The Panthers take on St. Charles on Friday in the GAC/Suburban South-West Shootout.
Mehlville Boys Basketball
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
The Panther boys and girls are both seeded fifth in the Class 5 District 6 Tournament at Lindbergh.
The Mehlville boys and girls basketball teams both finished the regular season with sub .500 records. But they also both showed late in the season that they could be a dangerous team after the regular games ended. The Panther boys defeated Oakville 56-50 on Feb. 8 to hand the Tigers their first loss in the Suburban West Conference, while the Mehlville girls followed suit with an impressive 55-47 win on the road at Eureka on Feb. 15. The Wildcats were also a perfect 6-0 in the Suburban West before the Panthers' win. Both the boys and girls were seeded fifth in the six-team Class 5 District 6 Tournament which begins Tuesday at Lindbergh High School. "It is a one-game-at-a-time deal for every team at this point of the season," said Mehlville …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Ladue defeated Mehlville 59-50 despite a career-high 28 points by Eldin Dilberovic.
Mehlville's Eldin Dilberovic put on quite a show in his last home high school basketball game. The 6-foot-5-inch senior forward scored a career-high 28 points, including 22 in the first half Friday night. It was not enough though as the Panthers fell to Ladue 59-50 in the regular season finale for both teams. Dilberovic had nine field goals in the opening half, including four 3-pointers. "I had no clue how many points I had scored," Dilberovic said. "I was just shooting it and the ball was going in. It was a lot of fun and the best half I have ever had." Despite the 22 first-half points, Mehlville still trailed at the half 33-31. "The guys did a good job of looking for Eldin and finding the hot hand," said Mehlville Coach Andy Guethle. "He…
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
In a nail-biter, Mehlville boys pull out a 56-50 win.
When combined, black, gold and green make pink. At least that was the case Tuesday night as Mehlville hosted district rival Oakville for a conference matchup dedicated to Coaches vs. Cancer. Spectators from both schools packed Mehville’s gym donning pink in support of the event, which was a fundraiser benefitting cancer research. Mehlville (8-12, 2-3) edged out its opponent with a 56-50 win. With just under two minutes to play in the game, the Oakville Tigers were down by nine and Mehlville looked as if it would be walking to its eighth victory of the season. However, Oakville (12-9, 4-1) made it interesting with a late push by senior guard Javier Duren who hit a 3-pointer with 11.5 seconds left to go to cut the Panthers’ lead to 53-50. …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Panthers scored 28 points in the third quarter in a thrilling 58-57 win over Howell Central Wednesday night.
Much of the talk among Mehlville students who attended the boys basketball game was about the arriving snow and the possibility of a snow day. One person who doesn't want a day off is Panther guard Brendan Merz. A day or two off would likely mean a postponement of Friday's game against Marquette. And Merz wants no delays after he followed up a six 3-point effort Tuesday against Seckman with five treys Wednesday in a thrilling 58-57 Panther victory over Francis Howell Central. "I had some open looks tonight and was able to make some shots," Merz said. His 11 3-pointers in a 24-hour span came in all home games. Merz is hoping to continue the streak at home on Friday night. "I shoot it a lot better at home," Merz said. "I think that might …
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Fouls and turnovers did not help the team as they fell to the Kirkwood Pioneers 63-55 in their first home game.
It's hard enough to keep a game close when you commit seven turnovers in the first quarter. When the opposing team doesn't miss a shot until the middle of the second quarter, it's nearly impossible. That was the recipe for defeat for the Mehlville Panthers Tuesday night, who struggled to handle a tough Kirkwood defense and a hot-shooting Kirkwood offense in a 63-55 loss to the Pioneers. Playing their first home game of the season, Mehlville (4-7) fell behind 18-4 midway through the first quarter and 27-10 early in the second, thanks to baskets on 10 consecutive shots by Kirkwood (5-5) to start the game. The Panthers made things worse by committing seven turnovers in the opening eight minutes and starting just 3-for-11 from the field. …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
The Panthers beat DuBourg 52-48 for its only win at the Chaminade Christmas Tournament. One night earlier, Mehlville lost to John Burroughs 51-46.
In a game full of fouls on both sides, the Mehlville Panthers pulled off a 52-48 victory over the DuBourg Cavaliers on Wednesday. The Panthers, now 3-6, claimed seventh place in the eight-team Chaminade Christmas Tournament, verifying their original seed. One night earlier, Mehlville lost to John Burroughs 51-46 in the consolation semifinals. The Panthers led 13-8 after one quarter, but were plagued by turnovers the rest of the game. "We have a habitual problem of taking care of the ball," said Mehlville Head Coach Andy Guethle. Senior forward Eldin Dilberovic led the Panthers with 18 points, while junior guard Brendan Merz finished with 16 points. Prior to Wednesday's game against DuBourg, Guethle said the Panthers were looking to …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Patch took a look back at 2010 and the year's best sports triumphs.
The 2010 calendar year did not provide any state championships at Mehlville High School, but there were still some games and moments that will live long in the memories of local athletes. The following is a chronological list of the Top 10 in 2010 for Mehlville athletics. Feb. 24- The Mehlville boys basketball team struggled to an 8-17 record during the season but had a 68-48 win over Lindbergh in the Class 5 District 6 semifinals as Dawan Logan converted 11 of 19 field goal attempts en route to a game-high 28 points. April 17- Colton Wittmeyer pitched a complete game, scored two runs and drove in three as the Panther baseball team defeated rival Oakville 4-3 at GCS Stadium. April 29- Austin Simokaitis threw a complete game and did not …
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The Panthers will play Pattonville in the first round Monday at 5 p.m.
Starting on Monday, one of the best high school basketball players in the country will be on display at the 40th Annual Chaminade Holiday Tournament along with the Mehlville boys basketball team. The Panthers are seeded seventh out of the eight teams in the tournament and are on the opposite bracket from top-seeded Chaminade, which features Bradley Beal, one of the best players to come out of the St. Louis area in recent years. "We played against him two years ago and he was very good and has matured since then," Mehlville Coach Andy Guethle said. "I know he played a lot of elite basketball during the summer against the best competition in the country. I saw him on television with the USA team and he is quite a player." Beal, who signed…
Saturday, December 18, 2010
The Panthers beat Fort Zumwalt East 53-50 in the opening game of the GAC/Suburban Basketball Challenge Friday at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
The Mehlville Panthers experienced the sweet taste of victory for the first time in four games. The Panthers edged past Fort Zumwalt East, 53-50, in the opening game of the Gateway Athletic Conference/Suburban Basketball Challenge Friday at the Family Arena in St. Charles. It was the first of 17 games that will be played over the weekend, pitting the St. Charles area schools against the schools from Suburban St. Louis County. "It was a great experience for us to play in such an atmosphere and in a big arena," said Mehlville Coach Andy Guethle. "The kids watch games on television that are played in big arenas, so it was nice for them to experience it for themselves." Mehlville improved its record to 3-4 and broke a three-game losing streak…