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Andy Oakland set up for the three in a recent Raiders game.
FULDA FREE PRESS/Sean Solheim
Cole Dierks races across the mid court line in a tough game against RTR.
FULDA FREE PRESS/Sheila Crowley
Josh Ramerth, 3, pulls up just inside of the free throw line for this two point bucket at Hills.
Oakland hot at the 3 point line|
Raider boys rain three’s, nearly knock off ranked Knights|
Oakland nets school record draining 7 three’s in game
Despite the opening minutes looking like a runaway, the Fulda Raider boys made a come back on the heels of Senor Andy Oakland who dumped in five three’s in the first half to close the half 33-40.
Fulda scored the first basket, but Russell--Tyler-Ruthton held a commanding 16-point lead after scoring the next 18 points. RTR’s Brett Peterson dropped in 15 points in the first half.
All but two of Fulda’s next 29 points were a result of a 3-point shot. Oakland hit the first three 3-pointers followed up by Holt’s three closing the gap to 5 points with 8:20 left to play in the first half.
RTR countered on their next trip down the court with a three of the own only to have Cole Dierk’s put up a three for Fulda.
The Knights were able to push their lead back up to 12 points after scoring on five consecutive possessions. Zach Holt pulled up to dump in his second three of the half followed by a three from Todd Peterson, 30-36. A couple of free throws and a bucket by RTR gave them a 10 point advantage with 1:10. Oakland knocked down one more three to close to the gap to seven points before each team headed to the locker room.
Peterson hit a basket to start the second half for the Raiders, however, RTR managed to push their lead by to double digits (50-39) again before the Raiders started raining three’s again.
Oakland started the run with a layup followed by a free throw from Josh Ramerth. Two turnovers and a technical foul on RTR gave Fulda the opportunity to cut their deficit to seven, 45-52.
Then came the three’s... Peterson put in his second three in the game and then Ramerth tossed in his first of 3 three’s with 11:30 left to play in the game. Less than a minute later Ramerth dropped in his second three and Fulda held a 58-57 advantage in the game.
A Fulda foul knotted the game at 58-58 with 10:13 left to play. Oakland stretched out for a block on RTR’s incoming drive which led to steal and layup by Nathan Getting putting Fulda back out front 60-58.
Two more free throws by RTR had the game tied at 60-60 before Oakland returned down court to net another three to earn a 63-60 advantage to Fulda. Each team exchanged layups before the Knights found the lane to the hoop, 64-65.
With 5:34 remaining on the clock, RTR turned their deficit around to go ahead of the Raiders 68-66. Peterson connected on both of his free throw attempts to knot the game at 68-68 at the 4:37 mark in the game.
The Knights were able to go back on top 72-68 before Oakland netted his final three (7 in all) in the game, 71-72. The game was tied once again at 74-74 with 42 seconds left to play.
With 19 clicks left on the clock the Knights were able to go back up by three off a basket and foul.
Fulda came back down the floor and in a last ditch effort Cole Dierks lofted a three-point attempt that bounced around the rim and came off.
Fulda had their best three throw shooting percentage of the season putting in 12 of 14 attempts for 85.7%. They were 16 off 33 beyond the arc and 7 of 17 in the paint. RTR was 2 of 9 three point attempts while draining 27 of 46 in the paint.
Andy Oakland led the Raider charge with 29 points in the contest, recording 6 rebounds and handed out 3 assists.
Todd Peterson dropped in 15 points (3 of 5 beyond the arc) and hauled in 4 rebounds while dishing out 6 assists in the game.
Zach Holt recorded 12 points in the contest and is credited with 4 steals and 3 assists. Josh Ramerth had a game high 11 points with 3-three’s and a two-pointer. Cole Dierks had 3 points followed by Nate Getting and Trevor Ruesch with 2 points a piece.
Fulda 33 41 74
RTR 40 37 77
Oakland scores 45 point enrounte to 78-67 win over Murray County Central
Monday night Fulda hosted the Murray County Central Rebels in their second meeting of the season. The Raiders had lost to the MCC team earlier in December and Fulda looked for a bit of revenge in their second meeting.
Coming off a big game with Russell-Tyler-Ruthton on Saturday where Oakland dumped in 7 three’s - setting a school record for the number of three’s made in a game.
Monday Andy Oakland, shot the lights out helping his home team to a 78-67 victory over the nemesis Rebels. Oakland hit 45 points in the game - 14 in the first half and then added 31 in the second including 8 three-point shots. “Unbelievable,” were words heard as Oakland worked his way around the perimeter of the basketball court. He ended the night with 9 three-pointers upping his previous recording setting performance by two. Previously Tom Braun netted 37 points twice in the 96-97 season. No other boys Raider player has amassed that many points since before the 70’s when Arvid Kramer helped lead Fulda to the state tournament.
Fulda started quick getting off to a 12-5 advantage with Nate Getting dropping in a three early in the game. The Rebels started to roll and were able to convert a three-point play with a bucket and free throw, 8-12.
