Hayfield, Southland move into Rebel Classic semifinals

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Three-time defending tournament champion Hayfield and host Southland started their way on another collision course after the opening round of the Rebel Holiday Basketball Classic Thursday in Adams.

The Hayfield Vikings (2-1) topped Lyle/Pacelli in the tournament opener, 62-38, while Southland stomped Glenville-Emmons 55-40 in the first-round finale. Hayfield edged the Rebels 65-63 in last year's championship match.

In other first round matches, Chatfield dispatched Alden-Conger and Grand Meadow was knocked off by NRHEG.

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Vikings vault past L/P

Hayfield got out to a 16-4 first-quarter lead and never looked back to take a 62-38 decision from Lyle/Pacelli Thursday afternoon.

Tyler Kramer scored 20 points and had eight assists as the Vikings (1-1) capitalized on 26 L/P turnovers with transition buckets. Sophomore David Johnson added 18 points and 10 rebounds to a decisive first-round victory.

"Our points came off turnovers and our fast breaks led to easy layups," said Hayfield coach Chris Pack.

"They play pretty good man-to-man defense," L/P coach Gary Erlandson commended. "Turnovers were a big factor. They got the ball up and down the court, but they ran their half-court offense well too."

Drew Wanzek chipped in 10 points for Hayfield, who will face Chatfield (2-1) in tonight's 6:45 p.m. semifinal.

Lyle/Pacelli was led by Mark Van Winter's 13 points, and Kellen Blaser chipped in eight.

"The kids were very frustrated by the fact we didn't have a lot of success last year, and they don't want that to happen again," Erlandson said. "All we can do is keep working and keep hoping."

L/P (0-5) plays Alden-Conger (2-2) at 3:15 p.m. in today's consolation round.

"Hayfield was a much more aggressive team than we were today and that made the difference in this game," Erlandson said.



HAYFIELD -- David Johnson 18, Cody Hegna 2, Brock Greenhagen 2, Tyler Kramer 20, Bryan Oelkers 4, Drew Wanzek 10, Andrew Fitzgerald 2, Jesse Glahn 2, Jeremy Ruhter 2.

LYLE/PACELLI -- Shawn Pfeil 2, Jake Burzinski 6, Nels Nelson 2, Alex Schilling 2, Kellen Blaser 8, Nick Ehret 2, Mark Van Winter 13, Jake Kaput 3.

Panthers pounce on GM

Grand Meadow lost its first-rounder to NRHEG, 60-35.

A 16-11 Superlark run in the second quarter made it a two-point game, 23-21, at the intermission, but disaster struck in the third quarter. NRHEG completely shutdown the Superlarks by allowing them only one field goal in the period.

The 16-2 Panther run was too much for Grand Meadow to recover from.

"We just couldn't score in the third quarter, and that changed the complexity of the game," said GM coach Bruce Klaehn.

Kyle Breitbarth led the Larks with 13 points, while Anthony Stejskal and Justin Olson both added six points.

Grand Meadow (1-2) will face Glenville-Emmons (1-3) in the consolation round today at 5 p.m.



NRHEG -- Tim Tappe 11, Dusty Davis 11.

GRAND MEADOW -- Kyle Breitbarth 13, Anthony Stejskal 6, Eric Holst 4, Justin Olson 6, Zac Benson 2, Bryan Peck 2, Nate Glynn 2.

Snyder lifts Southland

Southland quelled any chance Glenville-Emmons had of advancing beyond the first round by soundly defeating them by a score of 55-40.

"Our defense was solid tonight," said Southland coach Greg Storey. "When you can limit a team like Glenville-Emmons to less than 10 points for two quarters, that speaks a lot about how well the boys played defense tonight."

Steve Snyder came out of the halftime break red hot, scoring 18 of the Rebels' 19 third-quarter points. Snyder had a game-high 22 points, 12 of which came from four three-point baskets in the third quarter.

"Steve had a great game tonight. He usually distributes the ball during the game, and we had talked about giving him more opportunities and we tried to do that tonight," Storey added.

Tim Schneider had 11 points and led the team with nine rebounds and six blocked shots.

Mat Web paced Glenville-Emmons with 16 points.

Southland advances to meet NRHEG in the second semifinal game tonight, which will start at 8:30 p.m.



Rebel Holiday Basketball Classic


All games at Southland in Adams

Thursday, Dec. 12

First Round

Hayfield 62, Lyle/Pacelli 38

Chatfield def. Alden-Conger

NRHEG 60, Grand Meadow 35

Southland 55, Glenville-Emmons 40

Friday, Dec. 13

Consolation Semifinals

Lyle/Pacelli (0-5) vs. Alden-Conger (2-2), 3:15 p.m.

Grand Meadow (1-2) vs. Glenville-Emmons (1-3), 5 p.m.

Championship Semifinals

Hayfield (1-1) vs. Chatfield (2-1), 6:45 p.m.

NRHEG (2-2) vs. Southland (2-1), 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Seventh place, 1 p.m.

Fifth place, 3 p.m.

Third place, 6 p.m.

First place, 8 p.m.