Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Zumwalt North Advances with Overtime Victory

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Zumwalt North Advances with Overtime Victory

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The Fort Zumwalt North High Panthers moved into the semifinals of their own tournament Tuesday. But it wasn't easy.

In the opening round of the Fort Zumwalt North/Hy-5 Invitational, Zumwalt North outlasted Lutheran-St. Charles 74-72 in overtime. Parkway North beat Francis Howell North 59-54 in Tuesday's other first-round game.

In Wednesday's semifinals, Zumwalt North (9-5) played Parkway North (4-11) while defending champion Pattonville (8-5) and Ritenour (4-11) squared off.

The eight-team tournament wraps up Friday, with the consolation championship at 4 p.m., the third-place game at 5:30 p.m. and the title game at 7 p.m.

Up 30-29 at halftime, Lutheran-St. Charles (6-10) seemingly took control of the game with a 20-13 run in the third quarter. But Zumwalt North rallied, outscoring the Cougars 23-15 over the final eight minutes to force overtime. In OT, Zumwalt North outscored the Cougars 9-7 for the win.

The balanced Panthers were led by Eddie White (22 points) and Todd Coffey (11 points). Lutheran-St. Charles' Austin Bredow led all scorers with 28 points; Jon Stuehmeyer added 15 points.

In Tuesday's other first-round game, Parkway North outscored Francis Howell North 17-12 in the third quarter and held on for the victory.

Howell North received 19 points and seven assists from Russell Vincent. Teammates Keith Anderson (12 points) and Jeremy Oligmueller (10 points) also scored in double figures.

In a consolation semifinal game Tuesday, Fort Zumwalt South beat Wentzville 66-41.

The Bulldogs (11-7) led 17-10 after one quarter, 37-17 by halftime and 49-26 after three quarters.

Josh Embrey scored 20 points to lead South; Brad Nickols and B.J. Brownlee chipped in with 10 apiece. Joe Klaas had eight points to lead Wentzville (3-13).

South will play Wednesday's Francis Howell North/Lutheran-St. Charles winner for the consolation championship .

In other boys games Tuesday:

St. Charles 76, Duchesne 58 - Freshman DaJuan Lambert scored a game-high 23 points, leading the visiting Pirates past the Pioneers. …

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