Oakland and Trevor each added a couple of inside hoops to push the Raider lead back out to eight, 16-8. MCC came back putting up nine straight points to knot the game at 17-17 at the 10 minute mark in the game.
Oakland was able to back down MCC’s Logan Kluis to drop the ball over the hoop before MCC’s Seth Bass returned the favor on the other end, 19-19.
Fulda was finally able to put some distance between them and MCC with Oakland and Ramerth combining for 5 points. A bucket by Aaron Boock had the Rebels back within three, 24-21.
Todd Peterson found Oakland open in the corner for the first of his three-pointers on the evening. Jack Thony, MCC, drove the lane on the other end to close the gap to two, 25-27.
Fulda went on a 7-2 run before the Rebels were able to rebound with buckets from Thony and Max Whitehead. The Raiders held a 35-29 advantage heading into the locker room at halftime.
Oakland started the second half with a quick layup and turned it into a three point play adding a free throw attempt, 38-31. MCC countered with a bucket by Kluis before Nate Getting sent the ball out to Oakland waiting on the wing for his first three of the second half. Kluis added another jump shot (6 in a row) to keep the Rebels within shooting range at 35-41.
A lob shot from Holt, and a three from Oakland pushed the Raider score back out to 46-35. However the Rebels weren’t going away. Thony added a three-point play with a bucket and free throw and a layup on the next trip down, 40-46.
This time it was Cole Dierks netting a three for Fulda. MCC kept finding a way to inch their way back into the game until Oakland put together back-to-back three’s at the nine minute mark to push the Raider advantage out to ten, 57-47. MCC’s Sam Erickson netted one of two three’s to pull back within seven. However, Oakland dumped in his 4th three and followed up with a steal on the other end getting the ball off to Trevor Ruesch for the layup to up the score 62-53.
Oakland wasn’t done, though, he added two more three’s along with a layup lifting the Raiders to a 73-53 lead with three minutes left to play. Both teams exchanged possessions several times with Trevor Ruesch finding a lane for a layup and MCC’s adding buckets from Grant Everson and and Sam Erickson to close out the scoring.
Andy Oakland finished the night with 45 points, 9 of 13 outside the perimeter and 7 of 10 in the paint to go along with 4 of 7 at the charity stripe. He also hauled in 7 rebounds and 3 steals while handing out 2 assists.
Zach Holt finished with 8 points and 5 assists while Todd Pederson also scored 8 points in the contest to go with his 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Trevor Ruesch netted 8 points, 11 rebounds, 9 assists.
Other contributions came from Cole Dierks - 3, Nate Getting - 3, Josh Ramerth - 2, and Kole Kramer - 1.
Patriots defeat Raiders in strong second half
The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots, 6-9 on the season, used a strong second half to over come the Fulda Raider boys basketball team, 64-49.
The game started out tight with each team going bucket-for-bucket until the 11 minute mark. HBC went out in front as Dylan Gehrke drained one of his 16 points in the contest. The Patriots posted a 14-9 advantage before Fulda dropped in back-to-back three’s coming on the heels of Todd Peterson and Cole Dierks to go up by one, 15-14. A bucket by Zach Holt had the Raiders up by three, 17-14 at the 9:31 mark in the first half.
HBC came back down to net two free throws, 16-17. Fulda missed two offensive opportunities before Holt comes up with a steal and layup to go up 19-16.
Gehrke returned to the other to drop in two free throws, 18-19. Josh Ramerth puts in a turn around jumper to keep Fulda in front, 21-18.
The Patriots battled and tied the game at 23-23 with 4:03 on the clock. With a three by Todd Peterson the Raiders were able to fend off the Patriots and held at 29-27 lead going into intermission.
HBC came out of halftime on fire and put up 8 quick points to take over the lead, 35-31. They continued their domiance and pushed their advantage to double digit figures, 44-32, by the 11 minute mark.
Fulda finally found their feet again as they went on an 8-0 run. Trevor Ruesch looked to put up the outside shot and instead drives inside for two. Josh Ramerth found Oakland moving down the lane on Fulda’s next possession and then Oakland garnered an offensive board and putback to pull within five, 4045 with 9 minutes left to play in the game.
Fulda was held scoreless for the next two minutes giving HBC the opportunity to push their lead by to 51-43. Oakland, fouled going in for shot, converts for the 3-point play. After a basket fromCarey Taubert, Holt hauls in an offensive board and drops in the putback, 47-55.
HBC put together seven straight points before Fulda could answer. Andy Oakland worked his magic along the baseline for Fulda’s last score of the night.
Fulda had two players in double digit scoring with Oakland notching 15 points following by Holt’s 11 to go along with his 5 steals in the contest. Josh Ramerth dropped in 7, Todd Peterson, 6, Trevor Ruesch 4, Cole Dierks and Nate Getting with 3 points apiece.
Fulda was 6 of 38 from three-point land and 13 of 30 in the paint. HBC dropped in 23 of 44 in the paint and were 18 of 30 from the free throw line.
Fulda 29 20 49
HBC 27 37 64