Saints boys put together successful week on the road
I-70 Conference — Tuesday, Jan. 8 — Lone Jack High School
Saint Paul 76
Lone Jack 51
The Saint Paul Lutheran High School Saints boys basketball team were able to start their I-70 Conference slate exactly how they wanted to, taking care of the Lone Jack High School Mules, 76-51.
After taking a 34-24 lead into the half, the Saints really piled it on offensively, scoring 22 points in the third quarter and 20 more points in the final frame.
Three senior Saints and a junior led the way offensively. Their dominant senior triad — Dobrivoj Andrejic, Elijah Muehler and Micah Lemmons — scored 18 points, 15 points, and 11 points, respectively. Andrejic also contributed eight rebounds, while Muehler contributed eight assists. Lemmons picked up six assists, as well.
Junior Dominic Alicea also picked up 11 points and four assists. Alicea, Muehler, and Lemmons each stroked three 3-point field goals, while sophomore Justin Griffith also connected from outside twice (six points total).
The Saints remain dominant, advancing to 10-1 (1-0) on the season. They set out to put their 10-game winning streak on the line when they took on Lafayette County High School.
Lone Jack fell to 6-5 (0-2) with the loss.
Nonconference — Thursday, Jan. 10 — Lafayette County High School
Saint Paul 64
Lafayette Co. 47
Another road matchup, another easy victory for the Saint Paul Lutheran High School Saints boys basketball team, as they took on — and took down — the Lafayette County High School Huskers, winning 64-47.
Despite taking a narrow 34-29 lead into the halftime intermission and a similarly-sized 49-43 lead into the fourth quarter, the Saints clamped down defensively in the final period, outscoring the Huskers 15-4 to put the final nail in the coffin.
The offense ran through seniors Elijah Muehler (15 points, four assists), Micah Lemmons (14 points, five assists), Dobrivoj Andrejic (13 points, five rebounds, four assists), and sophomore Vlado Vretenicic (12 points, five rebounds). Lemmons and Andrejic also recorded five and four steals, respectively.
The Saints did nearly all of their damage away from the charity stripe, knocking down five of their six free throw attempts.
The Saints kept it rolling, advancing to 11-1 (1-0) and keeping their winning streak alive at 11. Their only loss came to Marshall High School, a 66-64 season-opening loss on Nov. 16.
Lafayette County fell to 4-8 with the loss.