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CARDS CLOBBER STMARYS

January 22, 1992

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— Basketball is a simple game. One team puts the ball through the hoop while trying to prevent the other team from doing the same thing.

Eudora coach Terry Zerr may have found the key element to gaining the advantage in this simple game.

"Effort. All we worked on this week was effort. We watched films of games when we didn't give extra effort and games when we did give extra effort and there is a big difference. To our kids credit, they gave that extra effort tonight," Zerr said.

The Cardinals used a full-court press and an up-tempo style of offense to force several early turnovers and open an early lead in an 88-54 win over St. Marys Academy in the first round of the McLouth Tournament.

SENIORS MATT Grosdidier and Jamy Hickman combined for 44 points to help the Cardinals end a three-game losing streak.

"Coach Zerr told us to come out with a lot of energy," Grosdidier said. "We came out lazy against McLouth last week and they beat us. When we start strong, we win. We can't start playing in the second quarter if we want to win."

The Cardinals led 18-13 at the end of the first quarter, and increased the lead with a 14-4 run to open the second quarter. Grosdidier sparked the rally with eight consecutive points, including back-to-back three-pointers.

While shooting 50 percent, the Cardinals limited the Crusaders to 26 of 60 field goal shooting.

"Tonight we scored the most points we've scored all year because of our defense," Zerr said. "We knew we had a numbers advantage and a size advantage coming into tonight, so we did try to force the ball inside. But our defense was outstanding."

SENIOR J.D. Angele lead the Crusaders with 12 points on 6-of-6 shooting. Louis Massett and Issac Moats each added 10 points.

In other McLouth Tournament action on Tuesday night, Troy beat McLouth, 73-40; Oskaloosa tripped Kansas City Christian, 39-36; and Effingham spilled Jefferson North, 54-32.

In the semifinals on Friday night, it'll be Troy against Oskaloosa at 6 p.m. followed by Eudora against top-seeded Effingham at 7:30 p.m.

"They're a good team, but we don't know what `top seed' means," Grosdidier said about Effingham. "We just think we can come out and beat them. If we come out with the energy we had tonight, we can win."

The Cardinals improved to 5-6. St. Mary's dropped to 3-5.

EUDORA 88, ST. MARYS ACADEMY 54 EUDORA (88)

John Abel 0-1 0-0 0, Matt Grosdidier 10-16 1-2 24, Mark Brunk 3-6 2-3 8, Jamy Hickman 9-19 2-4 20, Adam Gabriel 5-11 1-2 11, Eric Votaw 2-3 0-1 4, Aaron Dardis 3-7 1-2 7, Terry Crawshaw 3-6 2-2 8, Mark Everley 2-4 0-0 4, Doug Williams 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 37-74 11-18 88. ST. MARYS ACADEMY (54)

Jeremy Harpe 0-1 0-0 0, J.D. Angele 6-6 0-0 12, Jay Butler 4-15 0-4 8, Louis Massett 5-17 0-1 10, Issac Moats 3-8 4-7 10, Brian Bunel 2-3 0-1 4, Eric Vanek 2-2 1-2 5, Ashley Gough 0-2 0-0 0, Mike Cerny 2-5 0-0 4, Tracy Harpe 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 24-59 6-17 54. Eudora--18 26 21 28 -- 88 St. Marys Academy--13 17 13 11 -- 54

Three Point Goals - Eudora 3-8 (Grosdidier 3-6, Gabriel 0-2); St. Mary's 0-4 (Butler 0-2, Massett 0-2). Total Fouls - Eudora 18, St. Mary's 24. Fouled Out - I. Moats, St. Mary's. Technical Fouls - Hickman, Eudora.

TROY 73, McLOUTH 40 McLouth-- 6 15 9 10 -- 40 Troy--14 17 19 23 -- 73

McLouth: Barton 3, Monahan 2, Funk 6, Woodhead 2, Schwinn 12, Haney 2, Bowen 1, Gaskell 12.

Troy: Groninger 2, Bond 8, J. Winder 12, Miner 4, Jasper 7, Robinson 7, Rofenberger 6, Needham 6, C. Winder 15, Masters 4, Clary 2.

OSKALOOSA 39, KC CHRISTIAN 36 KC Christian--12 7 9 8 -- 36 Oskaloosa-- 9 7 4 19 -- 39

KC Christian: Riley 3, Bradford 1, Dekker 6, Smith 6, Hoist 21.

Oskaloosa: Farmer 5, Bassett 14, Malone 3, Turner 7, Courtney 4, Sparks 4, Craven 2.

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