Howard Lake-Waverly Herald, April 5, 1999

St. James boys team represents Minnesota

By Greg Baumann
St. James Basketball Coach

The St. James Lutheran boys basketball team represented Minnesota well at the nationals in Indiana.

The team finished as one of the top 10 out of a field of 24 teams at the tournament.

The boys wound up winning three games and losing two.

Their first game was a 44-39 win over Ocala, Fla, but then the team lost 34-44 to the Texas state champion from Klein.

In the third game, the team posted a 28-22 win over Houston, Texas, followed by another win, 53-34, over the Florida state champion from Boca Raton.

The last game was a 29-39 loss to Bethel out of Chicago, Ill.

Some of the highlights and statistics included shooting 64 percent from the free throw line (38-59). The team made a total of 18 3-pointers.

Scorers included: Adam Stueven - 73, Josiah Hagemann - 35, Jacob Barth - 27, Travis Henning - 23, Rob Painschab - 19, Jason Jeseritz - 7, and Nathan Gruenhagen - 4.

The St. James boys basketball team greatly appreciated the support from the community including the Howard Lake Lions Club, American Legion Post 145, Lioness Club, Gerry's Super Valu, Attorney Chuck Paschke, Donna's Salon, Joe's Sport Shop, Midtown Repair, Rainbow Auto Sales, Total Entertainment Center, Howard Lake Drug/Health Mart, Red's Family Restaurant, Diers Plumbing and Heating, Overland Quast, Omar Glessing, Gordon and Lenora Kubasch, Gerry and Carol Burau, and Ken and Gloria Bobrowske.


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