The SBCS Ravens completed their final goal for the season, winning the Northeast Kansas League Championship, and maintaining their perfect record, with a victory over the Jefferson County North Chargers on Saturday afternoon. SBCS finished the season at 15-0, with a thrilling win over the Chargers in the Championship Game that came down to the final seconds.
The Ravens led for the entire first half, but found themselves in foul trouble by the middle of the 3rd quarter. After jumping out to a 15-5 lead in the 1st quarter, the Ravens didn’t score at all in the 2nd quarter until there was only about a minute remaining. The Chargers rallied as the Ravens clung to a 21-14 halftime lead. The Chargers owned the 3rd quarter, outscoring the Ravens 9-5. SBCS and JCN traded baskets throughout the final quarter, with SBCS narrowly pulling off a 33-31 victory to claim the NEKL Championship.
Will Buron led the Ravens with 16 points, as he carried the Ravens throughout the game, both offensively and defensively. Buron added 8 rebounds, a steal, and an assist. Parrish Beagle added 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals to provide the Ravens with some reassurance. Beagle was 6/8 from the free throw line for SBCS. Mark Harris, Sam Joyce, and Bohdan Korbelik each added a free throw for the Ravens, which proved to be the difference in the game coming down the stretch. Harris played well defensively, grabbing 8 rebounds, making 6 steals, and contributing 2 assists. Sam Joyce added 8 rebounds and 2 steals before fouling out in the 4th quarter. Ethan Noll led JCN with 13 points, while Blake Fowler added 10 points for the Chargers.
The Ravens will have a ceremony to celebrate with other SBCS students during the Monday Morning Prayer Service at school on Monday. A banquet to honor the team will be announced at a later date. Congratulations to the Ravens on a most outstanding season!
In other tournament games, ACCMS defeated Pleasant Ridge 36-19 to claim 3rd place honors. Everest was a 32-22 winner over Jackson Heights in the 5th place game, while Osklaoosa hung on to beat Valley Falls 35-32 for 7th place. Congratulations to all the NEKL teams on a tournament full of spirit and skill.
The #1-seed SBCS Ravens continued their stellar season on Thursday night, as they defeated the #4-seed Pleasant Ridge Rams in the NEKL Tournament Semifinal Game. After a slow start with the Ravens only holding a 10-6 lead at the end of the 1st quarter, SBCS got in their scoring rhythm, and put up several points to close out the first half. Defensively, the Ravens held the Rams scoreless in the 3rd quarter, and then cruised to a 40-17 victory to finish out the game.
Mark Harris led the Ravens with 14 points and 10 rebounds, posting a double-double to highlight his big game. Harris also made 4 steals and added an assist. Parrish Beagle added 12 points for SBCS, as well as 2 rebounds and 3 steals. Contributing 6 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 steals, Sam Joyce provided a spark to the Ravens at the post position. Will Buron added 4 points, 7 rebounds, and an assists to the Raven effort, while Keegan Mispagel rounded out the Raven scoring with 4 more points.
In other semifinal games Thursday night, #8-seed Everest defeated #5-seed Oskaloosa by a 25-24 score on a buzzer beating jump shot just inside the 3-point line. The #7-seeded Jackson Heights Cobras upset the #3-seeded Valley Falls Dragons, also by a 25-24 score. Finally, the #2-seed JCN Chargers knocked off the #6-seed ACCMS Tigers, 36-22.
The Ravens, now 14-0, look to complete the season with the NEKL Championship on Saturday. The NEKL Championship Game will tip off at about 12:45pm at the Maur Hill-Mount Academy Gym. SBCS will face #2-seed JCN in the Championship. Come out and cheer on the Ravens on their quest to finish the season undefeated and with a league championship. Let’s go Ravens!!
The #1-seeded SBCS Ravens opened the 2019 NEKL Tournament with a 40-31 victory over the #7 Everest Chargers. SBCS employed great teamwork and strategic plays to secure the quarterfinal win.
