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Posted March 1, 2010
Mount Pleasant smacks Williamsburg, 68-48

CEDAR RAPIDS — And the thing is there’s not one senior.

How good do you think these Mount Pleasant Panthers are going to be next season? They’re already really, really good.

Just ask Williamsburg, which was on the receiving end of a 68-48 smackdown last night in a Class 3A substate final at the U.S. Cellular Center. Mount Pleasant (21-1) is the top seed at next week’s state tournament.

“I’m happy for the kids because they are so deserving of making it to this point,” said Mount Pleasant Coach Paul Rundquist. “For me, personally, you don’t get the opportunity to fulfill a dream very often, and this is something I woke up every morning and wanted to accomplish. I just feel very blessed right now.”

Despite starting on two really good teams for his father, Gordon, in the early 1990s at Maquoketa Valley, Rundquist never made it to state as a player. He’s got a chance to do some damage as a coach.

This is a quick and athletically long MP team that shot its way to a 40-22 halftime lead on Williamsburg (17-7). The Panthers hit 25 of 43 shots from the field (58.1 percent), including 7 of 15 3-pointers.

If it’s not interior bull Henry Krieger-Coble (game-high 16 points), it’s guard Scott Hahn (14 points). Williamsburg tried a triangle-and-two defense on that duo, but complimentary players like Austin Marshall, Eric Hahn and Jordan Ashton kept hitting shots.

“I was scared coming in because I didn’t think we had anybody to guard Krieger inside,” said Williamsburg Coach Dave Schlabaugh. “We thought we had a decent game plan, but we knew some of those other guys would have to miss shots.”

They didn’t, following the season pattern, considering MP was shooting an unbelievable 57 percent as a team coming in.

“We just love to shoot,” said Scott Hahn. “We do it every day in practice. We’re just able to shoot well as a team.”

Terrific point guard Chad Malloy led Williamsburg with 13 points but hit just 4 of 12 shots. Tyler Huedepohl added 10.

“We needed to keep scoring with them, but we got stuck on 20 points for a long time,” Schlabaugh said. “And they hit a lot of big shots.”

Here’s the game boxscore:

MOUNT PLEASANT (68): Austin Marshall 3-6 0-1 8, Darian Cotton 3-5 0-0 6, Henry Krieger-Coble 7-10 2-7 16, Eric Hahn 3-4 0-0 7, Scott Hahn 5-9 3-3 14, Nick Lyon 1-3 3-4 5, Jordan Ashton 3-5 1-3 10, Justis Wellington 0-0 2-2 2, Tanner Courtney 0-0 0-0 0, Braden Shull 0-1 0-0 0, Blake Vandenberg 0-0 0-0 0, Tylor Hoyle 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-43 11-20 68.

WILLIAMSBURG (48): Kelly O’Rourke 3-8 0-1 7, Tyler Huedepohl 4-9 2-2 10, Logan Shepherd 3-4 1-2 9, Tanner Blomme 2-4 0-0 5, Chad Malloy 4-12 4-4 13, Mick Donohue 0-1 2-2 2, Tyler Greiner 0-0 2-2 2, Louis Cain 0-0 0-0 0, Nick Timm 0-0 0-0 0, Brandon Davis 0-0 0-0 0, Nathan Glandorf 0-0 0-0 0, Tim Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson Petz 0-1 0-1 0, Eric Pope 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-39 11-14 48.

Halftime — Mount Pleasant 40, Williamsburg 22. 3-point goals — Mount Pleasant 7-15 (E. Hahn 1-1, S. Hahn 1-3, Marshall 2-4, Cotton 0-2, Ashton 3-5). Rebounds — Mount Pleasant 28 (Krieger-Coble 8), Williamsburg 18 (Malloy, Blomme, Huedepohl, Donohue 3). Total fouls — Mount Pleasant 15, Williamsburg 13. Fouled out — None. Turnovers — Mount Pleasant 6, Williamsburg 9.

Williamsburg's Tyler Huedepohl (50) drives the baseline against Mount Pleasant's Henry Krieger-Coble in the first half of their Class 3A substate final basketball game Monday night at the U.S. Cellular Center. Mount Pleasant won, 68-48.

Williamsburg's Tyler Huedepohl (50) drives the baseline against Mount Pleasant's Henry Krieger-Coble in the first half of their Class 3A substate final basketball game Monday night at the U.S. Cellular Center. Mount Pleasant won, 68-48.

One Response to Mount Pleasant smacks Williamsburg, 68-48

  1. Great game and good luck to the Mt. Pleasant Panthers at State and their opening game against Epworth Western Dubuque.

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