Seabury falls to Olpe in sub-state

Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball season ended with a 74-64 road loss to Olpe in the first round of sub-state Tuesday.

Trailing by 20 points in the second half, the Seahawks closed the deficit to six points with their full-court press but couldn’t pull any closer. Olpe’s Damon Schmidt scored a game-high 33 points while Seabury freshman point guard Zach Bloch scored 24.

“Zach was phenomenal,” Seabury coach Jonathan Raney said. “Put on a show in the fourth quarter and really gave us a chance to get back in the game.”

The Seahawks ended the year with a 10-9 record. Thomas diZerega, the team’s only senior starter, scored nine points while battling foul trouble.

“He played his heart out as always,” Raney said of diZerega. “Playing with his mask on and a soft cast on his hand where he sprained his thumb last week. To say we are going to miss him is an understatement. This one game won’t define him or his career. We obviously wanted to make a run but he has accomplished so much and has made a mark on the Seabury basketball program and community that will be felt for years and we are grateful for him.”

Olpe 19 17 22 16 – 74

Seabury 13 12 14 25 – 64

Olpe – Pimple 4, Schulz 20, K. Redeker 1, Hoelting 11, Schmidt 33, C. Redeker 5.

Seabury – Stavian Jones 10, Thomas diZerega 9, Zach Bloch 24, Chris Green 2, Cobe Green 17, Luke Hornberger 2.