Earlier in the evening, Everest defeated the McLouth 31-14 in a pigtail game, giving Everest the right to play SBCS in the quarterfinals. Everest now continues in the tournament as the #7 seed. In the other quarterfinal hosted at SBCS on Monday night, the #4 Pleasant Ridge Rams defeated the #5 Oskaloosa Bears in a 21-20 nail biter that came down to several lead changes in the last two minutes.
The Ravens were led in their quarterfinal victory by Parrish Beagle’s 12 points and Keegan Mispagel’s 11 points. Beagle added a team-high 7 steals to his totals, along with 5 rebounds. Mark Harris contributed 7 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists to provide the Ravens with another spark. Will Buron added 6 points and 6 rebounds, in addition to an assist. Sam Joyce led the Ravens in rebounds with 10 boards, while also scoring 4 points and making 3 steals.
SBCS will play the Pleasant Ridge Rams in a NEKL Tournament Semifinal game on Thursday night, February 21. All semifinal and final games will be played at the Maur Hill Mount Academy Gym. The Ravens are scheduled to tip at about 7:45pm. Good luck to the Ravens!
The SBCS Ravens have completed the regular season with a perfect 12-0 record, the first time a St. Benedict team has accomplished that feat since the 2013 season. The Ravens defeated the McLouth Bulldogs 38-17 on the road on Thursday night. Shorthanded due to lots of ill players, the Ravens were only able to play the A game, and stayed tough to secure the win.
SBCS owned a 19-9 lead at the half, and maintained that lead for most of the second half. The Ravens were led by Parrish Beagle, who scored 18 points, and grabbed 9 boards. Mark Harris added 9 points and 5 rebounds, and chipped in a team-high 3 assists. Sam Joyce scored 8 points, while securing a team-leading 10 rebounds. Bohdan Korbelik scored 2 points, and made 4 steals.
The Ravens open the NEKL Championship Tournament on Monday, February 18, at home in the Senecal Gym. SBCS is the #1 seed in the tournament, and will play the winner of the #4 Pleasant Ridge and #5 Oskaloosa game. The game time is TBA, due to weather predictions and possible game changes. Good luck to the Ravens as the look to continue their perfect season in tournament play.
The SBCS Ravens cruised to a 57-23 victory over the Oskaloosa Bears on 8th Grade Night. Despite Oskaloosa keeping things close in the first quarter, the Ravens went on a 25-0 run in the second quarter to pull away from the Bears for good. The win brings the Ravens to a perfect 11-0 record on the season. The Ravens already own the #1 seed in the NEKL Tournament, which begins next week.
Parrish Beagle scored 20 points to lead the Raven attack, while he also grabbed 7 rebounds, made 3 steals, and an assist. Mark Harris added 11 points for the Ravens, along with 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Adding 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists to the SBCS totals, Will Buron played a solid all-around game. Keegan Mispagel also had a great game, with his 7 points, 2 steals, and an assist; while Sam Joyce chipped in 6 points and 7 boards. Bohdan Korbelik added 5 points to round out the Ravens scoring.
SBCS lost a heartbreak in overtime of the B Game. After trailing 12-20 at the start of the 4th quarter, the Ravens rallied to tie the game in the final minute when Bohdan Korbelik swished a 3-pointer at the top of the key. Tied at 25, neither team scored again by the end of regulation, forcing overtime. The Ravens gave great effort, but ultimately came up just a little short, falling 29-30 in overtime. Bohdan Korbelik led the Ravens with a season-high 18 points. Carl Sargent scored 7 points for the Ravens, while Eli Black and Anthony Wurtz each added a basket. Black and James Buhman-Wiggs combined for 8 rebounds.
In between games, SBCS honored eight Raven 8th graders. Parrish Beagle, Eli Black, James Buhman-Wiggs, Will Buron, Miles DuLac, Mark Harris, Keegan Mispagel, and Sam Joyce were recognized for their significant contributions to SBCS Raven basketball over the last two seasons! Thank you, Ravens!
