Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

December 2, 2013

Lady Hearts, Shoes win Thanksgiving tournaments

Ryan Czachorski
Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hearts win Bob Kerans tourney


Effingham survived a rough first half against Newton and came back to win the game 47-29 and clinch the Bob Kerans Tournament title.

Newton came out strong, taking a 14-7 lead after the first and leading 20-15 at the half.

But the Lady Hearts came out firing in the third, scoring 21 points and their defense held Newton to just nine second-half points.

Caitlin Kaufman had 13 points to lead Effingham, while Jantzen Michael added 10 points of her own.

Newton was led by Ariel Richards' 10 points.

Cumberland dropped both of its Saturday games as well, losing 65-10 to Flora and 61-12 to Mt. Zion.

Kaufman was named the tournament's MVP, while Newton's Andrea Cartright and Effingham's Josie Zerrusen and Jantzen Michael were also named to the team. Mt. Zion was second at 3-1, Flora was 2-2 for third, Newton went 1-3 and Cumberland was 0-4.

Newton hosts Edwards County and Cumberland faces Casey-Westfield tonight to kick off LIC play, while Effingham is off until Thursday's game against Charleston.

Effingham     7     8     21     11     47

Newton     14     6     5     4     29

Effingham: Michael 10, Beals 2, Totten 1, Stephenson 4, Kaufman 13, Robb 8, Zerrusen 7, Field 2

Newton: Richards 9, Cartright 6, Will 6, Davidson 3, Kerner 3, Koebele 2

Cumberland     0     4     4     2     10

Flora     13     22     17     13     65

Cumberland: Poe 5, Paul 2, Sowers 2, Grissom 1

Mt. Zion     27     20     6     8     61

Cumberland     2     2     4     4     12

Cumberland: Poe 6, Brumleve 2, Willenborg 2, Ault 2

T-Town takes tournament

It took overtime, but the Teutopolis Lady Shoes finished what they started last weekend and won the Lady Wildcat Thanksgiving Tournament Saturday night.

Teutopolis started the day with a 39-28 win over Salem, and won the tournament with a 45-39 overtime win over Bethalto Civic Memorial.

In the day's first game, Madeline Hartke had 11 points and four rebounds while Cierra Thompson added 10 points of her own and had three steals and four assists.

Jessica Schumacher had seven points and six rebounds.

The championship game saw Teutopolis take the lead early and hold it nearly all the way, until Bethalto hit a three-pointer in the game's final seconds to tie the score at 36-36.

Still, the Lady Shoes recovered and held Bethalto to just three points in overtime.

Thompson had a huge game, leading the team with 18 points. Madeline and Anna Hartke each had eight points.

Anna Hartke, Thompson and Schumacher each had seven rebounds and two steals, with Danielle Repking adding two steals of her own. Thompson also had five assists.

The second-ranked Shoes are now 6-0 and play host to CHBC Tuesday night.

Salem     4     6     11     7     28

Teutopolis     12     9     12     6     39

Teutopolis: Schumacher (7 points, 6 rebounds); Giles (1 point, 1 assist); A. Hartke (8 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal); Thompson (10 points, 3 steals, 4 assists); Schmidt (2 points, 2 rebounds); M. Hartke (11 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist); Hardiek (1 rebound, 2 steals, 1 assist)

Bethalto Civic Memorial     4     9     6     17     3     39

Teutopolis     11     9     4     12     9     45

Teutopolis: Schumacher (6 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist); Hardiek (6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist); Repking (2 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 assists); A. Hartke (8 points, 7 rebounds); Thompson (18 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 5 assists); M. Hartke (8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals); Giles (2 rebounds)

BOYS BASKETBALL

Teutopolis finishes fifth


The Wooden Shoes finished 2-1 and lost the same amount of games as Red Hill and Olney, but the Shoes' free-throw percentage sent them to the Capital Classic fifth-place game.

Teutopolis downed Red Hill 65-36 in the Saturday opener, but were on the short end of a three-way tiebreaker among their pool.

Brett Mette had 16 points and three rebounds in the day's first game against Red Hill, while Reed Hardiek cleared double digits with 14 points.

Ryan Sandschafer had a team-high eight rebounds.

The Shoes faced Lawrenceville in the fifth-place game and jumped out to a 10-point lead early. They'd keep it up, winning 68-55.

