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SOS boys punish St. Mary's, 73-35

Thursday, February 19, 2009

South O'Brien's Megan McCauley goes up for a basket against Remsen St. Mary's defender Mercedes Ricke in recent basketball action in Paullina, won by the host Wolverines. Photo by Sarah Gengler
Brasser's double-double leads Wolverines

PAULLINA - South O'Brien's boys rushed to a 24-8 lead in the first quarter and kept the hammer down all the way to record a decisive 73-35 basketball win over Remsen St. Mary's here last week.

Four Wolverines cracked into double figures to pace the high-powered SOS attack, with Ryan Brasser leading the way with 19 points, followed by Jarod Syndergaard 17, Kyle Petrich 13, and Adam Paulsen 10.

South O'Brien's Adam Paulsen skies for two points during recent boys basketball action in Paullina, while teammates Zach Boltjes (22), and Jarod Syndergaard (32) close in on the action. Photo by Sarah Gengler
Tanner Kockler was the lone Hawk to get into double figures with 12 points. Skyler Higgins added nine for the visitors.

Brasser also cleaned the boards with a dozen rebounds for a nifty double-double, while Matt Cole grabbed eight. Syndergaard had five steals to lead that category, and Brasser registered three assists. Beau Pick led St. Mary's in rebounds with six.

SOS sank 39-74 field goals for a sizzling 53 percent, and netted 6-12 free throws. St. Mary's made 20-74 field goals for a chilly 27 percent effort, and cashed in 1-4 free throws. RSM was 6-26 from three-point range.

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