Good luck to SBCS as they conclude the regular season at McLouth on Thursday, with tip-offs at 4:30 and 5:30pm. SBCS then hosts the Quarterfinals of the NEKL Tournament on Monday, February 18, at SBCS. Go Ravens!!
The Ravens moved to double digit victories at 10-0 on Tuesday night, defeating the Everest Chargers. After drifting snow caused the game to be postponed back in January, the Ravens finally got to play at Everest. SBCS took care of business, jumping out to an 18-2 lead in the first quarter on their way to a 33-6 halftime lead. The Ravens put pressure on the Chargers early in the game, and never looked back.
Mark Harris posted a double-double in the game to lead the Raven attack. Harris scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds; along with 3 assists. Parrish Beagle was the top scorer for the Ravens, as he posted 17 points. Beagle also added 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Sam Joyce added 6 points and 6 rebounds. Will Buron, Bohdan Korbelik, and Keegan Mispagel also scored for SBCS. Buron finished with 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
While the game was close until the final few minutes, the SBCS B team fell to the Chargers. After only trailing by 4 at the end of the 3rd quarter, the Ravens couldn’t stop the Everest push in the final minutes, and ultimately surrendered to the Chargers 22-31. Bohdan Korbelik led the Ravens with 10 points. Eli Black added 7 points and 2 rebounds. Keegan Mispagel also scored for SBCS.
The Ravens will play at Jackson Heights on Thursday evening, with A and B teams both in action, beginning at 4:30pm. Good luck to SBCS as they roll on!
The SBCS Ravens defeated the Xavier Raiders on the road in nearly the same way as they did in the home opener. SBCS rolled to a 48-18 victory over the struggling Raiders. The win has SBCS sitting at 9-0, while also currently holding the top spot in the NEKL standings.
Will Buron led the Ravens with 15 points, behind his 70% shooting from the field. Buron added 4 rebounds, a steal, and an assist. Sam Joyce scored 9 points, grabbed 2 rebounds, and made a steal and an assist in one of his strongest games of the season. Parrish Beagle added 8 points for SBCS, along with 8 steals and 3 assists. Bohdan Korbelik came off the bench to score a pair of baskets, while Mark Harris and Miles DuLac each had baskets for the Ravens as well. Harris grabbed a team-high 6 boards, while also contributing 2 assists. Carl Sargent connected on a pair of free throws late in the game to round out the Ravens scoring.
SBCS was also victorious in the B Game, despite a slow start. After trailing 5-7 at the half, the Ravens went on a second half surge to defeat the Raiders 23-8. A balanced attack led the Ravens to the win, with every player scoring at least once. Bohdan Korbelik was the leader, scoring 9 points, making 4 steals, and grabbing two rebounds. Carl Sargent added 4 points and 6 steals. Miles DuLac led the Ravens in rebounds with 9, while also posting 2 points and 2 assists. Another key rebounder for the Ravens was Eli Black, who finished with 7 boards, along with his 3 steals and 3 points. James Buhman-Wiggs scored 3 points, while also securing 4 rebounds; and Anthony Wurtz ended with a basket, 3 boards, and 3 steals.
The Ravens play again on Tuesday night in Everest. This is a make-up game from the contest that was snowed out back on January 24. B game will begin at 4:30, followed by the A game. Good luck to the Ravens as they continue their long stretch of road games.
The SBCS Ravens narrowly escaped Effingham with a victory on Thursday night, holding on for a 42-37 win. The host Tigers gave the Ravens almost all they could handle, and the Ravens never led by more than six points. Will Buron scored the final seven points for the Ravens, as he sank a 3-pointer with about 2:15 left in the game, and then followed that up with another basket with about 51 seconds remaining. Buron connected on two more free throws for SBCS down the stretch to seal the game for the Ravens.
