Wohltman's big game leads Hearts to third place
Effingham got stronger as the game went on Saturday as the Flaming Hearts took third at the St. Anthony Turkey Tournament with a 59-49 win over Breese Central Saturday.
That strength came from the standout perfomance turned in by Matt Wohltman, who poured in 22 points on the evening against the Cougars.
Lady Hearts, Shoes win Thanksgiving tournaments
Hearts win Bob Kerans tourney
Effingham survived a rough first half against Newton and came back to win the game 47-29 and clinch the Bob Kerans Tournament title.
Bulldogs claim NTC title, topple Neoga
St. Anthony's defense couldn't be beaten on Saturday, holding Neoga's offense in check in the Bulldogs' 39-28 win to clinch the National Trail Conference tournament championship.
St. Anthony, Neoga play into title
Kate Richards was there for St. Anthony when the Bulldogs needed her, which was in the second quarter of St. Anthony's 58-31 win over Dieterich on Friday.
Lady Hearts handle Cumberland
Effingham coach Jeff Schafer said his team might have taken one bad shot all day Friday against Cumberland at the Bob Kerans Tournament.
The results would back him up, as Effingham scored the first 38 points of the game and handed the Lady Pirates a 72-15 loss.
Braydon Bone picked a great time to pick up 75 percent of his scoring output Friday night.
Dieterich, Neoga, Altamont advance at NTC tourney
Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City wont be playing for a third consecutive National Trail Conference tournament championship on Saturday, after losing 46-31 to Dieterich on Tuesday.
Basketball roundup, 11/26/13
A roundup of the night's basketball action from Tuesday, November 26.
Fourth-quarter run downs Effingham in opener
Despite returning just one starter, Effingham gave Belleville Althoff Catholic all it could handle for three quarters.
Leighton Lark, the Flaming Hearts' one returning starter, drilled a three with a minute and a half left to cut the Crusader lead to 40-35 in the third.
But in the blink of an eye, Althoff ran away with the game with a 14-0 run and downed Effingham 64-45.
Dieterich beats Cumberland
Dieterich started a 22-point third quarter on a 14-4 run to take a two-point lead and didn't look back, in the Movin' Maroons 63-54 win on Monday.
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