(Des Moines) One day after going down to the wire in a semi-final loss to Sheldon the Kuemper Catholic Knights bounced back in a big way Friday morning. Kuemper Catholic secured a third place trophy at the 2013 state tournament with an 80-52 drubbing of MFL, MarMac.
Kuemper Catholic buried 59% from the field in the 2A consolation game including 72% in the second half (18/25). A pair of seniors posted big games in the final game of their career. Going out as winner's are Riley Bach and Chris Halbur who scored 10 and 15 points respectively. A fantastic junior duo of Sam Brincks and Cole Neary take a lot of momentum into what whould be a big senior season. Brincks poured in a team-high 18 points and Neary finished with 11.
Kuemper Catholic took control of the game in the third quarter. They turned a five point cushion into a 14 point game with a 20-11 advantage out of the break. The fourth quarter brought more of the same with Kuemper outscoring the opposition 25-11 in the final frame.
Kuemper Catholic ends the season with 18 wins and 9 losses.