|Blue Jays win Division IV Sectional finals|
|Written by Brian Bassett|
|Monday, March 04, 2013 11:07 AM|
VAN WERT — St. John’s canned four three-pointers in the last four minutes of the second quarter to pull away from Lincolnview and win Friday night’s Division IV sectional final 59-40. The Blue Jays (17-5) will play New Bremen (also 17-5) in Tuesday night’s first district semifinal at 6:15. The Lancers’ season ends at 10-14.
It was a dandy, intense battle for the first 11 minutes. There were three ties and three lead changes in the first quarter, but the Jays ended that period with a 6-0 run — layups by Andy Grothouse, Ryan Buescher, and Curtis Geise — to lead 12-8. Buescher extended that run to 8-0 with two free throws to begin the second stanza. Lincolnview sophomore Justis Dowdy ended that string with his specialty, a twisting layup. That started a trading of buckets — Blue Jay Seth Bockey layup, two free throws by Lancer Nick Leeth, pull-up elbow jumper by Geise, reverse layup by Dowdy — 18-14, Delphos, at the 5:33 mark.
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