Effingham tops Charleston
Leighton Lark exploded for 22 points on Wednesday night in the St. Anthony Thanksgiving Tournament to lead the Hearts past Charleston, 65-57.
Clark Williamson had 14 points and Hunter Keith added 10 points for Effingham.Zach Steidl had 11 points to lead Charleston.
The Hearts improved to 1-1 on the season. TheyÕll take on St. Anthony tonight at 7 p.m.
St. Anthony falls
to Althoff Catholic
Despite 21 points from Jacob Schuette, the Bulldogs couldnÕt pull off a win against Althoff Catholic on Wednesday, losing 62-45.Neil Williams scored 11 points and John Goeckner added five points for St. Anthony.
Chaun Wells led the way for the Crusaders, notching 14 points. Kevin Renner and Brendon Gooch each added 13 points for Althoff.
The Bulldogs fell to 0-2 with the loss. Althoff improved to 2-0.
Robinson downs Mt. Zion
Behind 30 points from Derrick Nicholas, Robinson took down Mt. Zion on Wednesday, 68-59. Cory Blount added 12 points for the Maroons and Aaron Siler had 11 points.Colton Calhoun paced Mt. Zion, scoring 27 points on the night.
Newton edges Flora
Amy Bierman led the way with 10 points and seven rebounds as Newton squeezed out a 33-31 victory against Flora at the Bob Kerans Thanksgiving Tournament in Newton.
Morgan Swingler had nine points and five rebounds, and Andrea Cartright added six points and six boards for the Eagles. Newton improved to 3-1 on the season. The Eagles play Mt. Zion tonight at 6 p.m.
Effingham topples Mt. Zion
Caitlin Kaufman scored 12 points on Wednesday night to lead Effingham to an easy 51-36 victory over Mt. Zion.
Courtney Utz added 10 points for the Hearts.Effingham is back in action this afternoon against Cumberland. The game starts at 4:30 p.m.
Other Area Action
St. Elmo defeats North Clay
Levi Maxey scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Connor Beasley added 16 points, five rebounds and three blocks to lead St. Elmo to a 55-43 victory on Tuesday night.
The Eagles are 1-0 on the season and will be back in action on Tuesday night against South Central.
Newton tops Shiloh
Elijah Knepper led the way for Newton on Tuesday night, scoring 21 points while leading the Eagles to a 58-40 win over Shiloh.
Lucas Stone and Dylan Davidson each added 11 points for Newton.
Keith Butler grabbed eight rebounds and Davidson had five assists to lead the Eagles in those categories.
Cowden-Herrick falls to Patoka
Luke Moore scored 12 points, but it wasnÕt enough to lead the Hornets past Patoka on Tuesday night. Cowden-Herrick lost 59-46.
Caleb Heiserman scored 10 points, and Logan Cutler added eight points for the Hornets.
Dieterich shuts down Altamont
Candace Niemerg scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Dieterich to a 44-18 win over Altamont on Tuesday.
Courtney Flach added eight points and Taylor Wright and Mallorie Vahling each had six points for the Maroons.
Lauren Ohnesorge had six points and Madison Ohnesorge scored five points for Altamont.
Dieterich is now 3-0.
The Maroons will play Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City tonight at 7.
Behind 21 points from Jillian Deters, Neoga picked up its first win of the season on Tuesday, beating South Central 67-22.
Madison Butler added 16 points, five assists and three steals, and E.C. Thies had 15 points for the Indians.
Neoga is now 1-3 on the year and will play again tonight in NTC tournament action
Effingham tops Charleston
Teutopolis advances to 4th straight Super-Sectional
Teutopolis couldn't have started each of the first three quarters any better.
The Wooden Shoes Shoes took an 11-0 lead in the first five minutes of the first quarter and started the second and third quarters on 7-0 and 9-0 runs, respectively.
Their third-quarter outburst gave them the 17-point lead that was too much for Greenville to come back from. The Shoes won 64-53 to advance to Tuesday's Class 2A Carbondale Super-Sectional at Southern Illinois University. It's Teutopolis' fourth-straight trip to the Super-Sectional round.
Maroons make history
With just more than 12 minutes left, Dieterich's offense was scuffling and the Movin' Maroons trailed St. Anthony by 11, 34-23.
Then Alex Bohnhoff kick started the Maroons' offense with a pair of 3-pointers, and Dieterich completed a big comeback to down their NTC rivals 58-51 and win its first-ever sectional title
Zerrusen reflects on 1K milestone, career
Josie Zerrusen used to be a handful for her Effingham coaches, but turned into a headache for opponents by the end her senior season.
Zerrusen, the only one of four Hearts seniors to reach 1,000 points in her career this season, was preoccupied with scoring points as a sophomore on a 20-10 team in 2012.
But the Hearts improved as Zerrusen matured, recording 54 wins in the last two seasons, including a school-record 28 this season and a regional championship. Zerrusen grew up by changing her attitude and refusing to take summers off.
All-NTC showdown set at sectionals
At least one area team will play Monday at Southern Illinois University for Super-Sectionals. Teutopolis is looking to make it two.
Tonight will mark the end of the road for either St. Anthony (22-10) or Dieterich (22-8), as the NTC rivals clash for the Class 1A Red Hill Sectional championship. A win would be Dieterich’s first-ever sectional crown, and it would be the first for St. Anthony since 2001.
Teutopolis (20-9) is looking to advance to the Super-Sectional round for the fourth-straight season and is playing for a sectional title for the fifth-straight year. The Wooden Shoes take on Greenville for the Class 2A Vandalia Sectional title.
Olney ends Effingham's season
Effingham battled offensive woes in waves this season and found ways to win almost 80 percent of the time, but not on Wednesday.
Olney, one of the Hearts' 20 victims this year, ended Effingham's season with a 35-32 win in the Salem Regional, surviving a poor shooting night as well.
Dieterich advances in convincing fashion
The Dieterich Movin' Maroons used a January loss to Patoka to motivate themselves Wednesday night at the Class 1A Red Hill Sectional.
It was more successful than they ever could have hoped for, as Dieterich stomped the Patoka Warriors 61-39 and advanced to Friday's sectional final against St. Anthony.
St. Anthony edges Oblong 72-69
BRIDGEPORT — A rare miss by Oblong’s Koert Mehler made the most noise.
Mehler heaved a 75-foot, full-court shot that barely rimmed out to send the game to overtime; instead, St. Anthony (22-10) survived 72-69 to advance to Friday’s Class 1A Red Hill Sectional championship.
Mette leads Wooden Shoes past Breese Central
Breese Central simply has to be getting sick of the Teutopolis Wooden Shoes.
Teutopolis moved to 4-1 in its last five games against Breese Central, and knocked out the Cougars at sectionals for the second straight year with a 63-40 win Tuesday night at the Class 2A Vandalia Sectional. If that wasn’t enough, the Lady Shoes ended Breese Central’s season in girls basketball last week as well.
Neoga's Romack heading to Lincoln Land
Neoga coach Ted Kerner praised his ace pitcher Tyler Romack's ability to read players and quickly learn their tendencies on the mound.
St. Anthony's Walsh commits to be a Cobra
Makayla Walsh made it official Friday afternoon, as the St. Anthony Bulldogs' shortstop signed to play softball at Parkland College next season.
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