Mette had 16 points again. Cody Will, Bobby Wenthe and Hardiek each had 10 points on the game, while Sandschafer added eight rebounds again.

Teutopolis took fifth at the Capital Classic with a 3-1 record, and face Breese Central on the road Friday after the Cougars finished fourth at the St. Anthony Turkey Tournament.

Red Hill     4     9     15     8     36

Teutopolis     15     16     22     12     65

Teutopolis: Drees (5 points, 1 rebound); Ungrund (2 points, 2 rebounds); Smith (3 points); Will (2 points, 4 rebounds); Borries (2 rebounds); Wenthe (6 points, 3 rebounds); Gebben (4 points, 3 rebounds); Kenter (6 points, 5 rebounds); Hardiek (14 points, 1 rebound); Thoele (1 rebound); Te. Jansen (1 rebound); To. Jansen (2 rebounds); Bre. Mette (16 points, 3 rebounds); Probst (2 rebounds); Sandschafer (7 points, 8 rebounds)

Lawrenceville     11     15     12     17     55

Teutopolis     21     14     13     20     68

Teutopolis: Drees (3 points, 1 rebound); Ungrund (2 points); Will (10 points, 7 rebounds); Wenthe (10 points, 6 rebounds); Kenter (4 points, 4 rebounds); Hardiek (10 points, 4 rebounds); Thoele (7 points, 4 rebounds); Bre. Mette (16 points, 5 rebounds); Sandschafer (6 points, 8 rebounds)

Dieterich takes second, Newton third

Dieterich couldn't keep up with Chrisman in the Cumberland Thanksgiving Tournament championship, falling 47-39.

The Movin' Maroons trailed by just one point at the half, but fell behind for good from there and finished second overall

Travis Niemerg led the team in the championship game with 10 points, while Tanner Traub added nine points.

Nick Feldhake and Devin Aherin each had eight points.

Newton and Neoga squared off for the second time in the third-place game, and the Eagles held off a tough Indians squad to take home third place with a 48-42 win.

Gunner Pickens had 14 points for Newton while Lucas Stone had 12 points.

Neoga was led by Wyatt Krikie's 13 points and Jake Baker's eight points.

Oblong finished fifth with a win over Pal/Hut, and Cumberland rolled Martinsville 63-17 while shutting out the Blue Streaks for the entirety of the second half.

Gunnar McMechan had 16 points, Houston Napier scored 12 and Brandon Shaon had 10 for Cumberland.

Chrisman's Ty Bolen was named the tournamen't MVP, while Stone, Baker, Traub and Dieterich teammate Alex Bohnhoff also made the All-Tournament team.

Neoga (2-3) heads to Cowden-Herrick Tuesday, Cumberland (1-4) hosts Altamont, Dieterich (3-2) faces Stew-Stras Friday and Newton (4-1) hosts Red hill Friday.

Cumberland     18     11     17     17     63

Martinsville     11     6     0     0     17

Cumberland: Beard 7, Brumleve 8, Bauguss 2, Swingler 2, McMechan 16, Napier 12, Wolke 4, Shaon 12, Cutts 2

Neoga     7     11     18     6     42

Newton     14     9     15     10     48

Neoga: L. Baker 6, C. Kersey 5, Krikie 13, R. Kersey 2, Moore 2, J. Baker 8, Atwell 6

Newton: Mammoser 9, Chesnut 7, Pickens 14, Stone 12, Dart 2, Workman 4

Dieterich     14     8     7     10     39

Chrisman     13     10     8     16     47

Dieterich: Traub 9, Bohnhoff 4, Felhake 8, Aherin 8, T. Niemerg 10

Warriors handle Hornets

Cowden-Herrick closed the Mulberry Grove Thanksgiving Tournament with a 65-48 loss to Cowden-Herrick Saturday.

The game was tied at 28-28 at the half, but the Warriors pulled away with a 23-9 third quarter and the Hornets fell to 2-3 overall.

Colton Burrus had 17 points and Dylan Barnes added 15 points for C-H.

The Hornets grabbed just five rebounds, with Carson Lorton grabbing three, according to the C-H stats.

With the tournament over, the Hornets (2-3) begin NTC tournament play Tuesday night when they host Neoga.

Cowden-Herrick     15     13     9     11     48

Patoka     16     12     23     14     65

Cowden-Herrick: Blackerby 3, Sphar 8, M. Sandiford 5, Burrus 17, Barnes 15