Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


December 27, 2012

Lead slips away from Bulldogs


VANDALIA — “He’s been that way for a couple years,” said Tovey of Goeckner, noting he shared time with a pair of veteran post players last year and was a bit out of his element when he playing on the wing. “Now he’s getting more comfortable at the three, and when he’s inside, I don’t know if there’s a better 6-2 worker in the post around.”

Schuette led St. Anthony with 22 points on 10 for 17 shooting, but was limited to seven points in the second half.

Schuette was electric in the opening quarter, scoring 10 points — many coming on difficult pull-up jumpers off the dribble. He also dished out three assists in the opening eight minutes, as St. Anthony raced out to an 18-13 lead.

The Bulldogs did most of their damage inside in the second quarter, scoring 14 of its 19 points in the paint, but they got away from feeding the post a bit in the second half, something Tovey would like to see his team remedy.

“It’s hard for people to understand why we’re upset when they come down and fire one up — maybe not even off the pass, but off the dribble,” Tovey said. “But as successful as we were — especially in the second quarter — getting the ball inside to people, let’s go inside-out with it first.”

Alex Hoelscher added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs, who won’t have much time at all to ponder what went wrong against the Vandals.

Ninth-seeded St. Anthony will be busy today, taking on No. 2 seed Maroa-Forsyth at 11 a.m. before turning right around to face No. 5 Shelbyville at 3:30.

“The good news is that we wear white in one game and red in another,” Tovey said. “We don’t have to wash uniforms. We don’t have much time to do much, but, you know, what are you gonna do about it? We’re gonna go play and hopefully play a good game against Maroa and suck it up and come back and play the second game.”

Five Vandals scored in double figures, with Godoyo leading the way with 16 points.

Vandalia 70, St. Anthony 65

Vandalia            13            18            16            23            —            70

St. Anthony            18            19            15            13            —            65

Vandalia — Cowger 0-0 0-2 0, Ritchey 4-10 5-6 13, Harter 4-13 1-2 10, Godoyo 6-15 3-4 16, Co.Woolsey 3-4 1-2 8, Wells 5-9 0-0 10, Ch.Woolsey 6-7 1-2 13. Totals 28-58 11-18 70.

St. Anthony — Z.Gardewine 1-4 1-2 4, Schuette 10-17 2-6 22, A.Gardewine 1-2 2-2 4, Hoelscher 4-7 2-2 10, Goeckner 10-15 1-2 21, Vogel 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 28-48 8-14 65.

3-point goals — Vandalia 3-17 (Ritchey 0-5, Harter 1-6, Godoyo 1-5, Co.Woolsey 1-1), St. Anthony 1-4 (Z.Gardewine 1-2, Schuette 0-2). Rebounds — Vandalia 24 (Ch.Woolsey 6, Co.Woolsey 6, Godoyo 5), St. Anthony 27 (Goeckner 12, Hoelscher 7). Turnovers — Vandalia 8, St. Anthony 14. Personal Fouls — Vandalia 13, St. Anthony 14.

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