Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


November 26, 2013

Basketball roundup, 11/26/13


Effingham holds off Flora

The Lady Hearts played their opener at the Bob Kerans Tournament in Newton Tuesday, and grabbed a close 42-34 win against Flora in the process.

It was a balanced scoring effort for the the Hearts, as Caitlin Kaufman led the team with 14 points, 12 coming off four 3-pointers in the first quarter.

From there, Jantzen Michael had 11 points, five rebounds and five assists. Josie Zerrusen had just seven points, but added 11 rebounds and seven assists of her own.

Effingham committed just eight turnovers on the night, keeping possession of the ball and making it count.

Effingham (2-0) faces Mt. Zion at 6 p.m. Wednesday for its second game of the tournament.

Effingham    16    8    7    11    42

Flora    9    7    11    7    34

Effingham: Michael (11 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists); Beals (2 points); Totten (5 points); Stephenson (3 points); Kaufman (14 points, 7 rebounds); Zerrusen (7 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists)

Eagles take down Pirates

Newton pulled away for good in the opener of its own Bob Kerans Tournament with a 24-point fourth quarter as they doubled up Cumberland 56-28.

The game was tight after the first with Newton up 8-5, but they'd outscore the Pirates 38-13 over the next two quarters.

Andrea Cartright topped all scorers with 16 points for Newton. Allison Will had 10 points and Brooke Koebele had eight of her own.

For Cumberland, Katie Poe had a team-high 11 points and Lainey Jackson tallied eight points of her own.

Cumberland is 0-3 and 0-1 at the Bob Kerans, and faces Effingham at 4:30 p.m Friday.

Newton grabs its first win of the year and moves to 1-2. They look to stay unbeaten in their own tournament at 6 p.m. Friday vs. Mt. Zion.

Cumberland    5    11    2    10    28

Newton    8    24    14    10    56

Cumberland: Poe (11 points); Jackson (8 points); Ault (4 points); Willenborg (3 points); Paul (2 points)

Newton: Cartright (16 points); Will (10 points); Koebele (8 points); Richards (6 points); Davidson (5 points); Me. Probst (4 points); Hartrich (4 points); Ma. Probst (2 points); Kerner (1 point)

Cardinals defeat Lawrenceville

North Clay erased first-quarter and third-quarter deficits and earned a 53-44 win against Lawrenceville Tuesday night.

The Cardinals came back from down seven after one and down two points after three to earn the win on the night.

Kortney Stanfield led the way with 19 points, outscoring Lawrencville 8-7 in the fourth quarter. Carrsan Bible and Morgan Walker each had 12 points of their own.

North Clay is off until Dec. 2 when they host Webber.

North Clay    8    13    14    18    53

Lawrenceville    15    6    16    7    44

North Clay: Smith (5 points); Walker (12 points); K. Stanfield (19 points); Wyatt (1 point); Bible (12 points); M. Stanfield (4 points)

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