The St. Louis 7th grade basketball team had another great game against aformidable South Ripley team at home Thursday evening and came up a couplepoints short when the time ran out 36-34.A very exciting game to the end that had the home team Cardinals trailing for most of the time but within reach. The team never gave up despite a lopsided turnover margin, good rebounding by the smaller Raiders and very few of the well placed shotsfinding their mark. Good rebounds by Ryan Reder and a good face up defense by Cayden Pohlman helped the home team stay within striking distance.Rebounding was led by Abe Streator along with being high scorer with 12 points. Thomas Raver had a good night rebounding as well as being the main stopper in defense and netting 10 points. Cody Mohr had 8 points along with a good rebounding night and secure ball handling against a team full of fast determined defenders. Joseph Suttman had a good defensive game not letting many shots find their mark from his side of the block. He also made the scoring column in addition to Pohlman.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Mohr.St. Louis 8th 8th graders won over South Ripley 52-51 in OT.The St Louis Cardinals 8th grade team hosted the Raiders from South Ripley last night and it turned out to be a great game as the talented teams came out playing well from the opening tip. St. Louis took a 1st quarter lead as LLeyton Ratcliffe came out with the hot hand scoring 10 of his team’s 14 points to the Cardinals a 14-11 lead going into the 2nd quarter. The Cardinals were able to improve on their lead in the second quarter as they got a big three point bucket from Wil Freeland with time running out putting the Cardinals up 27-21 at intermission.In the 3rd quarter the Raiders hit some big three point shots of their own and were able to cut into the lead as St. Louis led by the score of 36-33. South Ripley continued shooting well from the outside in the fourth quarter and were able to tie the score and had a chance to win the game as they held the ball for the last shot. However, the Cardinals played some tough defense and forced the game into overtime. The Cardinals got a quick bucket off the tip in overtime along with clutch free throws from Wil Freeland to put St. Louis up by four with 10 seconds to go. Lane Sparks came down and hit a three but time expired for the Raiders and the Cardinals won 52-51.The scoring for St. Louis consisted of Kurt Siefert with 5, Andrew Oesterling 16, Lleyton Ratcliffe 10, Wil Freeland 16, and Sam Voegele had 6. Defensively Voegele led the team in rebounds and Riley Schebler played some tough defense as well.The Raiders were led by Cody Samples with 20 and Ryan Sparks with 16.St. Louis will meet up with South Ripley again as they are scheduled to play each other in the 4th Annual Holiday Tournament on December 27th The tournament will be at the St. Louis Activity Center.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.
Counter Logic Gaming has brought Kia Motors on board as the official automotive partner of its Rocket League team. With this partnership will come unique content – including a piece centering around Chris “Dappur” Mendoza, one of Counter Logic Gaming’s competitors in the esports title.Kia will act as the presenting partner of a special episode of Counter Logic Gaming’s ‘ROADS’ series, involving the aforementioned player. The series covers the stories of those inside the organisation including their “origins, drive, motivations, and key moments in CLG history.”Kia will also present a digital content series entitled ’20 Questions w/ CLG Rocket League’. Rather self-explanatory by name, this series will look into Counter Logic Gaming’s Rocket League players from a behind-the-scenes perspective as they answer fun questions about themselves.Nick Allen, COO, Counter Logic Gaming commented on the partnership: “Kia is one of the fastest growing car companies that continues to evolve and innovate. We are ecstatic to be partnering with Kia and shepherding them into the exciting industry of esports.”This isn’t Kia’s first venture into esports, the automotive company sponsored the FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final in 2017. Counter Logic Gaming has added Kia to its pre-existing roster of partners: Twitch, Corsair, Legendary Builds, and OMEN by HP.Esports Insider says: We’re really chuffed to see some thought going into this sponsorship, with Kia Motors specifically sponsoring the organisation’s Rocket League team. It’s obvious an ideal match with Rocket League involving impressive cars! We’re looking forward to seeing the content that’s released as a result.