St. Louis-1 67 St. Maurice 28St. Louis-1 finished the regular season with a win over St. Maurice 67-28. St. Louis-1 got off to a slow start in the 1st quarter as they led 11-8 after one period. We got good shots but we couldn’t get the ball to fall. The 2nd quarter St. Louis-1 would shoot the ball much better as they would lead 32-15 at half. We got much better looks at the basket and the ball started to fall. In the 2nd half, St. Louis-1 would continue to make their shots as they would pull away for an easy win. Our defense really stepped up in the 2nd half which would lead to some easy baskets. This was a good effort by us as we head into the Deanery tournament.Kyle Siefert 16Sam Giesting 12Alex Westerfeld 10Lane Oesterling 8Cooper Williams 5Mitchell Ertel 5Nathan Eckstein 4Sam Bedel 4Jayden Beal 3Coach Roger DietzSt. Louis-2 92 St. Teresa’s 35St. Louis-2 would end the regular season on a good notes as they would defeat St. Teresa’s 92-35. The first quarter was closely contested as St. Louis-2 would led 23-15. We didn’t do a good job defensively in the first quarter, so once we played better defense we were able to take control of the game. St. Louis-2 would continue is good play on both ends of the court and would come away with an easy win. We really played well and hopefully we can continue the good play heading into the deanery tournament next week.Charlie Prickel 20Evan Vogelsang 18Adam Cox 15Gus Cooper 11George Ritter 8Joey Gutzwiller 5Karson Macke 4Jacob Wuestefeld 3Tyler Kuntz 2Braydon Worthington 2Christian Anderson 2Coach Fuzz Springmeyer
Jeff Hendrick will use the anger of defeat in Poland to fuel his quest for a trip to the Euro 2016 finals in France. He said: “The last time we were beaten in the group was Scotland away and we used that anger and frustration in the other games in the group. That’s what we need to do again. “Losing 2-1 is not a nice feeling. We’ve got a second chance now, so we’ve got to pick ourselves up. “We’ve lost two games in the group. We’ve got to take positives, we’ve got to look back at what we’ve done. I don’t think we should fear anyone in the play-offs. “We’ll build our confidence back up. We’ve got a month now to re-focus.” Ireland will learn their fate in Sunday’s draw, but, with seeding determined by UEFA co-efficients, are likely to find themselves playing a side ranked above them. Their play-off record could be better – they have won only two of seven – but they did taste success in their last venture into the sudden death showdowns four years ago when they beat Estonia 5-1 on aggregate. The opposition is almost certain to be significantly stronger this time around, but, having beaten world champions Germany 1-0 on Thursday evening to set up their big chance in Poland, Hendrick insists they should not be afraid of what lies ahead. He said: “We’ll need to be confident. We can look back on some good stuff we’ve done in this group – beating the world champions, drawing with them away. “We’re a difficult team to play, we’ve got to remember that and bring that into the play-off.” Press Association The 23-year-old Derby midfielder and his team-mates left Warsaw disappointed after Robert Lewandowski’s header condemned them to a 2-1 defeat on Sunday evening and ended their hopes of automatic qualification for next summer’s tournament. However, just as they did after their only other defeat of the campaign in Scotland in November last year, Hendrick has urged Ireland to put those emotions to good use as they prepare for next month’s play-offs.