Cardinals Split Battle With Bulldogs

first_imgThe St. Louis Cardinals came up short 46-37 in the hometown game versusBatesville Middle School.Coach Pierson did a nice job of putting together the right chemistry and firepower to nullify a great effort on the court by Thomas Raver and Abe Streator. Raver led in scoring followed by Streator and Cody Mohr.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Mohr.The St. Louis 8th grade travelled across town last night to play in the annual cross-town shootout against the host Batesville Bulldogs winning 61-34.It was a much anticipated game in front of a packed house as both schools were well supported by their fans. The Bulldogs came out and took an early lead as Calvin Sherwood knocked down a couple threes to start the game. However the Cardinals managed to fight back by going inside for their scoring and led the Bulldogs 12-8 at the end of the quarter. The second quarter was closely played by both teams until late in the quarter when St. Louis got a steal by Andrew Oesterling for an easy bucket. Then the Cardinals got another basket on an assist from Kurt Siefert to Wil Freeland as time was running out. St. Louis led 26-19 at intermission.The difference in the game came in the third quarter as St. Louis outscored Batesville 19-6. St. Louis maintained their lead in the fourth quarter and went on to win 61-34.The scoring for St. Louis consisted of Kurt Siefert with 4, Jack Forbeck 2, Lleyton Ratcliffe with 11, Wil Freeland 14, Sam Voegele 2, and Andrew Oesterling had a season high of 28 points. Batesville was led by R.J Powell with 12 and Calvin Sherwood had 10.The Cardinals’ next home game will be 8th Grade Night against St. Lawrence on Monday December 12th.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.last_img read more

Defeat to Bangladesh has not dented confidence – Nurse

first_img(CMC) – FRONTLINE spinner Ashley Nurse said Monday’s defeat to Bangladesh had not dented the team’s confidence, and they were now fully focussed on breaking their jinx against the Tigers in Friday’s final of the Tri-Nations Series.West Indies went down by five wickets at The Village, to follow up their eight-wicket loss to Bangladesh in their second game of the tournament last week.The Caribbean side have now lost six of their last eight one-day meetings with the Asian side inside the last 12 months.“Next game is the final; so it’s the most important game of the series. All the work we did over the last couple games is all well and good but to get the win in the final is the most important thing right now,” off-spinner Nurse said following the defeat.“It’s a tournament where the final is the ultimate goal. They’ve gotten the better of us in the last two games but that doesn’t mean anything. We have to turn up on Friday and try to do the work.”In the first match, West Indies managed just 261 and Bangladesh easily chased down their target with five overs remaining. Monday’s contest was much of the same, with the Tigers chasing a modest 248 and reaching their target with nearly three overs to spare.Nurse, who has played 49 One-Day Internationals since his debut in 2016, said it was important not only for the Windies to bat well but to place pressure on the Bangladesh middle order which was yet to be really tested.“I think if we can get some more runs on the board, first and foremost then the bowlers would have an easier job,” the 30-year-old pointed out.“Because the wickets are really easy-paced and it’s a case where we have to be on the ball as a bowling unit, build some pressure in the field and put them under some serious pressure and get into their middle order.“The two games so far we haven’t really gotten into their middle order so if we can get into the middle of their batting order I think we’ll be in with a good shout.”Nurse was the Windies’ best bowler on Monday with three for 53, taking his tally for the tournament to seven. However, he said while he was pleased with his performance, he was disappointed by the result.“Today I had some more rhythm. From playing the other games I didn’t have a lot of rhythm but today was a lot warmer as well, so I felt a lot more at home,” Nurse explained.“It was a slow pitch so I think the pace we bowled at was very important and today I got most of it right. It was a good performance from me but obviously to get the win was the most important thing and we didn’t do that; so we have to go back to the drawing boards and come back next game.”last_img read more