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02-21-04: Title hopes still alive for ’Riders

From staff reports
St. Marys Kept its slim Western Buckeye League title hopes alive with a 52-41 win over Bath last night.
The Roughriders improve to 14-5 and 6-2 in the WBL, and trail only league-leading Ottawa-Glandorf and Shawnee. The Titans and Indians both have 7-1 league records.
St. Marys would need to knock off Celina at home next week and then hope for a pair of major upsets. Shawnee could have its hands full when its travels to Elida (11-7), but O-G faces Kenton (0-19) and would have to totally collapse to lose against the Wildcats.
Tom Burke led the Roughriders attack against Bath with 14 points to help push St. Marys out to a 26-19 halftime lead.
Twelve of Burke’s points came via the long ball, as the junior Burke drained four three-pointers.
St. Marys extended its lead to 13 after a 14-8 third quarter to help it cruise home for the eventual 11-point win.
Scott Vossler and Kyle Vossler were the only two other Roughriders to score in double digits other than Burke, with Scott racking up 12 points and Kyle 10.
Kyle Kimmel had 16 points to lead the Wildcats effort, and he was the only Bath player to break into double figures. Brock Best was the next high man for Bath with eight points.
The loss sends the Wildcats record down to 3-14 overall and 1-7 in WBL play.

St. Marys 14-5 (6-2 WBL)
Burke 14, Yahl 4, K. Vossler 10, S. Vossler 12, Graves 6, Johns 6. Totals 18-11-52.

Bath 3-14 (1-7 WBL)
Best 8, Kimmel 16, Rex 7, McClintock 2, Henry 2, Upshaw 4, Rencher 2. Totals 14-8-41.

Score by Quarters
St. Marys 11 15 14 12 — 52
Bath 8 11 8 14 — 41

Three-point field goals: St. Marys: Burke 4, S. Vossler. Bath: Best, Kimmel 2, Rex 2.


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