Eagles lose to Longhorns, beat Rams

Feb 7, 2017 By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

St. Stephen's boys split their only two-game homestead of the season.

St. Stephen's picked up a weekend split in Class 1-A Northwest action with a 66-50 loss to Meeteetse on Friday and a season high 95-55 blowout win over Dubois on Saturday.

It was the first and only two-game home stand of the season for the Eagles.

The Eagles were out of sync from the opening tip until a late rally in the final minutes of the game.

Practice attendance has been an issue with the team and their lack of preparation showed itself on the floor.

When they're on the Eagles pass the ball and cut to the basket better than anyone in Class 1-A but Friday didn't display any of that.Most possession were one-on-one moves or a couple of passes around the perimeter before launching a long attempt.

The Eagles reached on defense instead of shuffling their feet and picked up a lot of early fouls as Meeteetse's team quickness took them to basket repeatedly on drives and cuts out of the Longhorns half-court offense.

A large number of St. Stephen's 3-point attempts ended in long rebounds with Meeteetse snagging the ball near half court and converting those missed shots into layups.

Meeteetse played a soft, shifting 2-3 zone that left the middle open, but the Eagles didn't try to get the ball inside and settled for individual drives that didn't pay off most of the time.

St. Stephen's trailed by 25 late in the third period and it looked like the rout was on, but the final period showed some of the style the team had exhibited earlier in the season.

A 9-2 run opened the final period with Vincent Brown hitting a 3-pointer and Antonio Divers and Xavier Hubbard scoring in transition.

A last second trey by Hubbard cut the final margin to 16.

Hubbard paced the Eagles with 16 points and Brown tallied 13.

St. Stephen's 95, Dubois 55

On Saturday, any semblance of the poor shooting against Meeteetse disappeared as the Eagles hit a dozen 3-pointers and almost topped the century mark in the 40-point win over Dubois.

St. Stephen's tallied a season high 33 points in the second quarter and had 56 on the home scoreboard at the half.

Dubois was hampered by the absence of Warren Johnson and while it may not have affected the outcome against St. Stephen's, it was a factor in the loss at Midwest.

The Eagles were paced by 26 points from Nano Spoonhunter, including a pair of 3-pointers. Hubbard hit four treys and 23 total points. Brown also drained four long range shots and had 20 points while Divers finished with a dozen.

Dubois was paced by Kyle Eulberg with 16 points, Sean Mock with 14 and Wade Beavers with 12.

The Rams looked good early against Midwest and were tied at 30-30 at the half with the Oilers, but faded in the final two periods.

Beaver's scored 21 including three 3-pointers and Mock finished with a pair of treys and 13 total points.

St. Stephen's plays at Ten Sleep on Saturday while Dubois concludes their home season against the same Ten Sleep Pioneers on Friday. Dubois then travels to Burlington on Saturday.

St. Stephen's - 9 7 11 23 - 50

Meeteetse 18 17 16 15 - 66

St. Stephen's - Xavior Hubbard 6 (1) 1-2 16, Roberto Hernandez 1 0-0 2, Brian Williams (1) 0-0 3, Antonio Divers 1 (1) 1-4 6, Kale Ferris (1) 0-0 3, Vincent Brown 3 (2) 1-2 13, Nano Spoonhunter 2 1-1 5. Totals 14 (6) 4-8 50

Meeteetse - Ogden 1-2 1, Salzman 5 (2) 0-1 16, Kluesner 6 (2) 4-4 22, Abarr 10 2-4 22, Burbank 1 3-3 5. Totals 22 (4) 10-15

St. Stephen's - 23 33 24 12 - 92

Dubois 12 10 19 14 - 55

St. Stephen's - Hubbard 5 (4) 1-2 23, Williams 2 0-0 4, Divers 4 (1) 1-2 12, Augustine (1) 0-0 3, Brown 4 (4) 20, Spoonhunter 9 (2) 2-2 26, Moss 1 0-0 2, White Antelope 1 0-0 2. Totals 27 (12) 4-6

Dubois - Claar 1 0-0 2, Mock 2 (3) 1-5 14, Beavers 6 0-0 12, Eulberg 6 (1) 1-2 16, Codevilla 3 3-3 9, Jeff Mittlesdorf 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 (4) 5-10

Midwest 12 18 23 16 - 69

Dubois 17 13 15 10 - 55

Dubois - Bob Claar. 0-2 0, Mason Slider 1 0-0 2, Brock Baker 1 2-3 4, Sean Mock 2 (2) 3-6 13, Wade Beavers 3 (3) 6-7 21, Kyle Eulberg 3 1-4 7, Matt Codevilla 2 2-2 6, Justin Poppe 1 0-2 2. Totals 13 (5) 14-26 55

Midwest - Harris 6 (3) 4-8 29, Bogart (1) 0-0 3, Chapman 4 0-2 8, Best 6 1-3 13, Uran 6 (1) 5-8 20. Totals 22 (5) 10-21 69