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Post, Udelhoven lead Potosi boys past Belmont
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Potosi sophomore Jake Udelhoven scored 12 points in Friday's 5239 victory over Belmont.

     POTOSI — Junior Dan Post scored a season-high 14 points, and sophomore Jake Udlehoven scored six of his 12 points late in the second quarter to spur a key 8–2 run in Potosi’s 52–39 Six Rivers West victory over visiting Belmont Friday night.
     Post scored four points in the first quarter, then buried a 3-pointer from the wing early in the second quarter to stake the Chieftains (3–4, 2–1 SRW) to an 11–5 lead. 
     Potosi junior guard Riley Hawes converted a three-point play and Post scored on an offensive putback to make it 19–12 with 4:48 left in the half.
     Sophomore Lane Kamps scored all eight of his points in the second quarter and his pull up jumper with 1:45 pulled Belmont (3–4, 1–2) within 24–18.
     But Potosi closed the half on an 8–2 run, on a Josh Parkins drive, four Udelhoven free throws and a long 2-point jump shot by Udelhoven with two seconds left in the half.
     Belmont got back in the game briefly with an 11–0 run early in the third quarter and pulled within four at 35–31 on senior Justin Nordorft’s three-point play.
     But Potosi closed the quarter on a 13–1 run to take a commanding 48–32 advantage. Hawes and Post hit back-to-back 3-pointers to make it 45–31 with just under a minute remaining, then Hawes buried his second triple of the quarter with nine seconds left on the clock.
     Udelhoven scored all four of Potosi’s points in the fourth quarter as the Chieftains put the game away.
Potosi returns to action Friday at home against Lancaster in a boys-girls doubleheader that begins at 6 p.m. beginning with the girls’ game.
     Bahr’s big game leads Belmont past Benton
     BELMONT — Sophomore guard Jon Bahr led three Belmont players in double figures with 19 points as the host Braves held off a late push by Benton to hang on for a 54–50 Six Rivers West boys’ basketball victory last Tuesday.
     The Braves held the Zephyrs (1–5, 0–3) to just eight points the entire first half, but they could only manage to build up a 17-8 lead by the intermission as points were tough to come by from both teams.
     The Zephyrs more than doubled their offensive output in the third quarter, outscoring the hosts by an 18–11 margin in the stanza to shave Belmont’s nine-point lead down to two at 28–26.
     Both teams nearly matched their scoring through the first three quarters during the final quarter of play with the Braves edging the Zephyrs, 26–24, in the period to pick up their first league victory of the season and top their win total from a year ago in just their fifth game.
     Sophomore Raine Voigt scored 17 points and Kamps added 12 for the Braves, who finished 14-for-22 at the free throw line on the night.
     Belmont hosts three upcoming non-conference games at BHS over the next two weeks. The Braves will play St. Mary’s Springs at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, Argyle at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, and Black Hawk at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Belmont 54, Benton 50
(from Tuesday, Dec. 17 @ Belmont)
Benton        5    3    18    24     —  50
Belmont    12    5    11    26     —  54
Benton (1–5, 0–3) — Carver 14, Dixon 12, Rozic 7, Lovell 2, Coffee 4, Lesandrini 11. Totals — 17 15-19 50.
Belmont (3–2, 1–1) — Lane Kamps 12, Quinn Cushman 2, Jon Bahr 19, Logan Voigts 2, Raine Voigts 17, Lucas Haag 2. Totals — 19 14-22 54.
3-point goals — Ben: Lesandrini 1; Bel: 2 (Kamps 1, Bahr 1).  Team fouls — Ben: 16, Bel: 18. Fouled out — Bel: Kamps.

Potosi 52, Belmont 39
(from Friday, Dec. 20 @ Potosi)
Belmont    5    15    13    6     —  39
Potosi        8    24    16    4     —  52
Belmont (3–3, 1–2)  — Lane Kamps 8, Justin Nodorft 6, Quinn Cushman 1, Jon Bahr 5, Logan Vogts 2, Raine Voigts 11, Lucas Haag 6. Totals — 13 13-19 39.
Potosi (3–4, 2–1) — Josh Parkins 6, Brent Curtis 2, Riley Hawes 13, Dan Post 14, Jake Udelhoven 12, Nate Friederick 2, Tyler Udelhoven 3. Totals — 19 8-15 52.
3-point goals — B: 0; P: 6 (Parkins 1, Hawes 2, Post 2, Udelhoven 1).  Team fouls — B: 19, P: 20. Fouled out — none.