Parrish Beagle led the Ravens with 21 points, while also grabbing 8 rebounds, making 8 steals, and blocking 1 shot. Will Buron added 9 points, including 7 key points in the final quarter, along with his 3 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 assists. Mark Harris led the Ravens in rebounds with 9 boards, while also contributing a basket, an assist, and a steal. Keegan Mispagel added 4 points, an assist, and a steal; while Sam Joyce posted 7 total boards and scored 4 points.
The Ravens succumbed to the Tigers in the B Game, 16-31. Turnovers plagued the Ravens again, as they allowed 18 throughout the game. Miles DuLac was a bright spot for SBCS, leading the team in scoring with 5 points, as well as 2 steals and 2 assists. Eli Black scored 4 points, and led the team in rebounds with 5 boards. Bohdan Korbelik scored 3 points and James Buhman-Wiggs connected for a basket, to round out the Raven scoring.
SBCS will hit the road for three games next week. The Ravens will play at Xavier on Monday, at Everest on Tuesday (a make-up game from the January 24 postponed game), and at Jackson Heights on Thursday. All games will feature the B Game at 4:30 and the A Game at 5:30. Good luck to the Ravens as they seek to finish the regular season strong!
SBCS basketball maintained their perfect record going, moving to 7-0, after having a whole week off due to weather cancellations at the end of last week. SBCS started slow against Pleasant Ridge, trailing for most of the first half. The Rams held an 8-4 lead over the Ravens at the end of the 1st quarter, which marked the first time SBCS had trailed in a game all season. SBCS got back to their game plan in the second half, going on a 12-2 run to open the final quarter, ultimately posting a 44-23 victory.
Parrish Beagle posted 19 points, made 9 steals, grabbed 3 rebounds, and contributed 1 assist. Also greatly aiding the Raven effort was Mark Harris, who scored 11 points. Harris led the team in rebounds with 6, while also posting 3 steals. Keegan Mispagel scored 8 points for the Ravens, as well as posting 2 steals and 2 assists. Bohdan Korbelik, Miles DuLac, and Will Buron each added a basket for SBCS.
The Ravens struggled to score in the B Game, falling to the Rams 8-32. SBCS connected on only 2/16 shots from 3-point range, leading to their scoring woes. Miles DuLac was the high scorer with 5 points, while DuLac also led the team in rebounds with 6. Bohdan Korbelik scored the only other Raven basket.
SBCS plays at ACCJHS in Effingham on Thursday evening. The B Game will tip off at 4:30pm, and the A Game will follow. Good luck to the Ravens as they begin a four game road trip in the heart of their season.
The SBCS Ravens maintained their perfect record on Monday night at home, defeating the Valley Falls Dragons 57-30. While only holding a 22-15 lead at the half, the Ravens went on a 22-3 run in the 3rd quarter to seal the game. Balanced scoring helped the Ravens attack the Dragons from many angles, as six Ravens contributed key points.
The high scorer was Parrish Beagle, who posted 18 points, along with 6 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 assists. Mark Harris added 14 points to tie his career high. Harris also added 9 rebounds, and a pair of steals and assists. Will Buron also racked up points for SBCS, scoring 13 points, while grabbing 8 rebounds, and making 2 steals. Keegan Mispagel scored 7 points for SBCS, and Bohdan Korbelik connected on a 3-pointer. Sam Joyce led the team in rebounds with 9, and also finished with 2 steals and a basket.
The Ravens were not as fortunate in the B Game, as the Dragons got hot late in the 4th quarter. While the score was close for much of the game, Valley Falls pulled away to defeat SBCS 30-25, scoring 14 points in final quarter. Bohdan Korbelik led the Ravens with 15 points. Keegan Mispagel, James Buhman-Wiggs, Eli Black, and Anthony Wurtz also scored baskets for SBCS.
SBCS travels to Everest on Thursday, January 24. The B Game tips at 4:30pm, and the A Game will follow. Everest is currently 2-4 in the NEKL. Good luck to the Ravens!
