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St. Mary's rolls up 92 against Laurens-Marathon

Friday, December 21, 2012

LAURENS - 2nd-ranked St. Mary's piled up more than 90 points for the second straight game as they dusted Laurens-Marathon Tuesday night by a final of 92-45.

The all-state tandem of Luke Lenhart and Kennedy Drey accounted for 58 of those as they poured in 30 and 28, respectively.

Lenhart hit on 9-of-15 from the floor and added four rebounds, six assists and six steals and Drey connected on 12-of-17 and added 17 rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks.

Joe Sandhoff has emerged as the Panthers' consistent third option as he topped double figures for the sixth straight game, turning in 15 points and 11 rebounds. Dillan Smith notched nine points and 10 assists, and Josh Demers scored five.

The Panthers led 22-9 after one and pushed it to 47-23 at halftime. They finished 35-of-55 from the floor, 8-of-16 from three and 14-of-21 at the line.

Their recent offensive surge has bumped their season scoring average to 78 per game, second in Class 1A.

"They put pressure on Kennedy and Luke early," said St. Mary's head coach Brad Wilkening. "I thought we did a great job of passing the ball. Dillan Smith passing the ball to Joe down low. When Joe and Josh Demers and Dillan Smith can hit the perimeter shot, all of the sudden things get blown open. I thought we were doing some really good things, moving the ball well. There are some things we can do better, but we're getting there."

Tyler Stumbo led the Chargers in the loss, knocking down 4-of-7 three on his way to 23 points. He added seven rebounds. Seth Hersom added 11 points, and Keegan Jamison, Matt Cleveland and Will Cleveland added three points.

L-M was hot from three, making 8-of-19, but they struggled elsewhere, finishing 13-of-41 from the floor and 5-of-22 at the line.

The Panthers (7-0) have one game left before the new year as they visit LeMars Gehlen tonight. The Chargers (3-4) are off until January 3rd when they visit G-T/R-A.

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