Camels Overturn Brossart
Campbell County Stun Mustangs and Rest of Free World in 38th
By Kellie Taylor, Post contributor
The Campbell County boys' basketball team struggled through a rough regular season, adjusting to a young starting lineup of one
senior, one junior, two sophomores and a freshman and compiling a dismal 6-18 record.
But in the first round of the 38th District Tournament on Monday night, the slate was clean and playing county rival Bishop
Brossart in front of a packed house of 'Camel Crazies' was enough to ignite Campbell County to an exciting 51-47 win over the
Bishop Brossart, which entered the tournament 16-11, eliminated the Camels in last season's district opener on the way to
finishing as 10th Region runner-up.
'There have been a lot more downs (this year) than there have been ups, but the kids have kept working hard through it all,' said
Campbell County coach Dan Sullivan. 'We're young and inexperienced, but tonight we rose to the occasion. That's what it's all
about. This team has the physical tools; mentally, it's taken a little longer than with more experienced kids.'
What helped make Monday's game even more intense is that the schools are less than five miles apart.
'Our guys played real hard, and we're proud of them,' Bishop Brossart head coach Willie Schlarman said. 'This is always a big
rivalry game, and anytime you have all these emotions in it, anything can happen. Campbell County played really well tonight, and
you have to give them credit for that.'
After trailing by as many as eight points in the fourth quarter, Bishop Brossart took the lead, 46-45, when junior guard Scott
Ruth stole a pass and scored on a layup with 1:37 remaining in the game. The basket capped off a 10-3 Mustangs run.
Seconds later, Campbell County junior forward Robby Turner grabbed an offensive rebound and passed the ball out to
sophomore guard Steve Sigmon. Sigmon squared up from the top of the key and sank a three-point basket to put the Camels up
48-46 with 58 seconds remaining.
'I was wide open, but I hadn't been hitting all night,' Sigmon said. 'I knew I was short on my first two shots so I put a little extra
arc on it and it fell for me.'
Junior guard Justin Seiter pulled the Mustangs to within 48-47 with a free throw, but Campbell County junior forward Jeremy
Wilson swished two free throws for a three-point lead with 29 seconds remaining.
Bishop Brossart had a chance to tie with 12 seconds remaining, but missed two three-point shots in the waning moments of the
game. Senior guard Ryan Meyers' free throw with three seconds remaining sealed the win.
Meyers, the only senior in the Camels starting lineup, was the spark behind Campbell County's second-half comeback.
Bishop Brossart took a 26-19 lead into halftime after outscoring Campbell County 17-5 in the second quarter. Junior guard Justin
Seiter led the Mustangs' second-quarter run with eight points.
But Meyers came out of the locker room on fire, scoring nine points in a 12-2 run to start the second half.
'Ryan had a great night,' Sullivan said. 'It couldn't have happened to a greater kid. He's really gifted physically, and tonight, thank
God, he came out and played like he is capable of playing.'
Meyers finished with a game-high 22 points, 18 in the second half.
'I felt good and starting hitting my shots,' Meyers said. 'The whole team played well in the second half.'
Campbell County advances to the semifinal round, where it will face Silver Grove Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. at Campbell County
BISHOP BROSSART 9 17 6 15 -47
CAMPBELL COUNTY 14 5 16 16 -51
BISHOP BROSSART (47) : Bezold 4 1 10, Seiter 5 10 20, Enzweiler 1 0 2, Ruth 2 1 5, Ryan 2 0 4, Moher 3 0 6.
Totals 17 12 47.
CAMPBELL COUNTY (51) : Sigmon 2 2 7, Meyers 8 5 22, Minch 2 0 4, Wilson 1 6 8, Vahlsing 0 1 1, Turner 2 3 7,
Reinhardt 1 0 2. Totals 16 17 51.
Three-point goals: BB-Bezold. CC-Sigmon, Meyers.
Records: Bishop Brossart 16-12, Campbell County 7-18.
Publication date: 02-23-99
|The 1998-99 Campbell County Camels, who entered the 38th District Tornament with a 6-18 record shocked the
Brossart Mustangs "and the rest of the free world" by eliminating the 16-11 Mustangs from the tournament and
ending their season. With it ended the careers of Curtis Bezold who finished with 992 career points and Nick Moher
who would join the Mustangs Elite 1000 Point Club with 1130 points placing him eighth among All-Time leading
This would be the only time to date in the six year Schlarman era that the Mustangs have failed
to play in the 10th Region Tournament.
The Following Story Appeared In The Kentucky Post on Tuesday, February 23, 1999
Brossart gives Number One
Simon Kenton Scare
Post staff report
Simon Kenton, the No. 1-ranked team in the Kentucky Post area boys' coaches' poll, scored the first six points of overtime and
then held off Bishop Brossart, 88-84, on Wednesday night at Simon Kenton.
Brossart closed the margin to two points with 2:11 left in the overtime when senior forward Nick Moher converted on a four
Simon Kenton then made 8-of-9 free throws late in overtime to hold its lead. Senior guard Brenden Stowers made the Pioneers
last four foul shots.
Simon Kenton forced the overtime when senior guard Eric Washnock made a three-pointer with nine seconds left.
Stowers led Simon Kenton with a career-high 36 points and Washnock added 14 points. Senior center Mike Burns scored 12
points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Brossart was led by Moher's 28 points, while forward Justin Seiter added 16 points.
BROSSART 17 10 25 21 11 -84
SIMON KENTON 15 13 23 22 15 -88
BROSSART (84): Bezold 2 6 10, Ruth 3 2 8, Ryan 3 8 14, Enzweiler 4 0 8, Moher 10 5 28,
J. Seiter 6 4 16. Totals 28 25 84.
SIMON KENTON (88): B. Stowers 13 7 36, Gaskins 3 1 10, Arrowood 4 2 10, Washnock 4 4 14, Rump 2 0 4, Ballinger 1 0 2,
Burns 5 2 12. Totals 32 16 88.
Three-point goals: BB-Moher 3. SK-B. Stowers 3, Gaskins 3, Washnock 2.
Records: Simon Kenton 19-2, Brossart 14-7 .
|On Tuesday, February 3, 1999 the Brossart Mustangs traveled to Independence to take on Northern Kentucky's
Number One ranked Simon Kenton Pioneers. Only a desperation three-pointer allowed Simon Kenton to get the game
to OT where they prevailed 88-84. The Mustangs would return four years later and take care of unfinished business by
beating Simon Kenton on February 28, 2003 when the Pioneers were once again ranked atop the 9th Region.
The Following Story Appeared in The Kentucky Post on Wednesday, February 4, 1999