SBCS moved to 5-0 on the season, as they stopped the JCN Chargers on Thursday evening. SBCS took the lead from the outset, and never looked back. Tremendous hustle and teamwork by the Ravens helped them secure a win over the formidable Chargers. The Ravens owned a 30-12 lead at the half, before continuing to push throughout the second half on their way to a 47-26 victory. SBCS and JCN were the only two remaining undefeated teams in the NEKL going into the game. Now alone in first place in the league standings, the Ravens have two tough weeks of basketball on the horizon, and will need to stay focused to continue their ferocious winning pace.
Leading all scorers in the game was Parrish Beagle, who dished in an impressive 24 points to set a new career-high. Beagle also added 11 rebounds, giving him his first double-double of the season. Five steals and 3 assists rounded out Beagle’s stellar game. Will Buron’s consistent play and perpetual hustle aided the Ravens again, as he add 10 points, 8 boards, and a pair of steals and assists. Mark Harris added 8 points, including two 3-pointers, while also grabbing 3 rebounds, making 3 steals, and blocking 2 shots. Sam Joyce finished with 3 points and 7 rebounds, while Keegan Mispagel added a basket and an assist, along with two assists and two rebounds.
SBCS did not overcome the Chargers in the B Game, falling 25-34. While the game was tied at 18 about halfway through the 3rd quarter, the Chargers began to pull away down the stretch. Turnovers were incredibly costly to the Ravens, as they committed 19 turnovers in struggling to break the JCN full court press. Miles DuLac led the Ravens with 13 points, a new career-high. DuLac was hot from behind the arc, as he connected on three 3-pointers, while he also grabbed 5 rebounds and forced 2 steals. Anthony Wurtz added 5 points and secured 4 rebounds while playing one of his best games of the season. Bohdan Korbelik added 4 points and Eli Black scored 3 points to round out the Raven scoring. Black led the team in rebounds with 8.
The Ravens will play at home on Monday night, January 21, at 4:30pm. Both the A and B teams will be in action. SBCS takes on Valley Falls in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day game. Let’s go Ravens!
SBCS moved to 4-0 on the season, as they defeated the McLouth Bulldogs 38-10 on Monday night in the Senecal Gym. SBCS played cohesively as a team, churning out a season-high team total of 8 assists. The Ravens also committed a season-low of two turnovers in the game. McLouth was held scoreless for the entire first half. The win helps the Ravens stay unbeaten, as they face JCN- the only other undefeated team in the NEKL- on Thursday night.
Parrish Beagle was the top scorer for the Ravens with 16 points, as he shot 70% from the field during the game. Beagle also posted 8 rebounds, 5 steals, and 3 assists. Adding 12 points and 7 rebounds for SBCS was Will Buron, as Buron continues to provide hustle and grit on the floor for the Ravens. Sam Joyce scored 5 points, while grabbing 7 rebounds and contributing 2 assists. Mark Harris posted 3 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals. Keegan Mispagel scored 2 points and made 2 assists.
In the B Game, SBCS exploded in the second half to post a 36-5 victory over the Bulldogs. After only leading at halftime 11-4, the Ravens started connecting on shots in the 3rd quarter to cruise to the win. Miles DuLac and Eli Black led the Ravens with 9 points apiece. DuLac added 3 rebounds and 3 steals, while Black posted 3 rebounds, 5 steals, and an assist. Bohdan Korbelik added 7 points to the Raven total, while Carl Sargent chipped in another 6 points. Anthony Wurtz and James Buhman-Wiggs were the other SBCS scorers. Wurtz also posted 4 rebounds to help the Ravens.
SBCS takes on JCN in Nortonville on Thursday, January 17. The B Game will tip at 4:30pm, followed by the A Game. Good luck to the Ravens in a big NEKL match-up!
