The St. Louis 6th Grade basketball team faced St. Nicholas on Thursday night at home and came away with a one point win by the score of 28-27.St. Nicholas played tough and kept the game close for much of the evening.Andrew Oesterling and Wil Freeland led the way on offense while Ben Schebler, Tyler Kuntz, Jacob Wuesterfeld, Jack Abplanalp, Sam Voegele and Riley Schebler played outstanding defense. Will Freeland hit two crucial free throws with six seconds left to secure the win. Other players contributing to the scoring column were Jacob Sheets and Michael Wanstrath.The win brings their season record to 10-0. Their next game is on Saturday when they put their undefeated record on the line and play in the 6th grade tournament hosted at St. Louis.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler.The St. Louis 7th grade boys basketball team lost to a very good Laurel team Thursday night by a final score of 52 to 21.Eli Tuveson, Adam Cox, Joshua Myers, & Charlie Dice provided the scoring for the Cardinals.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Mike Burkhart.The SLS 8th grade Cardinals basketball team traveled to Laurel Thursday night, December 4 and defeated an athletic, aggressive, and well-coached Laurel team 36-24.The game was played at the old Laurel High School gym on a night that was billed as “Throw-Back Thursday.” A large crowd was in attendance to honor past generations of Laurel players that once played on the Laurel High School floor. The atmosphere in the gym was loud, “highly-charged,” and competitive.Nathan Eckstein played his finest game of the year. Nathan led the team defensively down in the low post. Nathan led the team in rebounds, blocked shots, and steals. Robert Raver led the team in scoring and played an all-around great game. Sam Giesting handled the point guard position with poise and determination.Once again, Alex Geers, in his new role as sixth man came off the bench and gave the team a much needed spark. Gus Cooper and Kevin Salatin also played well and made contributions that led to the victory. It was a total “TEAM” effort that led to the Cardinals victory.The 8th grade Cardinals now stand at 9-1 on the season and will face Batesville Middle School next Tuesday night.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Dale Amrhein.