Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

February 14, 2014

Basketball roundup: Effingham's Zerrusen hits 1,000 point milestone

Effingham Daily News


Hearts slips by Olney

Josie Zerrusen scored her 1,000th point of her career in Thursday's 64-56 win for Effingham, taking care of the milestone in her final regular season home game on Senior Night.

She scored a game-high 20 points, but it was her first 3-pointer that reached the milestone.

Jantzen Michael scored 13 points for the Hearts and Lauren Stephenson added 12, as the other two scorers in double figures.

Effingham improves to 26-3 this season, in the Hearts' last regular season game. They return to action on Tuesday in the Class 3A Effingham Regional.

Effingham     19 18 10 17     64

Olney     12 14 17 13     56

Effingham: Michael 13, Stephenson 12, Kaufman 6, Robb 8, Zerrusen 20, Field 5

Olney: Shipman 10, Miller 14, Luna 8, Rauch 10, Kauble 5, Spillman 1, Nohren 4, Eagleston 2

North Clay advances to sectionals

North Clay took home the Red Hill Regional championship Thursday night, winning a nail-biter with Palestine/Hutsonville 53-50.

Emily Nehls had 17 points for Pal/Hut, leading all scorers. North Clay used a more balanced approach, with Morgan Walker's 13 points leading the team.

A full box score from North Clay was not submitted as of press time.

The win moves North Clay to 17-7 on the season and into the Cumberland Sectional. They play at 8 p.m. Monday, facing Class 1A's ninth-ranked team and Cumberland Regional champion, the Arcola Lady Riders.

North Clay     53

Pal/Hut     50


Bulldogs top Windsor

St. Anthony's start separated the Bulldogs from Windsor in Thursday's 57-43 win.

Windsor only scored 12 points in the first half against St. Anthony's 30 and the Blue Devils couldn't comeback, despite a 31-point second half.

John Goeckner led the Bulldogs with 13 points, while Alex Hoelscher and Frank Jansen each added 10 points.

Tristan Warner led the Blue Devils with 15 points, while Hayden Cole finished with 12.

St. Anthony improves to 18-7 and remains unbeaten in NTC play at 8-0. The Bulldogs play Paris at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Teutopolis Shootout, while Windsor hosts Beecher City Tuesday.

Windsor     3 9 17 14     43

St. Anthony     13 17 14 13     57

Windsor: Maddock 6, Hutchinson 3, Allen 4, Cole 12, Warner 15, Blackburn 3

St. Anthony: Williams 5, Jansen 10, Gibson 4, Greene 5, Gardewine 7, Hoelscher 10, Goeckner 13, Hartke 3