JOHN CURTIS - Daily Union Sports Editor
SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
Stew-Stras erupted for 86 points in a score fest against the home Brownstown Bombers on Tuesday, 86-63.
They knew they would have to score points to beat Brownstown and they did. The Comets opened with a 22-12 run, then held their own in the 2nd with a 19-18 blow-for-blow battle. Stew-Stras then struck with a 29 point 3rd to up their lead to 25 points heading into the 4th. They held serve again late and notched the uptempo win.
Brandon Helmuth scored 8 of his 22 in the 1st with two treys, eight more point in the 2nd with 6-of-8 at the line, and two more treys in the 3rd. He didn’t even score in the 4th.
Justin Fulk had eight in the 1st period 22-point run and six points in the 3rd period 29-point run. Jason Becker led the 3rd period run with 10 of his 13 points. He converted two 3-point plays and had two more buckets. He converted another 3-point play in the 4th.
Stew-Stras 86, Brownstown 63
Stew stats: Helmuth 22 (2-2s, 4-3 pt FGs, 6/10 FTs), Fulk 20 (9 FGs, 2/2 FTs), Becker 13 (5 FGs, 3/3 FTs), Roley 8 (4 FGs), Fry 7 (2-2s, 1-3 pt FGs), Luce 6 (3 FGs), Helton 5 (1-2, 1-3 pt FGs), Jones 3 (FG), Rincker 2 (FG). Team FGs 34. 3-Pointers: 7 (Helmuth 4, Jones, Helton, Fry). Team FTs 11-of-16.
Btown stats: Behrends 23 (6-2s, 2-3 pt FGs, 5/6 FTs), Sefton 15 (2-2s, 3-3 pt FGs, 2/2 FTs), Matthew 10 (4 FGs, 2/5 FTs), Frailey 6 (3 FGs), Lawson 4 (2 FGs), Hall 3 (FG), Oberlink 2 (FG). Team FGs 24. 3-Pointers: 6 (Sefton 3, Behrends 2, Hall). Team FTs 9-of-13.