ShareThis Page
Geibel holds on to run past Carmichaels |

Geibel holds on to run past Carmichaels

| Wednesday, December 28, 2011 12:00 a.m

Aaron Agostini led three Geibel players in double figures with 12 points, and the Gators held on for a 49-45 victory over Carmichaels in the opening round of the King Coal Lions Club Tournament on Tuesday night.

Geibel (5-3) will face either Mapletown or Fort Cherry in the championship at 7:30 tonight.

The Gators used full-court pressure to spark a 19-7 run that began with three minutes remaining in the third quarter.

Tyler Schweiss capped the surge with a short jumper to give Geibel a 46-32 lead with 3:12 to play.

“We want to be aggressive and play good, solid defense,” Gators coach Ed Kroupa said. “We’re trying to learn how to finish games also.”

Carmichaels cut the deficit to 49-45 when Brennan McMinn scored with 10.6 seconds remaining. The Mikes then nearly forced a five-second violation before Geibel called a timeout.

Carmichaels stole the ball on the ensuing inbounds pass, but the Mikes couldn’t get a clean look at the basket. Geibel’s Patrick Herbert rebounded a loose ball with 3.4 seconds to play.

Geibel held a sizeable advantage at the free throw line, and made 16 of 26 attempts.

Carmichaels, connected on just 5 of 15.

Joining Agostini in double digits was Mike Noonan (11 points) and Schweiss (10).

The teams played a low-scoring first half, with Geibel leading, 18-16, at the break.

Schweiss connected on two second-quarter 3-pointers, the last of which gave Geibel the lead for good with under a minute remaining.

Colton Yoders led Carmichaels (1-6) with 15 points, followed by McMinn’s 12. Brandon Lawless also reached double figures with 11 points.

Lawless had eight of his points in the final three minutes, while McMinn scored all but two of his points in the second half.

“I give a lot of credit to Carmichaels because they never quit fighting,” Kroupa said. “But we’re still learning to play defense. We have to quit reaching so much.”

Categories: News
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.