Remsen St. Mary’s Back to State!


Thanks to Elizabeth Clark Fisch for photos!

MAPLETON — No. 5 Remsen St. Mary’s scored the first ten points of the night to build an early lead and the Hawks led wire-to-wire in beating Council Bluffs St. Albert 52-35 Saturday night in the Class 1A Sub-State 1 final at Mapleton.  St. Mary’s led by 11 at halftime and opened up a 16-point lead midway though the third quarter before the Falcons closed to within 12 by quarters end.  A 13-point fourth quarter lead with 5:04 to play was narrowed down to a mere five points with 3:18 to go in the game.  But the tournament tested Hawks responded by closing out the game with a 12-0 run, all from the free throw line, to win by their biggest margin in the game, 17 points.   Skyler Waldschmitt and Brayden Ricke led the scoring attack for St. Mary’s with 16 and 15 points respectively.  The two combined to connect on 17-of-19 from the foul line and 12-of-13 in the final three minutes of the game.  Ryan Hughes had 12 for the Falcons and Sam Rallis added 11.  Remsen St. Mary’s will head to Des Moines with a 22-3 record while St. Albert closes out a 10-15 year and end a two-year run of making the 1A State Tournament.  This will be the Hawks fourth straight appearance in Des Moines.  St. Mary’s finished third at last year’s 1A State meet.


Brady Homan looks for help .. look the other way, Brady Harpenau is open in the corner
Team captain, Spencer Schorg is like a coach on the floor as directs the offense. Spencer was checked to 9 points Saturday night after pouring 28 in the District finals against Siouxland Christian.
St. Mary’s Austin Jensen battles St. Albert’s Ben Rallis for a loose ball in the lane in Saturday night’s Sub-State final as Skylar Waldschmitt (24), Brayden Ricke (22) and Spencer Schorg look on.
Skylar Waldschmitt, who led the Hawks in scoring in Saturday’s Sub-State final with 16 points, looks to pass against a very handsy Falcon defense.
The Remsen St. Mary’s have built four straight State Tournament appearances on their stingy defense (41.3 ppg). (L-R) Skylar Waldschmitt, Carter Schorg, Brady Homan, Skylar Waldschmitt and Spencer Schorg defend against an inbound pass for St. Albert.
Wes Smart gets ready just in case foul trouble forces him into action.

Time expires and the Hawks complete their wire-wire lead in a 52-35 Sub-State victory over Council Bluffs St. Albert.
St. Mary’s Austin Jensen and St. Albert’s Lance Wright look back toward the referee to see who got the foul call. Take a guess who it was on.

Carter Schorg at the foul line for another critical free throw shot.