STL 5th Grade. Thursday – St Paul’s @ New Alsace. STL 23 – St Mary’s 8. Cardinals Scoring: Carson Meyer – 8 pts – 7 Rebounds – 4 Steals, Conner Miles – 5 pts – 4 Rebounds, Thomas Lohmueller – 4 pts – 5 Steals, Hank Ritter – 2 pts – 4 Rebounds, Eli Weiler – 2 pts – 5 Rebounds, and Evan Flaspholer – 2 pts – 4 Rebounds – 3 Steals.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jerry Roell.The St. Louis 7th grade boys basketball team started their season off onthe road against St. Paul’s this past Tuesday November 1st. After a few minutes of play the Cardinals were able to find some rhythm and secure acomfortable halftime lead. The second half continued in favor of St. Louis as the team played a tenacious defense that sealed the win.Although St. Paul’s had enough big men to contend with the St. Louis rebounders Abe Streator and Joseph Suttman were able to control the boards and feed the hustling trio of Thomas Raver, Adam Vogelsang and Cody Mohr providing formost of the points that were scored in transition. The young men only had a day off before going back on the road to play Jac Cen Del.The Cardinals Mohr and Vogelsang had more fast break opportunities and Streator and Suttman controlled the rebounds once again and were able to attain a slim lead during the first half but trailed at halftime by 2.The second half intensity was high for both teams but St. Louis was not able to match a few big shots that fell for the young Eagles.Thomas Raver had a good breakout game and was high scorer despite fending off several double and triple team defenses.At the final buzzer the Cardinals trailed by nine to the more experienced and well coached team. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Mohr. The St Louis Cardinals 8th grade basketball team opened their season on the road this Thursday against the Eagles of Jac-Cen- Del winning 52-26. The Cardinals came out playing tenacious defense from the opening tip holding the Eagles to only 3 points in the first quarter. St. Louis got hot offensively in the second quarter as Riley Schebler, Wil Freeland and Kurt Siefert hit big shots to give St Louis a double digit lead. The half ended with Andrew Oesterling hitting a three pointer from just over half court to put the Cards up by 16 at the half. The Cards continued to play well in the second half as they received solid play from LLeyton Ratcliff, Ben Schebler and Sam Voegele who controlled the boards and led the team in rebounds. The game ended on high note as Jacob, “Wiesty” Wuestefeld hit a three pointer at the buzzer for a final score of 52-26. The scoring consisted of Kurt Siefert 9, Jacob Wuestefeld 3, Ben Schebler 4, Riley Schebler 3, Andrew Oesterling 15, Lleyton Ratcliff 2, Wil Freeland 9 and Sam Voegele 7. The Eagles were led by Wil Neal with 11 points. The Cardinals will be at home next week on Tuesday and Thursday to play Brookville and Mount Carmel. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.