Cougars outscore Dragons! Click her for the game –
Lutheran-St Charles Cougars outgunned the St Mary’s Dragons 80-67 on Friday night at St Mary’s on the St Mary’s Sports Network powered by Prepcasts15. Watch the replay on—
Both teams came out blazing in the 1st quarter as Matt Causino scored 8 points as he knocked down perimeter shots and DeShawn Wilson also contributed 8 points on the inside. The Cougars were led in the early going by guards Sam Preusser and Justin James who often found lanes to the basket for a wide range of layups. SM led 20-16 at the 1st quarter buzzer.
The 2nd quarter saw more of the same flurry of points by both teams. Josh Robinson began to find the range as he took in 10 points to the halftime locker room. Jake DeWeese was strong in the boards in this quarter and James Wiggins hit some soft jumpers from 15 feet as the scoring remained very high. Justin James, who was the leading scorer at halftime, had notched 14 points as he continued to find his way into the lane for layups. Logan Kluesner was busy on both ends as he often guarded Robinson and was chipping in 7 points on the offensive end. It was 38-38 at halftime.
The 3rd quarter remained very close as the Cougars took a 56-53 as the quarter ended. Josh Robinson, took over the game for SM for a few minutes and at the buzzer had 21 points. Justin James continued to score, and score big, for the Cougars. Jeff Masters began to find the range for Luth-SC to supplement James.
About mid-4th, the Cougars had a run and took an 8-12 lead. They kept fighting off Dragon rallies and the final was 80-67. The leading scorer of the game was Justin James with 29 (he had a 9.9 avg coming into the game). The Cougars, had three more players score 10+ points-Jeff Masters (15), Logan Kluesner (14), and Sam Preusser (14). St. Mary’s also had some very strong offensive performances. Matt Causino dropped in 11, DeShawn Wilson sizzled at 9 of 14 from the field and scored 19 and Josh Robinson scored 28. Wilson led the Dragons in rebounds with 7 and Jake DeWeese snatched 5 boards for SM. Click here for the game –
If you missed the Frank Cusumano’s interview with Josh Robinson…take a look. Our thanks to Frank and KSDK for allowing us to show it again. Click here for the link to the KSDK interview …