Cannady 10-16 1-1 24, Ryan Schafer 5-8 1-3 11, Anthony Blum 1-3 2-6 4. Totals: 22-45 (.488) 10-20 (.500) 58..

Scoring By Quarters

Jimtown — 10 10 15 19 — 54

Marian — 14 19 15 10 — 58

3-point goals: Jimtown (6-17) — DeShone 3-6, Floyd 3-9; Marian (4-6) — Cannady 3-3, Marks 1-3.

Rebounds: Jimtown (24) — Floyd 6, Hobbs 5; Marian (25) — Whitten 7, Blum 5.

Turnovers: Jimtown 16 Marian 9.

Total fouls: Jimtown 15, Marian 12. Fouled out — Guldager (:53.4, fourth quarter).

Officials: Keith Denlinger, Trent Long, Mark McCammon.

Records: Marian 13-8, Jimtown 7-14.

Next: Culver Academy vs. Marian, 6 p.m., Rochester vs. SB St. Joseph, following, Friday, March 7, in semifinals of Class 3A Jimtown Sectional..

Other game: SB St. Joseph 70, Glenn 64. Top scorers: St. Joseph — Greenan Sullivan 22, Keaton Wieschhaus 14, Ryan Woble 14, Matt Gergely 11; Glenn — Austen Hayes 26, Jake Strong 13, Drew McDonald 11. Records: St. Joseph 15-6, Glenn 11-8.

 




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