Dutchmen find win column in Eugene tournament

Will Johnson

Spending the last week on the road in Cole County, Todd Rehmert’s Owensville Dutchmen basketball team competed in the Eugene Boys Basketball Tournament.

Opening their season the Tuesday before Thanksgiving at home with a loss to Newburg, OHS opened tournament action in Eugene last Tuesday against the School of the Osage Indians.

Trailing by just five points at halftime, Owensville could not get any closer in the second half before falling to Osage 60-46.

Netting nine points in the first half, senior Kory Bauer paced the Dutchmen with a team-high 11 points against the Indians.

Sean Irwin just missed double digits with eight points followed by seven from Cason Gray.

Trevor Abernathy added a pair of second half 3-point shots for six points to go along with five points apiece from Brady Smith and Wyatt Ellis.

Michael Lahmeyer and Jarett Payne rounded out the OHS scoring against Osage with two points each.

Awaiting Owensville in the consolation semifinals was Tuscumbia’s Lions.

Jumping out to a 17-4 lead after one quarter, OHS used a 20-10 advantage in the third quarter to find the win column after their 60-44 victory over the Lions.

Adding to his 11-point effort against Osage, Bauer paced the Dutchmen and all scorers with a game-high 18 points.

Irwin joined Bauer in double figures with 13 points. Ellis just missed double digits with nine.

In the consolation title game Saturday at Eugene and Versailles’ Tigers, Owensville was outscored 13-3 in the fourth quarter of their 55-45 loss.

After being held scoreless in the consolation semifinals, Gray led the Dutchmen with a team-high 10 points against the Tigers.

OHS will return to action on the road Friday, Dec. 8 in Linn.