Dutchmen swept at Linn

By Will Johnson, Sports Editor
Posted 12/18/19

Dropping a 67-52 decision at Washington four days earlier, Todd Rehmert’s Owensville Dutchmen basketball team looked to even their record at 3-3 Friday night with a victory on the road against …

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Dutchmen swept at Linn

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Dropping a 67-52 decision at Washington four days earlier, Todd Rehmert’s Owensville Dutchmen basketball team looked to even their record at 3-3 Friday night with a victory on the road against Linn’s Wildcats in Osage County.

Playing the host Wildcats to a 10-10 draw after one quarter, Owensville was outscored 19-8 in the second quarter before they went on to drop a 59-36 decision to the host Wildcats.

Derek Brandt paced Owensville with a team-high 10 points. He was followed in scoring with five points each from Brendan Decker and Boyde Nicks.

Zaid Epstein and Tyler Heidbrink added four points each in addition to three apiece from Justin Garner and Trevor Abernathy. Macen Blankenship rounded out the Dutchmen scoring against Linn with two points.

Alek Peters led Linn and all scorers with a game-high 23 points.

Outscored 36-22 in the first half, Terra Heidle’s Owensville JV Dutchmen could not keep with Linn’s potent offense before falling 66-45 to the JV Wildcats.

Bryce Payne led the JV Dutchmen with 18 points followed in double figures by Landon Valley with 14 points.

Logan Evans added five points in addition to two points each from Rane and Reese Rehmert.

Opening Friday’s tripleheader in Osage County, Matt Kramme’s Owensville Dutchmen freshmen took on Linn’s freshmen Wildcats.

Held to 13 first-half points, Kramme’s Dutchmen dropped a 61-36 decision Friday night in Osage County.

Spoiling Linn’s first quarter shutout, Charlie Whelan paced the Dutchmen freshmen with a team-high 12 points.

Will Lauth also reached double figures scoring seven of his 10 points in the second half.

Derek Marquez and Weston Kramme scored five points apiece in addition to two points each from Austin Luecke and Logan Risse.

Owensville will close the 2019 portion of their season Friday opening Four Rivers Conference (FRC) basketball action against St. Clair’s Bulldogs starting at 5:30 p.m., with the JV contest.

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