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
St. Elmo tourney bracket set
The brackets for the annual St. Elmo Holiday Tournament have been released, with the Altamont Indians gaining the top seed.
Wenthe, Wooden Shoes win 60-50
The Shoes instantly regained the lead and put Salem away, giving them the 60-50 win that could be spelled with a capital “W,” for Bobby Wenthe, as far as Salem head coach Bob Frederick was concerned.
St. A tops Beecher City 54-34
St. Anthony’s Homecoming spirit — and balanced scoring — lead the Bulldogs to a Homecoming win over Beecher City 54-34 Tuesday night.
St. Anthony slows Altamont in 46-26 win
Altamont couldn't maintain a scoring presence other than a 14-point second quarter, only scoring seven points in the second half, as St. Anthony (5-0, 2-0 NTC) stayed undefeated this season with a 46-26 win on Monday.
Flaming Hearts roll in Apollo opener
Effingham will play Charleston on Jan. 31 for a chance to beat the Trojans for a third time this season and if the game is anything similar to the previous two, the Flaming Hearts will have the season sweep.
The Hearts dominated the Trojans on Friday 65-29, beating Charleston for the second time in less than two weeks, during which Effingham accumulated 133 points in two games.
Barnes, Beecher City beat Cowden-Herrick
Cowden-Herrick and Beecher City don't meet often anymore across the span of a school year.
With co-ops in every sport but varsity volleyball and boys basketball, the rivals had one of their rare matchups Friday night for Beecher City's Homecoming.
Fittingly, the game was headlined by a former Hornet and current Eagle, as Brady Barnes had 23 points for Beecher City as they bested the Hornets 60-44.
T-Town's Zerrusen, Koester make HOF
Two star players from two of the last three Teutopolis boys basketball teams to make the IHSA final four, including the only championship team, are entering the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Maxey, SE/B down Cougars in OT
Allowing St. Elmo/Brownstown’s Levi Maxey to have the ball with the game on the line was the last thing South Central head coach Rick Simmons wanted on Tuesday, but the first thing he knew the Eagles would look to.
Indians race past Pirates
Eight minutes was enough for the Indians to get their legs beneath them, as they raced out to a definitive 71-35 victory over the Pirates to start their season.
Effingham moves to .500 with win over Robinson
Effingham had its first home match of the season Tuesday against the Robinson Maroons, and sent the fans home happy.
The Flaming Hearts won six of the eight contested contests and took the dual 48-27 on the night.
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