Friday, December 4, 2009

New Orleans Area CYO Tourney Day 2 Roundup Part 2: Rummel gets past Country Day 51-46 in overtime

Matt Derenbecker led all scorers
with 28 despite the 51-46 loss
Joseph Halm
The Times-Picayune
contributing writer

It took an extra period, but Rummel hit enough free throws Thursday to prevail 51-46 over Country Day in the quarterfinals of the Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Tournament at the Raiders' gym.

Heading into the extra period tied at 45, both teams failed to hit a field goal, but the Raiders knocked down six free throws in overtime. Hunter Barocco hit the game-sealing charity shots with 11 seconds to play.

But it was free-throw shooting that nearly cost the Raiders the game. Leading 37-30 after three quarters, the Cajuns outscored Rummel 15-8 in the final period to tie the score. The comeback was keyed by two missed free throws, both on the front ends of one-and-ones.

"We played sloppy tonight, but we're missing four guys from football, and some of them are good free-throw shooters," Rummel Coach Troy Holley said.

"Our free-throw shooting almost cost us in the fourth quarter, but these guys are real resilient. We hit our free throws at the end, and I'm proud of them."

Country Day's Matt Derenbecker led all scorers with 28 but struggled from 3-point range, going 4-of-12.

Casey Webb led Rummel with 19 points. Barocco chipped in 16 points.

Rummel opened on a 7-0 run before Country Day responded with a 7-0 run in the second quarter. The Raiders held a 21-20 halftime lead.

Courtesy of the Times Picayune

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