The Ste. Genevieve boys junior varsity basketball team saw an opening in the third quarter of Tuesday’s game at Potosi and took advantage. The Dragons outscored the Trojans, 17-12, in the quarter which provided the push to a 46-43 victory. The win improves the Dragons’ record to 16-2 on the season.
Potosi held a slim 20-18 halftime lead over Ste. Gen as the Dragons’ offense wasn’t hitting on all cylinders. Kaden Flye led the team with six first half points. Thankfully, the defense was a constant in this game, and it kept SGHS close.
In the third quarter, Ste. Genevieve grabbed the advantage. Mind you, it wasn’t a huge advantage, but Carter Klump and Blake Morganthaler scored 12 of the team’s 17 points as the Dragons went ahead, 35-32. Both players came alive in the quarter since Klump was held to three points in the first half, and Morganthaler only managed two points.
Flye helped keep the team on top in the fourth quarter. He scored five points and the defense kept the Trojans from doing too much. Both teams scored 11 points enabling the Dragons to take the three-point win. For the contest, Ste. Genevieve kept Potosi within 8-12 points in each quarter.
Offensively, while not overly powerful on this night, it was very balanced. Flye led SGHS with 11 points, while Klump netted ten. Morganthaler finished with nine points, and Kaden Buatte scored six points. Quentin Wittkopf and Nick Plati each netted four points, and Thomas O’Brien closed out the scoring with two points.
“It was another great blue collar performance and team win,” said head coach Jon Robinson. “This TEAM keeps finding ways to get the job done.”
The Dragons will take part in the North County JV Tournament beginning on Monday.