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March 21, 2019

3/1/2019 9:49:00 AM
Maroons thumped by Teutopolis, 69-41
IHSA Class 2A Boys Basketball Regional
JOSH BROWN
Sports Editor

Upsets happen all the time in sports - especially in the postseason - and Robinson High School's boys' basketball team was hoping they would have a chance to add themselves to the list of teams to pull off that trick.

Unfortunately for the Maroons, IHSA Class 2A No. 8-ranked Teutopolis was standing in front of them and the Wooden Shoes put any thoughts of an upset to rest early.

Robinson struggled out of the gate and dug themselves a hole they would not climb out of en route to a 69-41 loss to Teutopolis in the semifinals of the Effingham St. Anthony Regional (Feb. 19).

"They are as advertised," RHS head coach Mack Thompson said. "Defensively, our No. 1 goal was to keep them out of what we call the 'bubble' around the basket area, but we didn't do a very good job of that. Then offensively, the ball got stuck in one place too much, then even when we did execute and get to the basket, we didn't make the extra move or extra pass to finish the play. But, give Teutopolis credit, they did a good job of not giving us very many good looks at the basket."

Good looks at the basket were few and far between for the Maroons, as were points throughout much of the game.

Robinson was held without a field goal for more than 13 minutes to start the game, as they misfired on their first 12 shot attempts. Teutopolis scored the first 15 points of the game before Chance Black got Robinson on the board at the 1:24 mark of the first quarter with three free throws after being fouled on a three-point attempt.

Trailing 17-3 at the end of the first period, Robinson went another three-plus minutes without scoring to start the second quarter. Their next point game on a free throw by Jeffrey Goble at the 4:40 mark that made the score 23-4, while Brayden Childress hit a three-pointer at the 2:50 mark for the Maroons' first basket to make the score 27-7. Robinson would go on a bit of a hot streak, hitting three of their next four shots, but Teutopolis closed the half on a 6-0 run to take a 36-11 lead at halftime.

The teams were trading points at the outset of the third quarter, but Teutopolis used an 11-0 run in the middle of the period to push the margin to 51-14 with 3:14 to play and the Wooden Shoes held a 57-16 advantage heading into the final period.

With the outcome already decided, the basket started to open up for the Maroons in the fourth quarter, as they outscored Teutopolis 25-12 in the period, but it was not nearly enough.

"Our guys battled like crazy and we came out with some fire in the third quarter, but some silly turnovers gave them some easy baskets and got the momentum back in their favor," Thompson said.

For the game, Robinson ended up shooting 14-45 from the field (31 percent), which included a 3-17 performance in the first half (18 percent). The Maroons made 8-27 two-point attempts (30 percent) and 6-18 from three-point range (33 percent), while also shooting 7-16 from the free throw line (44 percent). Meanwhile, Teutopolis hit 32-58 shots from the floor (55 percent), including 30-45 from inside the arc (67 percent). The Wooden Shoes were also 2-13 from long distance (15 percent) and just 3-8 at the free throw line (38 percent).

The Maroons were also outrebounded 41-22, with more than a dozen of those coming on the offensive end for Teutopolis, leading to numerous second and third-chance opportunities.

Childress led RHS with 19 points, two steals, two assists and one rebound, while Kade Lassen posted seven points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal. Black contributed five points, three rebounds and one steal, Jeffrey Goble recorded three points and four rebounds, Dylan Smith totaled three points, three rebounds, three steals and one blocked shot, David Goble collected two points and seven rebounds and Sawyer Hoalt tossed in two points.

Clint Weber led Teutopolis with 21 points, nine rebounds, three blocked shots, one steal and one assist, while Dawson Smith totaled 20 points, nine assists, eight rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot.

With the win, Teutopolis advances to Friday night's 7 p.m. championship game, where they will play the winner of tonight's semifinal between Effingham St. Anthony and Cumberland.

Meanwhile, Robinson ended its season with a 10-21 record, while the careers of Black, Smith and David Goble came to an end as well.

"The seniors worked their tails off for the last seven years and I appreciate the time and effort they put in," Thompson said. "I was hoping Chance would be able to get to 1,000 points (34 short). He spent countless hours making himself into the scorer he was for us. Dylan was one of our better defenders and accepted that role and did a good job. Big Mac wasn't quite able to get into the shape he needed to play extended minutes after coming back from his injury, but he kept battling and did what he could do to become a good role player for us. I will be forever indebted to these guys and hope they continue to be a part of the Maroon family."



2019 IHSA Class 2A Boys Basketball Regional

At Enlow Center, Effingham

Robinson 3 8 5 25 - 41

Teutopolis 17 19 21 12 - 69



ROBINSON (41)

Kade Lassen 0-2 2-3 1-3 7, Ethan Shidler 0-0 0-1 0-0 0, Nick Weber 0-0 0-1 0-0 0, Dylan Smith 1-5 0-1 1-2 3, Chance Black 1-7 0-2 3-3 5, Maverick Wright 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Brayden Childress 3-8 4-9 1-3 19, Caleb Trimble 0-0 0-1 0-0 0, Sawyer Hoalt 1-1 0-0 0-0 2, Rylan King 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Ely Parker 0-0 0-0 0-1 0, Jeffrey Goble 1-1 0-0 1-2 3, David Goble 1-3 0-0 0-2 2, TOTALS 8-27 2FG, 6-18 3FG, 7-16 FT, 41 TP.

TEUTOPOLIS (69)

Asa Hanson 1-2 0-1 0-0 2, Evan Addis 2-2 0-1 0-0 4, Dawson Smith 6-9 2-4 2-4 20, Luke Ungrund 2-3 0-2 0-0 4, Evan Wermert 0-2 0-2 0-0 0, Mitch Hardiek 3-5 0-0 0-0 6, Brayden Will 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Clint Weber 10-12 0-0 1-3 21, Lucas Drees 2-3 0-1 0-1 4, Noah Probst 1-2 0-0 0-0 2, Jordan Hardiek 2-2 0-1 0-0 4, Brock Deters 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, Andrew Simmons 0-0 0-1 0-0 0, Charlie Hoene 1-2 0-0 0-0 2, Matthew Deters 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, TOTALS 30-45 2FG, 2-13 3FG, 3-8 FT, 69 TP.

Turnovers - RHS 14, THS 14. Team fouls - RHS 13, THS 14. Fouled out - none. Technical foul - none. Rebounds - (RHS 22) D. Goble 7, J. Goble 4, Black 3, Smith 3, Lassen 2, Childress, Trimble, Weber. (THS 41) Weber 9, Smith 8, M. Hardiek 4, Drees 4. Steals - (RHS 8) Smith 3, Childress 2, Lassen, Black, Parker. (THS 10) M. Hardiek 3, Wermert 2. Assists - (RHS 5) Lassen 3, Childress 2. (THS 18) Smith 9, Ungrund 3, J. Hardiek 2. Blocked shots - (RHS 1) Smith. (THS 6) Weber 3, Smith, Drees, Probst.

Next game - Robinson ended its season with a 10-21 record.





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