The Ravens posted another win on Thursday night, moving to 3-0 while picking up their first road win of the season. Oskaloosa was never really in the game, as the Ravens jumped out to a 31-9 halftime lead, and then enjoyed a big lead for the entire second half. When the final buzzer sounded, SBCS secured a 53-15 victory over the frustrated Bears.
Parrish Beagle led the Ravens in scoring again, posting 17 points, 7 steals, and 3 assists. His hustle and court sense paved the way for another big game for the Ravens. Will Buron had another great game for SBCS as well, as Buron scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Going into the 4th quarter, Buron was shooting 75% from the field. Solid on both offense and defense, Mark Harris was a key player for the Ravens, as he scored 7 points, grabbed 3 boards, and forced 3 steals. Sam Joyce also finished with 7 points, along with 4 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 assist. Bohdan Korbelik added 6 points on a pair of 3-pointers, while Keegan Mispagel also swished a 3-pointer.
SBCS won the B Game by a score of 20-3 in two quarters of play. Due to illness and injury, the Ravens only had enough players for two quarters, but they took full advantage of the time on the court. Bohdan Korbelik led the Ravens with 8 points, including two 3-pointers. Eli Black added 5 points and 4 rebounds. Carl Sargent added 3 points and a rebound, while Will Buron and James Buhman-Wiggs each scored a basket. Keegan Mispagel led the team in rebounds with 6.
The Ravens will be back in action on Monday, January 14. SBCS hosts McLouth in the Senecal Gym at 4:30pm, B Game followed by the A Game. Go Ravens!
The SBCS Ravens continued to make basketball look easy, as they captured a 48-17 victory over the visiting Jackson Heights Cobras on Monday night. SBCS enjoyed a nice crowd for the game, and the Raven fans certainly had plenty to cheer about as the Ravens never trailed in the entire game.
Parrish Beagle led the Ravens with 15 total points, while grabbing 5 rebounds and forcing 6 steals. Will Buron also had a big game for the Ravens, posting 12 points and securing 5 boards. Sam Joyce chipped in another 8 points for SBCS, while finishing with 3 rebounds and 2 steals. Also contributing for the Ravens was Mark Harris, who had 6 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. Bohdan Korbelik (4) and Miles DuLac (3) were the other two Raven scorers.
While the B Game was much closer, the Ravens pulled away at the end to defeat the Cobras 21-18. Miles DuLac and Bohdan Korbelik led the way for the Ravens for the second straight game, as they both scored 8 points and made 3 steals. Korbelik also added 2 rebounds. Eli Black and Anthony Wurtz also scored baskets for the Ravens. Black led the team in rebounds with 8 boards, and in steals with 6 picks. Carl Sargent added a free throw, 2 rebounds, and 3 steals.
The Ravens travel to Oskaloosa on Thursday, with the B Team scheduled to tip off at 4:30pm. The A Game will follow. The Ravens looks to stay undefeated in the NEKL, as they play their first road game of the season. Good luck to the Ravens!
The SBCS Ravens took care of business in the annual NEKL Catholic school clash on Thursday night in their season opener, as the Ravens rolled over the visiting Raiders 55-2. SBCS jumped out to a 16-2 lead in the first quarter, and then never looked back. SBCS held the Raiders scoreless, while scoring 17, 16, and 6 points in the final three quarters.
Parrish Beagle was the leading scorer for SBCS, finishing with 15 points. Beagle added 4 steals and 3 rebounds in his season debut. Will Buron and Mark Harris tremendously aided the Raven effort, as each of them scored 14 points. Buron added 4 steals and a rebound, and Harris added 7 rebounds and 3 steals. Sam Joyce added 5 points and finished with a team-high 9 rebounds. Keegan Mispagel scored 4 points for SBCS, along with posting 3 rebounds and 2 steals. Bohdan Korbelik connected on a 3-pointer to add to the Raven total.
