Sports Writer

ANTWERP - It was business as usual for the Antwerp Archers last Saturday; play a good first quarter and then turn on the after burners for quarter number two. That was the case Saturday night when the Archers exploded for 26 second quarter points to take a 38-13 lead to the locker room at halftime. The state ranked Archers soundly defeated Lincolnview 72-44 for win number 13.

Coming off an emotional conference win over a very good Bluffton team on Friday night, the Lincolnview Lancers were no match for the high-flying Archers who placed eight players in the score book.

"Antwerp is a very good basketball team and we weren't locked in at the beginning and we gave up to many easy shots. I thought we did a good job in the first quarter but they (Antwerp) really got to us in the second quarter," said Lincolnview Head Coach Brett Hammons.

Lincolnview, who falls to 6-7 struggled in the second half and fell behind by 34 points, 55-21 on a Jayvin Landers three-pointer and forcing a Lincolnview timeout with 1:46 remaining in the third stanza.

The quarter closed out with Clayton Leeth dialing in from long range followed by Antwerp's Jacob Savina hitting from behind the arc to give the Archers a commanding 58-27 margin heading into the final eight minutes of play.

"Antwerp took away just about everything we tried to do tonight. It's not an excuse but it was challenging coming in here tonight and playing after having a tough battle Friday night. Antwerp didn't play on Friday and maybe they had fresh legs and we struggled a bit," Coach Hammons said.

Both teams went to their bench in the fourth quarter with players getting valuable experience in game time situations. Lincolnview managed to whittle the Archer lead down to 26 on a couple of Peter McMaster's free throws, 68-42 with under two minutes remaining in the game. In the contest, the Antwerp bench contributed 19 points while Lincolnview tallied 18 points from its bench.

Antwerp, who moves their overall season mark to 13-0, placed four in double figures led by sophomore Jagger Landers who finished with 17 points along with nine rebounds. Blake Schuette played his best game of the year, coming off the bench and hitting 7-9 field goals and finishing with 15 points. Jayvin Landers dropped in 11 points and point guard Luke Krouse, another sophomore, added 10.

The Lancers placed Creed Jessee and Landon Price in double figures with Jessee finishing with 12 points and Price coming off the bench to chip in 10.  Lincolnview hit 31 percent from the floor on 16-52 shooting while collecting 17 rebounds and turning the ball over 12 times.

"I have a lot of respect for Lincolnview and for their entire coaching staff, but this was a good win for us. Our first half tonight was probably our best half defensively all year. Our defense, focus, and energy really set the tone early for us," said Antwerp head coach Doug Billman.

Lincolnview won the junior varsity contest by nine points over Antwerp 41-32. Peter McMasters scored 16 including four three-pointers to lead the Lancers in scoring. The Archers were led in scoring by Kaden Recker with 12, including two three-pointers and Dylan Hines chipping in nine.

Lincolnview   5     8   14   17  -  44

Antwerp       12  26   20   14 -   72


Creed Jessee 5 0-0 12, Landon Price 3 2-2 10, Collin Overholt 3 0-0 8, Clayton Leeth 2 0-0 5, Garrett Richardson 1 0-1 3, Peter McMaster 1 0-0 3, Daegan Halfield 1 0-0 2, Jake Bowersock 0 1-2 1 . Totals 16 3-5 44. Three point field goals: Overholt 2, Jessee 2, Price 2, Leeth, Richardson, McMaster. Rebounds: 17.  Turnovers 12.


Jagger Landers 7 1-1 17, Blake Schuette 7 1-2 15, Jayvin Landers 4 0-0 11, Luke Krouse 4 2-2 10, Austin Lichty 3 0-2 8, Jacob Savina 3 0-0 7, Owen Sheedy 0 2-2 2, Hunter Sproles 1 0-0 2. Totals: 29 6-9 72. Three point field goals: Jayvin Landers 3, Jagger Landers 2, Austin Lichty 2, Savina.  Rebounds: 32. Turnovers 12.

Junior Varsity

Lincolnview   15  3  10  12 -  40

Antwerp           8  5    5   13 -  31