The Scholar Knights closed their fall season December 2 with the South Central Scholastic League (SCSL) Conference Tournament. The Knights competed at the varsity and junior varsity levels.
In the preliminary rounds, the Varsity Scholar Knights posted victories against Carlinville, Bunker Hill, Cumberland, Northwestern, Gillespie, Greenville, and Southwestern. By virtue of their 7-0 start, the Knights earned the top seed in the afternoon rounds. In the semi-final match, the Knights faced Granite City, winning 420-210. In the championship match, Mater Dei looked to repeat their success against Greenville; but, the Comets proved to be more than the Knights could handle. After Greenville built an early 180-40 lead, the Knights could not overcome the initial deficit and lost 400-320. Thus, the Varsity Scholar Knights earned the second place trophy. Additionally, three Varsity Scholar Knights were named to the All-Tournament Team: Ben Logullo – second highest scorer, John Hund – fifth highest scorer, and Nick Toennies – tenth highest scorer. On the day, Ben Logullo led the varsity team with 37 toss ups, followed by John Hund (33), Nick Toennies (20), Mai Khuc (12), and Drew Potthast (9). Dakota Hemker also contributed to the victories. The Varsity Scholar Knights are now 27-6 on the season.
The Junior Varsity Knights finished 7-2 on the day, earning the third place trophy. Additionally, Taylor Goring was named to the All-Tournament Team. Taylor Goring led the junior varsity with 33 toss ups, followed by Anna Klostermann (18), Abby Brandenburger (13), Alex Brandenburger (8), and Abby Kay (1). Allison Von Bokel also contributed to the team’s impressive finish.
Varsity Scholar Knights (from left) Nick Toennies, Drew Potthast, Drew Logullo, Mai Khuc (front), John Hund, and Dakota Hemker are pictured after earning 2nd place at the South Central Scholastic League tournament December 2.
Junior Varsity Scholar Knights (from left) Allison Von Bokel, Taylor Goring, Alex Brandenburger, Abigail Kay (front), Anna Klostermann, and Abigail Brandenburger are pictured after earning 3rd place at the South Central Scholastic League tournament December 2.