Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


December 20, 2013

Sigel St. Michael takes 2nd at state

CLINTON — Sigel St. Michael found themselves being pressed early in the Class 8-1A state title game, and the pressure was too much for the Sharpshooters to handle.

Danville Schlarman (24-0) jumped out to a 13-3 lead after the first quarter and kept it up for the majority of the contest, winning the state title 55-45 over Sigel St. Michael.

After the struggles in the first quarter, the Sharpshooter offense found its groove a bit more, but did not have an answer for two Schlarman players.

Ariel Scott had 26 points for Schlarman, and Anaya Peoples added 16 for a potent one-two punch.

Still, Sigel kept fighting, cutting the lead from 21 to 10 in the fourth quarter, showing the fighting spirit that got the Sharpshooters (22-4) to the state title game.

Jolene Bueker had 14 points to lead Sigel St. Michael, while Bailey Schumacher had 10 and Sadie Bueker added eight points.

The Sharpshooters finish second in the state, and played Schlarman closer than either of its two previous opponents in the state tournament.

Danville Schlarman     13     19     17     6     55

Sigel St. Michael     3     14     11     17     45

Danville Schlarman: Peoples 16, Scott 25, Kumpucknal 5, Dietzen 4, Gross 4

Sigel St. Michael: Schumacher 10, Buening 2, J. Bueker 14, Niebrugge 4, Fearday 1, Jansen 6, S. Bueker 8


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