South Central boy’s basketball moved to 2-0 on the young season after getting by St. Elmo-Brownstown 62-57 Tuesday night. The Eagles got out to a quick start in the 1st quarter leading the Cougars 14-7 before South Central closed the gap to 25-24 by the half and would take the lead at the end of the third period, 44-43, as Brett Harmeier hit a three at the buzzer and then made a free throw after being fouled on the shot. Several made free throws by Dre Hill in the 4th quarter would put the game away for the Cougars. South Central Coach Rick Simmons said the four-point swing at the end of the 3rd quarter by Harmeier was a momentum changer for his team.
After the loss, St. Elmo-Brownstown Coach Greg Feezel talked about the offensive situation of his team and that several players are still learning the offensive sets.
Brett Harmeier led South Central with 24 points and Dre Hill had 20 points. For SEB, Landon Feezel tallied 23 points and Kyle Hardimon scored 15 points. South Central will return to action Friday at Odin. SEB, now 1-1 on the season, will be at home Friday for an NTC matchup with Neoga.