The Ravens were also victorious in the B Game, securing a 34-18 win to start the season. Still trailing 16-18 at the end of the 3rd quarter, SBCS came together as a team and started connecting on shots in the final few minutes. Bohdan Korbelik was the leading scorer in the B game with 16 points, along with 3 rebounds, 3 steals, and an assist. Miles DuLac contributed to the Raven attack with 10 points, 7 rebounds, and a steal. Carl Sargent added 4 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals, while Anthony Wurtz scored a basket off a big rebound in the 3rd quarter.
SBCS plays at home again on Monday, January 7, as the Ravens host Jackson Heights. The B Game will tip off at 4:30pm, with the A Game to follow. Good luck to the Ravens!
The #3 Ravens didn’t have the tournament debut they were hoping for, as they lost their NEKL Tournament quarterfinal game to the #6 Oskaloosa Bears on Monday night. The Ravens were in the game for the whole night, but the Bears pulled away down the stretch, handing the Ravens a 28-33 loss. SBCS has now lost 5 straight games. The Ravens struggled to rebound and to contain the outside shooting of the Bears. The Ravens shot 24% from the floor.
Drew Caudle led the scoring for the Ravens, as he posted 12 points. Caudle also had 2 rebounds. Parrish Beagle added 6 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals. Samuel Peitsch scored 4 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, and posted 3 blocked shots. Mark Harris also played a solid game, scoring 5 points and grabbing 2 rebounds. Carson VanDyke scored on a free throw, secured 3 rebounds, and made 2 steals.
The Ravens now face the loser of the JCN-Everest game. SBCS will play their semifinal game at 5:15pm on Thursday night in Everest. Good luck to the Ravens!
SBCS dropped their fourth straight game at Jackson Heights on Thursday night. The Ravens fell 28-41 after a rough final quarter, despite keeping it close for most of the game. The loss does not count in league standings, but was played simply to finish out the regular season league games. With some key players missing due to illness, the Ravens had a tall order to try to contain the Cobras, especially inside. Rebounding proved to be a major challenge for the Ravens in finishing out the game.
Samuel Peitsch led the Ravens with a double-double, posting 10 points and 12 rebounds. This marked Peitsch’s first double-double outing in two weeks. Peitsch also posted a season-high 4 blocked shots. Drew Caudle scored 10 points and snagged 2 steals. Another key contributor for the Ravens was Mark Harris, who scored 5 points, grabbed 3 rebounds, and made 1 steal. Carson VanDyke returned to the floor for the first time since sustaining a concussion back on February 1. VanDyke sank a 3-pointer and secured a steal in his return.
The SBCS B Team struggled against Jackson Heights, succumbing to the Cobras 16-41. Samuel Joyce led the Ravens with 9 points, 6 rebounds, and a blocked shot. Joseph Mulholland added 5 points, as well as a steal, a rebound, and a blocked shot. Eli Black led the Ravens in steals with 3, while also scoring a basket and making 2 steals.
SBCS begins NEKL Tournament play on Monday night, February 19. The Ravens will take on Oskaloosa, at JCN, in the tournament quarterfinals. The Ravens are scheduled to play in the first game at 4:30pm. Good luck to Ravens as they look to make a deep run in the tournament!
The SBCS Ravens played much better than in their previous outing against JCN, but still fell 26-44 against the tall and tough Charger team. The Ravens were excited to take on the Chargers in their own Senecal Gym, and fought hard until the end. This loss was the first one at home this season. SBCS continued to struggle to score against the JCN defense. While JCN didn’t have as fantastic a shooting percentage as they did in the game last week, they still shot well from the field, and made it difficult for the Ravens to contain them.
Fittingly enough, on a night celebrating them, two 8th grade leaders anchored the Raven team. Samuel Peitsch led SBCS with 11 points, including an unusual 3-pointer for him. Peitsch also added 5 rebounds, a steal, and a blocked shot. Drew Caudle also played a crucial role with his 12 points, 2 rebounds, and an assist. Parrish Beagle was the only other Raven scorer, as he connected on a 3-pointer late in the game. Beagle also led the Ravens in steals with 3.
