Dutchmen sweep Highway 19 hoops twin bill at Cuba

By Will Johnson, Sports Editor
Posted 12/11/19

Salvaging the Borgia Turkey Tournament with a win over Union in the seventh-place game, Todd Rehmert’s Owensville Dutchmen looked to even their record at 2-2 with a win last Tuesday on the road …

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Dutchmen sweep Highway 19 hoops twin bill at Cuba

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Salvaging the Borgia Turkey Tournament with a win over Union in the seventh-place game, Todd Rehmert’s Owensville Dutchmen looked to even their record at 2-2 with a win last Tuesday on the road in Cuba against the Wildcats.

Trailing 44-43 going into the fourth quarter of their Highway 19 hoops showdown, Rehmert’s Dutchmen outscored Cuba 16-10 to leave Crawford County with a 59-54 victory over the Wildcats.

Cason Gray led a balanced scoring attack for Owensville with a team-high 12 points. Trevor Abernathy added 11 points while Zaid Epstein made it three Dutchmen in double figures with 10 points.

Macen Blankenship kicked in five points followed by four each from Justin Garner and Tyler Heidbrink.

Brendan Decker and Austin Terry contributed three points while Derek Brandt capped the scoring for Owensville with a third-quarter basket good for two points.

Terra Heidle’s JV Dutchmen also had a similar game to that of their varsity counterparts against the Wildcats.

Down 29-24 going into the fourth quarter, Heidle’s Dutchmen outscored Cuba 17-10 in the final period capped by a pair of Reese Rehmert free throws giving Owensville’s junior varsity squad a 41-39 victory in their season opener.

Netting seven of his team-high 12 points in the fourth quarter, Reese Rehmert led the Dutchmen offense.

He was followed closely behind with 11 points from Landon Valley.

Bryce Payne added six points followed by four from Austin Lowder and three each out of Reagan Wehmeyer and Rane Rehmert.

Matt Kramme’s Dutchmen freshman basketball team will open tournament action tonight (Wednesday) in Steelville taking on the host JV Cardinals at 5:30 p.m., at Steelville High School.

Win or lose, Owensville will play again on Saturday, Dec. 14 at either 9 a.m., or 11:15 a.m.

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