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Mueller’s Double-Double Lifts No. 20 STLCC to 15th Win

February 05, 2012

Charley Mueller  
Charley Mueller recorded a double-double against
Wentworth Military Academy Feb. 4, leading the 20th-
ranked Archers to a 74-67 win.

Charley Mueller certainly picked the right day to have the best game of his young college career. The freshman forward from Lindbergh High School was pressed into an expanded role when sophomore forward Ryun Davis (McCluer North), the Archers’ leading scorer, was sidelined due to illness.

Mueller responded with 20 points and 10 rebounds, both team highs for the 20th-ranked Archers. Mueller’s production was enough to lift the Archers to a come-from-behind 74-67 victory over Wentworth Military Academy.

The Archers struggled early without Davis, as Wentworth exploited the Archers’ lack of bulk in the paint and built an early 19-4 lead. That would be the largest lead Wentworth would have, as STLCC steadily and methodically drew its way back in the game. The deficit had been trimmed to 32-30 at half, and that proved to be the last time Wentworth had the game in their control.

In addition to Mueller’s performance, the Archers also received significant contributions from sophomore forward Kyle Rice (Kirkwood) who finished with 17 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore guards Toraino Hellems (Oakville) and Jordan Jones (Marquette) each poured in 15 points. Sophomore guard Darryn Anderson (Hazelwood Central) contributed five points in a limited role.

Kyle Rice  
Kyle Rice contributed 17 points
and eight rebounds as STLCC
defeated Wentworth Military
Academy 74-67 Feb. 4.

For the second time in three weeks, STLCC had to play without head coach Randy Albrecht, who did not make the trip to Wentworth due to the funeral of a family member. Assistant Ken Libby again led the Archers in Albrecht’s absence.

The win improved STLCC to 15-6 on the season, and proved itself worthy of the team’s newly-minted 20th spot in the NJCAA rankings. After a challenging early-season schedule, STLCC has been in cruise control. The Archers have now won nine of their last 10 games, including seven in a row. Their upcoming schedule remains favorable, with five of the team’s next six games at home, where the Archers have not lost a game since dropping a matchup with Kaskaskia College 74-69 on Dec. 11.

The Archers will face the McKendree University junior varsity squad at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 8) at Forest Park.