WC boys in weekend sweep
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Blue Devil Ethan Steinbronn gets his big paw up in front of a Kee High defender for one of his 16 blocked shots against Kee High on Saturday. (Sharon Pape photo)
WC boys in weekend sweep
By Jerry Wadian
The West Central boys’ basketball team swept a pair of home games over the weekend. Friday, the Blue Devils trounced Ed-Co, 68-32, and on Saturday, Kee fell, 67-58.
Center Ethan Steinbronn started 2014 with a pair of monster games, recording a triple-double both nights.
Saturday, the Devils had to rally from an early hole to pick up their third UIC win. Kee broke to a 24-13 lead by the end of the first quarter, but WC went on an 18-9 run in the second period to trail, 33-31, at halftime.
However, the second half belonged to the Blue Devils, who outscored the visitors, 36-25, over the final 16 minutes.
Steinbronn was impossible to stop at both ends of the court as he recorded a personal-best triple-double, scorching the nets with 36 points, grabbing 21 rebounds and blocking an amazing 16 shots.
Dustin Gordon added nine points and five assists, and Brady Forsyth dropped in eight points, blocked four shots and had three rebounds.
Kee 24 9 11 14 58
WC 13 18 18 18 67
WC (67)- Steinbronn, 36; Forsyth, 8; Gordon, 9; Niemann, 7; Johnston, 5; Squires, 2. 3-pointers- Gordon. Rebounds- Steinbronn, 21; Johnston, 8; Gordon, 5; Forsyth, 3; Squires, 2; Niemann. Assists- Gordon, 5; Johnston, 4; Niemann, 2; Steinbronn, Forsyth. Steals- Forsyth, 3; Niemann, 3; Steinbronn, 3; Squires, 2; Gordon. Blocks- Steinbronn, 16; Forsyth, 4.
Friday’s game was no contest as the Devils made Ed-Co’s first-ever visit to Maynard a miserable experience.
The Vikings were no match for WC’s interior duo of Steinbronn and Hud Johnston.
Steinbronn scored 29 points to go with 10 boards and 10 blocks. Johnston added 21 points, eight rebounds and blocked four shots; he also had a team-best four steals.
EC 5 14 5 8 32
WC 15 29 17 7 68
WC (68)- Steinbronn, 29; Johnston, 21; Forsyth, 2; Grimm, 4; Gordon, 3; Niemann, 7; Langel, 2. 3-pointers- Steinbronn. Rebounds- Steinbronn, 10; Johnston, 8; Gordon, 3; Forsyth, 2; Niemann, 3. Squires, Langel. Assists- Gordon, 4; Squires, 3; Johnston, 3; Niemann, Grimm. Steals- Johnston, 4; Squires, 2; Gordon, 2; Forsyth, Steinbronn, Niemann. Blocks- Steinbronn, 10; Forsyth, Squires, Niemann.