Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


January 4, 2014

Lady Shoes roll over Antioch

T-Town tops Lady Sequoits 57-31

TEUTOPOLIS — Antioch coach Tim Borries is familiar with the Teutopolis tradition in basketball, with his parents having attended Teutopolis.

The Tuscola native brought his Lady Sequoits to Teutopolis Friday night, understanding who his parents would probably be rooting for.

"T-Town, of course," Borries said. "I always root for Teutopolis as long as we're not playing them."

Unfortunately for Borries, they were playing Teutopolis, and the Lady Shoes had little trouble in a 57-31 win Friday night against Antioch.

Borries said he knew all about the Lady Shoes' tendency for tough-nose defense, and experienced it first hand.

The Lady Sequoits were held without a field goal for nearly 12 minutes from the first to third quarters, and scored just three points in that span as the Shoes expanded their lead from 12-7 to 29-9.

Teutopolis coach Laurie Thompson said her team played the kind of defense she wants out of the Shoes.

"We did a nice job defensively, holding them to nine points (in the first half)," she said. "They're actually a pretty up-and-down, run team. They like to score."

It was a tight game in the first quarter, as Madeline Hartke picked up two quick fouls and was on the bench for the rest of the half.

There was an adjustment period without their leading scorer, but the Shoes picked it up as Cierra Thompson netted all 11 of her points in the first half, including a buzzer-beating three from beyond half court to end the second quarter.

The span without Hartke led to balanced scoring throughout, with Hartke and Thompson picking up 11 points each, Anna Hartke scoring 10 and Danielle Repking adding nine.

"We were a kind of out of the mix with Madeline on the bench, (but) we had some balanced scoring," Laurie Thompson said. "That's what I wanted, I was pleased. Second half, I thought we did a better job offensively, we took better shots."

The win bumps Teutopolis to 13-2 following its third place finish in Edwardsville's holiday tournament last week.

It was also another win without starting guard Jessica Schumacher, who has missed time with an injured Achilles tendon. Thompson is hoping to get the senior back soon, but they are awaiting more information.

"Hopefully, we'll know Monday how long for sure," she said. "We'll rest her now as much as we can."

While it was a tough loss for Borries, he brought his team all the way down from Antioch, northwest of Chicago near the Wisconsin border, to see a great 2A team. He did, noting that facing such a top-flight opponent would improve his team, and seeing their success could be an inspiration to the Lady Sequoits.

The Lady Shoes will look to keep up the kind of play Borries was hoping to see Monday, when they host Flora. That game is scheduled for 6:15 p.m., weather permitting, with no freshman/sophomore or junior varsity games preceding it.

Antioch     7     2     6     16     31

Teutopolis     15     10     16     16     57

Antioch: Zogran 2, Deuhr 1, Bohn 3, Am. Reiser 3, McCameron 4, Gallimore 18

Teutopolis: Bueker 2, Hardiek 6, Repking 9, Giles 6, A. Hartke 10, Thompson 11, M. Hartke 11, Smith 2


Text Only
  • czachorskimug.jpg Czachorski: Time to catch Cup fever

    I woke up early Friday morning and did something I never do these days -- I flipped on SportsCenter.
    It was the top of the 7 a.m. hour, and unshockingly, ESPN led with discussion of the playoffs.
    What left me flabbergasted was they were leading with the NHL playoffs, as I was truly unaware ESPN remembered that hockey was a sport.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • White2.jpg Indians' bats too much for Eagles

    An 11 a.m. start on Good Friday wasn't too early for Altamont, as the Indians pushed 10 across in the first frame and bested Newton 16-1 in five innings.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Schultz.jpg Power surge: Homers help Shoes beat Comets 8-4

    Teutopolis broke open a close game with four home runs and remained undefeated with an 8-4 win over Stew-Stras/Windsor Thursday afternoon.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Cutts.jpg Cutts carries Cumberland to 4-3 win

    His first three hits were no doubters, but Blayke Cutts’ fourth hit on Thursday was a high bouncer over the glove of Olney third baseman Peyton Billington to win in a walk-off.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • McNamee.jpg McNamee: Questions about EIU's Jimmy G

    The typical phrase used in situations like this, I think, is: “He shows potential.” I may not have believed anything I was saying, but at least he was in line to be a four-year starter; at least, he had that.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Booker.jpg Pirates push past Flaming Hearts 10-2

    It took a bit for the bats to warm up, but Cumberland made the necessary adjustments at the plate and took down Effingham 10-2 Wednesday afternoon.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bohnhoff.jpg Newton walks off against Dieterich

    For the second straight game, Newton earned a win via the walkoff, this time as Caleb Chesnut drove in the game-winning run with two outs to down Dieterich 5-4.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Niebs.jpg Walsh, Bulldogs fend off Newton 17-8

    Makayla Walsh played the role of starter and stopper.
    She relieved St. Anthony pitcher Jenna Woltman, who was struggling to locate her pitches, and stopped the bleeding during a four-run fourth inning.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Foreman.JPG Flaming Hearts handle Olney

    Effingham cruised to its second dual win of the year, taking all nine matches from Olney Tuesday afternoon.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hearts 5th, St. A 8th at Troy

    Effingham went 3-1 at the Troy Triad Invitational Saturday to earn fifth place overall, while crosstown counterpart St. Anthony went 1-3 and finished eighth.

    April 14, 2014

AP Video

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.