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)
Newton knocks out Neoga
Newton trailed after one, but locked down the Neoga offense in the second and cruised to a 50-41 win Tuesday night at the Cumberland Thanksgiving Tournament.
The Eagles trailed 13-10 after one. Neoga's offense went ice cold from there, scoring just two points on two Luke Baker free throws. By the end of the quarter, it was 29-15.
Luke Stone topped Newton with 21 points, while Brock Mammoser and Caleb Chestnut each had seven points.
Jake Baker had 15 points to lead Neoga, and Wyatt Krikie had eight points.
Newton moves to 2-0 in the tournament and takes on Martinsville at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Neoga falls to 1-1 and faces Oblong at 11 a.m. Friday.
Neoga 13 2 11 15 41
Newton 10 19 9 13 50
Neoga: L. Baker (4 points); C. Kersey (2 points); Krikie (10 points); Moore (2 points); J. Baker (15 points); Atwell (8 points)
Newton: Mammoser (7 points); Chestnut (7 points); Pickens (6 points); Stone (21 points); Dart (5 points); Workman (2 points); Woods (2 points)
Dieterich downed in Cumberland
After a tournament-opening win in Toledo Monday, Dieterich fell to Chrisman 48-35 to move to 1-1.
Alex Bohnhoff led the team with 10 points, scoring eight in the fourth quarter. Travis Niemerg had six points of his own.
The Movin' Maroon offense was slow to start, falling behind 20-10 after the first half and trailing 35-17 after three quarter.
Dieterich is now 1-1 at the tournament, and plays Palestine/Hutsonville at 11 a.m. Friday.
Dieterich: Traub (5 points); Bohnhoff (10 points); Feldhake (5 points); L. Niemerg (2 points); Aherin (5 points); T. Niemerg (6 points)
Pal/Hut handles Cumberland
Cumberland raced out to a 27-21 halftime lead at their tournament Tuesday night, but couldn't hold off Pal/Hut and lost 54-43 to their conference rivals.
Pal/Hut tied the score after three and kept the offense up in the fourth, keeping Cumberland winless in the tournament.
Brandon Shaon led the team with 14 points, while Houston Napier had eight and Caleb Brumleve had seven.
The Pirates (0-2) face Chrisman at 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Pal/Hut 14 7 15 18 54
Cumberland 16 11 9 7 43
Cumberland: Beard (2 points); Brumleve (7 points); Bauguss (6 points); McMechan (2 points); Napier (8 points); Shaon (14 points); Cutts (4 points)
Odin outruns Cowden
Cowden-Herrick fell behind early Monday in their opener, only to come back and best Ramsey.
The first half of that happened Tuesday against Odin, but Odin kept the offense up and raced to a 94-55 win.
The Hornets gave up 54 points in the first half and another 31 in the third quarter, never giving their offense a chance.
Colton Burrus had 19 points, while Noah Sandiford and Dylan Barnes each had eight points. Barnes also had seven rebounds and four assists.
Cowden-Herrick (1-1) faces Mulberry Grove at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday for its third game of the Mulberry Grove Thanksgiving Tournament.
Cowden-Herrick 19 15 13 8 55
Odin 35 19 31 9 94
Cowden-Herrick: Blackerby (4 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals, 1 assist); Brunken (2 points, 1 rebound); Sphar (5 points, 1 rebound); Black (2 points, 2 rebounds); M. Sandiford (7 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist); Lorton (1 block); Burrus (19 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist); N. Sandiford (8 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist); Barnes (8 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal, 4 assists); Evans (4 rebounds)
Vandals best Cougars
South Central grabbed a narrow halftime lead in its season opener against Vandalia, but a rough third quarter cost them in a 62-50 loss. The Cougars held a 32-31 lead heading into the third quarter, but were blitzed by the Vandals to the tune of a 23-8 quarter. The 14-point deficit was too deep a hole to come out of.
Brett Harmeier and Chase Riley each had 10 points to top the Cougars, while Evan Langley added nine and Tyler Ross had eight. South Central (0-1) hosts St. Elmo/Brownstown on Dec. 3.
Vandalia 20 11 23 8 62
South Central 17 15 8 10 50
South Central: Harmeier (10 points); Riley (10 points); Langley (9 points); Ross (8 points); Hill (4 points); OLeary (4 points); Arnold (4 points); Henken (1 point)