Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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January 4, 2013

Local Roundup, Jan. 4

EFFINGHAM — The Lady Eagles held Robinson to single digits in points in three separate quarters and cruised to a 55-28 win Thursday night.

Newton and Robinson played a tight first quarter, with Newton edging out an 11-10 lead. But their offense and defense both picked it up from there, and by the end of the third, Newton led 48-20.

Morgan Swingler and Amy Bierman each had 10 points while Tara Wirth added nine points of her own. Bierman had a team-high seven rebounds, and Carly Niebrugge grabbed five rebounds.

Newton improves to 13-6 on the season and 6-1 in conference. They host Marshall Monday night.

Newton 55, Robinson 28

Newton    11    17    20    7    —    55

Robinson    10    6    4    8    —    28

Newton — Swingler 10, Bierman 10, Wirth 9, Kerner 8, Niebrugge 8, Jansen 3, Stewart 3, Davidson 2, Will 2

Robinson — Calip 12, Sullivan 11, Shook 2, Quick 2, Keeler 1

Lady Cougars downed

South Central traveled to Cisne Thursday night, but could not overcome a rough second half to pick up their first win of the season and fell 47-28.

The Cougars battled Cisne in the first half, trailing just 24-20 entering the third quarter. But Cisne upped their defensive pressure, forcing turnovers and held the Cougars to just eight points in the second half.

Macie Cain topped South Central with 13 points, and Abby King added seven points of her own.

South Central falls to 0-15, and they head to Vandalia Monday night.

Cisne 47, South Central 28

SC    6    14    4    4    —    28

Cisne    10    14    14    9    —    47

South Central — King 7, Rose 2, Lotz 4, Lewis 2, Cain 13

Cisne — B. Gill 2, Byars 18, Paul 2, Maloy 15, M. Gill 2, W. Pogue 2

Scores and statistics from St. Anthony vs. Shelbyville, Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City vs. Sullivan and Lawrenceville vs. Cumberland were not made available as of press time.

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