SBCS also fell to JCN in the B Game, 26-36. Keegan Mispagel was the top scorer for the Ravens with 10 points. Joseph Mulholland sank a pair of 3-pointers, in what has become his specialty shot. Eli Black also scored for the Ravens, finishing with 4 points; and Sam Joyce scored a basket while leading the team in rebounds with 4. The Ravens were racking up the steals with Eli Black, Keegan Mispagel, Joseph Mulholland, and Sam Joyce each securing two.
Six 8th graders were recognized in between games- Tyler Gates, Drew Caudle, Carson VanDyke, Samuel Peitsch, Joseph Mulholland, and Kaden Haupt. These gentlemen have made significant contributions to Raven basketball, and it was an honor for all in attendance to see them celebrated and appreciated for their hard work. Thank you, Raven 8th graders!
The Ravens travel to Jackson Heights on Thursday for the final regular season game. Game times are at 4:30 and 5:30pm. Good luck to the Ravens as they wrap up the regular season and prepare for the NEKL tournament next week!
SBCS lost its second game in as many nights during a rough week of basketball for the Ravens. After defeating Valley Falls 50-22 at home during the first week of the season, SBCS fell in a close game, 35-40, in Valley on Thursday night. The loss drops the Ravens to 6-2 in the NEKL standings for tournament seeding.
Drew Caudle’s 15 points led the SBCS offense, while Caudle also posted a pair of steals, rebounds, and assists. Samuel Peitsch’s 11 points and 4 rebounds also greatly helped the Raven effort. Parrish Beagle added 6 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals. The Ravens were led in rebounds by Mark Harris, who grabbed a total of 9. Will Buron connected on a 3 pointer to round out the Raven scoring.
SBCS also fell to Valley Falls in the B Game 20-33. Keegan Mispagel led the Ravens with 10 points and 4 rebounds. Joseph Mulholland scored 4 points. Both Mulholland and Sam Joyce secured 8 rebounds apiece for SBCS. Eli Black and Miles DuLac were the other Ravens scorers. Black and Mulholland snagged 3 steals each.
The Ravens return home on Monday, February 12 to face a tough JCN team. Monday will also be 8th Grade Night. Game times are at 4:30 and 5:30pm, with the 8th Grade Night recognitions taking place in between the two games. Good luck to the Ravens as they look forward to playing on their home court once again. Go Ravens!
SBCS suffered its first league loss at JCN on Wednesday evening in a make-up game that had been snowed out back in January. The Ravens came out flat, allowing the Chargers to build a 6-15 lead in the first quarter. JCN was connecting on all of their shots, while SBCS could hit nothing. The Ravens struggled to respond to the intense play of the Chargers. While SBCS showed some glimmers of hope in the second half after trailing 9-25 at halftime, they never got back in the game and ultimately fell 27-50.
The Ravens were led by Samuel Peitsch who finished with 10 points, 8 of which came in the second half. Peitsch also posted 9 rebounds and a blocked shot. Drew Caudle added 8 points, 2 steals, and 2 rebounds. Parrish Beagle played with great hustle throughout the game, scoring 7 points, grabbing 3 rebounds, and making 4 steals. Will Buron also scored for SBCS.
SBCS didn’t fare any better in the B game, suffering a 24-39 loss. Joseph Mulholland was the big scorer for the Ravens, as he led the team with 10 points. Sam Joyce also played a crucial role, scoring 5 points and grabbing 2 rebounds. Eli Black was 3/5 from the free throw line, while also forcing 3 steals. Other SBCS scorers included Miles DuLac, Keegan Mispagel, and Kaden Haupt, each with a basket.
SBCS will play again on Thursday night at Valley Falls to finish off their busy three game week. Game time is at 4:30 for B game, and the A game will follow. Good luck to the Ravens as they attempt to bounce back to continue their quest for a top seed in the upcoming NEKL tournament.