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River Valley rallies to clip SM

Monday, February 26, 2001

CORRECTIONVILLE - Justin Still scored 24 points and Trent Jensen added 16 as River Villey rallied to hand Storm Lake St. Mary's a 59-53 setback in a Class 1A district quarterfinal game Monday night at Correctionville.

St. Mary's jumped out to a 20-17 lead after the first quarter and held a 31-24 halftime advantage. River Valley, however, used a 16-8 spurt to take a 40-39 lead into the fourth quarter of play. The Wolverines led 43-41 with 4 minutes remaining, but they finished the game with a 16-12 spurt to keep their lead.

St. Mary's made only seven field goals in the second half and scored just 22 points.

"They went from a man to a zone in the second half and we had a poor shooting half," St. Mary's coach Phil Skamser said. "We didn't knock in the perimeter shots and our shot selection was suspect. The good shots that we did get, we didn't hit."

Eric Wordekemper finished with 17 points and Kyle Drey 16 for the Panthers, who finished 8-12 overall. Eric Drey and Billy Mach had six apiece. Wordekemper grabbed eight rebounds, while Mach charted three assists. Eric Drey tallied two steals.

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